News Archive for CEE - materials, structures and geosystems

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January 10, 2017

Investigating the Impact of Nanomaterials on Living Things

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

Porporato Receives American Geophysical Union Hydrological Sciences Award

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

Andrew Bragg: Making Sense of Chaos in Environmental Systems

New faculty member Andrew Bragg studies how turbulent flows affect natural systems from coalescing raindrops to forming planets

May 20, 2016

Gunsch Receives the 2016 Huber Research Prize

Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering

April 27, 2016

From Tiny Details to Big Picture

The New Face of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke – Mark Wiesner, PhD, CEE Department Chair & CEINT Director.

April 05, 2016

Spring Break Research at 12,000 Feet

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: Insights on America’s Road Taken

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

Coastal Marshes More Resilient to Sea-Level Rise than Previously Believed

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 [...]

December 08, 2015

O'Connor Takes 2nd in Odebrecht Award

Megan O’Connor, a 4th year graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, placed 2nd in this year's Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The competition helps bridge the gap between the academic and corporate worlds, and finds solutions that promote sustainability via the transfer [...]

November 10, 2015

Fred Boadu Returns to Ghana to Fill Research Gaps

African academics living abroad are a rich source of expertise for the continent’s universities to tap into. In this film we meet Fred Boadu, who left Ghana to pursue an engineering career in the United States more than 20 years ago. He is now a professor of civil and enviornmental engineering at [...]

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