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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.

March 09, 2015

Diving into the HiDiVE

Duke University will soon be home to virtual reality environment that few others in the world can match. The system includes projection screens on all four walls, the ceiling and the floor, each featuring 1920 x 1920 pixel resolution. The six-sided cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE), called [...]

March 06, 2015

Photo: Blake Wilson marks Pratt's 75th anniversary

This photo appeared originally in Duke Today: Blake Wilson, right, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and surgery at Duke and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, gave the Duke Engineering 75th Anniversary Lecture on March 5, 2015, in Baldwin [...]

March 06, 2015

Boyd, Bursac and Nightingale to Be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Lawrence Boyd, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering and associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Nenad Bursac, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Cardiology, and Kathryn Nightingale, the James L. and Elizabeth M. [...]

March 05, 2015

Mikkelsen NSF CAREER Award to Support Quantum Photonics Research

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at Duke University, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award supports outstanding young faculty members in their efforts to build [...]

March 02, 2015

A New View of Phase Transitions

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that we can’t know both the position and velocity of the smallest particles at the same time, making it impossible to track an electron’s trajectory. Even if there were a way around this, science does not have the experimental tools necessary to visualize [...]

February 25, 2015

Nan Jokerst elected chair of Duke's Academic Council

This article originally appeared in Duke Today. In a competition among friends, Pratt School of Engineering Professor Nan Jokerst defeated Emily Klein to earn a two-year term as chair of the Academic Council. Jokerst, the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering [...]

February 24, 2015

Xiling Shen: An Engineering Approach to Biomedical Challenges

Xiling Shen will join the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering in July 2015. An electrical circuit and computer systems expert by training, Shen applies his engineering background to understand the complex regulatory networks behind biological systems [...]

February 23, 2015

Adrian Bejan Talks Constructal Law

Adrian Bejan, professor of materials science and mechanical engineering at Duke University, recently sat down with film director Dan Dimancescu to describe the nuances and uses of constructal law, which he penned in 1996. The law states that, "For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), [...]

February 19, 2015

Bacterial Defense Mechanism Targets Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duke researchers have demonstrated a genetic therapeutic technique that has the potential to treat more than half of the patients suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). One of the challenges of treating DMD is that the disease can be caused by mutations to a number of different DNA [...]

February 18, 2015

Durham DEID Project Wins Statewide Award

Determined to use their engineering skills to support their local Durham community, a group of Duke students received enough support in return to win a $10,000 grant for their project. The award comes from the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation competition [...]

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