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December 18, 2017

Using Good Governance to Mitigate Natural Disasters

Policy, not technology, can reduce the impact of climate-change-intensified disasters

April 21, 2008

Clare Boothe Luce Fellows Two Years Later

Two years after receiving prestigious fellowships designed to support women scientists, three Pratt graduate students are well into their research with such diverse projects as brain-computer interfaces, nanoparticle exposures and a new method for breast cancer screening.

April 11, 2008

Purifying Water on the Cheap

From a public health standpoint, one of the major issues facing underdeveloped countries is the supply of safe and clean drinking water. Countries trying to solve this problem are often daunted by the high costs of traditional water purification systems. However, a team of current and former [...]

April 05, 2008

Duke Establishes Fellowship in Memory of Slain Graduate Student Abhijit Mahato

In a meeting in Cary Saturday with leaders of the local Indian community, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced the school has established a fellowship in memory of slain Duke graduate student Abhijit Mahato.

March 19, 2008

Findings Could Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency

A new type of membrane based on tiny iron particles appears to address one of the major limitations exhibited by current power-generating fuel cell technology.

March 17, 2008

Five Questions About Rainfall and Drought for Ana Barros

Ana P. Barros a professor of environmental engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering who studies the water cycle and how land, air and water interact.

March 12, 2008

Harrington - Leading Duke's ASCE Chapter

Josclyn Harrington got involved with the Duke chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE) in her sophomore year. Now a senior and ASCE president, she will lead the student club in its annual concrete canoe race and steel bridge competition at the Carolinas Conference.

March 06, 2008

Katsouleas Named Dean at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Duke University has selected Thomas Katsouleas, professor of electrical engineering and electrophysics at the University of Southern California and the school’s former vice provost for information services, as the new dean of the Pratt School of Engineering.

January 23, 2008

President Addresses Duke Community on Death of Graduate Student

Open forum to be held Jan. 23 in CIEMAS Monday, January 21, 2008 Dear Member of the Duke University Community, I write to share my great sadness over the sudden and senseless death of Abhijit Mahato, a graduate student in the Pratt School of Engineering, who was murdered in his off-campus apartment [...]

January 22, 2008

Pratt Fellow Crabtree Seeks Understanding of Flaws in "Smart Gels"

Liza Crabtree, a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow and civil and environmental engineering major, is working to understand the flaws that can develop in so-called stimulus-responsive hydrogels. These ‘smart gels,’ which look essentially like Jello, can be made to undergo dramatic transformation [...]

January 19, 2008

Shooting Victim Identified As Duke Grad Student

Durham, NC -- A man identified as a Duke University graduate student was found shot to death at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Anderson Street, several blocks south of the Duke campus, at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.Friends and colleagues have identified the victim as Abhijit Mahato, 29, a [...]

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