News

October 16, 2014
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently released a list of 14 "Grand Challenges for Engineering" that must be addressed in order to achieve a sustainable, economically robust, and politically stable future for our children and our children's children.
October 08, 2014
A new technology to exponentially improve blood-screening for transfusions has leapfrogged its way from Duke University lab to corporate development. In an unusually streamlined tech-transfer deal, a two-year-old startup company founded by Duke bioengineers was acquired last week by industry giant...
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...