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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.

August 01, 2016

Crystallization Frustration Predicts Metallic Glass Formation

Researchers have discovered a way to predict which alloys will form metallic glasses. The research could pave the way for new strong, conductive materials.

August 01, 2016

Of Heartbeats, Bones and Brushstrokes

It takes a well-trained eye to spot an irregular heartbeat in the peaks and valleys of an electrocardiogram. The same goes for identifying an extinct ape from a single fossilized tooth, or telling an original van Gogh from a fake. But in recent years, applied mathematician Ingrid Daubechies has [...]

August 01, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Vallee Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been selected to receive a 2016 Vallee Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes “extraordinary accomplishments and future promise” by providing $250,000 to further basic biomedical research projects to four [...]

August 01, 2016

Handheld Device Takes High-Resolution Images of Children's Retinas

A handheld retina imaging device will gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time.

July 27, 2016

Cummer Named Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Steve Cummer, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. The honor is bestowed upon only 0.1 percent of the society’s membership in any given year and recognizes scientific eminence in the Earth and space [...]

July 25, 2016

Chilkoti Makes Most Cited List for Materials Science and Engineering

Ashutosh Chilkoti, the Theo Pilkington Professor and chair of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been listed among the most cited researchers in materials science and engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data. The highly cited researchers or scholars are either the corresponding author or the [...]

July 21, 2016

Visiting Civil Engineering's Sweet Spot

Armando Tabernilla (E ’81) helps expose students to grand civil engineering challenges in south Florida

July 21, 2016

Pratt Graduate Couple Ties First Knot at Renovated Duke Chapel

Drew and Jenna Young were the first couple to get married in Duke University Chapel following the year-long restoration project.

July 18, 2016

Recreating Catalhoyuk's Historical Excavation in Virtual Reality

Students and researchers are taking tours of the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey—the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered—without ever stepping foot off campus.

July 15, 2016

Walker Joins Duke as Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Duke Engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Walker will join the Pratt School of Engineering this summer as the school's first Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures. This new position at Pratt, made possible by a gift from Pratt Board of Visitors member George Mattson E'87 and [...]

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