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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

October 30, 2007

New Magnetic Separation Technique Might Detect Multiple Pathogens at Once

Watch a video of 3-micron beads as they are magnetically separated from 1-micron beads using a new technique developed by researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and Purdue University. A magnetic separation technique developed by researchers at Duke University's Pratt School [...]

October 03, 2007

Why Women Succeed

When Nan Jokerst studied engineering in the 1980s, being a woman meant being surrounded by men. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, says Jokerst, the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke. “I had more dates than anybody. If you want to date a lot [...]

October 01, 2007

In New Position, Lawrence Boyd to Boost Student Entrepreneurship at Duke

Three days after completing his doctoral work in biomedical engineering, Lawrence Boyd got started in a completely new role, as associate director of Duke's Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization (CERC). The position was created with funding support from several departments and [...]

October 01, 2007

Duke's Smart Home – Finally A Reality

After almost five years of plans, dreams, fundraising and ultimately construction, Duke’s new smart home will be finished in November. Ten Pratt engineers and Trinity students anticipate moving into the Home Depot Smart Home in January -- prepared to become Duke’s newest ambassadors of E-Living. [...]

September 27, 2007

Using Catalysts to Stamp Nanopatterns without Ink

Using enzymes from E. coli bacteria, Duke University chemists and engineers have introduced a hundred-fold improvement in the precision of features imprinted to create microdevices such as labs-on-a-chip.   Their inkless microcontact printing technique can imprint details measuring close to 1 [...]

September 01, 2007

Back to School and Time to Think about Next Summer

In the midst of settling back into campus life and a new course schedule, it's already time to start thinking about next summer's internship or full-time job, says Kirsten Shaw, assistant director of Corporate and Industry Relations at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The good news is that there [...]

August 22, 2007

Study Points to "Brain-Drain" of Skilled U.S. Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Home Countries

More than one million skilled immigrant workers -- including Indian and Chinese scientists and engineers -- and their families are competing for 120,000 permanent U.S. resident visas each year. This sizeable imbalance is likely to fuel a “reverse brain-drain” with skilled workers returning to their [...]

August 21, 2007

Winner of Two Early Career Awards Devises Recipes for Tomorrow’s Materials

Stefano Curtarolo, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, is developing computational tools designed to predict the recipes for tomorrow's advanced materials. He aims to identify the best new materials for just about any high-tech job, from the automotive, aerospace [...]

August 17, 2007

Duke Places Eighth Again in U.S. News Rankings

Duke University remains in the eighth position in the latest annual ranking from U.S. News & World Report magazine of national universities that offer doctoral degrees.

August 15, 2007

Molecular “Fishing”

Technologies that permit fast chemical measurement have myriad applications in medicine, the environment and food safety monitoring. However, methods that rely on heat or changes in optical properties often require long sampling times and equipment not suitable for use in the field. Additionally, [...]

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