Media Coverage

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


The News & Observer | December 27, 2017

A Search for GenX Yields an Unexpected Discovery Here in the Triangle

Featuring Heather Stapleton, Lee Ferguson

Lee Ferguson and Heather Stapleton find trace amounts of chemicals similar to GenX in Jordan Lake, two of its feeder streams and in the town of Cary's tap water.


Optics & Photonics News | December 26, 2017

Toward Better Photon Counting

Featuring Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim shows that a common single-photon detector can also be used to count up to four.


Nature | December 21, 2017

Gene Editing Staves Off Deafness in Mice

Featuring Charles Gersbach

Charles Gersbach provides his expert insights into the recent use of CRISPR to knock out mutant genes in inner-ear cells.


Medium | December 4, 2017

Helping Make Robots Smarter

Featuring Daniel Sorin

James Kuffner, chief technology officer of the Toyota Research Institute, welcomes Realtime Robotics to the portfolio.


The Engineer | November 29, 2017

Interview: Ravi Bellamkonda, Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering

Featuring Ravi Bellamkonda

Read about Dean Ravi Bellamkonda's vision for the future of the Duke Engineering undergraduate experience in this month's edition of "The Engineer" magazine.


STAT | November 27, 2017

These Bacteria Keep Swapping Resistance Genes, Even with No Antibiotics Around

Featuring Lingchong You

Lingchong You finds that bacteria that swap genes for antibiotics resistance will remain resistant even after the antibiotics are removed from the equation. 


WUNC Here & Now | November 16, 2017

Inside The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Featuring Missy Cummings

Host Frank Stasio speaks with AI experts, including Duke's Mary "Missy" Cummings, for their perspective on the capacity and limits of artificial intelligence.


R&D Magazine | November 8, 2017

Duke University Models How and Where Blood Flow Impacts Health

Featuring Amanda Randles

A comprehensive look at Amanda Randles's work to use supercomputers to model blood flow down to the cellular level to help predict where cancer cells will metastasize or inform a surgeon where to place a shunt to bypass a faulty ventricle. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education | November 7, 2017

Steering More Women to Silicon Valley

Learn about the Duke DTech Scholars Program, a career-training program that seeks to increase gender diversity in the technology industry by placing female computer-science and electrical-engineering majors in internships in Silicon Valley and beyond, and meet some of its most recent participants. 


Robotics Business Review | November 3, 2017

Realtime Robotics Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Featuring Daniel Sorin

Founded in 2016 by professors Dan Sorin and George Konidaris, Realtime Robotics has secured $2 million in seed funding. Key investors in the seed round include SPARX Group Ltd., Scrum Ventures, and Toyota AI Ventures, a venture capital subsidiary of Toyota Research Institute (TRI).