The Duke University Chemistry Department offers an exciting program of research conducted by a dynamic group of faculty and students using state of the art facilities. Over the last few years, four full Professors and seven Assistant Professors have been hired. Just in the last two years, George McLendon and Warren Warren have moved to Duke as full Professors from Princeton; Kathy Franz, Don Coltart and Jiyong Hong have been hired as Assistant Professors; and Peter Agre, the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, has moved to Duke from John Hopkins. Our current goals are to hire an additional 10 faculty over the next five years.
The $115M French Sciences Complex, next to the current Chemistry building, will house the Department (plus related groups in Physics and Biology) in state-of-the-art research space, beginning in the fall of 2006. This Complex will further the institutional goals to promote interdisciplinary science at the Chemistry/Biology and Chemistry/Materials interface. This is only a small part of the $834M investment Duke has made in 34 major construction projects completed or initiated since February 2001.
In addition to research opportunities in chemistry, members of the Department participate in several interdisciplinary centers and training programs covering Chemical Biology; Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging; Photonics and Biophotonics; Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysic
Duke University Engineers Create Nanobrushes and Other Smart Nanostructures - New Technology
Duke University Researchers Set Carbon Nanotube Length Record - New Technology
Long Nanotubes Grown with Controlled Straightness and Orientation - New Technology
Siyu Chen, Ph.D.
In this interview, we discuss a new approach to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy that utilizes nano-pockets to capture target molecules, ensuring a highly sensitive way to detect chemical processes.
Dr. Yitong Dong
Dr. Yitong Dong has recently been awarded funding to study custom composite nanocrystals, which could help to create advanced quantum communication technologies. Learn more about this project in this interview.
Roey Elnathan, Ph.D.
We take a closer look at the fusion of nanotechnology and CAR-T therapy through our interview with Dr. Roey Elnathan about a new approach that harnesses the capabilities of nanoneedles to efficiently deliver genetic materials to target cells.
The Verifire™ interferometer system provides fast and reliable measurements of surface form error.
This article outlines how Unity, Oxford Instruments’ new detector for a revolutionary new imaging technique, can be used to revolutionize imaging.
Discover the compact, fast rotary table V-610 for precision testing and manufacture.