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May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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May 29, 2014

Mary "Missy" Cummings Receives Thomas Langford Lectureship Award

Mary “Missy” Cummings, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, has been named as a recipient of Duke University’s Thomas Langford Lectureship Award. Since its inception in 2000, the award has been given annually to five newly hired or promoted Duke faculty members in [...]

May 16, 2014

J. Michael Pearson

Graduation Year: 1981 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Mechanical Engineering Materials Science Career Highlights: CEO, Valeant Pharma J. Michael Pearson started his Duke journey as an undergraduate student double majoring in mechanical engineering and materials science and [...]

May 14, 2014

Microchip-Like Technology Allows Single-Cell Analysis

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to a random access memory chip, but it moves cells rather than electrons. Researchers at Duke [...]

May 12, 2014

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2014

Duke University awarded degrees to 428 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 11, in ceremonies that began with university-wide commencement exercises at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Chapel. [...]

May 08, 2014

Guglielmo Scovazzi Wins DOE Early Career Award

Guglielmo Scovazzi, an associate professor in both civil and environmental engineering as well as mechanical engineering and materials science, is the recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award, in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Program. Through the [...]

April 29, 2014

Pratt's MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even lets researchers look through their interiors slice-by- [...]

April 28, 2014

Two Pratt Professors Earn Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Awards

Two Pratt School of Engineering faculty members have been awarded a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, making Duke the only university with multiple mechanical engineers/materials scientists honored as recipients. The program funds researchers who are within the first [...]

April 14, 2014

Programming Computational Wind Tunnels to Save Millions

It famously took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts to settle on a practical design for the incandescent light bulb. If each crack at a solution had cost him hundreds of millions of dollars, however, he might not have been so keen on using a build ‘em and bust ‘em approach. The companies designing [...]

April 03, 2014

Piecing Together a Time Capsule to Mars

Growing up, Emily Briere didn’t have an adequate outlet to pour her enthusiasm for space exploration into. That’s a problem she intends to fix for the generation growing up behind her. “I am currently one of the leaders of a space endeavor that we believe could refocus the space race and remind [...]

April 03, 2014

Adrian Bejan Awarded Honorary Doctorate from French University

Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke, has been awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa—or honorary doctorate degree—by the INSA de Lyon (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees), one of France’s leading universities. The doctorate ceremony took place on Thursday, [...]

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