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The Durham Athletic Park in 1992. From the Wikipedia Commons.

October 13, 2017

Deterring Drones from Ballparks and Botanical Gardens

New grant exploring ways of deterring unwanted drones joins engineers with a AAA baseball stadium and a botanical garden

Black dots mark gold nanoparticles that have been attracted to the surface of pressure-sensitive domes constructed by engineered bacteria.

October 09, 2017

Bacteria Self-Organize to Build Working Sensors

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble into working device

collage of external fellows

October 06, 2017

Seven Graduate Students Earn External Fellowships

Highly competitive national awards help graduate students conduct research

Emily Shannon and Gabriel Antoniak test the length of the first prototype prosthetic arm while the recipient tries it on during their first trip to Haiti

September 26, 2017

Printing Outside the Borders

Duke Engineering students design and 3D-print a prosthetic arm for a young Haitian boy

September 21, 2017

Christine Payne: Investigating Interactions between Cells and Engineered Materials

New faculty member Christine Payne studies the complex ways cells interact with engineered materials, from nanoparticles in the environment to electrically active polymers

Michael Rubinstein joins Duke from UNC

September 21, 2017

Michael Rubinstein: A Collaborative Approach to Soft-Matter Engineering and Science

New faculty member Michael Rubinstein creates polymeric models to bridge scientific disciplines and advance soft-matter research.

Adrian Bejan

September 20, 2017

Bejan Wins 2017 Ralph Coats Roe Medal

Award recognizes contributions toward a better public appreciation of engineering’s worth to contemporary society

prototype device that separates exosomes from whole blood samples

September 18, 2017

Sound Waves Separate Biological Nanoparticles for 'Liquid Biopsies'

Combining acoustic cell-sorting and microfluidic technologies, this device can sift blood samples without having to send them off to a lab

MEMS Chair Ken Gall founded Vertera Spine during his time at Georgia Tech

September 18, 2017

Duke-Georgia Tech Spinal Implant Start-Up Acquired by NuVasive

The start-up founded by MEMS Chair Ken Gall pioneered a novel porous PEEK technology

Duke Forward Impact-Engineering Healthy Beginnings

September 18, 2017

Baby Boom: Engineering Healthy Beginnings

When you give to Duke, you give to a community that gives to other communities – Duke alumni Vamsee Pamula and Richard West learned this as they launched their company

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