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James Dennedy-Frank

Aug 17, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: James Dennedy-Frank

James Dennedy-Frank joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in August 2022 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Marine and Environmental Sciences.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 12, 2022

Invest in Infrastructure Now to Prevent Damage Later

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly believes that more can be done to prepare for extreme weather events which will help save lives and reduce damages. The death toll in the Kentucky floods is climbing. Could this have been prevented? Main photo: Bonnie Combs, right, hugs her 10-year-old granddaughter Adelynn Bowling and watches as her property becomes […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 11, 2022

A Perfect Storm Hit an Imperfect Climate Dialogue

By Auroop R. Ganguly, Professor, Northeastern University Instructor, 2022 Climate Dialogue in Tanzania When I generally hear the now clichéd phrase “this is not rocket science”, I usually try to smile in a way that I hope comes across as amused tolerance. When my graduate students use the phrase however, I gently tell them that […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Jul 27, 2022

Ganguly Quoted in Two Newsweek Articles

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly was quoted in two Newsweek articles about the increased droughts that have caused water levels to drop in Lake Mead and Lake Wilson. Locally, Ganguly was featured in the Boston 25 News story “Extreme temperatures, demand straining electricity system in Massachusetts.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Evan Kodra

Jul 27, 2022

Alum Evan Kodra Is Driven to Make a Difference

His own entrepreneurial success inspires him to support future change-makers Evan Kodra, who earned his PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering in 2014, is determined to create positive change in the world. One aspect of that commitment is his role in co-founding risQ, a start-up company that factors the impacts of climate change and social equity into […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 22, 2022

Record Temperatures Impacting Health and Infrastructure

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly and MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz have been predicting that climate change would lead to record-breaking temperatures that would affect people’s health and dangerous environmental conditions.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Samuel Munoz, Ed Beighley, and Aron Stubbins

Jul 14, 2022

Investigating the Accumulation of Microplastics in the Environment

MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz, CEE Professor Edward Beighley, and MES/COS/CEE Professor Aron Stubbins were awarded a $530K NSF grant for “Evaluating Patterns and Controls on Microplastic Accumulation in Floodplains.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 13, 2022

Protecting Coastlines with Floating Wetlands

CEE Assistant Professor Julia Hopkins is working to design an “Emerald Tutu” of floating wetlands to protect shorelines from waves and coastal erosion.

Civil & Environmental Engineering