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Jun 18, 2024

Annual Cochrane Fellowship Luncheon Celebrates Academic Excellence and Research Innovation

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted the annual Cochrane Fellowship luncheon to celebrate and discuss the impactful research which is supported by the Cochrane Fellowship Fund.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 11, 2024

How Slope Failures Can Lead to Critical Highway Collapses

CEE Associate Teaching Professor Craig Shillaber says that highway failures like the recently collapsed section of Teton Pass only happen under certain circumstances. These collapses are caused by slope failures, which depend on the stress of loading conditions and the strength of the foundation soil.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 10, 2024

Northeastern Researchers Participate in Inaugural ClimaTech Conference

ECE/Khoury Professor Jennifer Dy, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and CEE Assistant Professor Julia Hopkins took part in the inaugural ClimaTech conference, joining hundreds of energy and technology experts from around the world who gathered to explore how protecting the environment can contribute to economic growth. 

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jun 03, 2024

How Communities Can Brace Themselves for an Active Hurricane Season

CEE/MES Professor Qin Jim Chen provides insights into what NOAA and university researchers expect to be a significantly active 2024 hurricane season. Using past hurricanes as a reference, he also details the varying degrees of resiliency among different communities.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 23, 2024

What Recent Bridge Closures Reveal About Our Transportation Infrastructure

CSSH/CEE Associate Professor Serena Alexander explains the importance of a resilient transportation system amidst the many recent bridge closures. She says that the infrastructure needs to be more accessible while many of these bridges undergo repairs.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 22, 2024

CEE Students Receive NCSEA Foundation Diversity in Structural Engineering Scholarship

Baiyu Chen, PhD’27, civil and environmental engineering, Shun Lei Yee, E’25, civil engineering, and Santa Flores Alvarez, MS’24, civil engineering, were named recipients of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Foundation Diversity in Structural Engineering Scholarships.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 21, 2024

New Study Finds That Microplastics Reduce the Efficiency of Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

MES/COS/CEE Professor Aron Stubbins co-authored a new study, published in Marine Chemistry, which shows that microplastics slow down the ocean’s natural carbon sink process. This is reducing the ocean’s ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which impedes it from helping offset the climate crisis.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 13, 2024

NUASCE Recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter

The Northeastern University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was nationally recognized on multiple fronts, including being named the 2024 ASCE Distinguished Chapter for Region 1, and a recipient of a 2024 Certificate of Commendation. It also had strong showings in both the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions.

Civil & Environmental Engineering