Research News

August 13, 2015

Helping Siri Hear Through a Cocktail Party

People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they’re about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the “Cocktail Party” conundrum. In a crowded room with voices coming from every direction, the human auditory system is incredibly good at [...]

July 27, 2015

Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record

Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing. At its most basic level, your smart phone’s battery is powering billions of transistors using electrons to flip on and off billions of [...]

June 01, 2015

Waiting to Exhale

A startup company based on technology invented at Duke University is working to make blood glucose measurement as easy as exhalation—and end the need to draw blood. The idea is the brainchild of Ryan McCormick, a recent PhD graduate from Duke’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering (ECE [...]

May 28, 2015

A Look Back on the Discovery of Metamaterials

In the past 15 years, metamaterials has brought breakthroughs like invisibility cloaks, acoustic cloaks, miniaturized flat antennas, and you-don’t-have-to-stop-anymore airport security screenings. Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London recently visited co-founder of the field David R. Smith at [...]

May 26, 2015

Innovative Approaches to Autism Diagnoses

Duke Forward features a video each week on "Ideas That Move the World Forward" highlighting innovative work from Duke faculty members. This week, the series included a video from Guillermo Sapiro, the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who talks about a new [...]

April 02, 2015

Miroslav Pajic: Making Smart Systems That Interact with the Physical World

Miroslav Pajic, an expert in cyber-physical systems, which merge physical processes with information systems, will join Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor in July 2015. With a history of making the electronics embedded in the world around [...]

April 02, 2015

Chakrabarty Receives 2015 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Duke University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has received the 2015 Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. The award [...]

March 23, 2015

Educating Engineers to Meet Grand Challenges

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today, Duke and more than 120 other U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. These "Grand [...]

March 18, 2015

Photo Gallery: 2015 Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Open House

On March 8, 2015, more than 450 visitors learned about light-based technologies at the 2015 Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) Open House. The event featured many PhD students and faculty from Duke, and Nobel laureate John Hall, who was one of the keynote speakers at the 2015 FIP Symposium [...]

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 [...]

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