Professor Michael Rubinstein, Aleksander S. Vesic Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics at Duke University, has been selected for the prestigious 2022 Nelson W. Taylor Award by the Penn State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is honored for “outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of materials science.” read more about Duke's Michael Rubinstein Honored with 2022 Nelson W. Taylor Award »

Duke University starts collaboration with the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD) at Hokkaido University. The Rubinstein group at Duke University will work alongside ICReDD’s Tetsuya Yamamoto and Jian Ping Gong to study polymer networks and double-network gels. The collaboration aims to understand the reaction kinetics and remarkable structural properties of these networks and creates a joint position held by Dr. Clement Koh, who will be a visiting scholar at Duke and postdoctoral researcher at… read more about Collaboration between Duke University and ICReDD to study polymer gels »

Each year, the DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research’s (ASCR’s) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program awards computing time at ASCR’s high performance computing centers at Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories to scientists from industry, academia, and national laboratories whose work emphasizes high-risk, high-payoff simulations in energy-related fields. For the ALCC 2019-2020 campaign, ASCR received 75 proposals and, through a competitive review process, chose 37… read more about 2019 ALCC Program Supports 10 Research Teams with 4M Node-Hours at NERSC  »

Christoph Schmidt wants to understand the physics of living materials such as cells, tissues, and organs. How does a cell generate forces and move, or sense its own size and shape? How does an animal sense its own motions? In Schmidt’s mind these questions are crying out for attention from physicists. “In the last half century or so, people have had a strong focus on molecular biology,” he says, “whereas the knowledge of physical properties—say elasticity or dynamics—and the physics of matter inside cells or tissues are… read more about Christoph Schmidt: Using Physics to Understand Biology »

A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3-D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient’s anatomy. The hydrogel-based material the researchers developed is the first to match human cartilage in strength and elasticity while also remaining 3-D-printable and stable inside the body. Read more about this discovery at DukeToday. read more about 3-D-Printable Implants May Ease Damaged Knees »