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Oct 12, 2021

Climate Challenge: Latinos disproportionately impacted by wildfires

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly’s risQ climate startup, with CEO Even Kodra, PhD’14, interdisciplinary engineering, and a former member of Ganguly’s SDS Lab, was featured in an NBC news article on Latinos Disproportionately Impacted by Wildfires. View around 0:30 to around 0:50, and at around 0:40 to around 0:50 of the video.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Cassie Nickles

Oct 01, 2021

PhD Spotlight: Cassie Nickles, PhD’21 – Civil Engineering

Advised by Edward Beighley, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Originally from Los Angeles, Cassie Nickles, PhD’21, civil engineering, began her doctoral journey with Northeastern’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2017 after graduating from Loyola Marymount University with her bachelor’s in civil engineering. The same year, she received the Cochrane Fellowship, and in […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sep 23, 2021

Tracking How Black Carbon is Getting in the Oceans

MES/COS/CEE Professor Aron Stubbins is researching how black carbon is making its way to the depths of the oceans. Is wildfire soot leaving a mark on the world’s oceans? Main Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When clouds of smoke and ash billow out over the ocean, stretching away from the wildfires that are their source, […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

$1.5M NSF Award for Real-Time Mobile Air Quality Monitoring and Intervention

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