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A freeze frame of molten rock oozing between two discs of rock being squeezed and rotated against one another

January 17, 2020

‘Melting Rock’ Models Predict Mechanical Origins of Earthquakes

New model accurately predicts why and how friction drops as rocks slide past one another with greater speed and undergo a phase change

Image of particulate matter taken with scanning electron microscope

December 23, 2019

Portraits of Particulate Matter

Images taken at Duke’s Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility may shed light for improved solar panel efficiency

curling wisps of smoke with lots of small eddies

December 16, 2019

Understanding How Energy Travels Through Turbulence

Theoretical and computational study shows that "eddies" squeezing themselves are mostly responsible for transferring energy to smaller scales in turbulent flows

A riverbank cleared of vegetation with simple machines and piles of soil

December 12, 2019

Deforestation, Erosion Exacerbate Mercury Spikes Near Peruvian Gold Mining

Modeling mercury release from soil erosion could help mine-heavy, deforested regions create helpful policies

trach tube alert device

December 05, 2019

First-Year Design Showcase: Engineering Solutions for Puffins, Nurses and More

First-Year Design students spent the semester developing solutions for community clients

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December 04, 2019

Exploring Purpose, Character and Ethics in Engineering

A new grant from the Kern Family Foundation draws Duke Engineering together with the Divinity School and Kenan Institute for Ethics to integrate purpose, character and ethics into the undergraduate experience

Spring Engineering + Computing Showcase

December 03, 2019

Engineering + Computing Showcase Lets Students Pitch Passion Projects

Spring showcase offers a new way for students to network with industry professionals

Ryan Calder and Mark Borsuk

November 25, 2019

When a 'Pros and Cons' List Won't Cut It

From food choices to land management, Duke engineers wrestle with the complexities of modeling risk

Duke engineering professor Michael Bergin (left) stands with Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar colleague Chinmay Ghoroi (right) next to that university’s dusty solar panel array

November 25, 2019

Peloso Family Seed Fund Zeroes in on Environmental Engineering

New seed fund supports projects with potential to achieve impactful results at the intersection of engineering and the environment

Charles Gersbach, David Mitzi, Willie Padilla, Guillermo Sapiro, David Smith, Mark Wiesner

November 20, 2019

Six Duke Engineers Among Global Highly Cited

Annual Clarivate Analytics list includes 54 Duke researchers, tying the university for 8th worldwide

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November 13, 2019

Historic $261 Million Distribution to Benefit Education, Research, Financial Aid at Duke

Four-decade relationship with LORD Corporation leads to support for Duke Engineering, student financial aid

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