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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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March 25, 2016

Curtarolo Wins Humboldt Foundation’s Bessel Research Prize

Stefano Curtarolo, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and director of the Center for Materials Genomics at Duke, has been named one of this year’s recipients of the Bessel Prize given by the Humboldt Foundation. The Bessel Prize is given to roughly 20 researchers each year [...]

March 04, 2016

Mitzi Named Inaugural Simon Professor

Materials scientist David Mitzi has been named the Simon Family Professor of Engineering at Duke University. Support for the new professorship comes from Susie Simon in honor of her late husband J. Stephen Simon (E’65), who was chair of the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering and [...]

March 01, 2016

Celestial Bodies Born Like Cracking Paint

A Duke theorist says there’s a very good reason why objects in the universe come in a wide variety of sizes, from the largest stars to the smallest dust motes—and it has a lot to do with how paint cracks when it dries. In a paper published March 1 in the Journal of Applied Physics, Adrian Bejan, [...]

February 17, 2016

Rolling Stones, Turbulence Connect Evolution to Physics

A law of physics explaining why larger animals live longer and travel further also extends to the simplest forms of mass migration on the planet—like rolling stones and turbulent eddies in water and air currents, according to research at Duke University. The finding demonstrates that evolution [...]

February 12, 2016

Meet Pratt’s Next Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda will become the new Vinik Dean of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering on August 1, 2016. Currently chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Bellamkonda was appointed in January after an international search, and cited by Duke’s President Richard Brodhead for his “outstanding personal accomplishment and visionary leadership.”

February 08, 2016

West, Hawkins, Johnson Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Jennifer West, the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering at Duke University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers. Also among the 80 new members announced by the NAE today are Kristina Johnson, [...]

January 29, 2016

Needham Awarded Honorary Degree from University of Nottingham

David Needham, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke since 1987, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Nottingham. Described by the university as the highest honor that it can bestow, the Doctor of Science honoris causa (without examination) [...]

January 26, 2016

Duke University Names New Engineering School Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda, a renowned biomedical engineer who has led one of the top-ranked departments in the country, will be the new Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth announced Tuesday. Bellamkonda is the Wallace H [...]

January 26, 2016

Cummings Named AIAA Fellow

Mary “Missy” Cummings, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science specializing in robotics at Duke University, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace [...]

January 25, 2016

Dowell Receives Highest Individual Honor for Achievement in Aeronautics

Earl Dowell, the William Holland Hall Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, has been named this year’s recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Reed Aeronautics Award. The award is the highest honor an individual can receive for notable [...]

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