June 2011 Issue table of contents

By altering the genes that control openings on the surface of cells, bioengineers say that can turn normally unexcitable cells into ones capable of passing electrical messages.

Katrina Wisdom thinks engineers should be able to communicate better -- one solution is dance.

Not just any engineers, "You are Duke engineers!” Dean Tom Katsouleas tells graduates.

A $20 million endowment to foster research collaboration between bioengineers and clinicians, with the ultimate goal to develop new technologies to improve patient care.

Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices.

Duke University bioengineers have designed a 1-by-3 inch chip that can produce custom-made segments of DNA in two days.

Mark R. Wiesner, the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Duke University, was named the eighteenth recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research.

Materials Science Associate Professor Stefano Curtarolo has been awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics.