Duke CEE in the News

Check out the latest media coverage of Duke civil and environmental engineering research and education.

Daily Advance |

ARHS Hopes to ID Links Between Als, Algal Blooms

CEE Research Professor Lisa Satterwhite is working on a project with Albemarle Regional Health Services to investigate potential links between toxic blue-green algal blooms and threats to public health, in particular Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

WRAL |

Minor Quakes ‘Not Uncommon’ in Western NC

CEE Professor Manolis Veveakis appears on a TV spot to discuss a recent cluster of small earthquakes in western North Carolina.

Civil Engineering Magazine |

The State of Civil Engineering Education

Vinik Dean of Engineering Jerome P. Lynch joins a conversation about engineering education trends and the steps educators should take to prepare students who are ready to tackle today’s global challenges.

BBC News |

US to Limit PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

Lee Ferguson says new EPA limits will likely have a wider impact on public drinking water quality as the thorough testing and treatment process required for PFAS will allow utilities to rid water of other contaminants besides PFAS.

Waste Today |

Department of Defense Launches Project to Remove Pfas From Naval Base

CEE Professor Marc Deshusses's startup company 374Water signed a contract to remove PFAS from US Naval installations.

NSF The Discovery Files |

Exploring The Microbiome

CEE Professor Claudia Gunsch and Dean Jerome Lynch join NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan and others on a podcast about the new Duke Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering, which will be creating microbiome technologies that address challenges at the interface of human health and the built environment.

Consumer Reports |

You Can’t Always Trust Claims on ‘Non-Toxic’ Cookware

CEE Professor Lee Ferguson notes that PFAS chemicals aren't required to make non-stick ceramic pans.

WHQR |

New Company Looks to Destroy PFAS With Green Chemistry

CEE Professor Marc Deshusses's startup company 374Water aims to use a tried and tested method to destroy PFAS and other contaminants at commercially viable volumes, using supercritical water.