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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.

May 20, 2016

The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything

Adrian Bejan's new book breaks down the driving forces behind the movement and flow of everything in nature

May 20, 2016

Gunsch Receives the 2016 Huber Research Prize

Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering

May 19, 2016

Junjie Yao: Listening into the Body through Light

New faculty member Junjie Yao will begin a photoacoustic tomography program at Duke

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

May 12, 2016

Artists Draw Inspiration from Constructal Law

Two international artists have found inspiration in the Constructal Law—the law of physics of design and evolution, penned by Duke's Adrian Bejan, stating that any flowing system allowed to change freely over time will evolve toward an easier flowing architecture. This law accounts for the [...]

May 05, 2016

Elizabeth Bucholz Wins Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Elizabeth Bucholz was named this year's winner of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award at the annual Trinity College Teaching, Advising, Diversity and Leadership Awards. The award is the only Trinity College teaching award determined by students. Bucholz is a University Lecturer [...]

May 05, 2016

Engineering Connections

Elizabeth Bucholz Wins Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

May 02, 2016

Hurricanes Key to Carbon Uptake by Forests

Increases in carbon uptake by southeast U.S. forests in response to tropical cyclone activity alone exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year

April 28, 2016

Tony Jun Huang: Developing Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies to Improve Health Care

New faculty member Tony Jun Huang brings a wide array of microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies to Duke’s proven pipeline for developing biomedical devices.

April 27, 2016

John Oxaal: Duke BME’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence

John Oxaal has worked on a variety of projects and products in the entrepreneurial space. After graduating from Duke, Oxaal got his first opportunity from Olaf von Ramm, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, who invited him to work on a real-time 2-D ultrasound machine. Realizing he needed more business knowledge, Oxaal pursued a business degree from the University of Chicago. This helped him found Volumetrics Medical Imaging, Inc. with Professor von Ramm, which developed the first real-time 3-D ultrasound machine.

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