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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 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 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 [...]

January 07, 2015

Wilson Awarded National Academy of Engineering’s Prestigious Russ Prize

Blake S. Wilson, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and surgery at Duke University and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, has been awarded the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize for “engineering cochlear implants that enable the deaf to hear [...]

December 16, 2014

Calderbank, Chilkoti Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Two faculty members from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): Robert Calderbank, the Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and director of the Information [...]

December 12, 2014

Blake Wilson Named 2015 IEEE Fellow

Blake Wilson, adjunct professor of surgery, biomedical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition for his work in the development of cochlear implants. The IEEE Grade [...]

October 28, 2014

The Skin Cancer Selfie

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough, though, it is almost always curable. Now, a camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body [...]

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