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March 19, 2013
One of the Pratt School of Engineering’s newest faculty members is now the holder of one of its newest named professorships.
January 31, 2013
DURHAM,  N.C. – Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch.
January 23, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University engineers are layering atom-thick lattices of carbon with polymers to create unique materials with a broad range of applications, including artificial muscles. The lattice, known as graphene, is made of pure carbon and appears under magnification like chicken wire....
October 23, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – For the first time, scientists have observed how droplets within solids deform and burst under high electric voltages. This is important, the Duke University engineers who made the observations said, because it explains a major reason why such materials as insulation for electrical...
October 09, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. -- While climate scientists design intricate and complex models of global climates that require banks of super computers to run for weeks, a Duke University engineer believes he has developed a much simpler way to predict the Earth’s climate patterns.
August 24, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. -- A long-standing mystery in biology about the longer lifespans of bigger creatures may be explained by the application of a physical law called the Constructal Law (please link here www.constructal.org).