Faculty Profiles

Secondary Faculty

Hashim Al-Hashimi

James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry


Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Ab Initio Materials Simulations (AIMS) at Duke

Volker Blum heads the "Ab initio materials simulations" group at Duke University. Dr. Blum's research...


Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Office: CIEMAS 3381, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5373

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


Stefano Curtarolo

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Office: 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5310



  • Nanoscale Science of Energy
  • Computational materials science
  • Nanotube growth characterization
  • ...


Bruce Randall Donald

James B. Duke Professor of Computer Science
Office: LSRC D212, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-6583


Please visit Bruce Donald's personal web page for up-to-date information, research, teaching, and...


P. Lee Ferguson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: Gross Hall, Room 379, Dept. of Civil & Environ. Engineering, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5460
Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)

Dr. Ferguson is an Environmental Analytical Chemist who joined Duke in 2009 after six years as an assistant professor in the Department of...


Robert J. Lefkowitz

James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Office: 467 Clin & Res Labs, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-2974

The focus of work in this laboratory is on the elucidation of the molecular properties and regulatory mechanisms controlling the function of...


Jianfeng Lu

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: 242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-2875
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Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics,...


David Mitzi

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


Paul L. Modrich

James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Office: 156A Nanaline H Duke, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-2775

Paul Modrich, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry along with Tomas Lindahl of the...


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...


Kenichi Yokoyama

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Office: 307 Research Drive, Rm 233A Nanaline H Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8848


Stefan Zauscher

Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Office: Office: CIEMAS 3385, Mail: 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5360
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My research lies at the intersection of surface and colloid science, polymer materials engineering, and biointerface science, with four central...


Pei Zhou

Professor of Biochemistry
Office: 270 Sands Building, Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-6409

Protein-protein interactions play a pivotal role in the regulation of various cellular processes. The formation of higher order protein...