Ken Gall

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Associate Director in the Pratt School of Engineering, MEDx Inititative
Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering
Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Associate Director in the Pratt School of Engineering, MEDx Inititative
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

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Professor Gall’s research aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the processing, structure, and mechanical properties of materials.  His scientific contributions range from the creation and understanding of shape memory metals and polymers to the discovery of a new phase transformation in metal nanowires.  His current research interests are 3D printed metals and polymers, soft synthetic biomaterials, and biopolymers with structured surface porous networks. 

In addition to his research he has consulted for industry, the US Military and the US Intelligence Community, and served as an expert witness in multiple patent and product litigations.  Finally, he is a passionate entrepreneur who uses fundamental scientific knowledge to hasten the commercialization of new materials and improve the effectiveness of existing materials.   He founded two medical device start-up companies, MedShape and Vertera who have commercialized university based technologies in the orthopedic medical device space.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998)
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1996)
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1995)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Jul
17
Location: Zoom (register for link)
Time: 11:00 am
Jul
20
Location: Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall 107)
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am