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2009/2010 - Graduate student Yang Zhao and electrical and computer engineering professor Krishnendu Chakrabarty won the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design, held in Bangalore, India. This is a highly selective conference with 70 accepted papers this year out of 320 submissions. The paper, titled “Synchronization of concurrently-implemented fluidic operations in pin-constrained digital microfluidic biochips,” will be published in the proceedings of the IEEE...
2010/2011 - Second-year student Sara Duran and first-year student Akin Olugbade have each been awarded NSF fellowships that also provide the recipients with a stipend plus full tuition and fees for three years of doctoral study. Sara is advised by Professor Leslie Collins and Akin is advised by Professor Dan Sorin. Congratulations to Brandon, Sara and Akin.
2010/2011- ECE graduate student Brandon Noia has been chosen to receive the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Graduate Fellowship that provides a stipend plus full tuition and fees for up to five years of doctoral study. Brandon is advised by Professor Krish Chakrabarty.
2009/2010 - Graduate student Christina Arnaout received an honorable mention for the 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Competition. Arnaout is a member of the Environmental Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory and a student of Claudia Gunsch.
2009/2010 - Jing Tao, a doctoral student with Professor Ana Barros, was awarded a NASA Earth System Science Ph.D. Fellowship to investigate the Vulnerability of Water Resources in Southern Africa.  Specifically, she will be focusing on elucidating the role of the Angola High Plateau in the water cycle of the upper Zambezi Basin using models and remote sensing observations.
2009/2010 - Doctoral candidate Amrika Deonarine received the C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry for her work in understanding how mercury becomes toxic in the environment. Her adviser is Assistant Professor Heileen Hsu-Kim.
2009/2010 - Master’s student Jennifer Shore won a best poster award in the student competition at American Water Works Assoc. and Water Environ. Assoc. Raleigh, Nov. 16, 2009 for her work titled "Application of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor for Ammonia Removal in High Temperature Industrial Wastewater.” Her advisers were Professor Marc Deshusses and Assistant Professor Claudia Gunsch.
2009/2010 - Doctoral candidate Sudeep Popat received a special award from the Air and Waste Management Association for his work in trichloroethene removal from waste gases in anaerobic biotrickling filters through reductive dechlorination. He is a student of Professor Marc Deshusses.
2009/2010 - Graduate students Julien Brun and Prabhakar Shrestha, working with Professor Ana Barros, received an award for their presentation titled "Monitoring Aerosol patterns along the River Valleys of Nepal using MODIS Visible Channels" at the Atmospheric Chemistry Conference of the American Meteorological Society earlier this year. The work aims to elucidate the transport of atmospheric pollution from the Indian subcontinent into the Himalayan region, which can have a major impact in the...
2009/2010 - On May 10-12, a group of 80 PhD students and faculty attended the third BME Research Retreat at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. During the two-day event, Dr. George Truskey presented an informative report on the state of the department and new faculty members Dr. Charlie Gersbach and Dr. Gabriel Lopez presented talks on their expertise in the areas of genome editing and biohybrid materials, respectively. Ten senior PhD students presented research talks on a variety of BME...