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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 [...]

April 02, 2008

Three Duke Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Three Duke University students have been selected for Goldwater Scholarships in science, mathematics and engineering for the 2008-09 academic year.They were among 321 sophomores and juniors chosen on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science and engineering students [...]

April 02, 2008

Chakrabarty Honored for Mentorship

Even though he is six years out from graduating and now working at IBM, Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D., finds himself calling Krishnendu “Krish” Chakrabarty, Ph.D., on a monthly basis seeking advice or an opinion on a particular problem.

March 06, 2008

Katsouleas Named Dean at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Duke University has selected Thomas Katsouleas, professor of electrical engineering and electrophysics at the University of Southern California and the school’s former vice provost for information services, as the new dean of the Pratt School of Engineering.

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 [...]

December 01, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Lands Duke Engineers on ‘Scientific American 50′

Two researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have been named to the "Scientific American 50" for their work on developing an "invisibility cloak." Compiled by Scientific American magazine, the roster of leaders in research, business and public policy appeared in the December [...]

October 19, 2006

First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.

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