A model system of a fungal spore and the water droplets that disperse them

July 26, 2017

Fungal Spores Harness Physics to Launch Themselves

Evolution has shaped fungal spores to aim and power their launch with merging water droplets

synthetic proteins

January 30, 2017

Engineered "Spaghetti-Ball" Proteins Provide Biomedical Insights

Synthetic proteins may reveal cellular functions and provide commercial applications

January 30, 2017

ECE Faculty Make Highly Cited Lists

Several Duke ECE faculty members have been recognized among the most influential computer science and engineering researchers worldwide, as ranked by productivity and publication citations. At, Kishor Trivedi, Hudson Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ranked 73rd [...]

new metamaterial

January 27, 2017

Absorbing Electromagnetic Energy While Avoiding the Heat

First demonstration of a metal-free metamaterial that can absorb electromagnetic energy

January 26, 2017

Mikkelsen Wins SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

Maiken H. Mikkelsen, the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant professor of physics at Duke University, has won the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The society recognized Mikkelsen [...]

acoustic whirlpool device

January 26, 2017

Sound Waves Create Whirlpools to Round Up Tiny Signs of Disease

New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

January 23, 2017

Engineering Ph.D. Student Ramirez to Receive Cook Society Award

Juan Ramirez Jr., a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as the recipient of a 2017 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award. The society was founded in 1997 in honor of the first African American faculty member hired and tenured at Duke and his service to [...]

January 19, 2017

Michelle Moffa: Providing Access to Clean Water

How did you get into engineering? I have wanted to be an engineer since I was 13 years old. It all started when I was in middle school doing science projects on little water filters that I could make in my kitchen. Eventually this grew into a passion, not just for water and water access and water [...]

January 19, 2017

Gautam Chebrolu: Seizure Prediction for an EEG- and EKG-Based System

How did you know you wanted to go into engineering? When I was applying to schools I was interested in international relations, so I was initially considering doing a major between BME and international global studies or international cultural studies, because I was interested in understanding [...]

January 19, 2017

Rohan Achar: Improving Diagnostic Tools

How did you become interested in engineering? I had a pretty good inclination that I wanted to go into biomedical engineering early on. In high school, I became interested in biology after taking AP Bio, and I really liked math and physics, so I tried to find the subject that had the best [...]

January 19, 2017

Raya Islam: Using Drones for Conservation

How did you know you wanted to go into engineering? I did robotics in high school, and I always found myself liking the hands-on stuff as opposed to the electrical stuff. I also knew that I wanted to go into a research lab to see what it was like, and then to see if I wanted to pursue grad school [...]