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Engineering the Infrastructure of the Future

You don’t have to look far to see that our nation’s infrastructure systems are in need of rejuvenation. The roads, bridges, waterways, and energy systems that surround ... Read More »

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alumni Improving Water Infrastructure Across the Globe with EWB

Alumni, Aileen Craig (BS ’12, MS ’13) and Sumon Chatterjee (MS ’14), work with Engineers Without Borders to improve water access around the world. MORE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Taking a Wild Ride: CEE Sophomore Instructs StuCo Roller Coaster Course

CEE junior Hunter Lawrence leads a StuCo course Roller Coasters: Background and Design which discusses roller coasters, from their history and different designs to the physics behind them. MORE
Monday, August 15, 2016

The Vents in Your Office Aren’t Just Pumping Out Air

Professors Mario Berges and Anthony Rowe (ECE) have been funded as part of a $19 million dollar DoE energy investment to come up with a way to combat HVAC inefficiencies. MORE
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tim Hinkle Accepted into Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

Soon after graduating with the class of 2018, CEE junior Tim Hinkle will be living and leading aboard a US Naval nuclear submarine. MORE
Monday, July 18, 2016

Researchers Detect and Quantify Man-Made Changes in Earthquake Activity

How CEE researchers are working to detect man-made earthquakes months in advance MORE
Monday, July 11, 2016

Harper Awarded Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship

PhD candidate Corey Harper is awarded a 2016 Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship grant by the Department of Transportation. MORE
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CEE Alumnus Takes Construction Engineering Expertise around the World

Alumnus Omar De Leon (MS '11) is taking his engineering expertise around the world as a Construction Engineer for ExxonMobil. MORE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Growing a Better Membrane

Recent PhD graduate Megan Leitch and her advisors, Professors Gregory Lowry and Meagan Mauter, created new membrane materials that are specifically tailored for membrane distillation and could make the process more efficient. MORE

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Advanced Infrastructure Systems 

Application and exploration of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), infrastructure systems and associated processes, such as planning, design, construction, facility/infrastructure management, and environmental monitoring.

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Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science

Interdisciplinary inquiry that spans engineering, science, social sciences, and policy which aims to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

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Mechanics, Materials and Computing

Research conducted focuses on the scientific understanding and practical application of the emergent complex behavior of materials.


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US News and World Report Program Rankings

We are proud of how our civil engineering and environmental engineering programs rank as a top engineering program by US News and World Report.

2017 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings

7th for Environmental Engineering Graduate Degree
11th for Civil Engineering Graduate Degree

2016 U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Program Rankings

9th for Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Degree
13th for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Degree