Media Coverage

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


Engadget | April 17, 2017

Computer Models Help Form New Magnetic Materials

Featuring Stefano Curtarolo

Digital models take the guesswork out of making viable magnets, producing two brand new magnetic materials.


medGadget | April 12, 2017

Scientists Now Able to Target Drugs at Select Neurons

Featuring Michael Tadross

Michael Tadross debuts his DART technique that can deliver drugs to specific types of neurons.


The Engineer | April 7, 2017

Metamaterial Yields Orders-of-Magnitude Improvement to Infrared Sensors

Featuring Willie Padilla

Willie Padilla has developed a metamaterial sensor that is fast, sensitive and efficient enough to detect specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while on the move.


The Engineer | April 5, 2017

Spray-On Memory Could Give Flexibility to Digital Storage

Featuring Benjamin Wiley

A new 'spray-on' digital memory could be used to build programmable electronic devices on flexible materials.


The Verge | April 4, 2017

Bouncing Water Droplets Could Be Used to Keep Computer Processors Cool

Featuring Chuan-Hua Chen

Scientists from Duke University and Intel have come up with a new mechanism for keeping high-performance electronics cool: fill their insides with bouncing water droplets.


The Scientist | April 4, 2017

CRISPR Screen Detects Functional Gene Regulation

Featuring Charles Gersbach

A CRISPR-Cas9–based method probes the regulatory roles of noncoding DNA sequences


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.