Duke CEE Research Areas
Duke computational mechanics faculty develop efficient, precise algorithms to study and solve complex problems governed by the laws of mechanics.
We study the connections between human and environmental health to understand risks and build resilience in both living populations and global ecosystems.
Our researchers work to address issues related to underground engineering, exploration, resource use and environmental hazards.
Our research efforts in this area focus on pressing problems in environmental fluid dynamics, hydrology and water resources.
Our researchers are finding new and better ways of estimating and quantifying the dynamics, uncertainty and risks prevalent in engineered and natural systems
Duke CEE Research Facts
- #17 in faculty scholarly productivity in civil engineering among U.S. engineering schools (Academic Analytics, v.2020)
- #27 in faculty scholarly productivity in environmental engineering and U.S. engineering schools (Academic Analytics, v.2020)
- $6.4 million in new research awards, fiscal 2020
- 62% of Duke engineering undergraduates engage in hands-on research with a faculty member
Major Centers & Initiatives
CEE faculty lead or participate in these Duke-based externally funded research centers and training initiatives: