Research News

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 [...]

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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