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  1. Harold U Baranger, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience, Quantum Materials Physics, Quantum Computing
  2. David N. Beratan, Dr. Beratan is developing theoretical approaches to understand the function ...
  3. David J. Brady, DISP uses joint design of physical sampling and digital processing ...
  4. Martin A. Brooke, Analog-Digital Integrated Circuit Design; Sensor Systems
  5. Ashutosh Chilkoti, Chilkoti's research focuses on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and ...
  6. Leslie M. Collins, Statistical Signal Processing, Remote Sensing, Auditory Prostheses
  7. Adele De Cruz, Laser research, Fine Arts Conservation, FTIR as applied to materials, ...
  8. Emily R Derbyshire, Parasites infect billions of humans each year and cause several ...
  9. Richard T. Di Giulio, environmental toxicology, environmental health, and freshwater and estuarine pollution.
  10. Chris Dwyer, Nanoscale sensing and computation. DNA self-assembly and nanostructure synthesis. Self-assembled computer architecture. Molecular-scale computing.
  11. Glenn Edwards, Biological Physics
  12. Richard B. Fair, Microfluidic devices, semiconductor devices, circuits, and technology
  13. Silvia Ferrari, Design and analysis of methods and algorithms for learning and ...
  14. Gleb Finkelstein, Nanophysics and Biophysics
  15. Martin C Fischer, Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on exploring novel nonlinear optical contrast ...
  16. Katherine J Franz, Research in the Franz group is involved in elucidating the ...
  17. Haiyan Gao, Prof. Gao's research focuses on understanding the structure of the ...
  18. Daniel J. Gauthier, Quantum Electronics, Quantum Optics, and Nonlinear Dynamics
  19. Charles A. Gersbach, Dr. Gersbach’s research interests are in gene therapy, biomolecular and ...
  20. Jeffrey T. Glass, Jeffrey T. Glass is a Professor in the Department of ...
  21. Amanda E. Hargrove, The Hargrove lab harnesses the unique properties of small organic ...
  22. Nico Hotz, My research interests are in the area of interfacial transport ...
  23. Heileen Hsu-Kim, Environmental Engineering
  24. Joseph A. Izatt, Professor Izatt's research interests are in the area of biophotonics ...
  25. Andrew Janiak,

    Janiak is the Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Chair of the Bass Society of Fellows at Duke. He is a co-leader of Project Vox, an international enterprise that seeks to recover the lost voices of women in the history of modern science and philosophy.

    Since 2007, he has been Director of the Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (affectionately known as "HPSTM"). The program currently has graduate students in Chemistry, English, History and Philosophy from Duke, and students from English and Comparative Literature from UNC Chapel Hill.

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    Recently, Janiak and his colleague Professor Karen Detlefsen (Penn) were awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Grant to begin their new multi-year project on Emilie Du Chatelet and 18th century Newtonian thought in France.

    Before coming to Duke, Janiak earned an M.A. from Michigan while enrolled in its doctoral program, and a Ph.D. from Indiana in 2001, with a Ph.D. minor in history and philosophy of science. He wrote his dissertation under Michael Friedman, Fred Beiser, Paul Franks and Nico Bertoloni Meli.

    In 2001-02, Janiak was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT, having previously been a doctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University. He joined the Duke faculty in the fall of 2002.

    In 2005-06, Janiak was the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke; he has also been a faculty fellow at Duke's Franklin Humanities Institute. He is affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

    In 2008-09, Janiak received the Richard Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award from Duke's School of Arts and Sciences.


    For a recent talk Janiak gave at Duke in honor of Barbara Herrnstein Smith's work, see here.


    Here is a link to Janiak's recent lecture on Newton and causation at the Rotman Institute, University of Western Ontario.


    Work in progress:

    • "Three concepts of causation in Newton." Forthcoming in Studies in history and philosophy of science.

