News Archive for MEMS - acoustics and vibrations

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January 26, 2017

Sound Waves Create Whirlpools to Round Up Tiny Signs of Disease

New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

April 24, 2015

Ken Gall Named Chair of Duke’s MEMS Department

Watch video of Ken Gall's New Faculty Lecture Ken Gall has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. An interdisciplinary scientist whose work focuses on developing and understanding advanced materials [...]

April 22, 2015

Engineering PhD Student Recognized for Service to Global Community

Doctoral student Titilayo Shodiya has received the William J. Griffith University Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Global Community. The award is given annually by Duke’s UCAE Center for Leadership Development and Social Action to a select number of graduating students whose [...]

April 29, 2014

Pratt's MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even lets researchers look through their interiors slice-by- [...]

April 10, 2012

Dowell Named MEMS Chair

Earl Dowell has been named chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. The announcement was made by Pratt Dean Tom Katsouleas. Dowell, William Holland Hall Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, [...]

February 21, 2012

Wringing More Energy Out Of Everyday Motions

DURHAM N.C. – Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing – especially when trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities. Duke University engineers believe they have come up with the theoretical underpinning that could lead to the development of energy [...]

January 06, 2012

Graduate Student Rewarded for Aeroelasticity Work

For his work on characterizing the properties of folding-wing aircraft, mechanical engineering graduate student Ivan Wang was recently awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Defense and the American Society for Engineering Education. Wang was [...]

May 16, 2008

Khasawneh Wins Sigma Xi Grant

Firas Khasawneh, a Ph.D. student in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), recently received a graduate student mini-grant from the Duke chapter of Sigma Xi, an international organization that promotes scientific achievement. Khasawneh, a native of Jordan, works in [...]

March 25, 2008

Office of Naval Research Awards Mann

A Pratt School of Engineering faculty member has been honored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as one of the top 24 young researchers in the United States for 2008 for his proposal to develop energy generators that can power ocean sensor networks and detect submarines or other vessels.

March 25, 2008

New Faculty Profile: Brian Mann

Not long ago, while taking a walk and bemoaning the fact his cell phone kept dying, Brian Mann had an inspiration. “I know I walk enough to recharge my cell phone,” he thought. “Now I just need to find a way to turn that motion into energy.” The idea of exploring everyday activities or natural [...]

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