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Heart-Phase Image Takes Top Prize in 2018 'Envisioning the Invisible' Contest

The amazing images below won top honors in this year’s Envisioning the Invisible contest sponsored by the Duke Engineering Graduate Student Council.

PhD mathematics student John Malik took first place for his image, “Phases of the Heart,” showing phase information extracted from an electrocardiogram signal using Fourier transform.

Ted Epsenschied, a PhD student in molecular genetics and microbiology, took second place with an image capturing a cross-section of the intestine of a transgenic zebrafish.

Megan Kondash, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, was awarded third prize for her image of striated human skeletal muscle myotubes.

Award ceremony attendees selected Ian Turnage-Butterbaugh's image of a placid ocean to receive the People’s Choice Award.

The images are on display in the Fitzpatrick Center atrium and online at