    • Editor, Space: history of a Concept (Oxford University Press), part of the new Oxford Philosophical Concepts series, edited by Christia Mercer. Under contract and in progress. The Mellon Foundation has given Duke funds to sponsor two workshops in 2012-2013 on Space.
    • Isaac Newton (Oxford and Boston: Blackwell), part of the Blackwell Great Minds series edited by Steve Nadler. Under contract and in progress.

    • "Kant on logical and real meaning" -- this paper employs an interpretation of the metaphysical deduction in the first Critique to indicate why the so-called pure categories can be meaningful in the sense that they have logical meaning, derived from the logical forms of judgment. They retain this meaning independent of any relation to intuition; the latter would supply them with what I call real meaning. [A rough draft is available.]
    • "Natural philosophy," Routledge Companion to Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, edited by Daniel Kaufman (London: Routledge ), forthcoming later in 2012. This essay begins with a brief discussion of Galileo, proceeds to discuss Descartes, and then considers a number of reactions to Cartesian natural philosophy and metaphysics, especially those found in Boyle and Newton in England, and in Leibniz on the Continent. Naturally, it considers the debates between the Newtonians and the Leibnizians as well. It also tries to characterize the debates about experimental methods and the use of mathematical techniques that animated developments in natural philosophy in the 17th century.
    • See here for my letter to the TLS regarding Steven Weinberg's review of Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion.


    Work on Newton:

    • "Substance and Action in Descartes and Newton," The Monist 93 (October 2010): 655-675.
    • Newton as Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, July 2008). Available in paperback from Cambridge.
    • The 2008 book was reviewed in The Philosophical Review 120 (2011) by Lisa Downing, in ISIS by Alan Shapiro and again by Stephen Snobelen, in Metascience by Steffen Ducheyne, in Early Science and Medicine by Mary Domski, and in Societate şi Politică by Grigore Vida, among others.
    • "Isaac Newton," in Peter Anstey, editor, The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2012).

    Work on Kant:


    Reviews:

    • Review of Daniel Garber and Beatrice Longuenesse, editors, Kant and the Early Moderns (Princeton University Press, 2008) for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.\
    • Review of Thomas Holden, The Architecture of Matter (OUP) for Mind 115 (October 2006): 1130-1133.


    Recent and upcoming talks:


    • "Isaac Newton's Conception of Absolute Space: a new hypothesis." STS Department, University College, London. October 2011.
    • "Author Meets Critics," session on Newton as Philosopher, APA Pacific Meeting, San Diego, April 2011.
    • "Three concepts of cause in Newton's thought." Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Spring 2011.
    • "Logical and real meaning in Kant." North American Kant Society, at Claremont McKenna College, December 2010.
    • "Newton between history and philosophy: the case of space." &HPS3, Indiana University, Bloomington, September 2010
    • "Agents and their powers in Isaac Newton's philosophical thought." Stockholm University, May 2010 [rescheduled].
    • "Substance and Action in Descartes and Newton," Department of Philosophy, Harvard, April 2010.
    • "Newton between physics and metaphysics: action at a distance reconsidered," part of workshop on Philosophy and natural science: from Newton to Kant, University College, London, March 2010.
    • Commentator on papers by Lisa Downing, J.E. McGuire, Ed Slowik, and Eric Schliesser, Newton panel, Central APA, Chicago, February 2010.
    • "Platonism and Newton," Symposium on Platonism and Modern Philosophy, a panel with Prof. Jennifer Whiting (Toronto), APA Eastern Meetings, Philadelphia -- December 2008.
    • "Causation and Emanation in Newton's Thought," Universiteit Leiden, Holland -- September 2008.
    • "Isaac Newton's God: theology and physics in the late seventeenth century," Science, Technology and Society Seminar, Columbia University -- October 2007.
    • "Nonsense and Things in Themselves," with commentary by Jennifer Uleman (Purchase College), North American Kant Society, at Central APA, Chicago -- April 2007.
    • Commentator, Symposium on Causation in Early Modern Philosophy, with papers by Lisa Downing (Ohio State) and Jeff McDonough (Harvard), Eastern APA, Washington, DC -- December 2006.
    • Commentator on Alan Gabbey's paper, "The Empirical Credentials of Absolute Space and the Puzzle about Simultaneity: Newton and Huygens," for "Understanding Space and Time," the 3rd Annual Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, NYU -- November 2006.
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  26. G. Allan Johnson, Dr. Johnson is the Charles E. Putman University Professor of ...
  27. Timothy W Lenoir, In addition to publishing several books and articles on the ...
  28. Kam W. Leong, Leong's research interest focuses on biomaterials design, particularly on synthesis ...
  29. Jie Liu, Dr. Liu’s research interests are focusing on the chemistry and ...
  30. Qing H. Liu, Electromagnetic and acoustic waves for imaging, biomedical imaging, computational electromagnetics and acoustics, inverse scattering
  31. Robert A. Malkin,

