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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.

September 26, 2014

Jonathan Viventi: Engineering HD Brain Interfaces

Jonathan Viventi will join the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering in November 2014. After helping to develop the technology behind 4G cellular networks, he decided to use his knowledge of advanced wireless and electronic devices to try to tap into a [...]

September 24, 2014

Ramanujam Named Inaugural Recipient of Carr Professorship

Nimmi Ramanujam has been named the inaugural Robert W. Carr Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. The new named professorship was made possible by a generous gift from Suzie W. and Fred M. Fehsenfeld Jr., who earned a degree in mechanical [...]

September 23, 2014

$3 Million NIH Grant to Further 3-D Tissue Chip Research at Duke

One of the more difficult aspects of developing new pharmaceuticals is predicting the wide variety of ways that the human body will react to them. Researchers can expose new drugs to individual animal or human cells and conduct animal studies to try to determine their effects, but the results aren’ [...]

September 16, 2014

Campus Toastmasters Club Hosts Open House Sept. 23

When Danielle Lester was invited by a friend to attend a campus PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters meeting, she felt a little intimidated. The club, which meets in the Pratt School of Engineering and helps individuals develop public speaking and leadership skills, has its members give speeches and [...]

September 16, 2014

Henry Pfister: Inferring Answers through Graphical Models

Henry Pfister recently joined both the electrical and computer engineering department in Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering as well as the interdisciplinary Information Initiative at Duke (iiD). An expert in extracting information from both mountains and molehills of data, he will tackle [...]

September 12, 2014

Aaron Franklin: Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials

Aaron Franklin has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Leaving IBM’s research enterprise for academia, Franklin will continue his research into semiconducting [...]

September 10, 2014

Inaugural Vest Scholar Works to Protect Water Purity

This fall, Duke welcomes its first Charles M. Vest NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering International Scholar to campus. Reminiscent of a reverse Rhodes Scholarship, the award gives international graduate students the opportunity to spend a year at one of nine universities in the United States [...]

September 05, 2014

George Konidaris: Building Smarter Robots

George Konidaris, a specialist in artificial intelligence and computer science, joined the electrical and computer engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on September 1, 2014. With a dual appointment in the department of computer science, his research will focus on [...]

September 02, 2014

Kris Hauser: Keeping Robots Upright

Kris Hauser, an expert in computer science, informatics and robotics, joined both the electrical and computer engineering department and the mechanical engineering and materials science department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on August 3, 2014. Part of a steadily expanding [...]

August 28, 2014

Joel Greenberg: Spotting Explosives and Tumors

Joel Greenberg has been named an assistant research professor in Duke’s  Department of Electrical and computer Engineering. As a former research scientist in the department and member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program (DISP), he will continue leading a project he has been working on [...]

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