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January 10, 2018

The Atomic Dynamics of Rare Everlasting Electric Fields

Confirming a theoretical model required blasting a sample at 3,000 degrees with neutrons

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 [...]

January 19, 2017

Efe Aras: Secure Cyberspace

How did you become interested in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program? I wanted to do a project related to security, and I already had fulfilled the some of the requirements, so I figured that the Grand Challenge Scholars program would give me the final push to do a project while still [...]

January 19, 2017

Farsiu Wins ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award

Sina Farsiu, an associate professor at Duke University with appointments in biomedical engineering, ophthalmology, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science, has won the 2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras [...]

January 19, 2017

Cummings Named to New Federal Committee on Automation

Mary “Missy” Cummings, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, has been named to a new Federal Committee on Automation established this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Focused on automation across a number of modes, the new committee [...]

January 12, 2017

Developing New Strategies for Cancer Drug Delivery, in Denmark and at Duke

In his role as an internationally prominent Niels Bohr Professor, Duke’s David Needham has established the Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering at Southern Denmark University (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Four years after its launch, the center is making great progress towards its goal of [...]

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January 11, 2017

Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors

New approach produces 20 percent survival rate in rat model where few typically live

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January 10, 2017

Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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