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Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Three members of the North Carolina delegation to Congress—Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), George Holding (R-NC), and David Price (D-NC)—visited Duke’s campus on November 6 to tour research labs and view demonstrations of airport security research projects happening at Duke. Over the past several years, Duke has become a vibrant hub of research into aviation security explosives detection systems. Projects with highly technical names like “coded aperture miniature mass spectroscopy” are focusing on...
Friday, 11 October 2013
CMIP is hiring multiple new positions and seeking candidates with a background in Industry, Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to assist with our Metaimaging Project. Education requirements and qualifications vary, see the full listing of new positions below! We encourage you to circulate these new opportunities to your colleagues! These research positions will harness the flexibility of metamaterial design, and compressive imaging techniques to develop innovative imaging...
Monday, 7 October 2013
An exhibition dedicated to showcasing the latest innovations in 3D printing is to open at the London Science Museum October 9th 2013 - February 10th 2014. The exhibit Called '3D: Printing the Future' will feature contributions from Duke University’s Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) with a number of leading companies in the rapid prototyping space, including Stratasys, and will explore the entire process of 3D printing - from scanning right through to the production of...
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Metamaterials ‘2013, The 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics This year, the Seventh International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2013, took place in Bordeaux, France over a 4-day period (16-19 September). Organized by the Metamorphose Virtual Institute and hosted by the Université de Bordeaux, this Congress continues the conference series of Metamaterials 2007-2012, and also continues...
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
A new exhibit has opened at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, featuring a general introduction to metamaterials, some of the more recent work in this area by Brener, Chen and CINT’s users, and one of the RF cloaks from the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke University. The nanotechnology exhibit focuses on the staff, users and science of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, based at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. "Nanotechnology...
Friday, 13 September 2013
Engineers have designed a plastic disk that uses microwave light to make objects in its center disappear By Yaroslav Urzhumov Now you see it… The invisibility cloak Harry Potter brandishes against dark lords and nosy professors is now a reality-at least in microwave light. Duke University engineer Yaroslav Urzhumov has designed a plastic disk that makes a small object placed in its hollow center invisible to frequencies from 9.7 to 10.1 GHz (close to the range used by radar speed guns). Holes...
Thursday, 29 August 2013
From Geekwire.com, published Thursday August 29th 2013 "Intellectual Ventures this morning announced a new spinout company, Evolv, that has landed $11.8 million in funding from investors including Bill Gates to develop imaging and detection products for a new form of security scanning at airports and other facilities. The new company, to be based in Boston, isn’t announcing details of its product plans. However, Evolv is working in partnership with Duke University’s Center for Metamaterials and...
Thursday, 8 August 2013
An article published in Nature this week explores how metamaterials are making a huge impact on applications such as cheaper satellite communications, thinner smartphones and ultrafast optical data processing.  Reseach leading to these advancements in metamaterials are lead by scientist in the Smith group at Duke University as well as Intellectual Ventures. Read the full article
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Nathan Landy, Graduate student from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University was asked to join the "We the Geeks" Google + hangout. From the whitehouse website: 'We the Geeks' is a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States. Topics such as commercial space exploration, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, turning science fiction to science fact, and others will be...
Thursday, 18 July 2013
“We the Geeks" is a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States. Topics such as commercial space exploration, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, turning science fiction to science fact, and others will be discussed with Administration officials and key private sector contributors. Join the conversation using the hashtag #WeTheGeeks on Twitter and Google + Watch this Friday, July 19th at 12:00...
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Kymeta closes $50 Million Series C Financing In a recent aricle from Satellitetoday.com "Kymeta has successfully closed a $50 million Series C financing arrangement to accelerate its growth plans. Kymeta, a privately held technology company, designs and manufactures satellite communication antennas and systems. Osage University partners and the Kresge Foundation joined existing Kymeta investors including Bill Gates, Lux Capital and Liberty Global in the financing. Kymeta is using patented...
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Congratulations to John Pendry, the British theoretical physicist who helped build the first working "invisibility cloak" has won the 2013 Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics. In an article from PhysicsWorld.com Hamish Johnston writes "John Pendry of Imperial College, London, receives the international award for "his seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics". The Newton medal – the Institute's most prestigious prize – has been awarded annually since...
Monday, 24 June 2013
The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2013) was held in San Jose, CA, from June 9th to 14th. The conference is one of the world’s renowned forums for quantum electronics, laser science, and the application of laser and electro-optical technology to a wide range of fields.  The program included 3 invited Plenary talks, 172 invited talks, 1198 oral and 320 poster presentations, 35 postdeadline presentations, 20 short courses and 24 tutorials. In addition, the program highlighted 12...
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
This year, the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics was represented at Phononics by Yaroslav Urzhumov, who is sharing with us some of the exciting things he learned there. Sharm El-Sheikh is an exotic, tourist area distributed along the southeast coast of Sinai Peninsula, and it is easily accessible from Cairo or Europe by air. The conference venue was chosen wisely in a quiet neighborhood of Nabq, at a four-star resort of Laguna Vista Beach. The five-day, all-serial conference...
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
DURHAM, N.C. -- From transparent conductors to acoustic cloaking in water to undersea sensing, scientists at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have been rewarded for their novel research by being involved in four of 15 large grants recently awarded by the federal government. These highly sought-after grants, from the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program, are designed to promote basic research conducted by consortiums of universities...

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