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Resilient Systems & the Environment

From earthquakes to financial crashes to the impacts of climate change and manmade materials, the world is full of uncertainties. Duke Engineering researchers are finding new ways to assess risk, inform decision-making and engineer safer, more resilient systems to create a more secure, sustainable future.


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Designing for Extremes

New Risk & Resilience educational programs explore the complex interactions between engineered systems and their environments

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Heavy Data

Duke team combines real-world data with computer simulations to analyze complex and changing infrastructure systems—from the biological to the geological

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Sustainability for Global Markets

An international partnership funded by NSF trains students to create water- and energy-saving technologies for global commerce