News Archive for Grad Student

February 15, 2007

NDI Medical

Formed in 2002, NDI Medical develops, manufactures, commercializes and markets neurostimulation products. Their experienced team of business executives, engineers and regulatory professionals have built a successful, growing, implantable neurostimulation medical device company located in Cleveland [...]

February 09, 2007

Advanced Liquid Logic

Advanced Liquid Logic develops products that leverage the Company's unique droplet-based liquid handling technology for high quality, reliable, rapid, and cost effective results in a diverse range of diagnostic and other applications. Digital microfluidics is a lab-on-a-chip approach based on [...]

February 09, 2007

Newport Gives Optics Students a Peek Inside the Black Box

Jason Eichenholz, director of strategic marketing at Newport Corp., conducted an extensive technology demo for Duke engineering students. He showcased a wide range of Newport products to Duke’s Optical Society of America Student Chapter and discussed the company’s cuttingedge technology [...]

December 06, 2006

Santillan Explores Dynamics of Extremely Flexible Structures

  You might call mechanical engineering graduate student Sophia Santillan a non-linear thinker. In fact, the native of Amarillo, Texas, conducts cutting edge research on the non-linear behavior of structures whose strength paradoxically depends on being extremely flimsy.The buckled beams she [...]

December 06, 2006

Fluid Dynamics Led Conyers from Bioenvironmental Engineering to Aerodynamics Research

conyers.jpgAs a boy growing up in rural Manning, S.C., Howard Conyers learned a love for the outdoors early. Rather than follow in the shadows of his older brother, who excelled as an athlete, the young Conyers also made the decision to put more of his focus on academics, particularly math and science.

December 06, 2006

Irish, a Mechanical Engineer, Part of Nanotech Revolution

irish.jpgAs a graduate student in Professor Anne Lazarides’ lab, Elizabeth Irish is learning how to play with the tiniest of building blocks. Her ultimate goal: to assemble nanosize squares of gold or silver on silicon surrounded by soft matter made entirely of DNA molecules.

December 06, 2006

Deonarine, a Native of Trinidad, Sets out to Study Environmental Mercury

In civil and environmental engineering graduate student Amrika Deonarine’s home country of Trinidad and Tobago, a sunny two-island nation off the coast of Venezuela, education is a top priority. “Education is stressed a lot,” Deonarine said. “Education and family.”Deonarine [...]

December 01, 2006

Long & Darling Wins NIH Fellowships

CBTE postdoctoral fellows David Long in Biomedical Engineering, and Eric Darling in the Department of Surgery for winning prestigious NIH National Research Service Award fellowships. Long will continue his work with BME Professor Mort Friedman to study the interactions of biomechanics and genomics [...]

December 01, 2006

Ellerbee wins NSBE Grad Student of the Year

Audrey Ellerbee, Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, was selected Graduate Student of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers. She will receive her 2007 Golden Torch Award at the NSBE’s national meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in March. This honor recognizes Ellerbee’s [...]

December 01, 2006

Pratt's Engineering Management Program Attracts International Fulbright Scholars

International Fulbrighters: Genoveva Wong (front left), Valerie Speth (front right), Adnan Haider (back left) and Erdem Sahillioglu (back right) Although they come from varied backgrounds–— hailing from Germany, Panama, Pakistan and Turkey–— four of this year’s Masters of [...]