News & Announcements

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.

A new website has been launched with information & events related to the new SAX instrumentation that has recently been installed in the Duke SMIF facility.  The link is:

Agenda 1st Triangle Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Workshop

Stefan Zauscher (Duke), Bob Rose (NCSU), and Mark Walters (Duke, SMIF)

May 14, 2013


Duke University
Schiciano Auditorium
CIEMAS Fitzpatrick Bldg.


 8:30 - 9:00 Arrival, Coffee

 9:00 - 9:05 Welcome (Bob Rose, Mark Walters, Stefan Zauscher)

 9:05 - 9:50 Anton Paar SAXSESSmc^2 (Gerd Langenbucher, Anton Paar)

Dr. Orlin Velev has been selected as the 2013 Distinguished Speaker by the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society. This award is the NC Section’s highest honor and is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the chemical sciences and to the NC Section. Orlin will deliver the Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the 127th NC ACS Sectional Conference this fall.

Triangle MRSEC faculty member Ashutosh Chilkoti has been elected a Fellow by the Controlled Release Society (CRS) and will be recognized at the CRS annual meeting in Honolulu in July, 2013. 

Research co-authored by MRSEC faculty member Joe Tracy is mentioned in "the Engineer" online magazine.  Click here to read the story.