Research News

December 06, 2016

ECE Doctoral Graduate Ran Wang Wins International Award

Ran Wang, a 2016 graduate of Duke University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) PhD program, has won the 2016 IEEE Test Technology Technical Council's E. J. McCluskey Doctoral Thesis Award—an award given annually after an international competition for the best PhD thesis in the field. Wang [...]

November 29, 2016

Xin Li Named IEEE Fellow

Xin Li, newly hired professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Li was cited for his “contributions to modeling, analysis, and optimization of variability of integrated circuits and systems.”Li has [...]

October 24, 2016

Turning Your Living Room into a Wireless Charging Station

Researchers demonstrate that the technology already exists to produce a wireless power transfer system similar to a flat-screen TV that could remotely charge any device within its line of sight.

October 14, 2016

Lego-Like Wall Produces Acoustic Holograms

New technology shapes sound waves for applications from speakers to ultrasound imaging

October 07, 2016

Xin Li: Pushing Integrated Circuits to New Heights and New Frontiers

New faculty member Xin Li works on advanced integrated circuit design and optimization while pushing the technology into new applications

October 05, 2016

Mikkelsen Named Army Research Office Young Investigator

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, has won two new highly competitive research awards—the Young Investigator Program award from the Army Research Office (ARO) and a $2 million [...]

September 21, 2016

Making Smart Meters Smarter

Duke engineers seek energy insights by reading a building's electrical signatures

August 29, 2016

Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Duke students and researchers are using deep learning to autonomously spot solar panels from the sky

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 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 [...]

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