Materials Faculty

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Our research deals with experimental and theoretical investigations of small-scale physicochemical hydrodynamics, where transport and interfacial phenomena closely interact with each other. By manipulating surface tension actively and passively, e.g. using electric fields and surface structures, we...
Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Chilkoti's research focuses on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, patterned biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.
Professor with Tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
A wide variety of areas in materials science, including crystal growth, mechanical properties of kidney stones, lunar science, diffraction optics, materials for radiation detection, and radiation shielding.
Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffrey T. Glass is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is the Director of the Pratt School?s Master of Engineering Management Program at Duke University. He also holds the Hogg Family endowed chair in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship. Formerly, he...
Lazlo Ormandy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
mechanics of materials, theoretical soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and environmental geomechanics, theory of plasticity
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Leong's research interest focuses on biomaterials design, particularly on synthesis of nanoparticles for DNA-based therapeutics, and nanostructured biomaterials for regenerative medicine.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Lopez' professional interests lie in research and education in biomaterials science and engineering, bioanalytical chemistry and biointerfacial phenomena.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
The invention of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in 1986 by Binnig, Quate and Gerber (Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 930) started a revolution in many branches of science by realizing an unprecedented possibility to visualize and manipulate individual molecules under ambient conditions including water,...
Professor with Tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Dr. Needham's research program combines the fields of Materials Science with Colloid and Surface Chemistry focusing on "Biological and other Soft Wet Materials". The program is in the general area of forming, coating and encapsulation of solid, liquid and gaseous particles in the colloidal size...
William Bevan Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Impurity diffusion mechanisms and point defects in silicon and III-V compounds; line defects; precipitation and gettering; kinetic processes of defect evolution; x-ray scattering and electron microscopy; crystal growth in nano-scale
Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
West's research in biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems.
Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Theoretical and Experimental studies on concentration gradients arising in ionic fluids and magnetic liquids.
Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization (elasticity, friction, adhesion) of materials including organic thin films; self-assembled monolayers, polymeric gels, and cellulosics; Fabrication of polymeric nanostructures by scanning probe lithography; Colloidal probe and atomic force...
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Dr Zhao's long-term research mission is to understand the fundamental mechanics and physics of materials and phenomena emerging on the interface between engineering and biological systems and to design new materials and structures capable of extraordinary applications in diverse technologies. Dr...