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September 21, 2023 | Duke Today

New Devils 2027: Isabella Peralta

Meet first-year student Isabella “Isa” Peralta, who plans on studying biomedical engineering but could also see herself as a "space doctor"

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August 09, 2023

Nicole Rockey: Engineering Roadblocks Across Pathogens’ Paths to Infection

New faculty member Nicole Rockey mixes expertise in civil engineering and virology to make our indoor environments less hospitable to disease-spreading microbes

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August 07, 2023

Haozhe “Harry” Wang: Perfecting Nanoscale Materials Fabrication for Quantum Systems

New faculty member Haozhe “Harry” Wang develops both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes to enable the mass production of future quantum systems

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August 03, 2023

DEFINE Academy Seeks to Expand the Future Faculty Pipeline

New program seeks to build confidence in future faculty applicants by looking beyond traditional application materials

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August 02, 2023

Easing Hand Grips and Perfecting Needle Insertions

Two First-Year Design engineering student teams received $5,000 grants from the VentureWell E-Team Program to further develop projects designed in class

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August 01, 2023

Marta Zaniolo: Applying Novel Models and Data Mining to Water Resource Management

New faculty member Marta Zaniolo pulls AI concepts typically reserved for robotics into complex models of local and regional water use

Jeseth Delgado Vela

July 28, 2023

Jeseth Delgado Vela: Optimizing Microbial Communities for Wastewater Treatment

New faculty member Jeseth Delgado Vela works to understand the microbes that clean our wastewater and improve their performance

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July 26, 2023

Allowing Machine Learning to Ask Questions Can Make It Smarter

By using only the most valuable data, ‘active’ machine learning algorithms can help identify the next class of molecular therapeutics

Hossein "Amir" Salahshoor

July 26, 2023

Hossein Salahshoor: Decoding Enigmatic Material Systems

New faculty member Hossein Salahshoor hones computational methods that interpret interactions within complex materials systems, including the human brain

A low-profile, wearable imaging tool will be able to provide physicians with accurate, detailed, 3D brain images

July 25, 2023

A Non-Invasive Way to Visualize the Deep Brain

By developing a brain imaging tool that can stick directly to a patient's scalp, Xiaoyue Ni and Junjie Yao aim to make it easier for doctors everywhere to diagnose strokes and other neurological issues

Emily Wenger

July 24, 2023

Emily Wenger: Protecting Privacy and Encryption Standards from AI

New faculty member Emily Wenger works to secure futuristic cryptography algorithms and protect people’s privacy from generative AI