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Sensing & Imaging

Computational tools and advanced sensing techniques are giving us unmatched insights into the world around us. From gigapixel cameras to carbon nanotube sensors, we’re developing novel approaches to gathering and analyzing information to make our world safer and more secure, and healthcare applications faster and more efficient.

Joel Greenberg and Michael Gehm in their lab

Research Areas

  • Computational and compressive sensing and measurement
  • Optical physics
  • Smart cameras
  • Inverse problems
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • On-chip sensing and lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Printed and thin-film electronics
  • Biosensing

Good to Know

Michael Gehm

Michael Gehm was named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Qing Liu

Qing Ho Liu won the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Computational Electromagnetics Award

Aaron Franklin

Aaron Franklin’s sensor start-up Tyrata secured $4.5M in Series A funding.

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Recovering Color Images from Scattered Light

New technique non-invasively separates spectral bands from scattered light

WaSH-AID team members

Expanding Access to Clean, Safe Sanitation Options

Duke University Center for WaSH-AID develops user-focused technology to solve water, sanitation and hygiene problems worldwide

Michael Gehm and Joel Greenberg in their lab

Safe Travels

Duke ECE is driving a new $5.83 million airport security project

Associated Faculty

David J. Brady

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Professor Brady's research focuses on "smart cameras" which use artificial intelligence to increase the amount of visual information captured and to render this information useful. In 2012 his group built the world's first gigapixel camera, his work today focuses on making [...]

Martin A. Brooke

Martin A. Brooke

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Analog, RF, and optoelectronic circuits. Sensor interface circuits. Deployable sensor systems

Tingjun Chen

Tingjun Chen

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (beginning August 1, 2021)

Research Interests: wireless networks, edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT) computing

Richard B. Fair

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip applications based on electrowetting technology

Aaron D. Franklin

Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nanomaterials in electronic devices, nanofabrication, printed electronics and internet of things (IoT), biosensing

Michael E. Gehm

Michael E. Gehm

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Primarily computational and compressive sensing and measurement in all modalities (with special emphasis in Electromagnetic/Optical from RF to x-ray and all forms of Mass spectrometry), with side interests in optical physics, high-performance x-ray simulation, and rapid- [...]

Jeffrey Glass

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Electronic materials and the associated devices/instruments improved by these materials, especially electrode applications in miniature mass spectrometry, energy conversion and storage and liquid waste disinfection for developing regions. Electrochemical measurements and [...]

Nan Marie Jokerst

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Qing Huo Liu

Qing Huo Liu

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational electromagnetics and acoustics; inverse problems, and their application in geophysics, nanophotonics, and biomedical imaging

Douglas Nowacek

Douglas Nowacek

Randolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University Distinguished Professor of Conservation Technology in Environment and Engineering

Research Interests: Link between acoustic and motor behavior in marine mammals, specifically, how they use sound in ecological processes. Development of tools for marine conservation research