January 10, 2017
We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them. "Science Nation" video from NSF.
September 20, 2016
Ana Barros, the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The honor is bestowed on less than 3.5 percent of the society’s members and serves to recognize engineers who have made [...]
July 11, 2016
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 [...]
June 27, 2016
New faculty member Andrew Bragg studies how turbulent flows affect natural systems from coalescing raindrops to forming planets
May 27, 2016
First comprehensive study of the amount of these valuable elements present in coal ash across the U.S.
May 20, 2016
Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering
May 02, 2016
Increases in carbon uptake by southeast U.S. forests in response to tropical cyclone activity alone exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year
April 27, 2016
The New Face of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke – Mark Wiesner, PhD, CEE Department Chair & CEINT Director.
April 21, 2016
What if there were a service like Nest for your lawn? That’s the goal of a new “Smart Lawn” experiment at Duke University’s Smart Home, headed by Amilcare Porporato, the Addy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his postdoctoral researcher, Jun Yin. A network of sensors in the [...]
April 13, 2016
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 [...]