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Entrepreneurs in ECE

Entrepreneurship success stories abound in Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Look at Advanced Liquid Logic: founded in 2004 by ECE graduate students Vamsee Pamula and Michael Pollack, the company was acquired in July 2013 by Illumina, Inc., which develops life science tools and integrated systems for analyzing genes.

Advanced Liquid Logic's Vamsee Pamula and Michael Pollack
Advanced Liquid Logic's Vamsee Pamula and Michael Pollack
From commercializing applications of DNA to developing state-of-the-art security systems to launching popular websites, our faculty, alumni, and even students have a strong track record of turning research breakthroughs and innovative ideas into thriving companies.

Read these stories to learn how they did it—and how Duke ECE can prepare you for success in a surprisingly wide range of fields.

Advanced Liquid Logic: Lab-on-a-chip technology

Wright Foods: Patented food-packaging technology

Refresh Innovations: Compact contact lens cases

Applied Quantum Technologies: Optimizing optical sensing systems

BizeeBee & Femgineer: Web-based tools and training

Enthought: Scientific computing software

New Folder Consulting: Signal processing and data analysis

Signal Innovations Group: Big data analysis

Parabon Nanolabs: Drug-by-design technology

SNUPI Technologies: Sensor networks for the home

Triangle BioSystems International: Advanced neuro-technology

Centice: Patented technology for spectrometers

Kymeta Corporation: Metamaterials making a difference

Professor Jeff Glass: Perspectives on engineer-entrepreneurs

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