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Duke University awarded degrees to 441 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, in ceremonies that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide commencement exercises at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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During the last decade, Duke chemist Warren S. Warren has developed and refined a laser technique to help practitioners in both medicine and art see more deeply. For his work, Warren is receiving the 2015 C. E. K. Mees Medal, an award given biennially by the Optical Society of America to recognize work that transcends disciplinary boundaries.

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Evoking the energetic spirit of industry and entrepreneurship, the new “maker space” in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke. The name was selected from 174 naming ideas submitted by 121 students, faculty and staff during a campus-wide contest.

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Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will create a hub where engineering and physics faculty work together with graduate and undergraduate students to develop solutions to society’s greatest challenges—from making solar energy economical to...

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Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, President Richard H. Brodhead said Monday.

Welcome to Duke BME

Consistently ranked as one of the top biomedical engineering programs in the nation, Duke BME combines a hands-on educational experience and an interdisciplinary research environment that prepares graduates to be leaders in integrating engineering and biology to detect and treat human diseases.

A unique aspect of the program is the integration of research and education. Over two-thirds of the undergraduates are involved in independent study research. The doctoral program offers students early immersion into research. Due to the proximity of the Medical School and Health System, collaborative projects provide opportunities for students to do research with Medical School faculty. BME faculty are actively involved in various Centers and Institutes throughout the University, providing a very rich research and educational environment. The Coulter Translational Research Fund provides support for promising research that has the potential to address an unmet clinical need.  

Current departmental research activities include biomechanics of cells and hard and soft tissues; injury biomechanics; biomolecular and tissue engineering; electrical activity of the heart; neural engineering; biomedical optics, biophotonics and ultrasound imaging systems