COVID-19 Research

While ostensibly an issue of personal and public health, the pandemic's impact on all facets of life necessitates a broadly interdisciplinary approach to combating the disease, mitigating its economic impacts, and building a more resilient world against future threats. Learn about the research Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern is conducting into COVID-19.

COVID-19 Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Urban Engineering

With a strategic focus on urban engineering, Northeastern’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and education in the evolving fields of environmental health, civil infrastructure security, and sustainable resource engineering.

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Environmental Health

Snell Professor and Associate Dean for Research Akram Alshawabkeh was awarded $13.2M from the NIH for the multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research project for environmental influences of child health outcomes in Puerto Rico.

Environmental Health
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Civil Infrastructure Security

Yujie Yan, PhD student, focuses research on developing autonomous unmanned aerial systems to conduct routine inspection and post-disaster assessment of infrastructure.

Civil Infrastructure Security
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Sustainable Resource Engineering

Professor Auroop Ganguly, director of the Sustainability and Data Sciences Laboratory, uses technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep machine learning to enhance climate science understanding and inform policy.

Sustainable Resource Engineering
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Student Life

Our students are engaged in critical engineering challenges, both locally and globally. From Engineers Without Borders to the American Society of Civil Engineers—there is something for everyone to have fun while expanding your knowledge.

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New Degrees for Growing World Needs

Several innovative degree programs at have been recently introduced in two critical areas of the future—the environment and public policy. Select from a BS in Environmental Engineering, a BS in Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture, a BS in Environmental Engineering and Health Sciences, an accelerated master's program in Environmental Engineering, an MS in Environmental Engineering, and an MS in Engineering and Public Policy.

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Faculty Position Available

The department is seeking candidates for a tenure or tenure-track position in the area of Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Urban Infrastructure Systems.

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Engineering in Action

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Te’Erica Eason is pursuing a BS in Environmental Engineering. She is also on the varsity basketball team and an e-board member of the New England Water and Environmental Association. She says co-op is her guiding light and so far worked at WSP USA on hydropower. She hopes to open her own business in water distribution systems in undeveloped rural areas when she graduates.

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Jude Arbogast, BS, Civil Engineering, has done two co-ops at Suffolk Construction—one in scheduling and staffing, and the other in the field where he found his love of construction management. He says co-op allowed him to put his knowledge to the test and find out what he really wanted to do.

Recent News

CEE Launches New Dialogue of Civilizations Course on Timber/Masonry Technology, Design and Architectural Practices in Northern Italy

This Summer, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is excited to introduce a new Dialogue Of Civilizations (DOC) course on Timber/Masonry Technology, Design and Architectural Practices in Northern Italy for students interested in architecture and structural engineering. Dialogue of Civilizations are short-term global experiential learning programs led by faculty at Northeastern during the […]

Caracoglia Speaker at 4th International Wind Engineering Seminar

CEE Associate Professor Luca Caracoglia was a semi-plenary speaker as part of a panel of experts who discussed recent developments in Bridge Aerodynamics at the 4th International Wind Engineering Seminar.

CEE Students Win AISC Education Foundation Scholarships

Bayley St. Jacques, 5th year student and Julia Szabla, 4th year student in the Civil Engineering program were recently awarded an Education Foundation Scholarship by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The fund is part of a program dedicated to support 37 college juniors, seniors, and masters’-level graduate students studying civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, construction management, and architecture at schools in […]

Matt Eckelman Leads Health Sector Emissions Assessment Section of 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

CEE Associate Professor Matthew Eckelman led the Health Sector Emissions section of the newest report on health and climate change released by the academic journal The Lancet.