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


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.


Chemical and Engineering News | February 28, 2020

Molded Microfluidic Device Makes Gel 'Apartments' for Single Cells

Featuring Benjamin Yellen

MEMS Professor Benjamin Yellen demonstrates a hydrogel device that allows localized treatment and analysis of 10,000 individual cells at a time


Spectrum | February 27, 2020

Privacy Concerns About Mental Health Apps Highlight Need for Regulation

Featuring Guillermo Sapiro

ECE Professor Guillermo Sapiro talks about the extra efforts made at making sure people know what his Autism App is doing with their data and how other apps and data collection industries fall short.


Spectrum News | February 25, 2020

How Accurate are Fitbits and Smart Watches?

Featuring Jessilyn Dunn

BME Professor Jessilyn Dunn shows that the heart rate monitors in modern smartwatches are not affected by skin tone. 


NPR | February 25, 2020

Study Finds Century-Old Combat Helmet Is A Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma

Featuring Dale Bass

BME Professor Cameron "Dale" Bass shows that helmets used by soldiers in the first World War were just as effective as modern combat helmets in protecting soldiers from overhead blasts.


Smithsonian Magazine | February 19, 2020

The New Explosive Theory About What Doomed the Crew of the 'Hunley'

Featuring Dale Bass

Former BME PhD student Rachel Lance details her quest to discover what killed the crew of a Civil War-era submarine with her advisor Cameron "Dale Bass.