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Michael Rubinstein joins Duke from UNC

September 21, 2017

Michael Rubinstein: A Collaborative Approach to Soft-Matter Engineering and Science

New faculty member Michael Rubinstein creates polymeric models to bridge scientific disciplines and advance soft-matter research.

May 30, 2007

How Brain Pacemakers Erase Diseased Messages

Brain "pacemakers" that have helped ease symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders seem to work by drowning out the electrical signals of their diseased brains. Despite the clinical success of the devices, which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration [...]

May 22, 2007

Lloyd Wins NSBE Paper Contest

BME graduate student Andre Loyd won third place and $1,000 in the National Society of Black Engineers technical paper writing contest. His paper was entitled Thresholding Techniques for Developing Geometrically Accurate Pediatric Skull and Cervical Spine Models. Co-authors were BME graduate [...]

May 01, 2007

Pedrotty and Miller win WiSE OWL Awards

Two of three winners of the first WiSE OWL Award are from Pratt. The winners are Dawn Pedrotty, a graduate student in Professor Nenad Bursac’s lab in BME; Molly Miller, a graduate student in Professor Anne Lazarides’ lab in MEMS; and Audrey Chang, a graduate student in the biology department. The [...]

May 01, 2007

Coulter-Duke Translational Partnership – Year Two

Four new projects have been selected for funding through the 2007 call for proposals for the Coulter-Duke Translational Partnership. Biomedical engineering professor Ashutosh Chilkoti is partnering with Assistant Professor Philip Febbo of the Duke School of Medicine and Institute for Genome Science [...]

May 01, 2007

CUREs Winner Tackles Cervical Cancer in Haiti and Around the World

The winning team of the second annual Duke-Engineering World Health CUREs non-profit business competition has developed a device to help catch cervical cancer early in women of developing countries. The low-cost device called a cerviScope might also hold promise for use in industrialized countries [...]

May 01, 2007

Sixth-Graders Get a 'BOOST' in N.C. Science Fair Competition

Two local sixth-grade girls--both advised by a graduate student “coach” from the Pratt School of Engineering--advanced through local and regional science fair competitions to compete at the state level this year. “The girls are exceptionally bright and very motivated and their hard work was [...]

April 24, 2007

Ultrasound Upgrade Produces Images That Work Like 3-D Movies

Parents-to-be might soon don 3-D glasses in the ultrasound lab to see their developing fetuses in the womb "in living 3-D, just like at the IMAX movies," according to researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.

April 10, 2007

Keck Futures Grant Supports Development of Liquid Electrodes for ‘Smart’ Prosthetics

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative today announced that Warren Grill, of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, and David Martin, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are recipients of a 2006 Futures grant to support their work on smart prosthetics.

April 01, 2007

Duke's First Engineers Week Draws a Crowd

Duke's first campus-wide Engineers Week celebration, offering a week-long series of events for both Pratt and Trinity students, proved a big success. The week's grand finale, an E-social loaded with contests and competitions that pitted "Team Pratt" against "Team Trinity," drew more than 500 [...]

March 26, 2007

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