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Duke CEE 2021 Digital Magazine

Duke CEE Magazine 2021

Photo of a geothermal plant by Gretar Ívarsson

From The Ground Up: Evolving Geomechanics to Meet Energy Needs

Duke CEE faculty are pushing the field of geomechanics into the future through interdisciplinary research focused on tomorrow’s energy needs

Letter from the Chair, 2021

Duke CEE is exploring the future of geomechanics and amplifying the critical importance of sustainability

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In This Edition

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

The new 150,000-square-foot Wilkinson Building was designed for sustainable collaboration

Henry Petroski with his published books

An Engineer on Writing

For more than 30 years, noted civil engineer and Duke CEE professor Henry Petroski has explained our world from an engineering perspective, as a columnist for American Scientist

bridge in Bolivia built by DEID

Building Bridges and Building Audiences

Duke CEE attracts a particular type of student: scrappy, resourceful and deeply interested in improving human health and the state of the environment. Many of these students focus on global development projects; others are exploring science communication as a new avenue to create meaningful change

Jerome Lynch works with U Mich students. Photo courtesy U Mich.

University of Michigan CEE Chair Named Dean of Duke Engineering

Jerome Lynch will take the helm as the new Vinik dean of Duke Engineering in January 2022

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2020-2021 Research Awards

Eight significant new awards for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will support research in sustainability, resilience and human health

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2021 Highlights

National accolades, new grants and professional society recognitions—see who captured top honors in 2020-21

Gabriel Katul and Andrew Jones, III

Meet Our New Faculty

In 2020-21, Duke CEE deepened its expertise in non-linear dynamics and water quality, adding new faculty members Gabriel Katul and Andrew Jones, III