April 30, 2014

Chris Dries: Building Businesses from the Atoms Up

President and CEO, United Silicon Carbide Inc.Princeton, NJ Graduation Year: 1994 Degree at Duke: PhD Major/Program: Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Chris Dries, E’94, PhD, is a serial entrepreneur who--after joining an indium phosphide startup business --sold it to begin anew with [...]

April 30, 2014

Steven McClelland: Shaping Yahoo!

VP, Product Management, Yahoo! San Francisco, CA Graduation Year: 1995 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Steven McClelland is VP of product management at Yahoo, where he manages the ways that Yahoo creates, distributes and manages its [...]

April 29, 2014

Alyssa Benza: Exercising Her Options

Managing Director, Goldman SachsNew York, NY Graduation Year: 2002 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Biomedical EngineeringElectrical Engineering Career Highlights: Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Member, Pratt Board of Visitors Walking into the door with an engineering degree [...]

April 29, 2014

Pratt's MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even lets researchers look through their interiors slice-by- [...]

April 24, 2014

Energy Deputy Secretary: Duke’s Innovative Energy Research is Essential to Security, Safety

Innovative research like that being carried out at Duke is essential to the future of energy security, sustainability and environmental safety, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy told an audience at the Sanford School of Public Policy after a daylong visit with Duke students, [...]

April 18, 2014

Robert Calderbank Wins IEEE Communications Society Award for 15-Year-Old Paper

Robert Calderbank, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Information Initiative at Duke University, has been awarded the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication. The honor is given each [...]

April 06, 2014

Q&A with Professor Benjamin C. Lee

Benjamin C. Lee is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on power-efficient computer architectures and high-performance applications. Lee has held various visiting research positions at Microsoft Research, Intel Corporation and Lawrence Livermore [...]

April 06, 2014

Lads on Chips, Talking Microfluidic Biochips with ECE Professors Krishnendu Chakrabarty and Richard Fair

Technology moves at a breakneck pace, with advances that make the mind spin. Duke University is keeping in step with this technological revolution, but in ways that might surprise the casual observer. For example, one intrepid group of researchers led by Krishnendu Chakrabarty, PhD, and Richard [...]

March 11, 2014

Acoustic Cloaking Device Hides Objects from Sound

Using little more than a few perforated sheets of plastic and a staggering amount of number crunching, Duke engineers have demonstrated the world’s first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. The new device reroutes sound waves to create the impression that both the cloak and anything beneath it are [...]

February 21, 2014

Duke’s StartupConnect Attracts Startups, Hundreds of Attendees

Aspiring Duke entrepreneurs met with more than 20 startup employers during the inaugural StartupConnect event Thursday at Gross Hall. The event, which was open to Duke students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, as well as invited guests from UNC, provided students with an understanding of the [...]