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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.
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.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Using a new design theory, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and Imperial College London have developed the blueprint for an invisibility cloak. Once devised, the cloak could have numerous uses, from defense applications to wireless communications, the researchers said.Such a cloak could hide any object so well that observers would be totally unaware of its presence, according to the researchers. In principle, their invisibility cloak could be realized...
In an autobiography written by Will Senner in one of his elementary school yearbooks, he made a prediction: He was going to go to Duke. Although it wasn’t a comment the Connecticut native initially remembered when applying to colleges, it turned out he had been right. He enrolled at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering in 2002.
Jessica Sanders, a CEE graduate student in the Duke Computational Mechanics Laboratory, received a 2006 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Sanders was selected by the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office from nearly 3,600 applications. The fellowship also covers tuition and fees for three years and provides a stipend totaling $93,000 for three years.
CEE graduate student James Robert Rigby won a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship covering tuition and providing a stipend. Rigby is working with CEE Associate Professor Amilcare Porporato studying the dynamic link between climate and vegetation and what effects changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will have on the productivity and stability of these ecosystems.
John Woock, a biomedical engineering graduate student, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Woock is working with BME Associate Professor Warren Grill on a bladder pacemaker to restore bladder emptying following neurological disease or injury. Specifically, Woock will characterize the bladder response elicited by electrical stimulation of pelvic peripheral nerves in hopes of developing a minimally invasive neural prosthesis capable of restoring urinary...
J. Quincy Brown, a postdoctoral associate working for Ramanujam, has been awarded an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute for his project entitled “Multi-label molecular FLIM of breast cancer.” Mark Dewhirst, professor of radiation oncology, is a co-mentor on the project. The objective of the research is to use fluorescence lifetime imaging as a tool for optical molecular imaging of receptor status and enzyme expression in breast carcinomas.
Stefan Zauscher Representatives of the Pratt School of Engineering made an impressive showing at the 2006 American Chemical Society (ACS) meetings held in Atlanta from March 26-30. Topics presented by the Pratt group ranged from plasmonic nanoparticles to the effect of glycoproteins on joint friction.
PhotoGenesis launches as a not-for-profit after winning Duke student business plan competition