Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Jeanne VanBriesen Named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in ...

Professor Jeanne VanBriesen has been named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. VanBriesen is a water quality engineering expert and ... Read More »

Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering!

We are committed to excellence and innovation in education and research. 

We offer an innovative and flexible Undergraduate Program leading to a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

We offer interdisciplinary research and Graduate Programs in:

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Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS)

The AIS group seeks to be among the world's leading education and research groups focused on the application and exploration of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to a broadly defined set of infrastructure systems and associated processes, such as planning, design, construction, facility/infrastructure management, and environmental monitoring, so as to improve their sustainability, efficiency, maintainability, durability, and overall performance of these systems.

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Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science (EESS)

EESS education and research at Carnegie Mellon involves interdisciplinary inquiry that spans engineering, science, social sciences, and policy. Through courses and research in air quality, water quality, remediation, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, energy, and nanotechnology, EESS is forward looking and 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 (MMC)

MMC has emerged as a new discipline involving a coordinated blend of insightful modeling of a wide variety of physical phenomena with the development of appropriate computational methods. With mechanics, mathematics, and scientific computing as its foundation, it addresses the numerical simulation of solid and fluid mechanical and thermal phenomena with a view toward the analysis and optimum design of engineering systems. One also seeks to gain a better understanding and characterization of complex physical phenomena which are difficult, if not impossible, to study by alternative approaches.