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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

July 27, 2007

Underwater Robot Competition Proved a "Rollercoaster Ride" for Duke Robotics Club

The 10th annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle competition held in San Diego, Calif., from July 11-15 proved a "rollercoaster ride" for student members of the Duke Robotics Club.

July 18, 2007

Duke Engineering Dean Named Provost at Johns Hopkins; Robert Clark to Lead Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Kristina M. Johnson, dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has been appointed provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Robert L. Clark, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Thomas Lord Professor of [...]

July 12, 2007

Unraveling the Physics of DNA's Double Helix

Researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have uncovered a missing link in scientists' understanding of the physical forces that give DNA its famous double helix shape. "The stability of DNA is so fundamental to life that it's important to understand all factors," said Piotr [...]

July 12, 2007

Sensing Light with "Liquid Lego"

Note: The following article was adapted from a news release issued by the University of Oxford.

June 11, 2007

Theory of Physics Applies to Human Migration, Air Traffic Control and Corporate Sustainability

DURHAM, N.C. -- Why does a railway network look like a river? Why do the streets of old Rome look like a leaf? Because whether their shape is determined by the interactions of molecules or the choices made by individual humans, all of these systems of flow are governed by a relatively simple new [...]

June 01, 2007

Duke Motorsports Team Breaks School Record Again

The Duke Motorsports team has outdone itself yet again. The formula-style racecar the student team designed and built over the last two school years came in 23rd out of the 130 teams entered in the 2007 Formula SAE competition, beating previous winners Cornell University and the University of Texas [...]

June 01, 2007

Duke and Pratt Award Degrees to 382 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 382 undergraduate and graduate students May 13 and Dean Kristina M. Johnson told Pratt’s Class of 2007 and their families and friends at a Chapel celebration that “It’s a perfect time to be an engineer.”

May 29, 2007

Making 'Smarter' Use of 'Smart' Gels

Once considered something of a laboratory novelty, ‘smart’ gels -- synthesized from polymers that can undergo dramatic transformations in response to changes in their surroundings -- are now poised to become integral mechanical components and sensors in the increasingly tiny devices of the future. [...]

May 17, 2007

Clinical Activity for Celsion's Thermodox Reported

Early results from a Phase I clinical study of ThermoDox for treating patients with recurrent breast cancer on the chest wall revealed that after only two cycles of a low-dose, six-cycle regimen, six patients showed early signs of clinically meaningful activity, according to a release issued by [...]

May 08, 2007

'Shock' Engineers for Better Medical Treatment

Pei Zhong’s tireless efforts to technologically fine-tune the shock wave therapy used to pulverize kidney stones are not only leading to better treatment for that painful condition but also opening up surprising new avenues for medical advances, such as by manipulating genes and unleashing genetic [...]

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