Duke Forward Impact-Engineering Healthy Beginnings

September 18, 2017

Baby Boom: Engineering Healthy Beginnings

When you give to Duke, you give to a community that gives to other communities – Duke alumni Vamsee Pamula and Richard West learned this as they launched their company

June 01, 2007

Duke and Pratt Award Degrees to 382 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 382 undergraduate and graduate students May 13 and Dean Kristina M. Johnson told Pratt’s Class of 2007 and their families and friends at a Chapel celebration that “It’s a perfect time to be an engineer.”

May 29, 2007

Making 'Smarter' Use of 'Smart' Gels

Once considered something of a laboratory novelty, ‘smart’ gels -- synthesized from polymers that can undergo dramatic transformations in response to changes in their surroundings -- are now poised to become integral mechanical components and sensors in the increasingly tiny devices of the future. [...]

May 13, 2007

Commencement Speech: Benjamin Schaefer Abram

Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Ben Abram looked for lessons in historical records related to past floods as a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow.

May 10, 2007

Cutting Tropical Deforestation to Avert Global Warming Cheaply

Slowing tropical deforestation is an essential and cost-effective way to avert severe climate change, according to a new study published in the May 10 Science Express, an advanced online publication of the journal Science. An international team of 11 top forest and climate researchers, including [...]

May 09, 2007

Atmosphere-Sensing Helicopter Missions Bridge the Climate Forecasting Gap

The Duke University research helicopter bedecked with an atmosphere-sensing nose will participate in two missions this spring and summer designed to fill in the blanks in understanding of the dynamic lower atmosphere and its intimate connection to seasonal changes in land cover, according to [...]

May 01, 2007

Kahler, Saaem Elected to Graduate Student Government

David Kahler, CEE graduate student, was elected to a second term as treasurer of the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and Ali Saaem, BME graduate student, was elected as 2007-2008 Community Affairs Coordinator. Kahler is the only member of the 2006-2007 executive board to remain on the [...]

May 01, 2007

Deonarine Compete Well At NCWRRI

CEE graduate student Amrika Deonarine was awarded 3rd place in the student poster competition at the annual conference of the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute on March 27-28 in Raleigh. The title of her poster presentation was: "Assessment of Surface Water Mercury Concentrations in [...]

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 06, 2007

Antioxidant Chemicals Could Alter Mercury’s Environmental Fate

Antioxidant chemicals, including one produced by aquatic life during times of stress, may have a hand in the fate of mercury in watersheds, potentially influencing the toxic metal's entry into the food chain, according to a report by a researcher at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.

April 01, 2007

2007 Senol Utku Award Winners

CEE graduate students Stefano Manzoni, Darren Drewry and Gil Bohrer and their faculty advisers, professors Amilcare Porporato, Roni Avissar and John Albertson, won the Senol Utku Award for best pre-Ph.D. peer reviewed papers. This award is dedicated to Professor Senol Utku, now retired, for his [...]