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


Democrat & Chronicle | July 1, 2019

UR Grad Wins $1M Luminate NY Prize in Rochester Competition

Featuring Adam Wax

BME Professor Adam Wax's company, Lumedica Vision, a Duke and Pratt spinoff, won $250,000.  


WUNC | June 19, 2019

Duke Lab Developing Drone Detecting App For Prisons

Featuring Missy Cummings

An app being developed by ECE Professor Missy Cummings could help prison officials prevent drones from delivering contraband to inmates.


AIP Publishing | June 18, 2019

Physical Parallels Found Between Transportation and Evolution in the Natural World

Featuring Adrian Bejan

In a wide-spanning literature review, a group of researchers led by Adrian Bejan has found several mathematical similarities between the scaling up of aviation and marine transportation and the evolution of animals that can fly and/or swim.

MSR Gear | June 14, 2019

Reinventing the Toilet: Duke University and MSR Tackle Creating the Toilet of the Future

Featuring Brian Hawkins

Duke researchers are working with an R&D team at MSR to create a "Reclaimer" -- a stand-alone human liquid waste processing unit designed to rapidly treat blackwater – wastewater from toilets – to ISO 30500 standards.


ASEE Prism | June 10, 2019

Relief in Sight

Featuring Jeff Glass, Brian Stoner

Eight years after the Gates Foundation launched its Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, promising prototypes - including those created by Duke researchers Jeff Glass, Brian Stoner and Marc Deshusses - may be poised to transform urban sanitation—and make money.


ASEE Prism | June 10, 2019

Plagiarism Is Not a Victimless Crime

Featuring Adrian Bejan

Adrian Bejan pens an op-ed arguing that plagiarism is a problem not being taken seriously enough by the modern scientific publishing industry.


NBC News | June 6, 2019

Robotic Fighter Jets Could Soon Join Military Pilots on Combat Missions. Here's Why.

Featuring Missy Cummings

ECE Professor Missy Cummings comments that making drones wingmen only adds to the human pilots' workload, it doesn't change their risk profile at all.

The Wall Street Journal | May 30, 2019

Bored Teenagers Built a Rocket to Launch Into Space—‘It’s Truly a Miracle’

What do you do when you get bored? If you're economics/ECE undergrad Joshua Farahzad, you recruit students from across the country to send a rocket to outer space on a shoestring budget.


Forbes | May 29, 2019

8 Tips For Generating Creative Ideas From The Mind Of A 'Genius' Woman Scientist

Featuring Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies (ECE) provides tips on how to generate creative ideas as well as a few tidbits of career advice.


Forbes | May 18, 2019

Digital Medicine: Digital Health, Plus Evidence, Plus Humility

Featuring Jessilyn Dunn

BME Professor Jessilyn Dunn emphasizes the need to think about what's going on under the hood of wearable technology for human health at the Harvard Digital Medicine Symposium.