Research News

June 01, 2007

Futuristic Technology Reproduces Ancient Structure

Students in Anathea Portier-Young’s Old Testament class recently used some of the planet’s most futuristic technology to study one of its most ancient biblical structures – all within a few hundred yards of the Divinity School.

February 09, 2007

Advanced Liquid Logic

Advanced Liquid Logic develops products that leverage the Company's unique droplet-based liquid handling technology for high quality, reliable, rapid, and cost effective results in a diverse range of diagnostic and other applications. Digital microfluidics is a lab-on-a-chip approach based on [...]

February 09, 2007


Centice designs and manufactures molecular spectroscopy optical sensors that are used by our partners in general purpose and application-specific products. Centice sensors are based on patent-pending computational sensor technology exclusively licensed from Duke University, where the technology was [...]

February 01, 2007

Pratt Fellow Bresslour Builds Microwave-Based Breast Imaging Device

Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow Elan Bresslour isn't satisfied with traditional X-ray mammography, the primary imaging method for breast cancer screening. In the lab of electrical and computer engineering professor Qing Liu, she is applying her engineering skill toward the development of a [...]

January 02, 2007

Invisibility Cloak Named One of Science's Top Ten "Breakthroughs" of 2006

An "invisibility cloak" designed and tested by Duke University engineers was named one of Science Magazine's top ten breakthroughs of 2006.

January 01, 2007

Invisibility Cloak Named One of Science’s Top Breakthroughs of 2006

An "invisibility cloak" designed and tested by Duke University engineers was named one of Science magazine's top 10 breakthroughs of 2006. Science’s Top Ten list appears in the journal’s Dec. 22, 2006, issue. The cloak, which the magazine refers to as "the ultimate camouflage," deflects microwave [...]

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." Compiled by Scientific American magazine, the roster of leaders in research, business and public policy appeared in the December [...]

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.