Duke Engineering in the News

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


David Smith weighs in on when the world might see a true Harry-Potter-like invisibilty cloak.


Before heading on a trek to the future where invisibility cloaks are a real thing, this podcast investigates how they might come to be, beginning with a talk with David Smith about metamaterials.

The Chronicle

Coverage of the first-ever Triangle Health Innovation Challenge—a health hackathon that brought together students, engineers, clinicians and business professionals to collaborate on complex medical issues.

HP Blogs

Krish Chakrabarty helps host an IEEE-sponsored workshop sharing ideas across the broader academic and industrial community about "middleware"--the software of the future connecting one-off orders with various machine tools to create them.

Science Magazine

Science magazine covers its own article from Ashutosh Chilkoti on the discovery of the genetic sequences that control how and when protein structures self-assemble and disassemble.


Missy Cumming's receives the 29th annual Nevada Medal, which is a national award given annually, since 1988, by the Desert Research Institute to recognize and stimulate outstanding scientific, engineering and technical achievements.

Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal reports on the network being formed by Duke, UNC and NC State to provide nanotechnology expertise, education and facilities to the broader Triangle region.


Trying to create electronic circuits that manipulate individual cells instead of electrons, Benjamin Yellen and his group have optimized the amount of power needed for the "transistors" in his emerging technology.

CBS News

This news video shows the work of Miguel Nicolelis, who is connecting the brains of multiple monkeys to create trans-animal neural networks that can solve simple computer puzzles.

PBS LearningMedia

Myron Fletcher, a student in Duke's distance Master's of Engineering program, talks about his dreams of helping to get humanity to Mars.


An overview look into how constructal law describes the coevolution of humans and technology.


Myron Fletcher, earning his master's of engineering management through Duke Engineering' distance learning program, is an engineer at The Boeing Company. In this video from WGBH Boston, he talks about the Space Launch System (SLS) program and the educational experience that propelled him into his career as a rocket scientist.

Triangle Business Journal

Ingrid Daubechies teams up with the North Carolina Museum of Art to removing wooden "cradling" on the back of many historic paintings from x-ray images.

Online Duke

The Information Initiative at Duke is now offering an open online course through Coursera on data analysis called, "Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Businesses."

Times Higher Education

This article from the UK quotes David Smith and also ranks Duke as #3 in the world in terms of the “Innovation Indicator” of “Resources from Industry,” which it describes as “the quality of research income that an institution receives from industry.”

Geek Wire

Metamaterial antennaes invented at Duke ucing LCD technology will be mass produced by Sharp for integration into market devices in the near future.

Energy Quarterly

David Mitzi talks about what has driven the rapid progress of perovskite solar-cells, whose efficiencies have gone from 3.8% in 2009 to over 20% in 2014.


Steve Cummer uses metamaterials and a 3D printer to solve a computer's problem with picking out a single sound from many sources.


EEWeb interviews David Smith as their Featured Engineer of the Day.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Nanomaterials made of cellulose – a natural polymer used mainly to produce paper – hold great promise in environmental remediation applications and water filtration membranes. In a compilation of research findings, Duke researchers outline the physical and chemical properties, production costs, and current use of cellulose nanomaterials.

Durham Herald Sun

High school teachers learn about robotics to bring back to their classrooms through Project Lead the Way.

International Business Times

Maiken Mikkelsen and colleagues have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second, paving the way for high speed optical computing.

Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The story behind ther ecent acquisition of Bioptigen - a startup founded by Joe Izatt specializing in OCT eye imaging.


The BBC features the Pratt Pouch and how it is helping to reduce the rate of HIV infection passed from mother to child in Ecuador.

NPR Morning Edition

Morning edition talks about the evolution of invisibility cloaks, including metamaterials from the lab of David Smith