Rachel Chapla

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Rachel earned a BS in Textile Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2015.  She is a PhD student in Dr. Jennifer West's Lab.

Contact Information:

  • Email Address: rec33@duke.edu

Research Interests:

Polymer biomaterials, tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, stroke therapy

 Awards/Fellowships: BME Department Second Year Fellowship.


Stano, K., Chapla, R., Carroll, M., Nowak, J., McCord, M., and Bradford, P. “Copper-Encapsulated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2013 5:10774-10781.


Chapla, R. “Optimizing the Production of Copper Nanoparticle-Carbon Nanotube Array Composites from an Aqueous Copper Solution.” Poster presented at the NC State University Spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium, advised by Kelly Stano, PhD, and Dr. Philip Bradford.