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January 10, 2018

The Atomic Dynamics of Rare Everlasting Electric Fields

Confirming a theoretical model required blasting a sample at 3,000 degrees with neutrons

June 02, 2015

Duke's First Energy Minors Demonstrate Burgeoning Professional Demand

Commencement season brought evidence of the continual and growing demand for undergraduate energy education programs at Duke University, as the Pratt School of Engineering graduated its first students in its minor in Energy Engineering and the Certificate in Energy and the Environment bid farewell [...]

June 01, 2015

Waiting to Exhale

A startup company based on technology invented at Duke University is working to make blood glucose measurement as easy as exhalation—and end the need to draw blood. The idea is the brainchild of Ryan McCormick, a recent PhD graduate from Duke’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering (ECE [...]

May 28, 2015

A Look Back on the Discovery of Metamaterials

In the past 15 years, metamaterials has brought breakthroughs like invisibility cloaks, acoustic cloaks, miniaturized flat antennas, and you-don’t-have-to-stop-anymore airport security screenings. Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London recently visited co-founder of the field David R. Smith at [...]

May 26, 2015

Innovative Approaches to Autism Diagnoses

Duke Forward features a video each week on "Ideas That Move the World Forward" highlighting innovative work from Duke faculty members. This week, the series included a video from Guillermo Sapiro, the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who talks about a new [...]

May 13, 2015

Christine Schindler: Improving Women's Health Worldwide

As a Grand Challenge Scholar, my aim is to address the health disparities that exist for women on a global level by combining my passions and independent studies in global health and biomedical engineering as well as the research I have accomplished regarding women’s health. As a Duke University [...]

May 13, 2015

Isa Ferrall: Making Solar Energy Economical

I have used the amazing opportunity of being a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar to immerse myself in the clean/renewable/sustainable energy field and have pursued research to push the field even farther forward. I worked in Dr. Jeff Glass’s Nanomaterials and Thin Films [...]

May 11, 2015

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2015

Duke University awarded degrees to 441 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, in ceremonies that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide commencement exercises at Durham Bulls Athletic [...]

May 07, 2015

Duke Flags Lowered: Engineering Professor Jack Chaddock Dies

Jack Bartley Chaddock, former professor and chairman of mechanical engineering at Duke, passed away on May 5 at the age of 90. Chaddock grew up in Cameron, W.Va., and attended the University of West Virginia. In 1942, he joined the Naval Reserves as a commissioned officer. He was assigned to the U. [...]

May 06, 2015

A New Way of Looking at Melanomas and Renaissance Paintings

During the last decade, Duke chemist Warren S. Warren has developed and refined a laser technique to help practitioners in both medicine and art see more deeply. For his work, Warren is receiving the 2015 C. E. K. Mees Medal, an award given biennially by the Optical Society of America to recognize [...]

May 01, 2015

Making Her “CASE” on Capitol Hill

Graduate student Victoria Nneji has been trained in the universal nature of the scientific method; but, during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., the first-year Masters of Engineering Management candidate learned another universal truth: all politics is local. Nneji gained insight into this widely [...]

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