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capable of detecting the virus a full day earlier than the
gold standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Duke Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) re -
search focuses on creating healthy, safe environments
and engineering complex Earth, water, and built systems.
Research addresses protecting the health of human populations
and predicting, monitoring, and managing
impacts on air, water, and other global cycles.
The Geomechanics and Geophysics for Energy and the
Environment (GGEE) group works to understand and
address issues related to underground engineering,
exploration, resource use, and environmental hazards.
The Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics group pursues some
of the most pressing open problems in environmental
fluid dynamics, hydrology, and water resources.
The Risk & Resilient Systems group focuses on finding
new and better ways to model, estimate, and quantify the
dynamics, uncertainty, and risks prevalent in diverse engineered
and natural systems with the ultimate goals of
reducing risk, informing decisions, and developing more
resilient systems.
Technologies - Researchers developed a method that
CovIdentify uses biometric data from smartwatches and smartphones to identify
early signs of COVID-19 infection.
get populations and underserved communities at high risk of
contracting the coronavirus.
Researchers developed a biomaterial that significantly
reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more
effective skin healing. This new material, which quickly
degrades once the wound has closed, demonstrates that
activating an adaptive immune response can trigger regenerative
wound healing, leaving behind stronger and healthier
healed skin.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists developed a highly
sensitive and rapid diagnostic test for Ebola virus (EBOV)
infection. The D4-assay proved to be 1,000 times more sensitive
than the currently approved rapid diagnostic test and
uses machine learning, satellite imagery, and weather
data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution,
city block by city block. The technique could be a
boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous
aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human
health, and making better informed, socially just public policy
decisions.
A method for estimating the air quality over a small patch of
land uses nothing but satellite imagery and weather conditions.
Such information could help researchers identify hidden
hotspots of dangerous pollution, greatly improve studies
of pollution on human health, or potentially tease out the
effects of unpredictable events on air quality such as the breakout
of an airborne global pandemic.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Duke's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) re -
search enables creative, applicable solutions to pressing chalA
dual-mode device for climate control in buildings. (Left) The device in heating mode showing a square of material that absorbs solar energy and
conveys it to the building's HVAC system. (Right) The device in cooling mode showing a square of material that reflects solar energy into outer
space and achieves sub-ambient cooling.
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