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Sep 03, 2021

Using Floating Wetlands to Combat Algae Blooms

Max Rome, PhD’21, civil engineering, is leading a team of Northeastern researchers to create a visually impactful floating wetland on the Charles River to serve as a model to support water ecosystems, including combating algae blooms.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Jean Lafitte

Sep 02, 2021

Tracking Hurricane Data to Minimize Flooding Damage

CEE/MES Qin Jim Chen is working with the Nearshore Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association to track hurricane storm data for use in building better levees and infrastructure to minimize flooding damage.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Qi Wang, Yanzhi Wang, and Amy Mueller

Sep 02, 2021

Moving Towards a Toxic-Free Footprint for Improved Air Quality

CEE Assistant Professor Qi Ryan Wang is leading a $1.5M NSF grant, in collaboration with ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, CEE/MES Assistant Professor Amy Mueller, CAMD Associate Professor Brooke Foucault Welles, and Adrienne Katner from the LA State University Health Science Center, to work on “Toxic-Free Footprints to Improve Community Health against Respiratory Hazards.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aug 25, 2021

Determining the Accuracy of Mobility Analysis Using Big Data

CEE Assistant Professor Ryan Wang, in collaboration with Cynthia Chen and Shuai Huang from the University of Washington, was awarded a $700K NSF grant for “A Whole-Community Effort to Understand Biases and Uncertainties in Using Emerging Big Data for Mobility Analysis.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering

reflection of a robot on computer screen

Aug 20, 2021

NU Team PARIS Wins in Phase 1 of American-Made E-ROBOT Prize

A Northeastern faculty and student team was awarded a $200K prize as a finalist for Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize. In Phase 2, up to four teams (from the 10 finalists) will receive a $500K award. The team’s submission proposed development of a Precise Air-sealing Robot for Inaccessible Spaces (PARIS). The Northeastern team is advised by ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir, CEE Assistant Professor Michael Kane, and ECE Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport.

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Fatemeh Ghoreishi

Aug 18, 2021

New Faculty Spotlight: Fatemeh Ghoreishi

Fatemeh Ghoreishi joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in August 2021 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 08, 2021

Civil Engineering PhD Student Featured in the Boston Globe

Civil engineering PhD student Max Rome was featured in the Boston Globe article, “Abundant Plant Growth on Floating Wetland Helps Battle the ‘Dirty Water Stigma’.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 29, 2021

David Mazzotta Wins DN Tanks Scholarship

David Mazzotta, a third-year BS Civil Engineering student in the Northeastern Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded a DN Tanks Scholarship. The DN Tanks Scholarship program was established by the company to recognize the important contributions of the company’s co-op and intern students. “For over forty-five years, these students have played an important […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering