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Research

Convergent research with collaboration across government, industry, and academia

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering attracts exceptional faculty who conduct state-of-the-art research, are dedicated educators at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and advance the state of professional practice. Faculty conduct interdisciplinary research in department research areas, as part of the college’s multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, Research Initiatives, and within their laboratories, as well as working across the university, and with industry, government, and academia.

The department also has dedicated staff who provide a range of operational services, including laboratory technicians, a dedicated machine shop, and budget and finance.

View faculty profiles including faculty laboratory research, and recent Scholarship Reports.


Quick Facts

$9M

external research funding (2019)

8

NSF CAREER Awards

3

multidisciplinary research centers

30

tenured/tenure-track faculty


The department has a range of teaching and research strengths, anchored by several multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional centers and programs. Building on current strengths and expanding into new and vital areas, three overarching themes are identified, including Environmental Health, Civil Infrastructure Security, and Sustainable Resource Engineering. We have four premier departmental strengths in Simulation (both computational and experimental), Smart Sensing, and Data and Network Science, and Urban Informatics.

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Recent News

Protecting a Museums Health and Collections

CEE Associate Professor Matthew Eckelman is part of a team working with the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works to receive continued funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to establish a life cycle assessment tool and preventive conservation library.

New Faculty Spotlight: Yang Zhang

Yang Zhang joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in January 2020 as a Professor.

Investigating the Source of Oceanic Black Carbon

COS/CEE Associate Professor Aron Stubbins is investigating the source of the black carbon located at the bottom of the oceans.

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Ganguly Awarded Patent for Multivariable Climate Forecasting

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly was awarded a patent for creating a “system for multivariate climate change forecasting with uncertainty quantification”.