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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

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 22, 2008

Pratt Fellow Levy Develops Tools for Better Disease and Chemical Detection

As a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow in the laboratory of J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Nan Marie Jokerst, Melissa Levy is a member of a team designing a hand-held “lab on a chip” capable of detecting the parasite responsible for malaria in a single [...]

January 13, 2008

Rachel Brady: New Tools for Understanding

She's made a career out of visualizing data.

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 21, 2007

Water Conservation Paying Off at Duke

During recent tours of Duke’s Home Depot Smart Home, visitors marveled at two 1,000-gallon rain barrels that collect water to flush toilets, wash clothes and irrigate landscaping at the home.

December 17, 2007

Duke Undergraduate Entrepreneurs in Action

Ideas that included promoting childrens books for African-Americans and creation of a cooperative kitchen for low-income single mothers were among the student presentations Dec. 6 at the Undergraduate Entrepreneurs Pitch Session, part of the University’s inaugural Entrepreneurship Week. Six groups [...]

December 05, 2007

Electrical Engineering Research in Berlin

This summer, I did research in electrical engineering at Fraunhofer Institute of Reliability and Integration in Berlin. My project involved modeling the first-order delta sigma analog to digital converter using MATLAB & SIMULINK and also its non-idealities. I was supervised by a PhD student at [...]

December 05, 2007

Summer Internship with Cisco Systems

I remember the moment that I began to want a summer internship. It was in the middle of Winter Break during an 8 hour marathon of bad VH1 shows that I realized how utterly bored I was. I told myself I couldn't let this happen to me over the summer. I had just declared my major in Electrical & [...]

December 01, 2007

Eleven Selected for Chambers Fellowships

Eleven graduate students have been selected by the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics for two-year John T. Chambers Fellowships. They are Greg Nusz, Henry Fu and Robert Graf, all of BME; Jiefu Chen, Justin Migacz, Sabarni Palit, Samuel Drezdozon, See Hoon Lim, Thomas Hand, and Zhiya Zhao, all of [...]

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