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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

October 15, 2008

David Smith: Creating New Materials that Go Beyond Nature

In 1967, Russian scientist Victor Veselago published theoretical research on a bizarre type of material that, while possible according to the known laws of physics, didn't exist anywhere on the planet as far as anyone could tell. Veselago was describing materials with a negative refraction, which [...]

October 14, 2008

Matt Reynolds - Bridging the gaps between the physical and digital worlds

Reynolds's research focuses on creating innovative connections between the digital and the physical worlds, with a special focus on giving digital "vision" to robots and other devices.

October 14, 2008

Jim Gaston – New Smart Home Director

Jim Gaston’s passion is exploring the wonders of the watery wonders of the world. At any opportunity, he’s off to the North Carolina coast, or Key Largo, strapping on the tanks, and swimming along underwater reefs or long-wrecked ships. And he doesn’t just dive for his personal pleasure, he teaches [...]

September 05, 2008

Trivedi honored by IEEE

It may sound a bit odd, but computer software ages. However, unlike our skin as it ages, software can also be rejuvenated.

August 21, 2008

Quantum: The Next Generation in Computing

While computers are getting progressively smaller and more powerful, the underlying principles – encoding information in long strings of ones and zeroes – have not changed markedly in 50 years. But that could soon change. Scientists at Duke University and elsewhere are making advances in a new type [...]

August 15, 2008

Sen. Dole Aide Tours Photonics Institute

Reggie Holley, seated, deputy state director for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., recently visited a number of laboratories at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics to learn more about the scope of federally funded research at the Pratt School of Engineering.

July 01, 2008

Glass Named Senior Associate Dean for Education at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Professor Jeffrey T. Glass has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education, Dean Tom Katsouleas announced on July 1, 2008. He succeeds Tod Laursen, who served in that capacity since 2003 and will now become chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. “Jeff has [...]

June 19, 2008

Smart Home Gets Top Environmental Building Score

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that [...]

June 19, 2008

Experimental Phone Network Uses Virtual Sticky Notes

The rapid convergence of social networks, mobile phones and global positioning technology has given Duke University engineers the ability to create something they call "virtual sticky notes," site-specific messages that people can leave for others to pick up on their mobile phones. "Every mobile [...]

May 19, 2008

Lee Pearson Commencement Speech 2008

Welcome mothers and happy Mother's Day, thank you for all that you do. Welcome fathers thanks for your part in making Mother's Day possible.

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