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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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Friday, August 21, 2015

Turning the Page on Unsafe Drinking Water

CEE senior Angela Ng traveled to Bangladesh to test a technology developed by postdoctoral researcher Teri Dankovich that offers an affordable, simple solution to unsafe drinking water. MORE
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kang Awarded FAA Research Funding

PhD student Minkyung Kang was recently awarded a research grant as part of the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues for the 2015-2016 academic year to look at how airports can use demand response programs to better manage energy use. MORE
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CEE Welcomes Pine Liu to Faculty

CEE alumnus Pine Liu recently returned to the department in his new role as Assistant Research Professor. Liu specializes in software requirement engineering, building information modeling (BIM) and automation systems, and software project management and risk analysis. His research focuses on improving the sustainability and efficiency of managing urban infrastructure systems. MORE
Monday, July 20, 2015

Professor Small Honored with Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research

Recently the College of Engineering announced that Professor Mitch Small has been honored with The Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research in recognition of his significant research contributions in developing novel risk assessment methods for drinking water systems. Small is widely recognized as a national leader in the development of integrated assessment for civil environmental engineering decision making. MORE
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Sarah Christian returns to CEE Faculty

CEE is pleased to announce that alumna Sarah Christian (BS ’03) will be rejoining the faculty as an Assistant Teaching Professor. MORE
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Healthy Waterways – Hendrickson Leads Experts in Study of Locks and Dams

CEE Professor Chris Hendrickson leads committee of experts in guiding policy that will ensure the continued health of our nation’s inland waterway system. MORE
Monday, July 6, 2015

CEE Welcomes Newest Faculty Member Sean Qian

The CEE department welcomes Sean Qian, the newest tenure track faculty member, as an assistant professor. MORE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Engineering the Infrastructure of the Future

How an interdisciplinary group of researchers and students, led by CEE professor, Costa Samaras are redesigning the future of infrastructure systems. MORE


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.


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.


Mechanics, Materials and Computing

Addresses the numerical simulation of solid and fluid mechanical and thermal phenomena with a view toward the analysis and optimum design of engineering systems.

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US News and World Report Program Rankings

2016 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings

7th for Environmental Engineering
9th for Civil Engineering 

2015 U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Program Rankings

7th for Environmental Engineering
12th for Civil Engineering