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Ashutosh Chilkoti has agreed to remain chair of Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering for another five years

July 27, 2017

Chilkoti Reappointed Chair of Duke BME

Plans to build on the department’s efforts to recruit exceptional junior and senior faculty while creating a close-knit culture

July 10, 2014

Smith Named Chair of ECE

David Smith has been named chair of Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective August 1, 2014. Smith, the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), is one of the most highly cited and highly respected scholars in electrical and computer [...]

July 07, 2014

Calderbank Receives Shannon Award

Robert Calderbank, director of the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) and the Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Claude E. Shannon Award by the IEEE Information Theory Society. “The Shannon Award is as big as it gets in electrical engineering [...]

July 07, 2014

Summer Story: Senior Ashley Bolick Watches Wounds Heal

Senior biomedical engineer Ashley Bolick is studying the mechanisms of wound healing by developing programs that track the development of fruit fly embryos over time. Bolick, who is from Cary, N.C., is studying the role of the protein actin—which forms cellular cytoskeletons—in fruit fly embryo [...]

June 30, 2014

Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy

Engineers and neuroscientists at Duke University have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain. The advance will help researchers understand the underlying physiological effects of TMS -- a procedure used to treat [...]

June 24, 2014

Memories on Mars

A student-led, crowdsourced project called Time Capsule to Mars held a press conference June 23, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to kick off its $25 million campaign. Led by Emily Briere, a rising senior in mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, the [...]

June 17, 2014

Summer Story: Junior Chris Dees Applies Lessons from Graphics Cards to Computer Processors

Junior Chris Dee is spending his summer developing ways to make computers more efficient and cost-effective. The electrical engineering and computer science major from Singapore is trying to change the way computers process information by comparing the speed and efficiency and graphics cards and [...]

June 10, 2014

PhDs Ready-Made for the Business World

The PhD Plus Program is designed to assist graduate students in making effective career decisions in industry, consulting, government or academia. Recently Dean Katsouleas and CEE PhD candidate Sarah Diringer wrote about the value of the program for Forbes. Read the original version at Forbes, or [...]

June 06, 2014

Digitizing DukEngineer

When you’re perusing seven decades’ worth of prose from mostly unguided undergraduate engineers, there are bound to be a few surprises–as the team at Duke Libraries who digitized the entirety of the DukEngineer’s archives found. They turned up detailed explanations of how drinking-bird toys work [...]

June 03, 2014

$30 Million Gift to Advance Engineering and Science Education at Duke

Duke University alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson have committed $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education across the university, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday. The Pearsons’ gift will support interdisciplinary programs, [...]

May 29, 2014

Mary "Missy" Cummings Receives Thomas Langford Lectureship Award

Mary “Missy” Cummings, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, has been named as a recipient of Duke University’s Thomas Langford Lectureship Award. Since its inception in 2000, the award has been given annually to five newly hired or promoted Duke faculty members in [...]

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