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Sensing & Imaging

Computational tools and advanced sensing techniques are giving us unmatched insights into the world around us. 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.

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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
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Duke Rainforest XPRIZE Team Advances to Semifinals

An expedition to Costa Rica gave the Blue Devil Forest Divers the field experience they needed to effectively ID and count the rainforest’s residents

Michael Gehm

Duke ECE's Michael Gehm: Reevaluating the Architectures of Measurement

In this Q&A, the optics expert discusses his lab's computational sensing research and its potential for impact in health and security applications

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Team Including Duke ECE's Steve Cummer Provides 3D Study of “Gigantic Jet” Lightning Burst

The team studied an elusive atmospheric electrical discharge that rose 50 miles into space

Primary Faculty

Brooke

Martin A. Brooke

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Chen

Tingjun Chen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Wireless networking, next-generation wireless and optical networks, edge cloud and computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile and embedded systems, platforms and testbeds

Fair

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Distinguished Professor of Engineering

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

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

Gehm

Michael E. Gehm

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-…

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…

Jokerst

Nan Marie Jokerst

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

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

Nowacek

Douglas Nowacek

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

Research Interests: Marine mammal behavioral and acoustic ecologyOcean noiseOffshore renewable energy