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November 16, 2017

World Toilet Day: Duke Engineers Tackle the Global Sanitation Crisis

Duke engineers are leading two projects backed by the Gates Foundation to bring sanitation to the developing world

April 29, 2015

A Fitting Name for New Gross Hall Space: 'The Foundry'

Evoking the energetic spirit of industry and entrepreneurship, the new “maker space” in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke. The name was selected from 174 naming ideas submitted by 121 students, faculty and staff during a campus-wide contest. “There [...]

April 29, 2015

New Duke Facility Will Advance Engineering, Physics

Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will create a hub where engineering and physics faculty work together with graduate and undergraduate students to [...]

April 27, 2015

Duke Receives $9.75 Million for ‘Big Data’ Initiative

Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, President Richard H. Brodhead said Monday. Launched in 2013, the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) [...]

April 02, 2015

ECE Alum Brandon Noia Wins Prestigious Dissertation Award

Brandon Noia, who earned his PhD from Duke ECE in 2014 under the advisement of Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Duke, has been selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association ( [...]

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 19, 2015

Name That Space!

The new innovative 'maker space' in Gross Hall opens this fall, and the Duke community is invited to suggest its new name – entries due April 6. There’s something about garages and basements that connect with creativity. It’s a well-known story how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first [...]

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 09, 2015

Diving into the HiDiVE

Duke University will soon be home to virtual reality environment that few others in the world can match. The system includes projection screens on all four walls, the ceiling and the floor, each featuring 1920 x 1920 pixel resolution. The six-sided cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE), called [...]

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