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August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

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November 11, 2015

Photo Essay: Duke Engineers for International Development in 2015

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization that sends student-led groups to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects that spur development. After working with communities to identify their needs, the teams collaborate with professors [...]

November 04, 2015

Duke Pioneers Pathway to Philanthropy for Entrepreneurs Through New Program

Entrepreneurs who are passionate about Duke University now have a new vehicle that allows them to support the university by leveraging their start-ups. The new DukeOne program enables entrepreneurs to pledge 1 percent of their company to Duke, deferring their gift until they have sold their company [...]

October 22, 2015

Meet Pratt's New Faculty for 2015-2016

Meet faculty joining the Pratt School of Engineering during the 2015-2016 academic year.Joel Collier: Nudging Immunological ResponsesJoel Collier will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the spring semester of 2016. With a long history of designing self-assembling synthetic [...]

October 22, 2015

Olivier Delaire: Designing Thermoelectric Materials One Atom at a Time

Olivier Delaire, a scientist probing the atomic phenomena underlying the physical characteristics of materials, will join Duke University’s faculty in January 2016. After seven years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Tennessee-based research campus of the U.S. Department of Energy, [...]

October 16, 2015

Welcoming President Xi to Washington D.C.

In late September, Zhiping Mao, a PhD student in Bob Kielb’s MEMS lab, was invited to Washington D.C. as the representative of Duke Chinese students to welcome President Xi Jinping, the current chairman and president of the People's Republic of China. This was the second time President Xi visited [...]

September 29, 2015

Chaos Key for New Class of Materials

Researchers at Duke University and North Carolina State University have discovered a brand-new class of materials. When students learn about molecular structures, they’re shown crystals like salt, which resembles a 3-D checkerboard. Historically, most non-metal materials that scientists develop and [...]

September 23, 2015

The Key to Sustainability: Flows of Water and Electricity

Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, presented one of the keynote lectures at the annual conference of the Academy of Europe on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Titled “The Human & Machine Species: Life and Evolution as Physics,” the lecture focused [...]

September 09, 2015

The Foundry Opens for Student Innovation

Duke University celebrated the grand opening of its brand new “maker space” on September 3, 2015. Dubbed “The Foundry” after a competitive naming contest, the newly renovated basement of Gross Hall features 7,600 feet of project space for Duke student teams, faculty, and staff focused on [...]

August 27, 2015

Improving Energy Storage With a Cue From Nature

Materials melt faster when the lines of heat spread through the cold material like the branches of a tree -- and the melting rate can be steadily increased by allowing the tree architecture to freely evolve over time, researchers have discovered. The finding could help improve phase change energy [...]

August 25, 2015

Researchers Aim to Develop New Techniques for Creating High-Temperature Alloys

A new grant seeking to develop new techniques for creating high-temperature materials is taking advantage of Duke University’s expertise in computational materials genomics—the computer modeling of novel materials to identify which might have desirable properties. Led by NC State University, the [...]

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