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March 23, 2017

The “Citation Classic” That Redefined Microfluidics

In 2004, Duke Engineering researchers demonstrated the first digital lab-on-a-chip platform. Today, that breakthrough is now used in the products of three companies and changed the face of genetic screening.

December 13, 2000

$25 Million Gift to Launch Center for Advanced Photonics and Communications Systems at Duke

$50 MILLION GIFT TO LAUNCH CENTERS FOR ADVANCED PHOTONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AT STANFORD AND DUKE DURHAM, N.C.-- High-tech entrepreneur Michael J. Fitzpatrick and his wife, Patty, will donate $25 million each to Duke and Stanford universities to establish new centers for advanced photonics [...]

October 08, 2000

Duke Plans $77 Million Engineering Center

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke University Board of Trustees Saturday began the approval process for a $77 million Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Sciences that would more than triple research, teaching, office and conference space at the Pratt School of Engineering. The trustees also [...]

December 17, 1999

Investment Manager Jeffrey Vinik Gives $5 Million to Duke Engineering School

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University engineering alumnus and investment portfolio manager Jeffrey N. Vinik and his wife, Penny, are giving $5 million to Duke's Pratt School of Engineering to expand and improve the school's facilities, President Nannerl O. Keohane announced Thursday. Vinik, former manager [...]

December 01, 1999

Pratt Symposium at Duke to Discuss Education of ‘New Engineer’

DURHAM, N.C. - A distinguished panel from academia, government and industry will discuss the education of engineers for the 21st century during the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering Symposium to be held from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Friday at Love Auditorium in Duke University's Levine Science [...]

October 16, 1999

Scott Olson

Graduation Year:  1991 Degree(s) at Duke:  Bachelor of Science Major/Program:  Computer Science Electrical Engineering Career Highlights:  WheelGroup Corporation, Cisco, Eclat Solutions My advice to students: Try to take every opportunity to work in the field of your choice. [...]

October 04, 1999

Edmund T. Pratt Jr. Gives Duke University $35 Million to Endow School of Engineering

DURHAM, N.C. -- Edmund T. Pratt Jr., the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer Inc., is giving $35 million to endow the Duke University School of Engineering, which will be named in his honor, university president Nannerl O. Keohane announced Sunday. "What better thing to do with [...]

May 27, 1999

Duke University Names Kristina Johnson New Engineering Dean

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kristina Johnson, a University of Colorado electrical engineering professor and leader in interdisciplinary research that melds light with electronics, has been named dean of the Duke University School of Engineering, Provost John Strohbehn announced Wednesday. Johnson, 42, is an [...]

June 03, 1998

Duke Engineers Apply ‘Fuzzy’ Thinking to Hotel Management

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke engineers have shown that intentionally imprecise rules of thinking called "fuzzy logic" can help hotel computers sell the right room to the right customer at the right time, thus boosting income. In a pilot study at two North Carolina hotels, researchers at the Duke School of [...]

October 16, 1996

Jerry Wilkinson

The year was 1967 when Jerry C. Wilkinson graduated from Duke University’s School of Engineering with his BSE in electrical engineering. Four years earlier, Wilkinson arrived at Duke’s campus site for the very first time. While Wilkinson enjoyed mathematics and science as a high school student, he [...]

October 16, 1987

Robert Everett

Robert Everett, a 1942 Duke graduate, exemplifies the potential for success in engineering after graduation. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Everett went on to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his master’s degree. This marked the [...]

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