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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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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Building a Better Filter: Corrinne Clinch (CEE, BME '14)

CEE/BME alumna Corinne Clinch (BS '14) is leading her company Rorus, Inc to build the world's best point-of-use water filter. MORE
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mauter and Small Honored by College of Engineering

CEE/EPP professors Meagan Mauter and Mitch Small are honored for their research and leadership by the College of Engineering. MORE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

International Structural Group Meets at CMU

Matteo Pozzi and Jacobo Bielak are hosting the bi-annual International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 7.5 Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural System. MORE
Friday, May 13, 2016

Pearlman Honored with University Alumni Service Award

CEE Alumnus Seth L. Pearlman (BS ’78, MS ’79) will receive Carnegie Mellon’s Alumni Service Award at the 2016 CMU Alumni Awards ceremony. MORE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

CEE Students Present Impressive Research at CMU Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds—At CMU’s undergraduate research symposium, CEE students solve significant problems relating to climate change, emissions, and health in developing countries MORE
Friday, April 29, 2016

Paws to Relax: Therapy Dogs Help Students Manage Stress

CEE Fifth Year Scholar, Angela Ng, helps students “paws” to relax with new therapy dog program MORE
Friday, April 22, 2016

Saving on Energy in the Future

In honor of Earth Day 2016 we highlight Professor Mario Berges and his student, Henning Lange, who are working to make homes more energy efficient. MORE
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Creating Opportunities with New MCAA Chapter

Joe Dryer (MS ‘16) and Lisheng Cai (MS ’16) are establishing a student chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), a trade organization composed of the companies in the construction industry that are involved in mechanical contracting. MORE
Monday, April 18, 2016

Gomez Rivera is Making D.C.’s Waterways Cleaner

Alejandro Gómez Rivera (MS '13) is part of an engineering team that is building a 12,300-foot-long tunnel, called the Anacostia River Tunnel, for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. MORE
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cartwright Honored by Andrew Carnegie Society

Professor Emeritus Larry Cartwright will be honored at the Order of the May celebration at Carnival this weekend with an Andrew Carnegie Society Recognition Award. 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

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