News Archive for CEE - materials, structures and geosystems
April 27, 2017
Duke's inaugural “Optimization Under Uncertainty and Data-Driven Science and Engineering” symposium gathered more than 80 leading experts to address mathematical and computational aspects of pressing problems
April 07, 2017
Duke's undergraduate ASCE team wins two awards at annual engineering competition.
January 10, 2017
We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them. "Science Nation" video from NSF.
July 11, 2016
Amilcare Porporato, the Addy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named the winner of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrologic Sciences Award. Originally established in 1956 as the Robert E. Horton Award, the honor is given for outstanding contributions to the field of [...]
June 27, 2016
New faculty member Andrew Bragg studies how turbulent flows affect natural systems from coalescing raindrops to forming planets
May 20, 2016
Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering
April 27, 2016
The New Face of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke – Mark Wiesner, PhD, CEE Department Chair & CEINT Director.
April 05, 2016
This spring break, Duke environmental engineering undergraduates working with professor Mike Bergin traveled nearly 4,000 miles to study air and water quality in Bolivia's high-altitude capital city of La Paz, where they partnered with local students for a once-in-a-lifetime fieldwork experience. [...]
February 16, 2016
Henry Petroski published his 19th book, “The Road Taken,” on February 16, 2016. The book gives an in-depth look at the history and current state of infrastructure in the United States through the lens of roads and bridges. Through historical context, readers begin to understand how our roads came [...]
December 21, 2015
Accelerating rates of sea-level rise linked to climate change pose a major threat to coastal marshes and the vital carbon capturing they perform. But a new Duke University study finds marshes may be more resilient than previously believed. The research, published this month in the Proceedings of [...]