October 24, 2016

Turning Your Living Room into a Wireless Charging Station

Researchers demonstrate that the technology already exists to produce a wireless power transfer system similar to a flat-screen TV that could remotely charge any device within its line of sight.

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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 [...]

January 14, 2016

Duke Receives $500K Grant to Support Science, Engineering Professorships for Women

A five-year, $500,000 grant will fund two professorships for new female faculty in the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments at Duke University. The grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program will further the university’s goal of attracting [...]

January 13, 2016

IIT Gandhinagar and Duke University Forge Partnership

In January 2016, a contingent from Duke University visited the Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar (IITGN) for a week of partnership and capacity building events. The partnership is a result of a Joint Declaration of Intent, signed by the U.S. and Indian governments in January 2015, to [...]

January 06, 2016

Grant Targets Quantum Computing’s Error Control Challenge

A team of researchers led by Duke University and the University of Maryland have been tapped by the nation’s own “Q Branch” to take quantum computing efforts to the next level using one of the field’s leading technologies—ion traps. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) [...]

December 15, 2015

Blue Devils Soar to New Heights

EGR 190: Applied Engineering Design is a hands-on course at Duke that can take students just about anywhere, including tens of thousands of feet in the air. For this year’s capstone project, dubbed the Duke High Altitude Balloon Project, students in the class launched two weather balloons to [...]

December 14, 2015

Duke Electric Vehicles Team Hits Hollywood

During the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon, the Duke Electric Vehicles (DEV) team had quite a showing. Not only did they take 2nd place in their category, their carefully catalogued research into the optimal thickness of their car’s carbon-fiber body won them the Technical Innovation Award. The [...]

December 11, 2015

Mikkelsen Encourages Women in STEM through SPIE Women in Optics Planner

Maiken Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke, was featured in this year’s SPIE Women in Optics planner. Each year since 2005, SPIE—the international society for optical engineering—has produced the [...]

December 09, 2015

Medieval Art Gets a Modern Twist

A new hands-on exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke gives visitors a chance to use technology to color ancient statues. Duke computer scientists and art historians worked with Guillermo Sapiro, the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to create [...]