News Archive for CEE - environmental process engineering

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 [...]

May 27, 2016

Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements

First comprehensive study of the amount of these valuable elements present in coal ash across the U.S.

April 13, 2016

Oxygen Key to Containing Coal Ash Contamination

As energy companies decide what to do with aging coal ash disposal facilities in North Carolina and across the nation, they may be overlooking a fundamental but potentially critical variable—oxygen. In a new study appearing in the April issue of Applied Geochemistry, researchers from Duke [...]

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 [...]

August 18, 2015

Setting Ground Rules for Nanotechnology Research

In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics. Nanoinformatics is, as the name implies, the combination of nanoscale research and informatics. It attempts to [...]

June 02, 2015

Duke's First Energy Minors Demonstrate Burgeoning Professional Demand

Commencement season brought evidence of the continual and growing demand for undergraduate energy education programs at Duke University, as the Pratt School of Engineering graduated its first students in its minor in Energy Engineering and the Certificate in Energy and the Environment bid farewell [...]

March 31, 2015

Population Could Outpace Water by Mid-Century

Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds. Using a delayed-feedback mathematical model that analyzes historic data to help [...]

March 27, 2015

Wiesner Named Chair of Duke CEE

Mark Wiesner has been named chair of Duke’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, effective July 1, 2015. Wiesner, who holds the James L. Meriam Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a recognized leader in the national and international civil and environmental [...]

February 11, 2015

Research, New Policies Protect “The Lungs of India”

You can’t see into the lungs of the people of Agra, India, home of the Taj Mahal. But just a glance at what should be pristine white marble domes of the local landmark shows that air quality is a major concern. The iconic domes are tarnished and need frequent cleaning to keep them white. A study by [...]

February 06, 2015

Wiesner and Daubechies Named National Academy of Engineering Members

Mark Wiesner, the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Ingrid Daubechies, professor of electrical and computer engineering and the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, have been named members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest [...]

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