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August 29, 2016

Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Duke students and researchers are using deep learning to autonomously spot solar panels from the sky

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August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 11, 2016

Directly Reprogramming a Cell's Identity with Gene Editing

Researchers use CRISPR to turn connective tissue directly into neuronal cells with better results than previous methods.

August 08, 2016

Slowly Pulling Proteins Apart Reveals Unexpected Path to Stability

By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, researchers have discovered a previously unknown stable conformation made possible by a little help from its best friend.

August 01, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Vallee Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been selected to receive a 2016 Vallee Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes “extraordinary accomplishments and future promise” by providing $250,000 to further basic biomedical research projects to four [...]

August 01, 2016

Handheld Device Takes High-Resolution Images of Children's Retinas

A handheld retina imaging device will gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time.

July 25, 2016

Chilkoti Makes Most Cited List for Materials Science and Engineering

Ashutosh Chilkoti, the Theo Pilkington Professor and chair of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been listed among the most cited researchers in materials science and engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data.The highly cited researchers or scholars are either the corresponding author or the [...]

July 15, 2016

Walker Joins Duke as Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Duke Engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Walker will join the Pratt School of Engineering this summer as the school's first Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures. This new position at Pratt, made possible by a gift from Pratt Board of Visitors member George Mattson E'87 and [...]

July 13, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Beckman Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and neurobiology at Duke University, has been named a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator by the Beckman Foundation. The $750,000, four-year award will support Gong’s research into understanding how neurons [...]

July 08, 2016

Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering

George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016.Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, [...]

June 24, 2016

Grill Named Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Warren Grill has been named the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2016.The Pratt School Professorship is designated for an individual who is addressing one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for Engineering, and Grill’s research [...]

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