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


MedGadget | September 18, 2019

Bacterial Swarmbots to Produce Biologic Drugs

Featuring Lingchong You

BME Professor Lingchong You develops a system in which bacteria grow within a capsule and burst when capacity is reached to release valuable biologics, before growth factors are introduced that reset the entire process.


Chemical and Engineering News | September 16, 2019

The Toilet Gets a Makeover

Featuring Jeff Glass

ECE Professor Jeff Glass talks about the challenges facing the teams tasked to design self-contained waste processing systems for low-resource communities by The Gates Foundation.


Popular Mechanics | September 11, 2019

What the World Needs Now Is Superhard Carbon

Featuring Stefano Curtarolo

Researchers use Stefano Curtarolo's library of properties for theoretical materials to predict 43 potential materials that could match the hardness of expensive diamonds in scientific projects.

Scientific American | September 6, 2019

The Week's Best Science GIFs

Featuring Joseph Izatt, Sina Farsiu, Kevin Zhou

Duke BME researchers' GIF of artificial intelligence-enhanced OCT imaging is among the highlighted video snippets this week.


Gizmodo | September 6, 2019

EPA Pausing Operations at Toxic Sites as Hurricane Dorian Lashes Southeast

Featuring Lee Ferguson

Environmental engineer Lee Ferguson discusses how hurricane-related flooding can expose contaminants.


Houston Chronicle | August 28, 2019

Majority of patients cancer-free after treatment developed at Rice

Featuring Jennifer West

Therapy invented by BME and MEMS Professor Jennifer West excels in pilot clinical trials


ACS Central Science | August 28, 2019

The Toilet Gets a Makeover

Featuring Jeff Glass


HPC Wire | August 19, 2019

2019 ALCC Program Supports 10 Research Teams with 4M Node-Hours at NERSC

Featuring Michael Rubinstein

Michael Rubinstein, part of a Duke research team, awarded 270,000 node-hours for the project "Large Scale Numerical Simulations of Polymer Nanocomposites" from the DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research's Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program.


Huffington Post | August 12, 2019

Self-Driving Cars Are Still Years Away. That’s Probably A Good Thing.

Featuring Missy Cummings

In an article arguing that a fleet of truly self-driving cars is much further away than initially promised, ECE Professor Missy Cummings comments that the government is currently allowing companies to experiment within the public sphere without the public's consent, which is highly unethical. 


ASCR Discovery | August 8, 2019

Power Play

Featuring Volker Blum, David Mitzi

Volker Blum and David Mitzi are collaborating on a Department of Energy project to generate atomic-scale simulations in search of the best new solar cell materials and then physically test their actual capabilities.