Research News

October 21, 2014

Engineering Creative Design

A dance major, theater major and electrical engineering major walk into a classroom together. While that may sound like the start of a bad joke in the DukEngineer, it actually happens three days a week in Duke’s Hull Dance Studio. For the past two years, students from different corners of campus [...]

October 13, 2014

Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal—setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography. This year's Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for [...]

September 16, 2014

Henry Pfister: Inferring Answers through Graphical Models

Henry Pfister recently joined both the electrical and computer engineering department in Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering as well as the interdisciplinary Information Initiative at Duke (iiD). An expert in extracting information from both mountains and molehills of data, he will tackle [...]

September 12, 2014

Aaron Franklin: Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials

Aaron Franklin has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Leaving IBM’s research enterprise for academia, Franklin will continue his research into semiconducting [...]

September 05, 2014

George Konidaris: Building Smarter Robots

George Konidaris, a specialist in artificial intelligence and computer science, joined the electrical and computer engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on September 1, 2014. With a dual appointment in the department of computer science, his research will focus on [...]

September 02, 2014

Kris Hauser: Keeping Robots Upright

Kris Hauser, an expert in computer science, informatics and robotics, joined both the electrical and computer engineering department and the mechanical engineering and materials science department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on August 3, 2014. Part of a steadily expanding [...]

August 28, 2014

Joel Greenberg: Spotting Explosives and Tumors

Joel Greenberg has been named an assistant research professor in Duke’s  Department of Electrical and computer Engineering. As a former research scientist in the department and member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program (DISP), he will continue leading a project he has been working on [...]

August 12, 2014

Willie Padilla: Exploring Technology's "Terahertz Gap"

Metamaterials expert Willie Padilla joined the electrical and computer engineering department of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on July 1, 2014. Adding to one of the nation’s largest corps of faculty working with metamaterials, Padilla focuses on developing techniques and devices [...]

July 22, 2014

Chris Dwyer Named National Security Science and Engineering Fellow

Chris Dwyer, an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, has been named one of ten new National Security Science and Engineering Fellows by the U.S. Department of Defense. The fellowship will award up to $3 million in research support for up to five years. The field of computer [...]

July 10, 2014

Smith Named Chair of ECE

David Smith has been named chair of Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective August 1, 2014. Smith, the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), is one of the most highly cited and highly respected scholars in electrical and computer [...]

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