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June 26, 2017

Air Pollution Casts Shadow over Solar Energy Production

First study of its kind shows airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells is cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world

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 for [...]

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

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade [...]

May 02, 2016

Hurricanes Key to Carbon Uptake by Forests

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

Alumni Profile: Mona Dai

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Innovative Purification Technologies for Contaminated Drinking Water in Uganda The Thomas C. Katsouleas NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Duke is dedicated to addressing new engineering [...]

April 27, 2016

HackDuke

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Coding for Social Good A five-foot-long nyan cat made out of multicolored sticky notes graced the glass windows of the engineering buildings on the e-quad— the creativity in the air was palpable on [...]

April 27, 2016

From Tiny Details to Big Picture

The New Face of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke – Mark Wiesner, PhD, CEE Department Chair & CEINT Director.

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

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