All Faculty

Harold U. Baranger

Professor of Physics
The broad focus of Prof. Baranger's group is quantum open systems at the nanoscale, particularly the generation of correlation between particles in...

David N. Beratan

R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Beratan is developing theoretical approaches to understand the function of complex molecular and macromolecular systems, including: the molecular...

Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Volker Blum heads the "Ab initio materials simulations" group at Duke University. Dr. Blum's research focuses on "first-principles" computational...

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
David Brady leads the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Program (DISP), which builds computational imaging systems. DISP is currently focused on array...

Martin A. Brooke

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Martin A. Brooke received the B.E. (Elect.) Degree (1st. Class Hons.) from Auckland University in New Zealand in 1981. He received the M.S. and Ph....

April S. Brown

John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt , Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. April Brown recieved her B.S.E.E. from North Carolina State University in 1981, her M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1984 and 1985,...

Lawrence Carin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lawrence Carin earned the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1985, 1986, and 1989,...

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

William H. Younger Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Krishnendu Chakrabarty is the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. He...

Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi

Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ashutosh Chilkoti is the Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University...

Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Leslie M. Collins earned the BSEE degree from the University of Kentucky, and the MSEE, and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor....

Steven A. Cummer

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Steven Cummer received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997 and prior to joining Duke University in 1999 he spent...

Ingrid Daubechies

James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sandeep S. Dave

Professor of Medicine

Emily Rose Derbyshire

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The Derbyshire Lab uses both chemical tools and biological methods to uncover novel aspects of malaria parasite biology with the ultimate aim of...

Gayathri R. Devi

Associate Professor in Surgery
Dr. Devi’s research interests include functional genomics, anti-cancer drug discovery and development, mechanisms of cancer cell signaling,...

Mark Wesley Dewhirst

Gustavo S. Montana Professor of Radiation Oncology, in the School of Medicine
Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD is the Gustavo S. Montana Professor of Radiation Oncology and Vice Director for Basic Science in the Duke Cancer Institute...

Richard T. Di Giulio

Professor of Environmental Toxicology
Dr. Di Giulio serves as Director of Duke University's Integrated Toxicology Program and the Superfund Basic Research Center. Dr. Di Giulio's...

Anna Mae Diehl

Florence McAlister Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Our lab has a long standing interest in liver injury and repair. To learn more about the mechanisms that regulate this process, we study cultured...

Christopher Dwyer

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Chris Dwyer received his B.S. in computer engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science...

Glenn Steven Edwards

Professor of Physics
Glenn Edwards investigates biological systems using a range of experimental techniques and theoretical methods from physics. His interests include...

Harold Paul Erickson

James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology
Cytoskeleton: It is now clear that the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton originated in bacteria. Our major research is on FtsZ, the bacterial...

Henry Everitt

Adjunct Professor of Physics

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. Fair is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. He has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on...

Sina Farsiu

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
I am the director of the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Laboratory. Along with my colleagues, we investigate how to improve early diagnostic...

Silvia Ferrari

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Gleb Finkelstein

Professor of Physics
Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, and self-...

Martin Fischer

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on exploring novel nonlinear optical contrast mechanisms for molecular imaging. Nonlinear optical microscopes can...

Bernard Martin Fischer

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Iron metabolism in the lung COPD, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, and Cystic Fibrosis Comparative Pharmacology and Cell Biology Mechanisms of...

Katherine J. Franz

Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Chemistry
Research in the Franz group is involved in elucidating the structural and functional consequences of metal ion coordination in biological systems. We...

Haiyan Gao

Henry Newson Professor of Physics
Prof. Gao's research focuses on understanding the structure of the nucleon in terms of quark and gluon degrees of freedom of Quantum Chromodynamics (...

Mariano Agustin Garcia-Blanco

Charles D. Watts Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Human and viral genes are complex genetic units of information that are tightly regulated. The laboratory studies three aspects of this regulation:...

Katherine Schuver Garman

Assistant Professor of Medicine
My research focuses on injury, repair, and cancer development in the gastrointestinal tract. My laboratory performs translational research with the...

