Research News

Foggy Blue Ridge Mountains

October 23, 2019

Duke-Led Project Considers the Role of Land Spatial Patterns in Earth’s Climate

Duke CEE faculty member Nathaniel Chaney examines how fine-scale characteristics affects the big picture

Kathmandu, Nepal

October 17, 2019

Students Lead Earthquake Resilience Project in Nepal

Duke civil and environmental engineering team partners with engineering students in Nepal to develop earthquake resilience technology

Heather Stapleton stands in a laboratory

October 07, 2019

$5 Million Grant Will Fund New Laboratory for Environmental Analysis

Duke University has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop a new environmental analysis laboratory

La Paz, Bolivia's Choqueyapu River. Photo by Lucas Rocha-Melogno

August 07, 2019

Studying Bioaerosols in Cities with Poor Sanitation

Duke One Health researchers conduct bioaerosol sampling in La Paz, Bolivia, to better understand pathogen exposure

NASA image of Hurricane Florence

May 14, 2019

Hurricane Season 2019

Hurricane season is fast approaching. Here’s what you should know about flooding, floodwater contaminants, and those baffling spaghetti models

Joana Sipe in her lab

March 12, 2019

Breaking Down Plastic Degradation

Duke CEE PhD Candidate Joana Sipe wants to know exactly how many microplastic particles your water bottle will contribute to our global pollution problem

Vahid Tarokh, Ana Barros, and the NAE logo

February 08, 2019

Barros, Tarokh Elected Members of the National Academy of Engineering

Duke Engineering faculty recognized for contributions to water-cycle modeling and wireless communications

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

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