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A dashboard view from a vehicle taking measurements of certain types of pollutants during rush hour in Atlanta

July 21, 2017

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.

female working at laptop in office

March 03, 2017

Data and Decision-Making: Master's Students Take a Practical Approach

For Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students in the fast-growing Data & Decisions track, companies are becoming classrooms—thanks to the program’s capstone consulting practicums.

March 02, 2017

Schaad Named Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers

David Schaad, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Schaad joins the fewer than 3.5 percent of members to hold the prestigious honor recognizing those who have made celebrated contributions and [...]

Efe Aras and Galen Reeves in downtown Durham

March 02, 2017

Modeling Traffic with Self-Driving Cars

Senior Efe Aras creates city street models to predict how self-driving cars might affect traffic by parking themselves

colposcope team

March 01, 2017

Duke Team Reaches Milestone with Portable Cervical Cancer Screening Device

January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and this year, that designation held special significance for Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies.  Since 2012, she and her research team have been [...]

Stephanie Musinsky and Amanda Randles

March 01, 2017

Simulating Many Heartbeats

Undergraduate Stephanie Musinsky is upgrading a supercomputer program that can simulate blood flow down to the cellular level

A side-by-side image of a scanned cell and a measure of its internal disorder, which is directly related to its stiffness

February 28, 2017

A Better Way to Measure the Stiffness of Cancer Cells

Laser technique developed by Adam Wax peers through individual cells to gauge stiffness with unprecedented speed

Chris Tralie visualizes data analytics with mentors

February 23, 2017

A Mind—and an Ear—for Big Data

At Duke, engineering doctoral student Chris Tralie discovered a passion for analyzing the topology of music—and for teaching undergraduates about the power of data science

mucous proteins

February 22, 2017

Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

Scientists identify biomarkers in mucus that verify viral infection from cold or flu

February 22, 2017

Gong Receives 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been named a recipient of a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually to 126 early career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to [...]

Simulation of a vascular stent under dynamic torsion loading

February 21, 2017

Integrating Simulations of Complex Mechanics Across Campus

Before leaving the White House in early January 2017, President Obama named Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and mechanical engineering and materials science (MEMS) at Duke University, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for [...]

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