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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.

July 13, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Beckman Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and neurobiology at Duke University, has been named a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator by the Beckman Foundation. The $750,000, four-year award will support Gong’s research into understanding how neurons [...]

July 11, 2016

Porporato Receives American Geophysical Union Hydrological Sciences Award

Amilcare Porporato, the Addy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named the winner of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrologic Sciences Award. Originally established in 1956 as the Robert E. Horton Award, the honor is given for outstanding contributions to the field of [...]

July 08, 2016

Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering

George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016. Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, his [...]

July 07, 2016

Mark Borsuk: Valuing the Invaluable, Predicting the Unpredictable

New faculty member Mark Borsuk builds data-based models to inform environmental policy

June 27, 2016

Andrew Bragg: Making Sense of Chaos in Environmental Systems

New faculty member Andrew Bragg studies how turbulent flows affect natural systems from coalescing raindrops to forming planets

June 24, 2016

Grill Named Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Warren Grill has been named the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2016. The Pratt School Professorship is designated for an individual who is addressing one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for Engineering, and Grill’s [...]

June 22, 2016

Duke Smart Home Gears Up for Year of Innovative Energy Storage Projects

The Duke Smart Home Program is looking forward to a year focused on developing and carrying out a variety of energy storage projects. The organization—which includes the Home Depot Smart Home, a live-in research laboratory operated by the Pratt School of Engineering—strives to utilize methods of [...]

June 20, 2016

Duke Welcomes Partners from India to Campus

Duke Provost Sally Kornbluth and Vice Provost for Research Larry Carin hosted Director Sudhir Jain and other senior administrators from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar for a series of workshops and discussions June 16 and 17. The two institutions began working in January to [...]

June 20, 2016

Robotic Motion Planning in Real-Time

George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin develop a new computer processor specially designed for robotic motion planning that far exceeds current technology in speed and power.

June 16, 2016

Dowell Receives Highest Individual Honor for Achievement in Aeronautics

Earl Dowell, the William Holland Hall Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, has been named this year’s recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Reed Aeronautics Award. The award is the highest honor an individual can receive for notable [...]

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