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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

August 07, 2007

Marszalek Wins NSF Grant to Unravel DNA, Sugars

Piotr Marszalek, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, has received a grant award from the National Science Foundation for his work in characterizing the fundamental mechanics of sugars and nucleic acids--the building blocks of complex carbohydrates, DNA and RNA-- [...]

August 06, 2007

High-Intensity Ultrasound May Launch an Attack on Cancer, Wherever it Lurks

An intense form of ultrasound that shakes a tumor until its cells start to leak can trigger an “alarm” that enlists immune defenses against the cancerous invasion, according to a study led by researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. The new findings from animal experiments [...]

August 01, 2007

Automated Technique Paves Way for Nanotechnology’s Industrial Revolution

In an assist in the quest for ever smaller electronic devices, Duke University engineers have adapted a decades-old computer aided design and manufacturing process to reproduce nanosize structures with features on the order of single molecules. The new automated technique for nanomanufacturing [...]

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.”

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