“I just threw eggs at the robot!” grad student Keaton Armentrout said to Amitha Gade, a fellow biomedical engineering master’s student. “He just said, ‘Thank you for the egg, human. Give me another one.’ It was really fun.”


Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization that sends student-led groups to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects that spur development. After working with communities to identify their needs, the teams collaborate with professors and professional...


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 Duke University.


Entrepreneurs who are passionate about Duke University now have a new vehicle that allows them to support the university by leveraging their start-ups. The new DukeOne program enables entrepreneurs to pledge 1 percent of their company to Duke, deferring their gift until they have sold their company, or until it goes...


Researchers, policymakers, environmental managers and other stakeholders gathered at Duke Kunshan University for a two-day workshop last week to explore the potential impacts of increased unconventional energy exploration on China’s water supply, including Marc Deshusses, professor of civil and enviornmental...

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Duke’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering encompasses an extraordinary team of faculty conducting research on topics such as the environmental effects of nanotechnology, engineered microbial systems, water resources, hydrometeorology, computational mechanics, geomechanical modeling and characterization and more.

Civil and environmental engineers are being looked to for solutions to climate change; a reinvention of our transportation system; ways to modernize and secure our infrastructure; sustainable ways to meet the food, water, and hygiene needs of the developing world; and truly workable ideas for sustainable energy – just to name a few. Not since the efforts to pull the country from the depths of the Great Depression has there been such a clear and sustained call for leadership by the profession of civil and environmental engineers.

Our department offers Bachelor of Science degrees with majors in civil engineering (with study tracks in structural engineering or environmental engineering and water resource) and environmental engineering; and undergraduate certificates in architectural engineering, and energy and the environment studies. We offer industry-focused Master of Engineering programs on either civil or environmental engineering, and a research-focused Master of Science and doctoral program. Our students are sought after for positions in industry, government, non-profits and academia.

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