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A dashboard view from a vehicle taking measurements of certain types of pollutants during rush hour in Atlanta

July 21, 2017

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.

George A. Truskey

August 10, 2017

Truskey Reappointed as Senior Associate Dean for Duke Engineering

George A. Truskey has been reappointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering for a four-year term, serving through June 30, 2021. In this role, Truskey provides overarching leadership for research advancement and space planning at Pratt, while leading additional strategic [...]

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

July 20, 2017

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.

dirty solar panels with Michael Bergin

June 26, 2017

Air Pollution Casts Shadow over Solar Energy Production

First study of its kind shows airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells is cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world

CEE's Heileen Hsu-Kim gave a plenary lecture at the 2017 ICMGP

June 20, 2017

Hsu-Kim Gives Plenary Lecture at 2017 ICMGP Conference

Heileen Hsu-Kim presented new mercury-related research at the 13th annual International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Guglielmo Scovazzi accepts the 2017 Alumnus of the Year award from Politecnico di Torino

May 18, 2017

Scovazzi Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by Politecnico di Torino

The ceremony took place on Sunday May 14, in the Aula Magna of Politecnico

Students head out to quantify the contribution of emissions from trash burning to the overall air pollution

May 17, 2017

The Impact of Trash Burning on Air Quality

The Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar teams up with Duke to investigate health implications of common roadside fires in urban India

Duke University Class of 2017

May 14, 2017

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2017

Dean Ravi Bellamkonda and the Pratt faculty awarded more than 500 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students of the Class of 2017.

CEE Professor Mark Borsuk

May 09, 2017

Designing for Extremes: CEE Program Challenges Students to Plan for the Unexpected

A new program in risk and resilience considers how changes to our interconnected world can affect engineered systems.

tensegrity tower construction

May 08, 2017

Tensegrity Tower Rises Behind Hudson Hall

Engineering recreates art to offer a hands-on opportunity for learning about engineering analysis, synergy and integrity

fred boadu with students in ghana

May 08, 2017

Auto Mechanics Keep Vehicles on the Road in Ghana, But Are They Putting Themselves at Risk?

Duke team collaborates with Ghanaian partners to investigate health hazards in auto repair industry

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