News Archive for Grad Student

November 07, 2006

Common Interests Lured Four Fulbright Scholars to Pratt's Engineering Management Program

MEMP Fulbright ScholarsAlthough they come from varied backgrounds–— hailing from Germany, Panama, Pakistan and Turkey–— four of this year’s Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) class share a common bond: all have traveled from their home countries to the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering with the full support of a

November 06, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Lands Duke Engineers on ‘Scientific American 50′

Two researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have been named to the "Scientific American 50" for their work on developing an "invisibility cloak." Compiled by Scientific American magazine, the roster of leaders in research, business and public policy will appear in the December 2006 issue, expected on newsstands Nov. 21.

November 06, 2006

Bohrer Relies on Virtual Forests to Elucidate Real Ones

With the aid of time spent among simulated trees, Gil Bohrer, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering from Israel, is getting a better handle on how wind flows through the forest. Inside his virtual world, trees can be moved around or made transparent and air currents of differing [...]

November 01, 2006

Cutler & Madhav win Training Grants

Two BME graduate students recently received pre-doctoral training grants totaling $90,000 over a three-year period. Spencer J. Cutler received his grant for “Automation and Preclinical Evaluation of a Dedicated Emission Mammotomography System for Fully 3-D Molecular Breast Imaging." Priti [...]

October 19, 2006

First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.

October 16, 2006

New Engineered Drug May Offer Prolonged Arthritis Relief

Researchers at Duke University have devised a new way to significantly prolong the effects of an anti-inflammatory drug, potentially making it useful for providing longer-lasting treatment for osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.The modified drug, which would be injected directly into arthritic joints, could last for several weeks rather than just the few hours the unmodified drug would last, the researchers said.

October 03, 2006

MEMP Students Get Head Start on Career Development

MEMP students get acquainted through a team-building exercise at an intensive two-day orientation.

Students in the Masters of Engineering Management Program (MEMP) are getting a head start in their career development through a series of workshops led in part by Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), the world's leading career services company.

September 01, 2006

Rising Startup Sets Sights on Diagnostics for Research Animals

Advanced Liquid Logic's founders got their start in the lab of ECE professor Richard Fair (above).

Advanced Liquid Logic, a startup company founded by two Ph.D. graduates from Duke electrical and computer engineering, is growing by leaps and bounds. The company aims to miniaturize and automate clinical and research laboratory tests by taking advantage of the natural surface tension of liquid drops.

July 12, 2006

Duke Engineering Graduate Student Drowns in New Jersey Swimming Pool

Ranjith Vasireddy, a Pratt School of Engineering doctoral student from India, drowned July 10 in a swimming pool in Basking Ridge, N.J., where he had a summer internship.

Vasireddy, who was 25, had just finished his first year as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was a teaching assistant for Professor Kishor Trivedi. Vasireddy was working at Avaya Labs for the summer.

June 01, 2006

Students Aim for Smarter Fuel, Smarter Homes

MEMP student finalists in the Graduate Student Licensing Competition

With gasoline prices on the rise, graduate students in the Master of Engineering Management Program are working toward a solution. A business plan they wrote for a novel fuel additive meant to boost gasoline efficiency and reduce tailpipe emissions won them a spot in the final round of a national licensing competition.


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