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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, 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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Learning by Doing: How CEE Prepared Leslie Cohen to be a Global Citizen and Technology Pioneer

Alum Leslie Cohen (BS ’62, MS ’64, PhD ’66) discusses how CEE prepared him for his engineering career. MORE
Friday, June 10, 2016

Achieving the Right Temperature: Diagnosing Faults and Monitoring Efficiency of HVAC Systems

Exploring the work of PhD student Irem Velibeyoglu as well as a collaboration between IBM and Carnegie Mellon, through which members of the CEE department are assisting Facilities Management Services (FMS) – which maintains all aspects of CMU’s buildings – in deploying an energy-saving analytics system. MORE
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Achieving the Right Temperature: Making HVAC Systems More Efficient

Part one of a two part series looking at how researchers are working to improve HVAC systems. Part one details the work of PhD student Jerry Lei who is working with Professors Pine Liu, Mario Berges, and Burcu Akinci to improve perfromance by using sensors to identify issues in building systems. MORE
Thursday, June 2, 2016

VanBriesen Named EWRI Fellow

Duquesne Light Company Professor Jeanne VanBriesen was recently inducted as a fellow at the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Congress. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kolb Awarded Fulbright

PhD student Chelsea Kolb was awarded a Fulbright grant to investigate how projected climate change will impact aquifer levels in northwestern Costa Rica. MORE
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Real-World Engineering: Behavior of Structural Systems

Behavior of Structural Systems is a course developed by professor Sarah Christian that bridges the gap between theory and real-world practice "to prepare student engineers for the work environment." MORE
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Building a Better Filter: Corinne 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

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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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