Daniel J. Gauthier

Research Professor of Physics
Prof. Gauthier is interested in a broad range of topics in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamical systems. In the area...

Michael Gehm

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Charles Gersbach

Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Geoffrey Steven Ginsburg

Professor of Medicine
Dr. Geoffrey S. Ginsburg's research interests are in the development of novel paradigms for developing and translating genomic information into...

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffrey T. Glass is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a secondary appointment as a Professor in the...

Yiyang Gong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
We're interested in understanding brain function using the combination of genetically encoded sensors and optical techniques. Using genetically...

Joel Alter Greenberg

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Farshid Guilak

Lazlo Ormandy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Steven B. Haase

Associate Professor of Biology
Our group is broadly interested in understanding the biological clock mechanisms that control the timing of events during the cell division cycle. In...

Russell P. Hall

J. Lamar Callaway Professor of Dermatology, in the School of Medicine
Our laboratory is investigating the pathogenesis of autoimmune blistering skin diseases. Areas of special expertise include immune mediated skin...

Amanda Elaine Hargrove

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The Hargrove lab harnesses the unique properties of small organic molecules to study the structure, function and therapeutic potential of long...

Kris Hauser

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning. Applications of this research have included...

Brenton D. Hoffman

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The overall goal of my research program is to utilize an interdisciplinary approach to first advance the basic understanding of mechanotransduction...

Scott Thomas Hollenbeck

Associate Professor of Surgery
Breast Cancer, Adipose Biology, Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Nico Hotz

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Nico Hotz specializes in interfacial transport phenomena and thermodynamics in energy technology. His research focuses on heat, mass, and charge...

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Mary Milus Yoh and Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Heileen (Helen) Hsu-Kim is an environmental engineer who specializes in environmental aquatic chemistry and geochemistry. Her research...

Brant Allen Inman

Cary N. Robertson, MD, Associate Professor
Clinical research interests: Clinical trials of novel diagnostic tests and therapies for genitourinary malignancies, with a strong focus on bladder...

Joseph A. Izatt

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Biophotonics is concerned with the application of cutting-edge optoelectronic technologies to problems in the biomedical sciences. My research...

Andrew Janiak

Creed C. Black Professor of Philosophy
Janiak is Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Department, the co-leader of Project Vox, and former chair of the Bass Society of Fellows at Duke....

Sonke Johnsen

Professor in the Department of Biology

G. Allan Johnson

Charles E. Putman University Professor of Radiology
Dr. Johnson is the Charles E. Putman University Professor of Radiology, Professor of Physics, and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Duke...

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. Nan Marie Jokerst is the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and the Executive...

David F. Katz

Nello L. Teer, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. Katz's research interests emphasize methods for prophylaxis against STD's, including topical microbicides, and for contraception.  Core...

Christopher Ryan Kelsey

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Clinical trials that are currently enrolling patients include a study investigating lower doses of radiation therapy for patients with diffuse large...

Daniel P. Kiehart

Professor of Biology
Our intellectual focus is on identifying determinants of cell shape that function during development. Utilizing molecular genetic and reverse genetic...

Jungsang Kim

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jungsang Kim leads the Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology group at Duke University. His main area of current research is quantum...

David Guy Kirsch

Barbara Levine University Professor
My clinical interests are the multi-modality care of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and developing new sarcoma therapies. My laboratory...

Bruce Klitzman

Associate Professor of Surgery
Our overriding interests are in the fields of tissue engineering, wound healing, biosensors, and long term improvement of medical device implantation...

George Dimitri Konidaris

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

REGIS Kopper

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Dr. Regis Kopper is an Assistant Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and...

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffrey Krolik is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, NC. Canadian-born, he received his Ph.D. in...

Anthony Nanlin Kuo

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Shivanand Lad

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Dr. Nandan Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist, and entrepreneur and currently an Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Center with a focus in...

