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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.

November 24, 2014

Online Bioelectricity Course to Reach High School Teachers Nationwide

Duke is one of four American universities and a handful of other educational organizations offering free massive open online courses – MOOCs – through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education recently announced by President Barack Obama. Teachers will receive continuing education credits [...]

November 21, 2014

Ion Beams Take 5th Annual Mahato Memorial Image Contest

The 5th Annual Mahato Memorial Event took place on Thursday, November 19, and left the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Science (FCIEMAS) with beautiful works of art for its next public display. The event also featured the awarding of the annual Mahato [...]

November 05, 2014

Michael Lynch: Bending Microbial Metabolisms to Generate New Chemicals

Michael Lynch, an expert in genetic engineering and using microbes to produce useful chemicals, has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University as a tenure track assistant professor, effective November 1. Previously the founder and chief science officer at OPX Biotechnologies [...]

October 30, 2014

Boadu Named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Fred Boadu, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. The scholar program supports 100 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics and is offered by the Institute of International Education and funded by a two-year [...]

October 28, 2014

The Skin Cancer Selfie

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough, though, it is almost always curable. Now, a camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body [...]

October 23, 2014

Mitzi Awarded SunShot Initiative Funding to Improve Thin-Film Solar Cell Materials

David Mitzi, a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The award will fund a collaborative research project with Yanfa Yan, professor of physics [...]

October 21, 2014

Engineering Creative Design

A dance major, theater major and electrical engineering major walk into a classroom together. While that may sound like the start of a bad joke in the DukEngineer, it actually happens three days a week in Duke’s Hull Dance Studio. For the past two years, students from different corners of campus [...]

October 13, 2014

Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal—setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography. This year's Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for [...]

October 10, 2014

Interdisciplinary Duke Team Awarded $1.3 Million for Innovative Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

Duke University and Zenalux Biomedical were recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health for $1,321,235. The two-year project, titled “A Quantitative Optical Sensor to Monitor Tumor Vascular Physiology,” is a collaborative effort [...]

October 08, 2014

Duke Startup Innovates Blood-Testing Technology—and Tech Transfer Process

A new technology to exponentially improve blood-screening for transfusions has leapfrogged its way from Duke University lab to corporate development. In an unusually streamlined tech-transfer deal, a two-year-old startup company founded by Duke bioengineers was acquired last week by industry giant [...]

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