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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 and integrated systems for analyzing genes.
From commercializing applications of DNA to developing state-of-the-art security systems to launching popular websites, our faculty, alumni, and even students have a strong track record of turning research breakthroughs and innovative ideas into thriving companies.
Read these stories to learn how they did it—and how Duke ECE can prepare you for success in a surprisingly wide range of fields.
Advanced Liquid Logic: Lab-on-a-chip technology
Wright Foods: Patented food-packaging technology
Refresh Innovations: Compact contact lens cases
Applied Quantum Technologies: Optimizing optical sensing systems
BizeeBee & Femgineer: Web-based tools and training
Enthought: Scientific computing software
New Folder Consulting: Signal processing and data analysis
Signal Innovations Group: Big data analysis
Parabon Nanolabs: Drug-by-design technology
SNUPI Technologies: Sensor networks for the home
Triangle BioSystems International: Advanced neuro-technology
Centice: Patented technology for spectrometers
Kymeta Corporation: Metamaterials making a difference
Professor Jeff Glass: Perspectives on engineer-entrepreneurs