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Engineering the Infrastructure of the Future

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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
Friday, May 15, 2015

Assessment Process Improves Wind Turbine Maintenance

CMUresearchers— Matteo Pozzi, Zico Kolter (CS), and CEE PhD student Milad Memarzadeh—are working with Pennsylvania-headquartered EverPower Wind Holdings to improve the life cycle costs of wind turbines. MORE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ASCE Honors CMU Chapter

The CMU ASCE Student Chapter was recently awarded the 2015 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 2 and a 2015 Letter of Recognition for Community Service. MORE
Friday, May 8, 2015

CEE/EPP Seniors Win Environmental Research Award at Meeting of the Minds

Katie Bradford (BS ’15) and Miriam Hegglin (BS ’15) for win first place in the Meeting of the Minds Environmental Research category. MORE
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Peck Named 2014 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the Year

PhD student Dana Peck has received the 2014 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the Year Award in recognition of her accomplishments, scholarship and contributions to transportation technologies. MORE
Friday, May 1, 2015

CEE Junior Participates in CMU IMPAQT Program

Angela Ng (BS '16) travels to Doha, Qatar and immersed herself in student life on the CMU-Q campus. MORE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Carbon-Conscious: Mitigating the Effects of CO2

Argha Namhata and Kenneth Sears, two CEE PhD students propose methods for staving off the effects of climate change. MORE
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eye on the Prize: Alum Engineers His Future

How an engineering degree From CMU prepared Chris Watts (BS '08) for success in sports industry. MORE
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dale Wins 2015 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award

CEE/EPP PhD candidate Amy Dale has been awarded the 2015 Innovyze Award for Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology from Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation. MORE
Monday, April 13, 2015

Cartwright Honored With Prestigious ASEE Award

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has selected Professor Emeritus Larry Cartwright as the recipient of the 2015 ASEE Robert G. Quinn Award. 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