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Fourteen Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Highly competitive national awards will help 14 new and returning Duke Engineering graduate students conduct research on campus

Each year, the Pratt School of Engineering encourages graduate students to seek support from external fellowship awards. Earning these competitive fellowships goes a long way toward helping emerging scientists conduct their research while raising Duke Engineering’s profile and research portfolio in turn.

This year, new and returning Duke Engineering graduate students manage to nab 14 fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind in the United States, with a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. This competitive fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who pursue research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions of higher learning.

“The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are part of a highly competitive national program,” said Jennifer West, the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean for Ph.D. Education at Duke. “It is gratifying to see the talent and hard work of our exceptional doctoral students recognized at this level.”

Congratulations to This Year’s Recipients

Anthony Alers

Anthony Alers

Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Marc Sommer
Department: BME

Katrina Barth

Katrina Barth

Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Viventi
Department: BME

Lexi Bounds

Lexi Bounds

Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Charles Gersbach
Department: BME

Nadrat Chowdhury

Nadrat Chowdhury

Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Mark Wiesner
Department: CEE

Elizabeth Curvino

Elizabeth Curvino

Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Joel Collier
Department: BME

Chelsea Fries

Chelsea Fries

Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Joel Collier
Department: BME

Anna Gilpin

Anna Gilpin

Undergraduate Institution: West Virginia University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Shyni Varghese
Department: BME

Ali Hasan

Ali Hasan

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Duke Faculty Advisor: Sina Farsiu
Department: BME

Matthew Huber

Matthew Huber

Undergraduate Institution: Rhodes College
Duke Faculty Advisor: Gregg Trahey
Department: BME

Wesley Kendall

Wesley Kendall

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Adam Wax
Department: BME

Amy King

Amy King

Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Duke Faculty Advisor: Laurens Howle
Department: MEMS

Juilee Malavade

Juilee Malavade

Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Brent Hoffman
Department: BME

Gabriella Shull

Gabriella Shull

Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York Binghamton
Duke Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Viventi
Department: BME

Joana Sipe

Joana Sipe

Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University
Duke Faculty Advisor: Mark Wiesner
Department: CEE