News Archive for Grad Student

February 27, 2013

Silver Nanoparticles May Adversely Affect Environment

DURHAM, N.C. – In experiments reproducing the natural environment, Duke University researchers have demonstrated that silver nanoparticles, which are used in many consumer products, can have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms. These preliminary findings are important, the researchers [...]

January 18, 2013

Novel Sensor Provides Bigger Picture

DURHAM, N.C. –  Duke University engineers have developed a novel “sensor” that is more efficient, versatile, and cheaper for potential use in such applications as airport security scanners, and collision avoidance systems for aircraft, cars or maritime vessels.. The researchers fabricated a unique [...]

January 07, 2013

Lucinda Camras: Scientist and Entrepreneur

Lucinda Camras has to wait only a little while longer before she’s able to put “Ph.D.” after her name, and when that time comes, those letters will follow several other impressive letters – CSO – as in chief scientific officer. In her first year of graduate training at Duke, Lucinda had already [...]

November 12, 2012

Making a Better Invisibility Cloak

DURHAM, N.C. –  The first working “cloaking” device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn’t perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has come up with a design that ties up one of the major loose ends from the original device. These new findings [...]

October 01, 2012

Duke Blue Light Controls Gene Expression

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University bioengineers have developed a system for ordering genes to produce proteins using blue light. This new approach could greatly improve the ability of researchers and physicians to control gene expression, which is the process by which genes give instructions for the [...]

July 05, 2012

Precise Indoor Localization? There's an App for That

DURHAM, N.C. -- GPS has been a tremendously successful technology for positioning users in outdoor environments. But attaining GPS-like accuracy indoors has eluded telecommunication researchers for years. That is, until now, according to a Duke University researcher. In the last few years, several [...]

June 11, 2012

Engineered to Compete: Duke University Motorsports

Engineered to compete and aerodynamically designed for speed, imagine a car that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.  When it comes to racing, what else is there? Duke University Motorsports, a group of Duke undergraduate and graduate students, has developed quite an understanding [...]

April 11, 2012

Andy Stershic wins Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Andrew Stershic won a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy. In his doctoral research, he aims to build multi-scale computational models that allow for efficient consideration of micro-scale fracture of [...]

April 11, 2012

Jessica Erlingis wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Jessica Erlingis won a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include simulation and prediction of hydrometeorological extremes, such as heavy [...]

April 11, 2012

Anna Wilson wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Anna Wilson, civil and environmental engineering graduate student, won a 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In her doctoral research, Anna will investigate the microphysical processes playing a role in orographic enhancement of convection and tropical cyclones [...]