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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

The Superfund Research Center, housed in Environment Hall, received funding to pursue five new projects.

Studying Superfunds: Duke Environmental Engineers Investigate How Super-Polluted Areas Affect Early Human Health

As Duke's Superfund Research Center receives another round of funding, environmental engineers discuss how their work helps us learn more about common pollutants.

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Re-Engineering the Consumer Product Life Cycle

Duke civil and environmental engineers are working to make raw materials more sustainable and reimagining how we deal with harmful waste