Media Coverage

Check out the latest media coverage of Duke engineering research and education.


Duke Magazine | March 16, 2017

Drones Take Research to New Heights

Featuring Missy Cummings, Kris Hauser

Duke Magazine looks at how Professors Missy Cummings and Kris Hauser are exploring the emerging world of using drones and robots for research.


CNBC | March 16, 2017

Betting on the First Disease to be Treated by Gene Editing

Featuring Charles Gersbach

BME Professor Charles Gersbach was one of the first researchers to attempt to treat a disease in live mice using CRISPR. So just how far away are we from real human treatments? "We know CRISPR works and that it works well. But there are challenges in terms of getting therapy to work in humans, to ensure its efficiency, delivery and safety."


NBC News | March 15, 2017

Algorithms Learn From Us, and We Can Be Better Teachers

Featuring Cynthia Rudin

ECE Professor Cynthia Rudin comments on how developers are fighting to remove bias from machine learning algorithms. 


MIT Technology Review | March 13, 2017

How Metamaterials Are Reinventing 3-D Radar Imaging

Featuring David Smith

David Smith describes a new way to make synthetic aperture radar using metamaterials that is cheaper and competitive with traditional technology used for Earth sensing, security screening and state-sponsored spying.


New Atlas | March 2, 2017

New Method Measures Cellular Stiffness to Predict Cancer Risk

Featuring Adam Wax

Adam Wax presents a new, faster technique to measure stiffness on a cell-by-cell level to screen for cancer.


Duke Government Relations | February 21, 2017

A Day of Advocacy

Featuring Ravi Bellamkonda

Dean Ravi Bellamkonda spends a day on Capitol Hill advocating with Congressional Representatives. 

Popular Science | February 20, 2017

Here Are the Teams Competing to Map the Ocean for $7 Million in Prizes

Featuring Martin Brooke

Martin Brooke's Ocean Discovery XPrize team makes it to the semifinals along with 20 other teams, who will compete to build new technology to map the seafloor down to a resolution of just five meters (16 feet).

Duke Today | February 7, 2017

Faces of Diversity: How Employees Move Duke's Commitment to Inclusion Forward

Featuring Johnna M. Frierson

Nature Physics | February 7, 2017

Beaming with Energy

Featuring David Smith

David Smith debuts an idea for a wireless power transfer system that uses existing LCD TV technology to wirelessly charge any device within its line of site.

Forbes | February 3, 2017

This Metal Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Featuring Olivier Delaire

A paper in Science reports that vanadium dioxide conducts electricity much better than it conducts heat. It's the first known violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law near room temperature, which says that metals should conduct heat and electricity in proportion to one another.