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.

new metamaterial

January 27, 2017

Absorbing Electromagnetic Energy While Avoiding the Heat

First demonstration of a metal-free metamaterial that can absorb electromagnetic energy

January 26, 2017

Mikkelsen Wins SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, has won the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The society recognized Mikkelsen [...]

acoustic whirlpool device

January 26, 2017

Sound Waves Create Whirlpools to Round Up Tiny Signs of Disease

New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

January 23, 2017

Engineering Ph.D. Student Ramirez to Receive Cook Society Award

Juan Ramirez Jr., a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as the recipient of a 2017 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award. The society was founded in 1997 in honor of the first African American faculty member hired and tenured at Duke and his service to [...]

January 19, 2017

Michelle Moffa: Providing Access to Clean Water

How did you get into engineering? I have wanted to be an engineer since I was 13 years old. It all started when I was in middle school doing science projects on little water filters that I could make in my kitchen. Eventually this grew into a passion, not just for water and water access and water [...]

January 19, 2017

Gautam Chebrolu: Seizure Prediction for an EEG- and EKG-Based System

How did you know you wanted to go into engineering? When I was applying to schools I was interested in international relations, so I was initially considering doing a major between BME and international global studies or international cultural studies, because I was interested in understanding [...]

January 19, 2017

Rohan Achar: Improving Diagnostic Tools

How did you become interested in engineering? I had a pretty good inclination that I wanted to go into biomedical engineering early on. In high school, I became interested in biology after taking AP Bio, and I really liked math and physics, so I tried to find the subject that had the best [...]

January 19, 2017

Raya Islam: Using Drones for Conservation

How did you know you wanted to go into engineering? I did robotics in high school, and I always found myself liking the hands-on stuff as opposed to the electrical stuff. I also knew that I wanted to go into a research lab to see what it was like, and then to see if I wanted to pursue grad school [...]

January 19, 2017

Raina Kishan: Engineering Better Medicines

What led you to pursue engineering at Duke? I came into engineering because I really liked math and science, but after taking the introductory courses I was immediately drawn to BME. I thought the intersection between engineering and medicine was interesting, and I thought biomedical engineering [...]

January 19, 2017

Chanwook Oh: Distributed Control of Wireless Networks

How did you become interested in the Pratt Fellows Program? When I started at Duke I was originally in BME, and I was actually thinking about medical school and going back to South Korea to become a doctor. When I came back after taking two years off for military service I dived back into the [...]