Ashutosh Raman, an M.S. student in biomedical engineering, has received a Tau Beta Pi Fellowship for 2022.
The fellowships from Tau Beta Pi, the nation’s oldest engineering honor society, recognizes students for their scholarship, leadership, service, and promise of substantial achievement. Fellows receive $10,000 to support their graduate studies. For 2022, 31 out of 278 applicants were selected.
Raman earned his B.S. in biomedical engineering at Duke in 2020. As an undergraduate, he served as vice president of Duke’s NC Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi.
He is pursuing his master’s degree in the Brain Tool Laboratory under the direction of Patrick Codd, an associate professor of neurosurgery. Raman plans to pursue a Ph.D. starting in fall 2023. His research is exploring the use of fluorescence spectroscopy in a non-contact device to detect and classify tumor tissues in delicate areas of the body, such as the brain. The ultimate goal is to create a closed-loop, self-guiding surgical tool that senses and removes tissues according to a smart algorithm and adjusts for a changing surgical landscape.