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November 16, 2017

World Toilet Day: Duke Engineers Tackle the Global Sanitation Crisis

Duke engineers are leading two projects backed by the Gates Foundation to bring sanitation to the developing world

August 15, 2007

Rainfall to Faucet

Almost 25 percent of the world’s population lives in mountainous regions, and over 60 percent relies on mountains for freshwater needs ranging from drinking water to food production, ecosystem services, and industrial use. Most of the world’s fertile agricultural lands lie at the foothills and in [...]

August 15, 2007

Nothing but Sand

Human encroachment, agriculture, livestock grazing and climate changes have dramatically increased the conversion of fragile grasslands to deserts worldwide. A major impact of desertification is loss of biodiversity and decreased capacity to produce crops. Ironically, droughts are common in these [...]

July 18, 2007

Duke Engineering Dean Named Provost at Johns Hopkins; Robert Clark to Lead Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Kristina M. Johnson, dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has been appointed provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Robert L. Clark, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Thomas Lord Professor of [...]

June 01, 2007

Shrestha wins NASA ESS Fellowship

Graduate student Prabhakar Shrestha in CEE Professor Ana Barros' laboratory has won a NASA Earth System Science Fellowship for his work on "Characterization of Aerosol-Cloud-Rainfall Interactions and Water Cycle Impacts in the Himalayas."

June 01, 2007

Duke and Pratt Award Degrees to 382 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 382 undergraduate and graduate students May 13 and Dean Kristina M. Johnson told Pratt’s Class of 2007 and their families and friends at a Chapel celebration that “It’s a perfect time to be an engineer.”

May 29, 2007

Making 'Smarter' Use of 'Smart' Gels

Once considered something of a laboratory novelty, ‘smart’ gels -- synthesized from polymers that can undergo dramatic transformations in response to changes in their surroundings -- are now poised to become integral mechanical components and sensors in the increasingly tiny devices of the future. [...]

May 13, 2007

Commencement Speech: Benjamin Schaefer Abram

Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Ben Abram looked for lessons in historical records related to past floods as a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow.

May 10, 2007

Cutting Tropical Deforestation to Avert Global Warming Cheaply

Slowing tropical deforestation is an essential and cost-effective way to avert severe climate change, according to a new study published in the May 10 Science Express, an advanced online publication of the journal Science. An international team of 11 top forest and climate researchers, including [...]

May 01, 2007

Deonarine Compete Well At NCWRRI

CEE graduate student Amrika Deonarine was awarded 3rd place in the student poster competition at the annual conference of the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute on March 27-28 in Raleigh. The title of her poster presentation was: "Assessment of Surface Water Mercury Concentrations in [...]

May 01, 2007

Kahler, Saaem Elected to Graduate Student Government

David Kahler, CEE graduate student, was elected to a second term as treasurer of the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and Ali Saaem, BME graduate student, was elected as 2007-2008 Community Affairs Coordinator. Kahler is the only member of the 2006-2007 executive board to remain on the [...]