News & Announcements

The German Colloid Society has selected Professor Orlin Velev to give the inaugural Colloid and Polymer Science Lecture at its 2014 yearly colloquium in Mainz, Germany. The lectureship is sponsored by Springer, a global publishing company specializing in science, technical and medical (STM) fields. Their journal, "Colloid and Polymer Science," was first published in 1906.

On June 3, 1939, the Duke University Board of Trustees approved the creation of the College of Engineering—establishing the school as a cornerstone of the young university. 

Ashutosh Chilkoti, the Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is one of five investigators at Duke who received $100,000 in May from the Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) to accelerate projects from preclinical to Phase I clinical trials.

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes.

New design from Duke engineers could reduce threat of infection from millions of urinary catheters. http://www.pratt.duke.edu/news/catheter-innovation-destroys-dangerous-bi...

A re­search col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Karen Winey's lab at Penn and Ben Wiley's lab at Duke has re­sult­ed in a new com­put­er model that will fa­cil­i­tate the de­sign of nanowire-based touch­screens. Click here to read the news ar­ti­cle.

Scientists across North Carolina will now be able to probe the mysteries of very tiny particles, polymers, and surfaces for applications ranging from biomedicine to polymer science.

Thanks to an $850,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a consortium of universities – Duke, North Carolina State and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill – has created the Triangle Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) facility at Duke.