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An artistic rendering of a new type of multispectral imaging detector. Depending on their size and spacing,
nanocubes sitting on top of a thin layer of gold trap specific frequencies of light, which heats up
the materials beneath to create an electronic signal. (Art by Ella Maru Studio)
Computation & Artificial Intelligence:
Cutting across traditional discipline
boundaries, Duke researchers specialize
in the application of computational ap -
proaches,
including artificial intelligence,
to a wide range of engineering
challenges, from predictive modeling to
new materials development to automation
and controls.
Energy Systems & Materials: MEMS faculty
are engaged in developing new
sources of energy and improving the
design of systems for energy conversion,
storage, and transport. New energy materials
and approaches include photovoltaics,
solar fuels, thermoelectrics, su -
per capacitors/batteries, efficient lighting,
and thermofluids. Practical applications
are built upon discoveries in
mechanics, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics,
materials science, applied chemistry,
and physics.
Soft Matter & Nanoscale Materials:
Researchers focus on computational discovery
of new materials, the creation of
materials on the nanoscale, and the
nanoscale investigation of physical phenomena
and properties of polymers, softwet,
and nanomaterials.
Technologies - Duke engineers developed
an electronics-free, entirely soft robot
shaped like a dragonfly that can skim
across water and react to environmental
conditions such as pH, temperature, or the
presence of oil. The demonstration could
be the precursor to more advanced
autonomous, long-range environmental
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Cov
sentinels for monitoring a wide range of
potential telltale signs of problems.
Engineers demonstrated a dual-mode
heating and cooling device for building
climate control that, if widely deployed
in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use
by nearly 20%. The invention uses a
combination of mechanics and materials
science to either harness or expel certain
wavelengths of light. Depending on conditions,
rollers move a sheet back and
forth to expose either heat-trapping
materials on one half or cooling materials
on the other. Specially designed at
the nanoscale, one material absorbs the
Sun's energy and traps existing heat,
while the other reflects light and allows
heat to escape through the Earth's
atmosphere and into space.
Technology Transfer
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licensing, business development, and
legal matters who are experienced in
transferring technologies from the physical
sciences,
biological
sciences, and
information and computer sciences. The
OLV manages the invention disclosures
from all schools and colleges at Duke.
To learn more about licensing Duke
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e-mail olvquestions@duke.edu, or call
919-681-7167. Access a list of technologies
available for licensing at https://
olv.duke.edu/technologies/.
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