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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

February 11, 2016

Building the World’s First Quantum Computer

In a building full of advanced photonics research, the laboratory of Jungsang Kim just might have the most complicated optical setups. After all, not many engineering challenges involve controlling the frequency of a laser to within a millionth of a percent. But building the world’s first quantum [...]

February 10, 2016

The Genetic Codes That Create Optical Computers

Researchers at Duke University can use photons instead of electrons to store data, drastically increasing the storage capacity of the optical analog of Blu-Ray discs. So what are your top 5,000 movies? “That’s the kind of ridiculous thing we can do, but I don’t know how we’re going to use it,” said [...]

February 08, 2016

West, Hawkins, Johnson Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Jennifer West, the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering at Duke University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers. Also among the 80 new members announced by the NAE today are Kristina Johnson, [...]

February 04, 2016

How Gut Inflammation Sparks Colon Cancer

Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer by as much as 500 percent, and now Duke University researchers think they know why. Their new study points to a biomarker in the cellular machinery that could not only serve as an early warning of colon cancer, but potentially be [...]

February 02, 2016

Tick Collection? There's a Bot for That!

Collecting ticks for infectious disease research—currently a manual process involving close contact with the ticks—is risky business, putting researchers in danger of contracting some of the very diseases they’re studying. But last year, Duke global health and medicine professor Greg Gray had an [...]

January 29, 2016

Needham Awarded Honorary Degree from University of Nottingham

David Needham, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke since 1987, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nottingham. Described by the university as the highest honor that it can bestow, the Doctor of Science honoris causa (without examination) [...]

January 26, 2016

Duke University Names New Engineering School Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda, a renowned biomedical engineer who has led one of the top-ranked departments in the country, will be the new Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth announced Tuesday. Bellamkonda is the Wallace H [...]

January 26, 2016

Cummings Named AIAA Fellow

Mary “Missy” Cummings, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science specializing in robotics at Duke University, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace [...]

January 21, 2016

Four Pratt Faculty Among "Most Highly Cited"

Four Pratt-affiliated faculty members made the cut for Thomson Reuter's "Highly Cited Researchers 2015." They are David Smith and Ingrid Daubechies of the electrical and computer engineering department and Heather Stapleton and Mark Wiesner of the civil and environmental engineering department.

January 14, 2016

Duke Receives $500K Grant to Support Science, Engineering Professorships for Women

A five-year, $500,000 grant will fund two professorships for new female faculty in the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments at Duke University. The grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program will further the university’s goal of attracting [...]

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