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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

February 13, 2007

Molecular ‘Fishing’ Technique Paves Way for Advanced Hand-Held Sensing Devices

A new molecular "fishing" technique developed by researchers at Duke University and Duke's Pratt School of Engineering lays the groundwork for future advances in hand-held sensing devices. Hand-held devices used for medical testing or environmental and food-safety monitoring could quickly and [...]

February 12, 2007

Lubricant’s Role in Keeping Joints Limber Comes into Sharper Focus

Using a method that allows precise measurement of the biomechanical properties of the hip joints in mice, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have found new evidence that an ingredient of joint fluid called lubricin plays a significant role in keeping joints limber.

February 09, 2007

Ford Encourages Motorsports Innovation

Ford Motor Co. provided financial support to the Duke University Motorsports club. This is a team of undergraduate students that design, fabricate and race an open-wheeled Formula SAE Series car in the Formula SAE competition in Detroit, Mich., as well as in several autocrosses across the state of [...]

February 09, 2007

SAIC Fostering Next-Gen Autonomous Robots

SAIC Inc. is providing funding, equipment and supplies to support members of Duke’s Robotics Club. Duke is partnering with Georgia Tech’s Sting Racing team to participate in the DARPA Urban Challenge. The Urban Challenge tests the ability of competing autonomous robots to drive 60 miles in an urban [...]

January 02, 2007

Harnessing Fat to Attack Cancer

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Duke's Pratt School of Engineering have harnessed the much maligned fat particle to serve a higher purpose: battling human cancers. The researchers have engineered microscopic fat bubbles into "smart bombs" by packing them with anticancer drugs and [...]

January 01, 2007

Internship at GE Launched Aviation Career for Wendy Young

Mechanical engineering and materials science major Wendy Young started her senior year with a job in hand. After graduation, she will start on a career in aircraft design and testing as an Edison Scholar at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio.

January 01, 2007

ME Students Designed Apple Processing Machines for 'Mrs. Smith'

Just how much force does it take to slice a Granny Smith? How about a Fuji? These are questions fall semester students in ME 141: Mechanical Design found themselves asking and answering in order to successfully complete their final projects: to develop a machine that would core and slice apples and [...]

April 01, 2006

Strong Defense Seals Victory in Robotic Basketball Competition

After a series of heated three-minute basketball contests, top prize in the sixth annual March Mayhem competition March 7 went to "Johnny V," a ping pong ball-dunking robot with a ball collection mechanism constructed of tightly strung rubber bands. The robot toppled the evening’s best shooter "J.J [...]