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September 29, 2014
Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up the brain.
September 26, 2014
Jonathan Viventi will join the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering in November 2014. After helping to develop the technology behind 4G cellular networks, he decided to use his knowledge of advanced wireless and electronic devices to try to tap into a...
September 24, 2014
Nimmi Ramanujam has been named the inaugural Robert W. Carr Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. The new named professorship was made possible by a generous gift from Suzie W. and Fred M. Fehsenfeld Jr., who earned a degree in mechanical...
August 27, 2014
Sina Farsiu wants to figure out how to peer into your soul . . . or at least your brain. An expert in designing computer image processing algorithms, Farsiu is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Duke Medicine who recently accepted a primary appointment in the Pratt biomedical engineering...
August 20, 2014
It’s not every day that a researcher has to worry about securing pieces of equipment to keep them from floating off during an experiment. But for a group of Duke undergraduate students this summer, it was a major concern. “During one of our trials I saw a washer from another team’s experiment float...
August 08, 2014
Tosh Chilkoti has been named chair of Duke’s Biomedical Engineering Department, effective August 11, 2014.