Research News

February 18, 2015

Durham DEID Project Wins Statewide Award

Determined to use their engineering skills to support their local Durham community, a group of Duke students received enough support in return to win a $10,000 grant for their project.

February 11, 2015

Research, New Policies Protect “The Lungs of India”

Just a glance at what should be pristine white marble domes of the local landmark shows that air quality is a major concern.

February 06, 2015

Wiesner and Daubechies Named National Academy of Engineering Members

Mark Wiesner and Ingrid Daubechies have been named members of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers

February 03, 2015

Creating Virtual Wind for Physical Turbines

With a grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program, graduate student Jenni Rinker will put a more accurate wind in the sails of turbine simulators.

January 27, 2015

Michael Bergin: Studying Tiny Particles with a Giant Global Impact

How do pollution and particulate matter affect the global environment and human health?

January 09, 2015

Mercury from Gold Mines Accumulates Hundreds of Miles Downstream

Duke University researchers have found hazardous levels of mercury hundreds of miles downstream from Peruvian gold mines.

October 30, 2014

Boadu Named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Award will support an outreach program in Ghana in a collaborative effort to educate citizens and create awareness about the dangers of hydrocarbon water contamination

October 08, 2014

Mona Dai: Treating Contaminated Drinking Water in Uganda

NAE Grand Challenge Scholar Profile

October 01, 2014

Nanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment

Aquatic food chains might be harmed by molecules "piggybacking" on carbon nanoparticles.

September 10, 2014

Inaugural Vest Scholar Works to Protect Water Purity

Duke’s first Vest Scholar, Laura Underwood, will seek ways to prevent bacterial buildup in water treatment devices