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Materials Discovery & Development

Duke engineers are leaders in discovering and developing materials with desired structures and properties for diverse applications in areas such as health, computing, energy and security.



Cross-Campus Connections

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Math and Physics join forces to advance materials development and materials science education in the Duke Materials Initiative

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Data-Based Materials Discovery

The $8.6-million Center for Autonomous Materials Design uses advanced data-mining techniques to accelerate discovery and development of theoretical new materials, sharing new knowledge through an open-access repository at

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Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility

Our NSF-sponsored SMIF offers state-of-the-art characterization, imaging and cleanroom fabrication capabilities to advance materials, devices, and integrated systems research across Duke and beyond