Research News

Yiran Chen, Athena PI

August 17, 2021

Diversifying the Edge Computing Ecosystem

New Duke-led, NSF-funded “Athena” center for AI seeks to advance next-generation mobile networks and make fast, secure edge computing accessible to more users

Steve Cummer

July 26, 2021

Catching Waves

Duke ECE’s Steven Cummer, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering, discusses new metamaterials research in this Q&A– and explains why invisibility paint is not on the horizon


June 08, 2021 | Duke Today

$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research

The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment. This is the largest award Duke University has ever received.

Kenneth Brown

April 06, 2021

Engineering Systems for Future Computing

In this Q&A, quantum information scientist Kenneth Brown explains why Duke is situated to lead the quantum systems charge, and how students can begin to explore the field

WaSH-AID team member Molly Matlock conducting wastewater sampling

March 03, 2021

Comparing the Swab to the Sewer

Duke pilot testing effectiveness of campus wastewater sampling to detect SARS-CoV-2, and comparing it to nasal swabs

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

February 18, 2021

The Intersection of Electrical Engineering and Materials Design

In this Q&A, professor Adrienne Stiff-Roberts explains how electrical engineering and materials research intersect, and talks about the multidisciplinary approach that makes Duke special

Lu Qi, an Electrical and Computer Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow in the Brown Lab works on a quantum computer setup.

November 16, 2020

Duke to Launch Quantum Center

The Center's Scalable Quantum Computing Laboratory, or SQLab, aims to put quantum computers directly into the hands of users

Center for WaSH-AID logo

November 13, 2020

Duke Awarded $4.5 Million to Advance Global Research Technologies in Sanitation, Public Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant awarded to the Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID)

A brain made of blue light with streaks of blue light coming out of it and matrix digits in the background

October 27, 2020

Duke Researchers to Monitor Brain Injury with Machine Learning

Duke researchers received a multi-year scientific research agreement from CortiCare to engineer a machine-learning approach to continuously monitor patients with brain injuries

Robert Calderbank (left) and Vahid Tarokh (right)

October 20, 2020

Duke to Lead $5 Million Center to Develop U.S. Air Force Wireless Communications Protocols

National initiative will develop AI-informed communication and networking protocols fast and reliable enough to handle Air Force requirements