Research News

May 06, 2013

Do-It-Yourself Invisibility with 3-D Printing

  DURHAM, N.C. – Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler. “I would argue that essentially anyone who can spend a couple thousand dollars on a non [...]

March 08, 2013

Calderbank to Direct Interdisciplinary 'Big Data' Effort at Duke

  Robert Calderbank, the Phillip Griffiths professor of computer science, mathematics and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been appointed director of an interdisciplinary program designed to increase "big data" computational research, Provost Peter Lange announced Friday [...]

January 18, 2013

Novel Sensor Provides Bigger Picture

DURHAM, N.C. –  Duke University engineers have developed a novel "sensor" that is more efficient, versatile, and cheaper for potential use in such applications as airport security scanners, and collision avoidance systems for aircraft, cars or maritime vessels.. The researchers fabricated a unique [...]

January 07, 2013

Duke Alum Nathan Kundtz Invents New Satellite Antenna

By Mary-Russell Roberson. Article republished with permission from Duke Physics News. “I’ve always wanted to work on something that had a real-world applicability,” says Nathan Kundtz, PhD ’09. “I was looking for ways to take what was fundamental science research and turn it into something which [...]

December 06, 2012

Silver Nanocubes Super Light Absorbers

DURHAM, N.C. – Microscopic metallic cubes could unleash the enormous potential of metamaterials to absorb light, leading to more efficient and cost-effective large-area absorbers for sensor applications or energy-harvesting devices. Metamaterials are man-made materials that have properties often [...]

December 05, 2012

Calderbank Awarded IEEE Hamming Medal

Duke ECE faculty member Robert Calderbank has been awarded the 2013 Richard W. Hamming Medal from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The medal is given in recognition of exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology. Calderbank was cited for his [...]

November 12, 2012

Making a Better Invisibility Cloak

DURHAM, N.C. –  The first working “cloaking” device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn’t perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has come up with a design that ties up one of the major loose ends from the original device. These new findings [...]

August 30, 2012

Photonic Interactions at the Atomic Level

DURHAM, N.C. – By measuring the unique properties of light on the scale of a single atom, researchers from Duke University and Imperial College, London, believe that they have characterized the limits of the ability of metals to be used in devices that rely on the enhancement of light.  This field [...]

July 05, 2012

Precise Indoor Localization? There's an App for That

DURHAM, N.C. -- GPS has been a tremendously successful technology for positioning users in outdoor environments. But attaining GPS-like accuracy indoors has eluded telecommunication researchers for years. That is, until now, according to a Duke University researcher. In the last few years, several [...]

June 20, 2012

Megapixel Camera? Try Gigapixel

DURHAM, N.C. -- By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail. The camera’s resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over [...]

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