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cell culture demonstrating conjugation

November 22, 2017

Managing Antibiotics Not Enough to Reverse Resistance

Gene-swapping bacteria don’t lose resistance after antibiotics end

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

A model system of a fungal spore and the water droplets that disperse them

July 26, 2017

Fungal Spores Harness Physics to Launch Themselves

Evolution has shaped fungal spores to aim and power their launch with merging water droplets

Tony Jun Huang

July 24, 2017

Huang Wins Analytical Chemistry 2017 Young Innovator Award

Award recognizes contributions demonstrating exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics

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.

The Superfund Research Center, housed in Environment Hall, received funding to pursue five new projects.

July 20, 2017

Studying Superfunds: Duke Environmental Engineers Investigate How Super-Polluted Areas Affect Early Human Health

As Duke's Superfund Research Center receives another round of funding, environmental engineers discuss how their work helps us learn more about common pollutants.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the new chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

July 18, 2017

Chakrabarty Named Chair of Duke Electrical & Computer Engineering

Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Professor of Engineering at Duke, is an internationally known computer engineering innovator recognized for his pioneering work in lab-on-a-chip design automation, 3-D integrated circuits and wireless sensor networks.

Yilun Zhou works with the team’s picking robot at last year's Amazon Picking Challenge in Leipzig, Germany

July 17, 2017

Duke Students Create Robot for Amazon Challenge

Team heading to Japan for international competition of robotics experts

MEMS PhD student Zhiping Mao became Chair of the SAC at ASME

June 30, 2017

Mao Begins Leadership Role at the ASME

MEMS PhD student Zhiping Mao became the chair of the Student Advisory Committee at ASME in July

Mitchell Berger (left) with Regis Kopper (right)

June 27, 2017

Duke Engineers’ Virtual Reality App Wins IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch Competition

App promises key features for sharing educational virtual reality experiences

dirty solar panels with Michael Bergin

June 26, 2017

Air Pollution Casts Shadow over Solar Energy Production

First study of its kind shows airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells is cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world

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