Research News

August 15, 2008

Sen. Dole Aide Tours Photonics Institute

Reggie Holley, seated, deputy state director for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., recently visited a number of laboratories at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics to learn more about the scope of federally funded research at the Pratt School of Engineering.

June 19, 2008

Experimental Phone Network Uses Virtual Sticky Notes

The rapid convergence of social networks, mobile phones and global positioning technology has given Duke University engineers the ability to create something they call "virtual sticky notes," site-specific messages that people can leave for others to pick up on their mobile phones. "Every mobile [...]

April 25, 2008

Fernandez wins NDSEG Fellowship

Christy Fernandez, a member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Group advised by ECE Professor David Brady. She is yet another Pratt winner of a 2007 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Fernandez’s application was selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research [...]

April 23, 2008

Dan Roberts a Goldwater Scholar

Dan Roberts, a junior in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, was one of three Duke students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Another engineering student, Stephen DeVience, received an honorable mention.

April 07, 2008

Meet the New Faculty: Matt Reynolds

Talk to Matt Reynolds about his work and chances are he'll quote his favorite piece of trivia exemplifying the value of technology in our lives. Here it is: By the year 2005, more transistors -- tiny electrical gadgets found in everything from toasters to computers - had been created by human hands [...]

February 27, 2008

Engineer Roy Choudhury wins NSF Early Career Award for "Spotlight" Wireless Network Development

DURHAM, N.C. – Assistant Professor Romit Roy Choudhury has received a 5-year, $437,000 National Science Foundation Early CAREER award. The distinction recognizes and supports the early career development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become academic leaders, according [...]

January 09, 2008

"Invisibility Cloaks" Could Break Sound Barriers

Contrary to earlier predictions, Duke University engineers have found that a three-dimensional sound cloak is possible, at least in theory. Such an acoustic veil would do for sound what the "invisibility cloak" previously demonstrated by the research team does for microwaves—allowing sound waves to [...]

November 01, 2007

Fernandez wins NDSEG Fellowship

Graduate student Christy Fernandez, a member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Group advised by ECE Professor David Brady, is yet another Pratt winner of a 2007 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Fernandez’s application was selected by the Air Force Office of [...]

October 03, 2007

Why Women Succeed

When Nan Jokerst studied engineering in the 1980s, being a woman meant being surrounded by men. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, says Jokerst, the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke. “I had more dates than anybody. If you want to date a lot [...]

October 01, 2007

Wang wins dissertation award

Dazhi Wang, PhD student of ECE Professor Kishor Trivedi, has won the Outstanding PhD dissertation award for 2006-2007 from the Computer Science department. Furthermore, Dazhi is being nominated for the Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Dissertation Award.

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