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Four Ph.D. students in biomedical engineering successfully won a grant from the Society for Biomaterials to support their plans for a Biomaterials Day, a regional conference planned for the Fall of 2011.
Sam Stanton, a third year graduate student working with mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Brian Mann, won the Best Overall Student Paper award at the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems conference held in Philadelphia, PA. His paper was selected out of 49 papers submitted to the competition. Sam’s research is focused on physical models for piezoelectric energy harvesters – in particular on how to capture the...
Fall 2010 - Computer science doctoral student Souvik Sen won the Association for Computing Machinery MobiCom graduate research award for 2010. Sen works with assistant professor Romit Roy Choudhury, who has joint appointments in the departments of ECE and CS. His work, titled "Listen Before You Talk, But on the Frequency Domain" beat out 35 other contenders. He will now compete in the ACM grand finals across all sub-fields of computer science and engineering.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light. As good as the metal has been in zipping information from one circuit to another on silicon inside computers and other electronic devices, optical signals can carry much more, according to Duke University electrical engineers. So the engineers have designed and demonstrated microscopically small lasers integrated with thin film-light guides on silicon that could replace the copper in a host of...
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center -- or nucleus -- of those cells, where they can report back important information or drop off payloads. Using silver nanoparticles cloaked in a protein from the HIV virus that has an  uncanny ability to penetrate human cells, the scientists have demonstrated that they can enter the inner workings of...
2010 - Two graduate students and Brian Mann, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, scored a number one ranking on ScienceDirect's top 25 articles for the first half of this year.
DURHAM, N.C. – Under the microscope, the bacteria start dividing normally, two cells become four and then eight and so on. But then individual cells begin “popping,” like circus balloons being struck by darts. Watch. 
2009/2010 - Jeff Coles and Robert Ferris, each won second place in the graduate student poster competition of the Biomaterials Interfaces Division at the 56th International Symposium of the Remmy American Vacuum Society in San Jose. Both students will receive a cash prize of over $400. The two work with Associate Professor Stefan Zauscher.
2009/2010 - Firas Khasawneh, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering under the supervision of Brian Mann, has won a fellowship from Duke’s Graduate School that will enable him to travel to the University of Bristol in England to enhance his dissertation research. He plans to visit the University of Bristol this upcoming summer. Firas is investigating the dynamics of systems that contain time delays in their mathematical models. Examples of his current and planned work consider self-...
2009/2010 - William Gardner has won the 2010 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke Graduate School. William will be presented with a $1,000 award at a reception on Thursday, April 15, 2010. This is the second time a mechanical engineering graduate student has been selected to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes invaluable service to the university by being a sterling example of mentoring in action.