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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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Monday, July 18, 2016

Researchers Detect and Quantify Man-Made Changes in Earthquake Activity

How CEE researchers are working to detect man-made earthquakes months in advance MORE
Monday, July 11, 2016

Harper Awarded Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship

PhD candidate Corey Harper is awarded a 2016 Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship grant by the Department of Transportation. MORE
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CEE Alumnus Takes Construction Engineering Expertise around the World

Alumnus Omar De Leon (MS '11) is taking his engineering expertise around the world as a Construction Engineer for ExxonMobil. MORE
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 LiuMario Berges, and Burcu Akinci to improve perfromance by using sensors to identify issues in building systems. 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