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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

December 05, 2007

Pratt Fellow Garrett Wood Models Cervical Spine Muscles

Every year, millions of serious injuries in the U.S. are caused by automobile crashes. Of those incidents that lead to long-term disabilities or death, head and neck injuries stand as a major culprit. Therefore, it is important for automobile manufacturers and automobile owners alike to understand [...]

December 01, 2007

Eleven Selected for Chambers Fellowships

Eleven graduate students have been selected by the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics for two-year John T. Chambers Fellowships. They are Greg Nusz, Henry Fu and Robert Graf, all of BME; Jiefu Chen, Justin Migacz, Sabarni Palit, Samuel Drezdozon, See Hoon Lim, Thomas Hand, and Zhiya Zhao, all of [...]

November 26, 2007

Tumor Assessment Device Wins Seed Funding from The Carolinas Photonics Consortium

The Carolinas Photonics Consortium (CPC) has selected biomedical engineering postdoctoral researcher Quincy Brown of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering to receive $10,000 in seed funding for the development of a device aimed at dramatically decreasing the number of repeat surgeries for [...]

November 20, 2007

Pratt Senior Wins Marshall Scholarship for Graduate Study Abroad

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering senior, Lee Pearson, has been chosen for a prestigious scholarship for postgraduate study abroad.

November 20, 2007

Capturing the Inner Workings of Early Stage Cancer in 3-D

Biomedical engineers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have captured three-dimensional images revealing microscopic changes to the inner workings of cells that occur at the earliest stages of cancer, suggesting a possible new way of disease detection.

November 12, 2007

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke is a Showcase of Green Design

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University is a showcase of green design and a living laboratory. Designed by Duke students through a strategic partnership with The Home Depot, the 6,000-square-foot home features a variety of eco-friendly and high-tech elements and will house 10 students. The [...]

November 10, 2007

Duke's Home Depot Smart Home Officially Opened

Duke University’s new Home Depot Smart Home, a high-tech dorm and research laboratory, was officially opened Nov. 9 by the university president, the current and former deans of the Pratt School of Engineering, and some of the 10 students who will live there.

November 05, 2007

Why Engineers Make Good Business People

Note: The following represents a speech presented by Sy Sternberg, chairman and CEO of New York Life Insurance Co., at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering on Saturday, Nov. 3, during Parents Weekend. Sternberg is an engineer by education, with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical [...]

November 01, 2007

Robert Malkin to Take Seat on World Health Organization's Executive Board

Robert Malkin, a professor of the practice in biomedical engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and a founder of Engineering World Health (EWH), has accepted a new role as a representative to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) beginning in January 2008 [...]

October 03, 2007

Ashutosh Chilkoti Named Director of Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems

Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti has been appointed director of the Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Materials Systems (CBIMMS), an interdisciplinary center focused on bio-nano-manufacturing, biointerface science and nanomechanics, using designs found in nature as inspiration for [...]

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