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Laura Paulsen, a Master of Science student in biomedical engineering won the Duke University Startup Challenge Elevator Pitch competition.
Duke engineers won big at the Startup Open competition during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011 in Boston. The team included two alumnae and a graduate student and their start-up company for micro-turbine technology. The competition team includes Jason Ethier ‘10 BSE, Hardy Shen ’09 BSE, ’10 MEMP, and current mechanical engineering graduate Ivan Wang, ’09 BSE.
The newly released educational video on nanoscience called "Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud?" features the Duke led Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) . This video focuses on CEINT researchers discussing their integrated research initiatives that are designed to link fundamental physical and chemical properties of nano-scale materials with their observed biological and ecosystem effects. 
Timothy Mwangi, Ph.D. candidate in BME, won a best presentation award at the 2011 North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society meeting on Friday, November 4th.  Tim's paper was titled "Silk Fibroin Microparticles for Intra-articular Drug Delivery of Curcumin," which represents a collaboration with Tufts professor, David Kaplan, and Duke orthopaedic surgeon, Brian Mata. The meeting was hosted by Wake Forest University this year with over 220 attendees, many coming...
For their research into methods for improving the environment, two Pratt civil and environmental engineering  graduate students were recently awarded  EPA STAR fellowships. The students, Matthew Strickland and Thomas Morse,  will each receive support in finishing their degrees as well as funding for their respective research endeavors.
Recognizing that some of the leading scientists and engineers involved in the field of soft matter research are located in the Research Triangle Park area, the National Science Foundation has provided a six-year, $13.6 million grant to establish a multi-university center to investigate aspects of this promising area of scientific endeavor.
Alex Kent, a PhD student working with Professor Warren Grill, was selected as the North American Finalist in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Scientific Paper Competition. He will present his paper, "Instrumentation to Record Evoked Potentials for Closed-Loop Control of Deep Brain Stimulation", at the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'11) to be held in Boston, MA, USA on August 30-September 3, 2011. Alex's...
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke electrical engineers have developed a man-made material that they say literally allows them to manipulate light at will.
In 1994, a small glitch was uncovered in a floating point unit in the Pentium P5 microprocessor. Unfortunately, it wasn’t detected until after it had been installed in countless computers, which forced the company to take a $475 million charge to replace the faulty components. Somehow, the defect slipped past the company’s rigorous testing procedures. These instances, though extremely rare in the industry, demonstrate how important in can be for manufacturers to ensure that computer components...
Environmental engineering graduate student Lauren Barton has won a Chateaubriand Fellowship from the Office for Science and Technology in the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months. Lauren will be working at CEREGE--the Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement--at the University of Aix-Marseille with international collaborator...