HIGHLIGHTS IN MEMS

It’s not every day that a researcher has to worry about securing pieces of equipment to keep them from floating off during an experiment. But for a group of Duke undergraduate students this summer, it was a major concern. “During one of our trials I saw a washer from another team’s experiment float past me,” said...

HIGHLIGHTS IN MEMS

David Mitzi, an expert in developing new materials for solar cell and other energy applications, has joined the mechanical engineering and materials science department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. His research will focus on making emerging photovoltaic materials more effective, cost-efficient and...

HIGHLIGHTS IN MEMS

Pratt’s Eco-Marathon team participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Texas this past April and performed better than they ever have. They placed second in the prototype-battery electric car competition, beating out nearly 30 competitors with their ultra energy-efficient vehicle and achieving a personal best in...

HIGHLIGHTS IN MEMS

Imagine yourself at age 80, fumbling for the small vial of eye drops your ophthalmologist prescribed for your glaucoma. It’s five in the afternoon, you can’t remember whether you put them back in the bathroom or the bedside table after your last application, and you worry that your shaking hands will once again leave...

HIGHLIGHTS IN MEMS

Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo—it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac.

Welcome to Duke MEMS

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering offers broadly based undergraduate and graduate programs that cultivate the learning, thinking and problem-solving abilities needed to adapt, to develop and to exercise responsible leadership through times of rapid change. The department offers BSE, MEng, MS and PhD degree programs. Our research reflects a markedly cross-disciplinary focus and offers our students broad opportunity to match personal interests with career development.