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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 [...]

January 09, 2014

'Superlens' Extends Range of Wireless Power Transfer

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now, Duke University researchers have demonstrated the feasibility [...]

January 03, 2014

Supercomputers Join Search for 'Cheapium'

In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power. In a new study, researchers from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering used computational methods to [...]

December 12, 2013

Krishnendu Chakrabarty Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Pratt, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery today. Along with 49 of his peers from around the world, Chakrabarty was recognized for his contributions to computing that are driving innovations [...]

November 20, 2013

Chakrabarty Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, a professor in Duke's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to receive the Humboldt Research Award. This prestigious award is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to "outstanding researchers whose fundamental discoveries, new [...]

November 08, 2013

Congress Members Visit Duke to Experience the Future of Airport Security

Three members of the North Carolina delegation to Congress—Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), George Holding (R-NC), and David Price (D-NC)—visited Duke’s campus on November 6 to tour research labs and view demonstrations of airport security research projects happening at Duke. Over the past several [...]

November 07, 2013

Wireless Device Converts "Lost" Energy into Electric Power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct [...]

October 31, 2013

Stiff-Roberts Garners Funding for “SENSOR Saturday Academy”

Scores of Durham County eighth-graders from minority groups typically underrepresented in scientific careers will soon get to participate in a practical, hands-on program aimed at sparking their interest in research, teaching them about engineering and exposing them to the roles engineers play. [...]

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