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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.

April 27, 2015

Duke Receives $9.75 Million for ‘Big Data’ Initiative

Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, President Richard H. Brodhead said Monday. Launched in 2013, the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) [...]

April 24, 2015

Ken Gall Named Chair of Duke’s MEMS Department

Watch video of Ken Gall's New Faculty Lecture Ken Gall has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. An interdisciplinary scientist whose work focuses on developing and understanding advanced materials [...]

April 23, 2015

Finding New Life for First-Line Antibiotics

Researchers have identified a single, simple metric to inform medication regimen design that could bring an entire arsenal of first-line antibiotics back into the fight against drug-resistant pathogens. A computer simulation created by Hannah Meredith, a biomedical engineering graduate fellow at [...]

April 22, 2015

Engineering PhD Student Recognized for Service to Global Community

Doctoral student Titilayo Shodiya has received the William J. Griffith University Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Global Community. The award is given annually by Duke’s UCAE Center for Leadership Development and Social Action to a select number of graduating students whose [...]

April 21, 2015

Duke/UNC Collaboration Trying to Fix Human Ailments at Molecular Level

Anyone who has been sickened by the flu or a bout of food poisoning knows that viruses and bacteria can be powerful adversaries. But in recent decades, they have also become unlikely allies as scientists have turned bits and pieces of these infectious agents into tools for understanding and [...]

April 20, 2015

Adrian Bejan to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria

Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke, has been awarded a Doctorate of Engineering honoris causa—or honorary doctorate degree—by the University of Pretoria, the leading research university in South Africa. The doctorate ceremony will take place on April 23, 2015, [...]

April 15, 2015

Engineering a Smarter Stride

If you asked Ivonna Dumanyan just five years ago where she’d be today, starting a running tech company at Duke University would never have crossed her mind. But thanks to a lot of hard work and the entrepreneurial resources provided across Duke’s campus, her present-day reality has outstripped her [...]

April 08, 2015

Jennifer West Wins 2015 Clemson Award

Jennifer West, the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Cell Biology, and Chemistry, has been awarded the 2015 Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for [...]

April 06, 2015

Pulling the Strings of Our Genomic Puppetmasters

Duke researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active. The new technology allows researchers to turn on specific gene promoters and enhancers—pieces of the genome that control gene activity—by chemically manipulating proteins that package DNA. This [...]

April 02, 2015

ECE Alum Brandon Noia Wins Prestigious Dissertation Award

Brandon Noia, who earned his PhD from Duke ECE in 2014 under the advisement of Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Duke, has been selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association ( [...]

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