News Archive for Alumni

July 15, 2016

Walker Joins Duke as Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Duke Engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Walker will join the Pratt School of Engineering this summer as the school's first Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures. This new position at Pratt, made possible by a gift from Pratt Board of Visitors member George Mattson E'87 and [...]

May 24, 2016

Six Students Joining Alumnus Lawrence Lenihan '87 to Change the Business of Fashion

This summer six students from Duke are joining alumnus Lawrence Lenihan, Pratt '87, for an innovative internship experience at Resonance Companies. Students will work with fashion creators and Resonance to build the tools to disrupt the fashion industry. The 10-week experience will expose these [...]

May 24, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: MEMP '12 Alumnus Muhammad Anwar Ul Haq Selected for the World Energy Council's Future Energy Leaders' Program

With MEMP students representing a number of different industries, we are delighted to highlight an accomplishment of one of our alumni in the Energy sector. As a Future Energy Leader, Anwar will tackle some of the world's most complex energy problems in a community of the next generation of energy [...]

April 27, 2016

John Oxaal: Duke BME’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence

John Oxaal has worked on a variety of projects and products in the entrepreneurial space. After graduating from Duke, Oxaal got his first opportunity from Olaf von Ramm, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, who invited him to work on a real-time 2-D ultrasound machine. Realizing he needed more business knowledge, Oxaal pursued a business degree from the University of Chicago. This helped him found Volumetrics Medical Imaging, Inc. with Professor von Ramm, which developed the first real-time 3-D ultrasound machine.

April 27, 2016

Alumni Profile: Mona Dai

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Innovative Purification Technologies for Contaminated Drinking Water in Uganda The Thomas C. Katsouleas NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Duke is dedicated to addressing new engineering [...]

April 11, 2016

Alumni Profile: Brian Fahey

Brian Fahey, Ph.D., received his degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2007. He is the founder and chief operating officer at Niveus Medical, a venture-backed medical device company, for which he raised four rounds of capital at increasing valuations while operating the company as a lean, capital-efficient start-up.

March 21, 2016

Alumni Profile: Mohan Iyer

Alumni profile of Mohan Iyer, 1985 graduate of Biomedical Engineering. Iyer is currently the chief business officer at Second Genome, a Bay-area biotech company that develops therapeutics based on microbiome science.

March 10, 2016

Connected Car Technology Returns Home with Proud Parent

The future of mobile satellite communications recently rolled through the engineering quad on Duke’s campus. Dubbed the “mTenna,” the flat device is about the size of your hand and can connect with satellites in any direction while on the move, providing internet connections at speeds capable of [...]

March 04, 2016

Mitzi Named Inaugural Simon Professor

Materials scientist David Mitzi has been named the Simon Family Professor of Engineering at Duke University. Support for the new professorship comes from Susie Simon in honor of her late husband J. Stephen Simon (E’65), who was chair of the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering and [...]

February 08, 2016

West, Hawkins, Johnson Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Jennifer West, the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering at Duke University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers. Also among the 80 new members announced by the NAE today are Kristina Johnson, [...]

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