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Mar 28, 2024

How Congestion Pricing Is Shaping the Future of Transportation

CEE Professor Peter Furth explains the benefits of congestion pricing, which aims to reduce traffic and pollution by charging fees to drive in metropolitan areas. It has been deployed in London, Stockholm, and Singapore and is scheduled to begin in June in sections of New York City. 

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 27, 2024

Potential Causes of Baltimore Bridge Collapse From a Structural Engineering Perspective

CEE CDM Smith Professor and Department Chair Jerome Hajjar explains the potential causes of the catastrophic Baltimore bridge collapse in which several people died, and the risks posed by older bridges and large commercial shipping vessels.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 21, 2024

Field Experts Discuss the Monitoring of Microplastics in the Massachusetts Bay

At a full-day workshop, CEE/MES Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez, and members of research organizations, academia, and industry discussed microplastics in local water systems and proposed solutions to prevent potential health impacts as the plastics degrade.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 19, 2024

Ghoreishi Receives U.S. Army Grant for Advancing Artificial Intelligence Research

CEE/Khoury Assistant Professor Fatemeh Ghoreishi received a $60,000 grant from the US Army for “BRITE: Bayesian Inference and Preference Learning for Unknown and Time-Sensitive Environments,” to further research on AI systems in unpredictable environments.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 14, 2024

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Discarded Unexploded Ordnances

CEE/MES Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez explains the environmental risks of unexploded munitions and the toxic heavy metals they contain being left underwater. Lead and mercury, among other toxic chemicals, can leach into ocean water, ground water, and soil sediment. 

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 13, 2024

Building a Floating Pier To Provide Aid to Gaza

CEE/MES Professor Qin Jim Chen says the construction of a floating pier to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza will present many engineering challenges, but none are insurmountable. 

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 11, 2024

Ganguly Team Awarded Funds To Develop Urban Visualization and Data Analysis Toolkit

Industry partner Kitware, a software development company who is collaborating with CEE Distinguished Professor Auroop Ganguly and his research team, was awarded $1.6 million in DOE Phase II SBIR funds for the development of an Urban Visualization and Data Analysis Toolkit to address urban climate change threats. The Northeastern team will develop translational quantitative methods for the analysis of interconnected infrastructure systems.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mar 06, 2024

Hajjar Earns AISC Special Achievement Award for Steel Diaphragm Research

CDM Smith Professor and CEE Department Chair Jerome F. Hajjar is one of five individuals recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) with a 2024 Special Achievement Award.

Civil & Environmental Engineering