Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)

Gaurav Arya

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
My research laboratory uses physics-based computational tools to provide fundamental, molecular-level understanding of a diverse range of biological...

Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Volker Blum heads the "Ab initio materials simulations" group at Duke University. Dr. Blum's research focuses on "first-principles" computational...

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ashutosh Chilkoti is the Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University...

Silvia Ferrari

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor Ferrari's research aims at providing intelligent control systems with a higher degree of mathematical structure to guide their application...

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffrey T. Glass is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a secondary appointment as a Professor in the...

Kris Hauser

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning. Applications of this research have included...

Nico Hotz

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Nico Hotz specializes in interfacial transport phenomena and thermodynamics in energy technology. His research focuses on heat, mass, and charge...

Tony Huang

William Bevan Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Science
Tony Jun Huang received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. His...

REGIS Kopper

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Dr. Regis Kopper is an Assistant Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and...

Shivanand Lad

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Dr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist, and entrepreneur and currently an Associate Professor at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in...

Maiken Mikkelsen

James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Mitzi

Simon Family Professor
David Mitzi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics from Princeton University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics...

Christine K. Payne

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Michael Rubinstein

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
The research of the Rubinstein group is in the field of polymer theory and computer simulations. The unique properties of polymeric systems are due...

Shyni Varghese

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shyni Varghese has a triple appointment in the Duke departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and...

Jennifer L West

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
Jennifer West’s research in biomaterials and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel, biofunctional...

Benjamin J. Wiley

Associate Professor of Chemistry
In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling the assembly of atoms in solution, and explore applications for nanomaterials in...

Benjamin Yellen

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Yellen's group is interested in developing highly parallel mechanisms for controlling the transport and assembly of ensembles of objects ranging from...

Pei Zhong

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Enginnering and Materials Science
My research focuses on four broad and interconnected areas in the emerging field of therapeutic ultrasound, which is located at the interface of...