    Professor Malkin's work on medical instrumentation in the developing world has been supported by Engineering World Health, The National Institutes of Health, The American Heart Association, The Whitaker Foundation, the National Science Foundation and other organizations. The DHT-Lab runs educational programs such as the EWH Summer Institute and formal classes and provides research and product development opportunities for undergraduates interested in developing world healthcare technology.

    Engineering World Health Summer Institute is a unique study abroad program that allows ...

  32. Hisham Z. Massoud, Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits
  33. Barry S. Myers, Dr. Myers is an expert in head and neck impact ...
  34. Richard A. Palmer, Dr. Palmer's research interests span the areas of analytical, inorganic ...
  35. Nimmi Ramanujam, Innovating on optical strategies to peer into the biological landscape ...
  36. William M. Reichert, Reichert's research interests include biosensors, protein mediated cell adhesion, and ...
  37. John H. Reif, Molecular assembly, DNA computing, robot motion planning, parallel algorithms, randomized ...
  38. Jennifer L. Roizen, Inspired by small molecule natural products, the Roizen laboratories will ...
  39. Guillermo Sapiro, Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, ...
  40. William Seaman, Generative Poetic Systems, Interactive Art, Experimental Art, Music, Installation Art, Generative Computational Tools, New Forms of Computation, Recombinant Informatics, Recombinant Poetics
  41. Adrienne D. Stiff-Roberts, Nanomaterials resulting from quantum confinement in three dimensions, known as ...
  42. Michael J Therien, Our research involves the synthesis of compounds, supramolecular assemblies, nano-scale ...
  43. John E Thomas, Quantum Optics/Atomic & Molecular Physics
  44. Jingdong Tian, Dr. Tian's research interests include synthetic biology, advanced biomolecular and biosystems engineering and genome science.
  45. Eric J. Toone, Dr. Toone is a physical organic chemist who studies relationships ...
  46. George A. Truskey, Dr. Truskey's research interests include cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanisms of ...
  47. Hans J Van Miegroet, Art & Markets; Art, Law & Markets
  48. Stephanos Venakides, Integrable systems, Wave motion in complex media, Mathematical biology
  49. Tuan Vo-Dinh, Vo-Dinh’s research activities and interests involve biophotonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, ...
  50. Warren S. Warren, Our work focuses on the design and application of what ...
  51. Adam P. Wax, Dr. Wax's research interests include optical spectroscopy for early cancer ...
  52. Jennifer L. West, West's research in biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering involves the ...
  53. Benjamin J. Wiley, In the Wiley Group, we make new nanomaterials by controlling ...
  54. Ying K. Wu, Accelerator Physics and Novel Light Source Development
  55. Weitao Yang, Prof. Yang, the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry, is developing ...
  56. Benjamin B. Yellen, Theoretical and Experimental studies on concentration gradients arising in ionic ...
  57. Lingchong You, Dr. You's research interest focus on computational systems biology & ...
  58. Fan Yuan,

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

  59. Xuanhe Zhao, Soft Active Materials
  60. Pei Zhong, Ultrasound-targeted gene delivery and activation; Synergistic combination of high-intensity focused ...

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