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June 08, 2021 | Duke Today

$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research

The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment. This is the largest award Duke University has ever received.

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March 03, 2021 | Duke Today

Amid a Pandemic, New and Renovated Buildings Open

Mitchell Vann, the director of Facilities for the Pratt School of Engineering, knows that the Duke community will find a lot to be proud of in the Wilkinson Building.

WaSH-AID team member Molly Matlock conducting wastewater sampling

March 03, 2021

Comparing the Swab to the Sewer

Duke pilot testing effectiveness of campus wastewater sampling to detect SARS-CoV-2, and comparing it to nasal swabs

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February 04, 2021

Re-Engineering the Consumer Product Life Cycle

Duke civil and environmental engineers are working to make raw materials more sustainable and reimagining how we deal with harmful waste

Three students sit on a tiled rooftop working on electronics

October 14, 2020

Building Air Quality Infrastructure in South Asia

Duke University leads new $2 million program to improve air quality monitoring and public awareness throughout South Asia

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September 21, 2020

Filling an AI and Materials Science Training Gap

Duke University awarded $3 million to develop a graduate training program at the nexus of artificial intelligence and materials science

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August 09, 2020

Duke Materials Initiative Expands to Include Sustainable Materials Research

DMI adds Civil & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Toxicology faculty who research environmental impacts of materials

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March 13, 2020

Barros Provides Scientific Expertise for New N.C. Climate Change Assessment

The North Carolina Climate Science Report benefits from the scientific expertise of two Duke University faculty members

Lee Ferguson talking into a microphone at a desk

February 10, 2020

What's in North Carolina's Drinking Water?

Faculty report on potential contaminants in the state's drinking water—and how they are helping us get a handle on the problem

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January 31, 2020

Engineering Microbial Communities

Microbes hold promise for remediating environmental contaminants, and professor Claudia Gunsch wants to fine-tune them to do the best job possible

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