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May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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May 20, 2016

The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything

Adrian Bejan's new book breaks down the driving forces behind the movement and flow of everything in nature

May 12, 2016

Artists Draw Inspiration from Constructal Law

Two international artists have found inspiration in the Constructal Law—the law of physics of design and evolution, penned by Duke's Adrian Bejan, stating that any flowing system allowed to change freely over time will evolve toward an easier flowing architecture. This law accounts for the [...]

April 28, 2016

Tony Jun Huang: Developing Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies to Improve Health Care

New faculty member Tony Jun Huang brings a wide array of microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies to Duke’s proven pipeline for developing biomedical devices.

April 27, 2016

Duke AERO: Giving Lift to Students’ Careers

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringAerospace Engineering at Duke is a discipline that exists in something of an academic ‘twilight zone.’ As a certificate program within the mechanical engineering and materials science department, [...]

April 27, 2016

Piloting Drones into the Future

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Engineering is more than just a series of cumbersome problem sets. It is the quest to discover the unknown. Engineers jump at the opportunity to tackle a problem and explore feasible solutions. [...]

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

April 07, 2016

Getting the Graduate Experience in Silicon Valley

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Law School are launching a summer program that takes graduate students to the world’s hub for technical innovation and enterprise. The new offering will immerse students in the world of technology [...]

April 04, 2016

Duke’s Materials Science Sparks a Brighter Energy Future

Energy provides humanity with immeasurable benefits and promise, allowing people all over the world to maintain or improve their standard of living and build healthier and happier communities.Yet the production and use of energy also introduces a number of emerging threats, including climate change [...]

March 30, 2016

Duke Robotics Gets an Arm and a Leg Up

There is a robot learning to be a nurse in the School of Nursing. And that’s not even the most interesting robotics project on Duke’s campus! Duke’s newly formed Robotics Group showed off a wide range of projects underway March 28, during the first annual Duke Robotics Student Symposium. More than [...]

March 29, 2016

Online International Collaboration Demonstrates Reliability of Quantum Simulations for Materials Design

Reproducibility does not come easily It's a corner stone of science: independent yet identical experiments should produce identical results. Only in this way can science identify ‘laws’, which lead to new insight and new technologies. However, several recent studies have pointed out that such [...]

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