Recent News

Mike wins the BME Helmholtz Award!

May 23, 2016

Mike Zhu wins the prestigious Hemholtz Award for graduating seniors who present the best research projects as judged by departmental faculty.  He also graduated May 16. Congrats Mike!

Professor Randles receives a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

May 10, 2016

Prof. Randles receives a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

John's paper is accepted to IEEE EMBC!

May 8, 2016

John's paper investigating the how the degree of coarctation of the aorta infuences wall shear stress focal heterogeneity is accepted to IEEE EMBC!

Bleeding Duke Blue

May 2, 2016

DukEngineer features the article Samuel James, a Duke BME freshman, wrote about the Randles Lab: here.  This is a magazine that's been put together by undergraduate students since the 1940s.

Featured on Duke's 1,100 Words

May 1, 2016

Work from the Randles Lab is featured on Duke's 1,100 Words: A Blood Cell's Journey.

Research from Randles Lab featured on

April 29, 2016

An article featuring the research collaboration between the Randles Lab and Frakes Lab at ASU is showcased in an article by Lance Farrell: "Harvey's hemodynamic heroics". 

Randles awarded TEDMED Front Line Scholarship

April 6, 2016

Prof. Randles is awarded a TEDMED Front Line Scholarship and will be a delegate at the 2016 TEDMED Conference

Harvey Shi named Goldwater Scholar

April 5, 2016

Harvey Shi, a sophomore in the lab, has been named a 2016 scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.  Congrats Harvey!

The BBC features work from the Randles Lab

March 17, 2016

Prof. Randles' talk at APS and the associated work from the Randles lab is featured in an article by Jonathan Webb on the BBC website: Supercomputer copies whole-body blood flow. 

Prof. Randles receives a seed grant from the Duke Quantitative Initiative

March 15, 2016

Prof. Randles and collaborator Dr.

Randles will give invited talk at the APS March Meeting

March 11, 2016

Prof. Randles will attend the APS March Meeting in Baltimore and give an invited talk on Monday, March 14 in the session titled: Massively Parallel Simulations of Chemical, Materials, and Biological Systems.

Professor Randles is named to the 2016 World Economic Forum Young Scientist list

March 3, 2016

Professor Randles is named to the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions Young Scientist list.  50 Young Scientists from around the world under the age of 40 are selected for their contributions to advance the... read more

John and Maddie tie for first prize in the Duke Research Computing Symposium Poster Competition.

January 27, 2016

On January 25 2016, John Gounley and Madhurima Vardhan presented two different posters at the Duke Research Computing Symposium and tied for first place in the Poster Competition!

Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow

November 25, 2015

Congrats to our first Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow: Darshana!

Randles receives funding for MEDx Interschool Colloquia

November 11, 2015

Amanda Randles and Piers Barker receive funding from the Duke MEDx program supporting interdisciplinary colloquia. 

John to present at the 8th International Bio-Fluid Symposium

October 14, 2015

John received an oral presentation in a special session of Post Doctorate Fellows at next years's 8th International Bio-Fluid Symposium in Pasadena, CA. The conference will be held in February 2016. Congrats, John!

Professor Randles Randles names to the 2015 World Economic Forum Young Scientists List

September 14, 2015

Professor Randles was named to the World Economic Forum Youn Scientists List. 50 Young Scientists from around the world under the age of 40 are selected for their contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering or technology in areas of high societal impact.

Randles Named Finalist for Supercomputing’s Top Honor

August 27, 2015

Amanda Randles, a new assistant professor in biomedical engineering, has been named one of five finalists for this year’s Gordon Bell Prize—the top honor in the field of supercomputing.

Hemodynamics Simulation Paper Wins Top Award at International Conference

June 6, 2015

Computation’s Amanda Randles and Erik Draeger and University of Arizona researcher Peter Bailey are coauthors of a paper that won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Computational Science, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, at the beginning of the month. 

Amanda Randles: Computing Complex Biological Systems

June 5, 2015

Professor Amanda Randles, a pioneer in using supercomputers to gain insight into biomedical challenges, will join Duke University’s Biomedical Engineering Department on July 1, 2015.

Randles receives National Institutes of Health award to pursue cancer research

October 10, 2014

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computational scientist Amanda Randles has received a Director's Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Women @ Energy: Amanda Randles

April 1, 2014

Amanda Randles is a Lawrence Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  She completed her PhD in Applied Physics at Harvard University with a secondary field in Computational Science. Her advisors were Efthimios Kaxiras and Hanspeter Pfister.

To stay a step ahead of breast cancer, make a map of the future

January 24, 2014

Cancer isn't a singular disease, even when talking about one tumor. A tumor consists of a varied mix of cells whose complicated arrangement changes all the time, especially and most vexingly as doctors and patients do their best to fight it.

New Computer Model May Aid Personalized Cancer Care

January 24, 2014

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have developed a mathematical model to predict how a patient’s tumour is likely to behave and which of several possible treatments is most likely to be effective.