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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.

October 22, 2015

Meet Pratt's New Faculty for 2015-2016

Meet faculty joining the Pratt School of Engineering during the 2015-2016 academic year. Joel Collier: Nudging Immunological ResponsesJoel Collier will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the spring semester of 2016. With a long history of designing self-assembling synthetic peptides [...]

October 22, 2015

Olivier Delaire: Designing Thermoelectric Materials One Atom at a Time

Olivier Delaire, a scientist probing the atomic phenomena underlying the physical characteristics of materials, will join Duke University’s faculty in January 2016. After seven years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Tennessee-based research campus of the U.S. Department of Energy, [...]

October 21, 2015

Kunshan Workshop Explores Water Impacts Of Unconventional Energy Production In China

Researchers, policymakers, environmental managers and other stakeholders gathered at Duke Kunshan University for a two-day workshop last week to explore the potential impacts of increased unconventional energy exploration on China’s water supply, including Marc Deshusses, professor of civil and [...]

October 19, 2015

Duke Alumni Shore Up Farnham

Fate brought together three graduates of Duke Engineering recently in an effort to patch up a dam in Pittsfield, Mass. Michael Malenfant (MS’98) met Martha Monserrate (BS’81, MS’82) and John Wilkes (MS’84) at the Farnham Dam in a project to reinforce and revitalize the aging structure. Malenfant [...]

October 16, 2015

Welcoming President Xi to Washington D.C.

In late September, Zhiping Mao, a PhD student in Bob Kielb’s MEMS lab, was invited to Washington D.C. as the representative of Duke Chinese students to welcome President Xi Jinping, the current chairman and president of the People's Republic of China. This was the second time President Xi visited [...]

October 15, 2015

Duke Launches Autism Research App with Global Reach

A team of researchers, engineers and software developers from Duke University and the Duke Medical Center has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world. Beginning Thursday, a ResearchKit app called “Autism & Beyond” is being offered from the [...]

October 14, 2015

Teaching Programming Before Coding

Drew Hilton, winner of Duke’s Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award, extends his philosophy to two new online educational tools. How did you get interested in teaching computer programming? I came to Georgia Tech for my undergraduate degree in computer science as one of those kids who taught [...]

October 01, 2015

A Digital Poetry of Gold Nanoparticles

Priorities in both primary/secondary and higher education stress the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math. However, there are important parallels and connections between art and science and a growing number of advocates believe that STEM education could benefit greatly [...]

September 29, 2015

Chaos Key for New Class of Materials

Researchers at Duke University and North Carolina State University have discovered a brand-new class of materials. When students learn about molecular structures, they’re shown crystals like salt, which resembles a 3-D checkerboard. Historically, most non-metal materials that scientists develop and [...]

September 25, 2015

Photo Essay: Prototype Off-Grid Sanitation System Debuts in India

In India alone, diarrheal disease is estimated to kill one child nearly every minute—a symptom of having almost 600 million people resort to open defecation every day. Worldwide, that number is 2.5 billion. For the past several years, researchers at Duke University have been working with RTI [...]

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