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March 09, 2015

Diving into the HiDiVE

Duke University will soon be home to virtual reality environment that few others in the world can match. The system includes projection screens on all four walls, the ceiling and the floor, each featuring 1920 x 1920 pixel resolution. The six-sided cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE), called [...]

March 06, 2015

Photo: Blake Wilson marks Pratt's 75th anniversary

This photo appeared originally in Duke Today: Blake Wilson, right, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and surgery at Duke and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, gave the Duke Engineering 75th Anniversary Lecture on March 5, 2015, in Baldwin [...]

March 05, 2015

Mikkelsen NSF CAREER Award to Support Quantum Photonics Research

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at Duke University, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award supports outstanding young faculty members in their efforts to build [...]

February 25, 2015

Nan Jokerst elected chair of Duke's Academic Council

This article originally appeared in Duke Today. In a competition among friends, Pratt School of Engineering Professor Nan Jokerst defeated Emily Klein to earn a two-year term as chair of the Academic Council. Jokerst, the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, [...]

February 18, 2015

Durham DEID Project Wins Statewide Award

Determined to use their engineering skills to support their local Durham community, a group of Duke students received enough support in return to win a $10,000 grant for their project. The award comes from the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation competition [...]

February 18, 2015

ARPA-E Supports Miniaturized Mass Spectrometer Project at Duke

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a team from Duke University a major grant to develop a next-generation methane detector to sniff out natural gas leaks across America. The grant is part of the Methane Observation Networks with Innovative [...]

February 06, 2015

Wiesner and Daubechies Named National Academy of Engineering Members

Mark Wiesner, the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Ingrid Daubechies, professor of electrical and computer engineering and the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, have been named members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest [...]

January 30, 2015

Mikkelsen Wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award

Maiken Mikkelsen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at Duke University, has earned an award through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program. The program supports scientists and engineers who have received their PhD in the [...]

January 23, 2015

More to Lightning Than Meets the Eye

There’s much more to a lightning bolt than meets the eye, and engineers at Duke University have invented an improved way of tracking these hidden phenomena. When a bolt of lightning flashes through the open air, less than 10 percent of the total electrical activity is visible. The rest is hidden [...]

January 16, 2015

Brown to Lead U.S. Army in Engineering Science Research

April Brown, the John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, has been tapped by the U.S. Army to lead its extramural engineering research enterprise.   As the chief scientific leader in defining the strategy of the Army’s [...]

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