Research News

Megan O'Connor

November 14, 2018

CEE Graduate Named a Forbes '30 Under 30' in Energy

Megan O'Connor PhD '17 is the cofounder of Nth Cycle, a company that helps recycle rare earth metals from used electronics

flush handle of urinal

November 05, 2018

Reinventing the Toilet: Seeking a ‘Safe and Dignified Solution’ to the Sanitation Crisis

Supported through multiple grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for WaSH-AID and two emerging technologies hope to reshape the lives and health of billions of people both worldwide and at home

Tomasz Hueckel examines a model of evolution of capillary water between the soil grains during evaporation, which is a critical element of studies of desiccation of isolation barriers

October 17, 2018

Safeguarding Storage for Nuclear Waste

New international research project aims to keep nuclear waste isolated, 10,000 years into the future

Mark Wiesner with mesocosms

August 28, 2018

All That Is Gold Is Not Biochemically Stable

Researchers stumble upon the lesson that typically stable gold nanoparticles can’t always be trusted

Nathaniel Chaney

August 23, 2018

Nathaniel Chaney: Harnessing Petabytes to Better Understand the Global Water Cycle

New faculty member Nathaniel Chaney studies how the geological and manmade features over land influence the global water cycle and as a result, impact weather, water resources and agriculture

wave crashing into lighthouse

May 23, 2018

Risky Business

Mark Borsuk brings expertise in assessing and mitigating risk to Duke Engineering and the university at large

Ana Barros with weather station

May 18, 2018

Predicting Weather with Big Data

Ana Barros talks about working with big data in environmental fields before the term even existed and how her work has evolved over the years

still from Kunshan video of students on bridge

April 19, 2018

Spring Break 2018: Environmental Research at Duke Kunshan University

Duke students spent their spring break in China experimenting with methods of measuring air and water quality

University of Georgia students lower their canoe into the water at Lake Crabtree in Raleigh, NC

April 11, 2018

Hope Floats

At the sandy edge of Raleigh’s Lake Crabtree, a pack of purple-clad Clemson students splashed through the chilly water toward their team’s canoe, cheering and clapping as they helped their exhausted-looking teammates come ashore. A few yards away, members of the University of Georgia team rolled up [...]

William Gerhard

March 20, 2018

What's in the Water?

Ph.D. student William Gerhard studies the organisms in large ships' ballast tanks

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