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December 06, 2017

Nine Engineering Faculty Awarded 2018 Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Awards are part of Provost Sally Kornbluth's Together Duke strategic plan to invest in Duke's faculty as scholars and leaders of the university's intellectual communities

December 01, 2007

Spiker Runs Marine Corps Marathon

Meredith Spiker, a MEMS Ph.D. student, ran in the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C. She was the 7,887th of 20,679 runners who finished.

November 12, 2007

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke is a Showcase of Green Design

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University is a showcase of green design and a living laboratory. Designed by Duke students through a strategic partnership with The Home Depot, the 6,000-square-foot home features a variety of eco-friendly and high-tech elements and will house 10 students. The [...]

November 10, 2007

Duke's Home Depot Smart Home Officially Opened

Duke University’s new Home Depot Smart Home, a high-tech dorm and research laboratory, was officially opened Nov. 9 by the university president, the current and former deans of the Pratt School of Engineering, and some of the 10 students who will live there.

November 09, 2007

Duke to Establish New Center for Engineering, Energy and the Environment

A gift of $7.85 million by a Duke alumnus and his wife will create a center to educate students to meet the world’s energy needs while also improving its environment, university President Richard H. Brodhead announced Nov. 9. The Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy and the Environment is being [...]

November 06, 2007

Bejan and Lorente Win First Hartnett Award for ‘Smart’ Materials Inspired by Constructal Theory

Adrian Bejan, J.A. Jones professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, and Sylvie Lorente, professor of civil engineering at the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse, France, will receive the James P. Hartnett Award at the ASME International [...]

November 05, 2007

Why Engineers Make Good Business People

Note: The following represents a speech presented by Sy Sternberg, chairman and CEO of New York Life Insurance Co., at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering on Saturday, Nov. 3, during Parents Weekend. Sternberg is an engineer by education, with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical [...]

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

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]