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.
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.
Yujie Yan, PhD student, focuses research on developing autonomous unmanned aerial systems to conduct routine inspection and post-disaster assessment of infrastructure.
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.
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.
Receiving the 2019 Paul L. Bush Award from the Water Research Foundation, Ameet Pinto describes his innovative research.Watch
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.
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.
A new exhibition at the BSA Space – DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures, curated by CEE faculty David Fannon and Matthew Eckelman, as well as Architecture faculty Michelle Laboy and Peter Wiederspahn, explores the materials used to construct the built environment which are critical components to the sustainability of our cities.
CEE Associate Teaching Professor Kathryn E. Schulte Grahame, Assistant Teaching Professor Craig M. Shillaber, and Associate Professor Matthew J. Eckelman published the book “Essentials of Civil Engineering Materials”.
CEE Assistant Co-op Coordinator Jessica Ormsby received the Best Presenter Award at the ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC 2020) for her “Employee Mentorship Program” presentation at last year’s conference on “Moving In, Moving Through, Moving Out: Creating Successful Mentorship Programs for Cooperative Education Students.”
The Northeastern Graduate Structural Engineering Association (NGSEA) was selected by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Local Activities Division as the Graduate Student Chapter of the Year.