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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Major External Fellowship Recipients

The Duke University Pratt School of Engineering encourages graduate students to seek support from important external fellowships. 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.

Duke Engineering has become the choice of recipients of these prestigious fellowships

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.

The U.S. Department of Defense offers several prestigious fellowship opportunities, including the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NSDEG) Fellowship, and the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program.

Our Graduate Research Fellows

2018-2019

NSF Graduate Research Fellows

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

2017-2018

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Kristen Hagan
  • Abbigail Helfer
  • Anastasia Varanko
  • Veronica Gough

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NSDEG) Fellowship

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Jon Stewart

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Jim Turner

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Kevin McHugh

2016-2017

More about our 2016-17 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Nadia Abutaleb
  • Brian Allen
  • Sean Kelly
  • Robert Mines
  • Ismael Perez
  • Lucas Shores
  • Ellen Weburg
  • Kevin Zhou

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Nicholas Rogers

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Jorge Cardenas

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

  • William "Luke" Calkins
  • Garrett Wessler

2015-2016

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Aman Aberra
  • Bridget Crawford
  • Katelyn Flint
  • Zachary Steelman
  • Asli Unal
  • Noel Vera-Gonzalez
  • Jason Wang
  • Carolyn Zhang

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Brandon Hunter

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Ugonna Ohiri

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Kristen Wiedenheft

2014-2015

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Daniela Cruz
  • Evan Gates
  • Derek Ho
  • Joseph Simon

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Amalia Turner

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Felicia McGuire

MEMS

  • Korine Duval

2013-2014

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Leigh Joan Atchison
  • Simone Costa
  • Jennifer Gamboa
  • Joshua Abram Hammer
  • Christopher Jackman
  • Erica Michelle Moore
  • Brandon Nichols
  • Stefan Roberts
  • Jacqueline Nicole Robinson-Hamm
  • Katy Rothenberg
  • Isaac Weitzhandler

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Courtney Gardner
  • Andrew Matsumoto

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Rafael Bello Fricks
  • John Patrick O'Hollaren

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Katherine Marusak
  • Corey Oses
  • Dalton George Sycks

2012-2013

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Zachary Abzug
  • Oscar Carrasco-Zevallos
  • Brittany Davis
  • Megan Godsey
  • Priscilla Hwang
  • Kelli Luginbuhl
  • Hannah Meredith
  • James Polans
  • Hrishikesh Rao
  • Swarnali Sengupta
  • Wyatt Shields

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Xue Feng
  • Anna Wilson

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Nicholas Czarnek
  • Heather Duschl

2011-2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship Program

Biomedical Engineering

  • Laila Roudsari