Established in 2017, the Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID) is housed in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the Pratt School of Engineering and is affiliated with the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab.

With expertise in biochemistry, materials science, sensors and machine learning, global sanitation, engineering, business development and project management - our team undertakes a broad range of interdisciplinary research.

We leverage extensive partnerships to fill critical technology gaps and to increase the likelihood that user-centered technologies will advance from concept to market. Working closely with colleagues across Duke University and around the world, we seek solutions for health and environmental challenges in the water, sanitation, hygiene and infectious disease diagnostics sectors.

We prioritize work that:

  • Promotes social responsibility in addressing complex global challenges
  • Leverages technology in the context of social, political and economic constraints
  • Empowers women and girls with gender transformative solutions