News Archive for Grad Student

September 23, 2013

Ph.D. Plus Gives Engineering Graduate Students Career Edge

A Ph.D. in engineering, followed by years of postdoctoral study, has traditionally opened the door to an academic career focused on research and teaching—but more and more Ph.D. engineers are headed in other directions.  In fact, today, around 70 percent of Duke University’s engineering Ph.D. [...]

August 06, 2013

Entrepreneurs in ECE

Entrepreneurship success stories abound in Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Look at Advanced Liquid Logic: founded in 2004 by ECE graduate students Vamsee Pamula and Michael Pollack, the company was acquired in July 2013 by Illumina, Inc., which develops life science tools [...]

July 16, 2013

Duke Bioengineers Develop New Approach to Regenerate Back Discs

Cell therapies may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease and the loss of material between vertebrae, according to Duke University scientists. The health conditions affect thousands of Americans. To use cell therapies, however, scientists have to keep the cells alive, [...]

July 08, 2013

“Big Data” Collaboration Gives Students Big Experience

Jim Shappell was on an airplane last winter the first time he gave “big data” much serious thought. Like many people, Shappell, Parsons Corporation’s Group Executive for Strategy and Business Development, was becoming familiar with the concept of big data. But some in-flight reading really got him [...]

June 20, 2013

Light and Nanoprobes Detect Early Signs of Infection

Duke University biomedical engineers and genome researchers have developed a proof-of-principle approach using light to detect infections before patients show symptoms. The approach was demonstrated in human samples, and researchers are now developing the technique for placement on a chip, which [...]

June 04, 2013

Genetic Editing for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DURHAM, N.C. -- Using a novel genetic ‘editing’ technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients. Instead of the common gene therapy [...]

May 21, 2013

Pratt Celebrates Class of 2013 Graduation

Duke University awarded degrees to 527 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 12 in ceremonies that began with university-wide commencement exercises  at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Chapel. A [...]

May 21, 2013

New Method for Producing Clean Hydrogen

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications. While hydrogen is ubiquitous in the environment, producing and collecting molecular hydrogen [...]

May 20, 2013

For Tropical Rainfall, Timing Is Everything

DURHAM, N.C. -- With changes in the global climate, certain regions of the tropics will likely experience growing unpredictability of their seasonal cycles of rain and drought, according to a new analysis by Duke and Princeton University engineers. While life in these regions has adapted to these [...]

March 13, 2013

Duke, Peer Schools Announce International Scholarship Focused on Global Grand Challenges

Eight U.S. universities including Duke have established the Vest Scholarship program to spur international collaborations among graduate students whose studies are focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The scholarship, named after the outgoing National Academy of Engineering ( [...]

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