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August 03, 2016

Perpetual “Ice Water”: Stable Solid-Liquid State Revealed in Nanoparticles

Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler’s heat or in the very back corner of the freezer. That’s fundamentally the surprising discovery recently made by an international group of researchers led by an electrical engineering professor at Duke University in a paper published online in Nature Matter on July 25, 2016. But instead of a refreshing mixture of H2O in a pint glass, the researchers were working with the chemical [...]

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August 15, 2016

Setting Robots in Motion, Quickly and Efficiently

How can a drone get from one place to another in a forest, without colliding with any trees? How can a robot pick up a bolt and insert it into a casing, without smashing into any of the other moving objects in a crowded factory? Our ability to find a solution to this problem – which is called [...]

August 02, 2016

ECE Welcomes Six Summer Interns from IIT

This summer, Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) welcomed six students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) educational system as part of an ongoing collaboration. First started in 2012 as a result of discussions between IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-GN) Director Sudhir [...]

July 27, 2016

Cummer Named Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Steve Cummer, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. The honor is bestowed upon only 0.1 percent of the society’s membership in any given year and recognizes scientific eminence in the Earth and space [...]

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 [...]

July 13, 2016

Duke Robotics in Action

Come along for a brief tour through just a few of the current projects being pursued by the up-and-coming Duke Robotics group.

July 13, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Beckman Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and neurobiology at Duke University, has been named a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator by the Beckman Foundation. The $750,000, four-year award will support Gong’s research into understanding how neurons [...]

July 08, 2016

Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering

George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016.Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, [...]

June 22, 2016

Duke Smart Home Gears Up for Year of Innovative Energy Storage Projects

The Duke Smart Home Program is looking forward to a year focused on developing and carrying out a variety of energy storage projects. The organization—which includes the Home Depot Smart Home, a live-in research laboratory operated by the Pratt School of Engineering—strives to utilize methods of [...]

June 20, 2016

Robotic Motion Planning in Real-Time

George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin develop a new computer processor specially designed for robotic motion planning that far exceeds current technology in speed and power.

June 07, 2016

Online Analytics Course Tackles a Fast-Moving Field

With every new student who enrolls in his online data analytics course, Daniel Egger senses the corporate world scrambling to redefine itself. Egger is an executive-in-residence in Duke's Master's of Engineering Management program, where he is co-teaching a new series of online courses aimed at [...]

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