News Archive for Grad Student

Archive by Month

By Claire Cusick, September 2004
DURHAM, N.C. -– An electrical engineering graduate student at Duke University died early Monday from injuries sustained in a car accident late Sunday.Zhaochun Xu, 31, was a member of the Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications, where he worked with professor David Brady. He was scheduled to receive his Ph.D. in May 2005.
The Duke men's club volleyball team, with nine engineering students and coached by a Pratt alumnus, fought its way to a first-ever national championship in April. After a successful conference tournament at James Madison University, the 19-member team was seeded 8th in the D1AA division at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Tournament held in Charlotte April 8-10. The tournament fielded 153 men's teams.
Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 294 undergraduate and graduate students Sunday in a series of ceremonies beginning with a university-wide commencement exercise in Wallace Wade Stadium and winding up with a rousing ceremony in Duke Chapel.A total of 235 students, including 13 who completed their work in December and six last September, received Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees from Dean Kristina M. Johnson before a standing-room-only crowd of...
For soft-spoken New Yorker Helawe Betre, biomedical engineering research offers just the right amount of predictability vs. surprise to keep him intrigued for a lifetime."Certainly there are frustrations with experiments that don’t go as planned or that just puzzle me, but that’s the challenge and why I’m in the field," said Helawe, who emigrated to the U.S. from Ethiopia as a teenager.
Duke’s Ashutosh Chilkoti, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was named a Top Principal Investigator in a Science magazine Science Careers survey, published in October. The goal of the survey was to determine what characteristics postdocs value most in the researchers they work for, and to identify the principal investigators who best embody those characteristics.For Chilkoti, building successful working relationships with postdoctoral fellows is all about ‘learning the...
By David KingWhat one word best sums up the results of Andrew Gonce's MEM degree? Acceleration. Not a bad choice for an engineer who spends much of his time working to improve the Ford Mustang.
Engineers and life scientists at Duke University believe that by combining the strengths and insights of their specialties, they can train researchers uniquely qualified to manipulate molecules, cells and tissues to treat human diseases and disorders.
Pratt’s Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications Systems sponsored its inaugural “Summer Course in Photonics” on July 29-30, in the Teer building on Duke’s campus. The event drew more than 70 Duke students and faculty for two days of lectures and socializing.“We are very pleased with this year’s course,” said David Brady, director of Pratt’s Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communication Systems. “The attendance was far greater than we...
One hundred eighty Pratt School of Engineering students were awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, 15 received Master of Engineering Management degrees and 29 were awarded Ph.D.s May 11 following Duke University’s annual commencement exercises in Wallace Wade Stadium.