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January 24, 2022 | SPIE

Vo-Dinh Wins 2022 SPIE President’s Award

Award presented to an individual who has rendered a unique and meritorious service of outstanding benefit to the Society

March 20, 2012

Metamaterials Will Change Optics

Engineers believe that continued advances in creating exotic and sophisticated man-made materials will greatly improve their ability to control light at will

March 15, 2012

Process Makes Polymers Truly Plastic

Duke University engineers have demonstrated for the first time that they can alter the texture of plastics on demand

March 13, 2012

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Supports Next Generation of Problem-Solvers

During his time at Pratt, Primas has honed his research to focus on novel methods to directly provide the brain with feedback about the external environment.

February 29, 2012

Exotic Material Boosts Electromagnetism Safely

Duke scientists believe they can greatly enhance the forces of electromagnetism without harming living beings or damaging electrical equipment

February 21, 2012

Wringing More Energy Out Of Everyday Motions

Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing – especially when trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities.

February 03, 2012

I’ll Take Dream Fulfillment for 100, Alex

Watch Duke student Greer Mackebee compete on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2012

January 31, 2012

At the Intersection of Technology and Business

Duke's Grand Challenge Scholar Andrew Mang seeks to develop a better hand pump for clients in Uganda

January 15, 2009

Next Generation Cloaking Device Demonstrated

Duke engineers have produced a device with a broad frequency bandwidth

December 01, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Lands Duke Engineers on ‘Scientific American 50′

Two researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have been named to the "Scientific American 50" for their work on developing an "invisibility cloak."

October 19, 2006

First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.