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August 03, 2016

Perpetual “Ice Water”: Stable Solid-Liquid State Revealed in Nanoparticles

Imagine pouring a glass of ice water and having the ice cubes remain unchanged hours later, even under a broiler’s heat or in the very back corner of the freezer. That’s fundamentally the surprising discovery recently made by an international group of researchers led by an electrical engineering professor at Duke University in a paper published online in Nature Matter on July 25, 2016. But instead of a refreshing mixture of H2O in a pint glass, the researchers were working with the chemical [...]

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March 17, 2016

Chakrabarty Named Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Professor of Engineering in Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The three-year fellowship includes up to $180,000 and [...]

March 16, 2016

New Collaborative Seed Grant Program Gives Eight Awards

A new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the School of Medicine and the campus has awarded its first round of seed grants to eight project teams. "The overarching goal of this program is to encourage collaborations around quantitative basic and clinical research [...]

March 10, 2016

Connected Car Technology Returns Home with Proud Parent

The future of mobile satellite communications recently rolled through the engineering quad on Duke’s campus. Dubbed the “mTenna,” the flat device is about the size of your hand and can connect with satellites in any direction while on the move, providing internet connections at speeds capable of [...]

February 24, 2016

Mikkelsen Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, has been named a 2016 Cottrell Scholar in physics. The Cottrell Scholar program develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by [...]

February 12, 2016

Meet Pratt’s New Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda became new Vinik Dean of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering on August 1, 2016. Previously chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Bellamkonda was appointed in January after an international search, and cited by Duke’s President Richard Brodhead for his “outstanding personal accomplishment and visionary leadership.”

February 11, 2016

Building the World’s First Quantum Computer

In a building full of advanced photonics research, the laboratory of Jungsang Kim just might have the most complicated optical setups. After all, not many engineering challenges involve controlling the frequency of a laser to within a millionth of a percent. Grant Targets Quantum Computing's Error [...]

February 10, 2016

The Genetic Codes That Create Optical Computers

Researchers at Duke University can use photons instead of electrons to store data, drastically increasing the storage capacity of the optical analog of Blu-Ray discs. So what are your top 5,000 movies? “That’s the kind of ridiculous thing we can do, but I don’t know how we’re going to use it,” said [...]

February 02, 2016

Tick Collection? There’s a Bot for That!

Collecting ticks for infectious disease research—currently a manual process involving close contact with the ticks—is risky business, putting researchers in danger of contracting some of the very diseases they’re studying. But last year, Duke global health and medicine professor Greg Gray had an [...]

January 26, 2016

Duke University Names New Engineering School Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda, a renowned biomedical engineer who has led one of the top-ranked departments in the country, will be the new Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth announced Tuesday. Bellamkonda is the Wallace H [...]

January 21, 2016

Four Pratt Faculty Among “Most Highly Cited”

Four Pratt-affiliated faculty members made the cut for Thomson Reuter’s “Highly Cited Researchers 2015.” They are David Smith and Ingrid Daubechies of the electrical and computer engineering department and Heather Stapleton and Mark Wiesner of the civil and environmental engineering department. The [...]

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