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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.

April 02, 2015

Miroslav Pajic: Making Smart Systems That Interact with the Physical World

Miroslav Pajic, an expert in cyber-physical systems, which merge physical processes with information systems, will join Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor in July 2015. With a history of making the electronics embedded in the world around [...]

April 02, 2015

Chakrabarty Receives 2015 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Duke University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has received the 2015 Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. The award [...]

March 31, 2015

Lambrou and Latner Win 2015 Merritt Science Journalism Award

Duke seniors Anastasia Lambrou and Joshua Latner have won the inaugural Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for their video “EbolaChat.” Established in 2014 in memory of longtime Duke science writer Richard Merritt, the new annual award honors Duke graduate or [...]

March 31, 2015

Population Could Outpace Water by Mid-Century

Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds. Using a delayed-feedback mathematical model that analyzes historic data to help [...]

March 27, 2015

Wiesner Named Chair of Duke CEE

Mark Wiesner has been named chair of Duke’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, effective July 1, 2015. Wiesner, who holds the James L. Meriam Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a recognized leader in the national and international civil and environmental [...]

March 23, 2015

Educating Engineers to Meet Grand Challenges

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today, Duke and more than 120 other U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. These "Grand [...]

March 19, 2015

Name That Space!

The new innovative 'maker space' in Gross Hall opens this fall, and the Duke community is invited to suggest its new name – entries due April 6. There’s something about garages and basements that connect with creativity. It’s a well-known story how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first [...]

March 18, 2015

Bob Plonsey – A Remembrance

  Robert "Bob" Plonsey, the Pfizer, Inc./Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. University Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, died on March 14, 2015, at age 90 in Chapel Hill, NC. He will be remembered for his numerous and important contributions to the field of biophysics, particularly the understanding [...]

March 18, 2015

Photo Gallery: 2015 Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Open House

On March 8, 2015, more than 450 visitors learned about light-based technologies at the 2015 Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) Open House. The event featured many PhD students and faculty from Duke, and Nobel laureate John Hall, who was one of the keynote speakers at the 2015 FIP Symposium [...]

March 10, 2015

Inflating to Decelerate Spacecraft

*Crackle* "Houston, this is Mars One. We are at the insertion point. Permission to enter the atmosphere and descend to the surface?" *Crackle* "Mars One, this is Houston, copy. Permission granted to deploy the HIAD. Proceed as planned. Godspeed." Thanks in part to the research of Benjamin Goldman, [...]

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