Walter T Lee

Associate Professor of Surgery
Global Health, Virtue-Based Professional Development and Leadership, Device Development for Cancer Detection

Timothy Lenoir

Professor in the Department of History

Kam Leong

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Leong's research interest focuses on biomaterials design, particularly on synthesis of nanoparticles for DNA-based therapeutics, and...

Dianne Little

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
BVSc (DVM Equivalent) University of Liverpool 1998MSpVM North Carolina State University 2003PhD (Physiology and Biotechnology) North Carolina State...

Jie Liu

George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Liu’s research interests are focusing on the chemistry and material science of nanoscale materials. Specific topics in his current research...

Qing Huo Liu

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Qing H. Liu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. His research interests...

Jianfeng Lu

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics,...

Paolo F Maccarini

Assistant Research Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Robert A. Malkin

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Malkin is interested in medical instrumentation in the developing world. Dr. Malkin is also the founder of Engineering World...

Hisham Z. Massoud

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hisham Z. Massoud joined the Duke ECE Department in 1983, where is now a Professor. He is the founding director of the Semiconductor Research...

Maiken Mikkelsen

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Mitzi

Simon Family Professor
David Mitzi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics from Princeton University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics...

Barry S. Myers

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Myers has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1991 and has just completed a three-year role as Managing Director of Licensing and Ventures....

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Miroslav Pajic

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Miroslav Pajic's research focuses on design and analysis of cyber-physical systems and in particular, embedded and distributed/networked control...

Richard A. Palmer

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Palmer's research interests span the areas of analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry. Current projects involve the use of FTIR spectroscopy...

Gregory M. Palmer

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Greg Palmer obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in 2000, after which he obtained his Ph.D. in BME from the...

Zhen-Ming Pei

Associate Professor of Biology
My laboratory is interested in the early signaling events by which plants sense environmental signals and decode to give the appropriate responses....

Niko P. Pitsianis

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Nikos Pitsianis' research experience and interests are in algorithms and architectures for high performance computing, numerical linear algebra and...

James Michael Provenzale

Professor of Radiology
I have the following major research areas:I. Diffusion tensor imaging (an MR technique that measures rate and direction of microscopic water motion)...

Nimmi Ramanujam

Robert W. Carr, Jr., Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Since coming to Duke University in 2005, Prof. Ramanujam has established the Tissue Optical Spectroscopy laboratory. Prof. Ramanujam's group is...

William M. Reichert

Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University, KampalaUganda (pending)Director of the Duke-Makerere BME PartnershipDr. Reichert's...

John H. Reif

A. Hollis Edens Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Molecular assembly, DNA computing, robot motion planning, parallel algorithms, randomized algorithms, graph algorithms, algebraic computation, data...

Jennifer Lyn Roizen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Inspired by small molecule natural products, the Roizen laboratories will initiate research to access improved antibiotics, and selective ion channel...

Guillermo Sapiro

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Guillermo Sapiro received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude), M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel...

William Seaman

Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Research DescriptionRecombinant Poetics Seaman's work often explores an expanded media-oriented poetics through various technological means—...

Allan B. Shang

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
My current research interests include the investigation into current and experimental biosensors, including the use of lasers and photonic techniques...

Ryan Shaw

Elizabeth C. Clipp Term Chair of Nursing

Xiling Shen

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Shen lab uses systems biology to study spatiotemporal controls of multicellular systems, and how their subversion lead to diseases. Ongoing...

David R. Smith

James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. David R. Smith is currently the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University. He is also Director...

Marc A. Sommer

W. H. Gardner, Jr. Associate Professor
We study circuits for cognition. Using a combination of neurophysiology and biomedical engineering, we focus on the interaction between brain areas...

Neil Lee Spector

Sandra Coates Associate Professor

Paul R. Stauffer

Professor of Radiation Oncology

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Stiff-Roberts received both the B.S. degree in physics from Spelman College and the B.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia...

Xiaobai Sun

Professor of Computer Science

Tai-ping Sun

Professor of Biology
The diterpenoid phytohormone gibberellin (GA) plays pivotal roles in regulating growth and development throughout the life cycle of higher plants....

