Media Coverage

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


Triangle Business Journal | September 13, 2017

Duke University AI Startup Secures $10M in First Funder

Featuring Lawrence Carin

Unicorn ML,  the brainchild of Lawrence Carin, has raised $10 million in equity.


Inside Philanthropy | September 13, 2017

The Gates Foundation Is Still Making Grants to Reinvent the Toilet

Featuring Jeff Glass

In 2011, the Gates Foundation launched the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, which now includes two grants totaling $10.7 million to implement phase three of Duke's Reinvent the Toilet project.


Interesting Engineering | September 12, 2017

Researchers Use Unexpected Tool in New Cancer Treatments

Featuring Nimmi Ramanujam, David Katz

Nimmi Ramanujam and David Katz get a 100 percent cure rate in mice when using an ethenol-based gel injected directly into tumors.

The Washington Post | August 24, 2017

Science May Have Solved the 150-Year-Old Mystery of a Sunken Civil War Submarine

Featuring Rachel Lance

Rachel Lance, a recent BME PhD graduate, says she knows what doomed the first submarine to ever sink an enemy ship, the H.L.'s own weapon.


NPR Weekend Edition Sunday | August 22, 2017

As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

Featuring Mike Bergin

CEE Professor Michael Bergin appeared on NPR stations across the nation last weekend to talk about how India's pollution problems and changing climate will affect their ambitious goal of generating 100 gigawatts of solar energy by 2022.


The Engineer | August 14, 2017

Portable Diagnostic Tool detects Disease in 15 Minutes

Featuring Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti has created a portable diagnostic tool that detects disease markers as accurately as the current gold standard, while cutting the waiting time for results to 15 minutes.


National Post | July 31, 2017

Luxury Toothpicks are Due for a Comeback and This Toronto Company is Making That Happen

Featuring Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski helps recount this history of the toothpick and how a new luxury brand is actually returning to the original roots of the now-humble tool.


GeekWire | July 31, 2017

Amazon Revs Up Its Robotics Challenge at RoboCup, with $250,000 in Prizes at Stake

Featuring Kris Hauser

Kris Hauser leads a team of Duke students and researchers to the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge in Nagoya, Japan


The Wall Street Journal | July 27, 2017

Venture Firms Back Startup with Novel Twist on Quantum Computing

Featuring Jungsang Kim

Quantum computing startup company IonQ announces completion of a $20 million series B round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new strategic investors.


The New York Times | July 27, 2017

Fungi Physics: How Those Spores Launch Just Right

Featuring Chuan-Hua Chen

Chuan-Hua Chen reveals the detailed physics of how fungi spores launch themselves in the correct direction using water droplets.