Research News

May 20, 2016

Gunsch Receives the 2016 Huber Research Prize

Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering

map showing increase of photosynthesis and carbon uptake by forests caused by hurricanes in 2004

May 02, 2016

Hurricanes Key to Carbon Uptake by Forests

Increases in carbon uptake by southeast U.S. forests in response to tropical cyclone activity alone exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year

Mark Wiesner at the outdoor mesocosm facility

April 27, 2016

From Tiny Details to Big Picture

The new face of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke: Mark Wiesner, PhD, CEE department chair & CEINT director

April 21, 2016

A "Nest" for Your Lawn

Duke Smart Home experiment makes efficient work of lawn care

April 13, 2016

Oxygen Key to Containing Coal Ash Contamination

Potentially overlooked factor could affect safety of coal ash disposal

April 05, 2016

Spring Break Research at 12,000 Feet

Duke environmental engineering undergraduates working with professor Mike Bergin traveled to Bolivia to study air and water quality

February 16, 2016

Henry Petroski: Insights on America's Road Taken

Henry Petroski published his 19th book, “The Road Taken,” on February 16, 2016. The book gives an in-depth look at the history and current state of infrastructure in the United States through the lens of roads and bridges.

January 21, 2016

Four Pratt Faculty Among "Most Highly Cited"

Four Pratt-affiliated faculty members made the cut for Thomson Reuter's "Highly Cited Researchers 2015." They are David Smith and Ingrid Daubechies of the electrical and computer engineering department and Heather Stapleton and Mark Wiesner of the civil and environmental engineering department.

December 21, 2015

Coastal Marshes More Resilient to Sea-Level Rise than Previously Believed

Accelerating rates of sea-level rise linked to climate change pose a major threat to coastal marshes and the vital carbon capturing they perform. But a new Duke University study finds marshes may be more resilient than previously believed.

December 08, 2015

O'Connor Takes 2nd in Odebrecht Award

The Duke student's award for sustainable development bridges the gap between the academic and corporate worlds