Steve M Taylor

Associate Professor of Medicine
My lab website has a fuller description of my research activities: https://sites.duke.edu/taylorlab/. I am principally interested in field and...

Michael J. Therien

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Our research involves the synthesis of compounds, supramolecular assemblies, nano-scale objects, and electronic materials with unusual ground-and...

Nathan Maclyn Thielman

Professor of Medicine
Broadly, my research focuses on a range of clinical and social issues that affect persons living with or at risk for HIV infection in resource-poor...

Eric John Toone

Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Toone is a physical organic chemist who studies relationships between structure and activity in the context of biology. Currently active programs...

Cynthia Ann Toth

Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology
RESEARCH INTERESTS Dr. Toth specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases in infants, children and adults, and in...

George A. Truskey

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
My research interests focus upon the effect of physical forces on the function of vascular cells and skeletal muscle, cell adhesion, and the design...

Ganesan Vaidyanathan

Professor in Radiology
Dr. Vaidyanathan is a professor in the Department of Radiology.  He is a member of the Nuclear Medicine track of the Medical Physics Graduate...

Hans J. Van Miegroet

Professor of Art and Art History
Hans J. Van Miegroet was trained at the Higher Institute for Art History and Archaeology of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and received his Ph.D....

Stephanos Venakides

Professor of Mathematics
Integrable Systems Integrable systems mostly consist of families of nonlinear differential equations (ordinary and partial) that can be solved (...

Tuan Vo-Dinh

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of The...

Qiu Wang

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Research in the Wang group aims to answer fundamental questions that lie at the interface of chemistry and biology. In particular, we are interested...

Warren S. Warren

James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry
Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter...

Adam P. Wax

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Wax's research interests include optical spectroscopy for early cancer detection, novel microscopy and interferometry techniques. The study of...

Kevin David Welsher

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jennifer L West

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
Jennifer West’s research in biomaterials and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel, biofunctional...

Heather Elizabeth Whitson

Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Whitson's research is focused on improving care and health outcomes for people with multiple chronic conditions.  In particular, she has...

Benjamin J. Wiley

Associate Professor of Chemistry
In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling the assembly of atoms in solution, and explore applications for nanomaterials in...

Christopher Wildrick Woods

Professor of Medicine
1. Emerging Infections 2. Global Health 3. Epidemiology of infectious diseases 4. Clinical microbiology and diagnostics 5. Bioterrorism...

Ying Wu

Professor of Physics
Prof. Wu is interested in nonlinear dynamics of charged particle beams, coherent radiation sources, and the development of novel accelerators and...

Weitao Yang

Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Prof. Yang, the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry, is developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying out...

Junjie Yao

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Our mission at PI-Lab is to develop state-of-the-art photoacoustic tomography (PAT) technologies and translate PAT advances into diagnostic and...

Benjamin Yellen

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Yellen's group is interested in developing highly parallel mechanisms for controlling the transport and assembly of ensembles of objects ranging from...

Terry Takatoshi Yoshizumi

Professor of Radiology
Major research focus relates to the following areas: New radiation detector development and evaluation; 2-D radiochromic film dosimetry in CT;...

Lingchong You

Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering
Dr. You's research interest focus on computational systems biology & synthetic biology, including mathematical modeling of cellular networks;...

Fan Yuan

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Yuan's research interests include drug and gene delivery, mechanisms of molecular transport in cells and tissues, and tumor pathophysiology....

Aimee Kirsch Zaas

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical education Genomic applications for diagnosis of infectious diseases Genomic applications for prediction of infectious diseases

Michael Rod Zalutsky

Jonathan Spicehandler, M.D. Professor of Neuro Oncology, in the School of Medicine
The overall objective of our laboratory is the development of novel radioactive compounds for improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This...

Xiaofeng Zhang

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Xiaofeng “Steve” Zhang graduated from Tsinghua University (China) in Chemical Engineering (B.E. in 1997), and received his graduate...

Pei Zhong

Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
My research focuses on four broad and interconnected areas in the emerging field of therapeutic ultrasound, which is located at the interface of...