Research News

July 09, 2012

Smart Home Project Aims to Improve Irrigation

Doing laundry with rainwater while conducting research in the backyard green house. Checking up on the growth of the green roof as well as how much rainwater has collected in the six 400 gallon tanks in the basement. Observing wattage used by each room’s controlled lighting, while the hum of a self [...]

April 11, 2012

Andy Stershic wins Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Andrew Stershic won a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy. In his doctoral research, he aims to build multi-scale computational models that allow for efficient consideration of micro-scale fracture of [...]

April 11, 2012

Xue Feng wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Xue Feng won a 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In her doctoral research, Feng plans to study how seasonal and interannual climate variability propagates through seasonally dry ecosystems (such as in the [...]

April 11, 2012

Jessica Erlingis wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Jessica Erlingis won a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include simulation and prediction of hydrometeorological extremes, such as heavy [...]

April 11, 2012

Anna Wilson wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Anna Wilson, civil and environmental engineering graduate student, won a 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In her doctoral research, Anna will investigate the microphysical processes playing a role in orographic enhancement of convection and tropical cyclones [...]

November 14, 2011

Duke's Nanoscience Research Featured in Educational Video

The newly released educational video on nanoscience called "Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud?" features the Duke led Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) . This video focuses on CEINT researchers discussing their integrated research initiatives that are designed [...]

November 07, 2011

Gates Foundation Funds Novel Third World Sanitation Proposal

For less than $100 and a day’s work, a single family in an undeveloped country can construct a solid waste disposal system that not only processes the waste, but requires no electricity or additional energy while destroying harmful pathogens. So argues a Duke University environmental engineer who [...]

November 07, 2011

Graduate students win EPA Star Fellowships

For their research into methods for improving the environment, two Pratt civil and environmental engineering  graduate students were recently awarded  EPA STAR fellowships. The students, Matthew Strickland and Thomas Morse,  will each receive support in finishing their degrees as well as funding [...]

September 08, 2011

Hog Waste Producing Electricity, Carbon Offsets

Duke University and Duke Energy have been developing the pilot project for nearly three years, with additional grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Lagoon Conversion Program. Duke Energy and the university will [...]

August 25, 2011

News Tip: Catastrophic Earthquake Possible for East Coast, Expert Says

“Earthquake interest and preparedness always increases after an event. What many may not realize is that regions of the central and eastern United States are at significant risk of a catastrophic earthquake.” said Henri Gavin, W. H. Gardner Jr. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental [...]

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