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


The Toronto Star | April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 Time Warp: Why It Feels Like Time Has Slowed During This Pandemic

Featuring Adrian Bejan

MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan suggests that the first month of social distancing due to COVID-19 seems to have dragged on so long to some people because they are experiencing many new things and their brains are working hard to take them all in.


ABC11 | April 6, 2020

Duke Makes 3D-Printed Face Shields for Duke Health, UNC Health to Ease Equipment Shortage During COVID-19 Pandemic

Featuring Ken Gall

The Covid Engineering Response Team led by Ken Gall works with peers across Duke and UNC to tweak 3D-printed face shield designs for mass production.


National Geographic Magazine Online | March 30, 2020

Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Flow Freely through This River-and Now Its Fish

Featuring Lee Ferguson

CEE Professor Lee Ferguson helps identify PFAS "forever chemicals" making its way into the North Carolina food chain


Gizmodo | March 23, 2020

What's the Softest Thing?

Featuring David Needham

When asked what the softest thing in the world is, MEMS Professor David Needham answers with the membrane that surrounds every cell on that planet.


UPI | March 23, 2020

Engineers Develop Supercapacitor to Power Wearable Electronics

Featuring Jeff Glass

ECE Professor Jeff Glass helps develop a supercapacitor that can stretch to eight times its original size and still function. 


Inverse | March 16, 2020

Bizarrely Shaped Drug Microparticles May Change How You Take Medicine

Featuring Ashutosh Chilkoti

BME Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti demonstrates new biocompatible microparticles that could be used for drug delivery


Duke Magazine | March 13, 2020

In the First-Year Design Program, Pratt Freshmen Are Hands On

Featuring Ann Saterbak

Duke Magazine follows the efforts of a First-Year Design team as they try to engineer trash traps to keep Ellerbe Creek clean. It's the third time the class has tackled the challenge, but director Ann Saterbak says the previous failures and iterative nature of the class drives home the message of what engineering entails to first-year students.


ConsenSys | March 4, 2020

EY and ConsenSys Announce Formation of Baseline Protocol Initiative to Make Ethereum Mainnet Safe and Effective for Enterprises

Featuring Jimmie Lenz

Duke University joins the technical steering committee for The Baseline Protocol, which seeks to provide open-source blockchain services to deliver secure and private business processes at a low cost.


GrepBeat | March 3, 2020

Move Over, Student-Athletes—Duke Launches Program For Student-Founders

Featuring Steve McClelland

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative has created the Student Founders Program, a place where student innovators and entrepreneurs can connect with their peers and work on their ideas.


Newsweek | February 28, 2020

How to Beat 'The Invisible Man' According to an Actual Invisibility Expert

Featuring David Smith

ECE Professor explores the possibilities of using metamaterials - and other technologies - to make a person completely invisible, some of which are closer to reality than others.