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July 21, 2016

Visiting Civil Engineering’s Sweet Spot

Armando Tabernilla (E ’81) helps expose students to grand civil engineering challenges in south Florida

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July 15, 2016

Walker Joins Duke as Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Duke Engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Walker will join the Pratt School of Engineering this summer as the school's first Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures. This new position at Pratt, made possible by a gift from Pratt Board of Visitors member George Mattson E'87 and [...]

July 11, 2016

Porporato Receives American Geophysical Union Hydrological Sciences Award

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 [...]

July 08, 2016

Truskey Appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering

George A. Truskey has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering beginning August 1, 2016.Truskey is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and has served for the past year as interim dean of engineering at Duke. In his new role, [...]

July 07, 2016

Mark Borsuk: Valuing the Invaluable, Predicting the Unpredictable

New faculty member Mark Borsuk builds data-based models to inform environmental policy

June 27, 2016

Andrew Bragg: Making Sense of Chaos in Environmental Systems

New faculty member Andrew Bragg studies how turbulent flows affect natural systems from coalescing raindrops to forming planets

June 22, 2016

Duke Smart Home Gears Up for Year of Innovative Energy Storage Projects

The Duke Smart Home Program is looking forward to a year focused on developing and carrying out a variety of energy storage projects. The organization—which includes the Home Depot Smart Home, a live-in research laboratory operated by the Pratt School of Engineering—strives to utilize methods of [...]

June 15, 2016

Barros to Co-Chair NASA/NOAA/USGS Decadal Survey

Ana Barros, the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been chosen to serve as a panel co-chair of the National Academies’ 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. Sponsored by NASA, NOAA and USGS, the survey will generate consensus [...]

June 06, 2016

Petroski Delivers Engineering Convocation Address at McGill University

Henry Petroski, the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University, delivered the Faculty of Engineering convocation address and was awarded an honorary degree from McGill University during its convocation ceremony held on June 2, 2016. The honor was bestowed on Petroski [...]

May 27, 2016

Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements

First comprehensive study of the amount of these valuable elements present in coal ash across the U.S.

May 20, 2016

Gunsch Receives the 2016 Huber Research Prize

Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering

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