Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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, January 6, 2016

Elio D’Appolonia: Influencer in the Field and the Classroom

CEE remembers Dr. Elio D’Appolonia, an influential former Carnegie Mellon civil engineering professor and a pioneer in his field, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. He was 97. MORE
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Shedding Light in Rural Zimbabwe: EWB Brings Streetlights to Nyadire

Lighting up Nyadire, Zimbabwe: CEE students work to deliver sustainable lighting solutions to village community. MORE
Monday, November 30, 2015

New CEE Concentration Prepares Students to Lead in Climate Change Adaptation

CEE is developing leaders to develop and adapt infrastructure to a changing climate.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Impacts of Climate Change and Engineering Systems: CEE Senior Participates in NASEC

Amelia Jones (BS ’16) represented the department and the College of Engineering at the 2015 Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC) held at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  MORE
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Innovation Palooza: Impact-A-Thon

CEE Students Design Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities at College of Engineer's Impact-a-Thon competiton at Innovation Palooza.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars

CEE Seniors Paige Sieffert and Christopher Herrera are named Andrew Carnegie Scholars for 2015-2016. MORE
Monday, November 2, 2015

Weighing Environmental Impacts of Obesity in US Population

Michelle Tom looks at how obesity impacts our environment and energy consumption. MORE
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Predicting Human Behavior to Improve Transportation Systems

How Assistant Professor Sean Qian's Mobility Data Analytics Center works with data to predict human behavior to create efficient and sustainable transportation systems. MORE
Thursday, October 22, 2015

CEE Summer Spotlight: Thiago Rodrigues

Keeping you on time: MS student Thiago Rodrigues researches the effects of climate change on roadways in CEE summer research assistantship.  MORE
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CMU Hosts Food-Water-Energy Nexus Workshop

Achieving Sustainability at the food-water-energy nexus. Experts from diverse disciplines gather at Carnegie Mellon to discuss the uses of nanotechnology in achieving food-water-energy sustainability. MORE
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CEE Summer Spotlight - Leslie Abrahams

Making soldiers more comfortable and cutting electricity consumption. CEE PhD Leslie Abrahams spends her summer with RAND Corporation, researching fuel efficiency and quality of life for soldiers on base.

Friday, October 16, 2015

CEE Awards Ceremony Honors Notable Alumni

Honoring distinguished alumni. CEE hosts our annual CEE alumni awards ceremony at Phipps during Cèilidh weekend.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Professor Lowry Named Among World's Most Highly Cited Researchers

Professor Greg Lowry is one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences, according to the new Thomson-Reuters list published online this month. 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.

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

7th for Environmental Engineering Graduate Degree
9th 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