News Archive for Grad Student

April 06, 2016

Ugonna Ohiri Named 2016 Julian Abele Student of the Year

Ugonna Ohiri, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Nan Jokerst and Chris Dwyer and president of the Engineering Graduate Student Council, has been named this year’s Abele Student of the Year for the Pratt School of Engineering. The award will be presented on stage at the Julian Abele Awards [...]

February 18, 2016

Rapidly Building Arteries that Produce Biochemical Signals

Duke engineers have developed a technique to make artificial arteries that naturally produce biochemical signals vital to their functions. The technique is also ten times faster than current methods for tissue engineering of blood vessels. Arterial walls have multiple layers of cells, including the [...]

February 15, 2016

D-MEMP Student Alexander Lavin Makes Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Alexander Lavin,  a student in Duke’s distance Master of Engineering Management Program, was just recognized as being among the top four percent of 15,000 applicants in the science category on the 2016 Forbes “30 Under 30“ list. Lavin is currently researching artificial intelligence and natural [...]

January 05, 2016

Traveling Salesman Uncorks Synthetic Biology Bottleneck

Researchers have created a computer program that will open a challenging field in synthetic biology to the entire world. In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent on technology that can quickly and inexpensively read and write DNA to synthesize and manipulate polypeptides and proteins [...]

December 14, 2015

Duke Electric Vehicles Team Hits Hollywood

During the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon, the Duke Electric Vehicles (DEV) team had quite a showing. Not only did they take 2nd place in their category, their carefully catalogued research into the optimal thickness of their car’s carbon-fiber body won them the Technical Innovation Award. The [...]

December 08, 2015

O'Connor Takes 2nd in Odebrecht Award

Megan O’Connor, a 4th year graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, placed 2nd in this year’s Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The competition helps bridge the gap between the academic and corporate worlds, and finds solutions that promote sustainability via the transfer [...]

December 04, 2015

Nivolet Breaks Computing Records at Pratt

The research group of Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has just completed the deployment of the fastest computer cluster at Pratt. Supported by a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) and [...]

November 09, 2015

New Technology Colors In the Infrared Rainbow

Researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle in the movie “Predator.” Traditional infrared imaging systems may look colorful on screen, with warm objects appearing redder and whiter [...]

October 26, 2015

CRISPR Brings Precise Control to Gene Expression

Researchers have demonstrated the exceptional specificity of a new way to switch sequences of the human genome on or off without editing the underlying genetic code. Originally discovered as an antiviral system in bacteria, CRISPR/Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in genetic research today. By [...]

October 16, 2015

Welcoming President Xi to Washington D.C.

In late September, Zhiping Mao, a PhD student in Bob Kielb’s MEMS lab, was invited to Washington D.C. as the representative of Duke Chinese students to welcome President Xi Jinping, the current chairman and president of the People's Republic of China. This was the second time President Xi visited [...]

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