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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.

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

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.

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

speakers from OPTDATA

April 27, 2017

Symposium on Data Optimization Under Uncertainty Draws National Crowd

Duke's inaugural “Optimization Under Uncertainty and Data-Driven Science and Engineering” symposium gathered more than 80 leading experts to address mathematical and computational aspects of pressing problems

Duke ASCE Student Chapter

April 07, 2017

Sink or Swim: Duke's ASCE Chapter Combines Creativity and Engineering

Duke's undergraduate ASCE team wins two awards at annual engineering competition.

Simulation of a vascular stent under dynamic torsion loading

February 21, 2017

Integrating Simulations of Complex Mechanics Across Campus

Before leaving the White House in early January 2017, President Obama named Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and mechanical engineering and materials science (MEMS) at Duke University, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for [...]

Scovazzi with students

January 10, 2017

Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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January 10, 2017

Investigating the Impact of Nanomaterials on Living Things

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 Elected a Fellow of ASCE

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 [...]

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