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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Testing the Tracks: Researchers Use Vibrations to Spot Weaknesses in Train Rails

CEE researchers Hae Young Noh and Jacobo Bielak utilize sensors to monitor the heatlh of rail lines. MORE
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CEE Summer Spotlight: Pierce Sinclair

Gravity cruisers, fuel cells, and gliders: CEE student Pierce Sinclair (BS ’17) puts his classroom know-how to work with elementary school kids at summer camp. MORE
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Laughton Awarded Cohon Fellowship

PhD candidate Stephanie Laughton has recently been awarded the Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering for the 2015-2016 academic year. MORE
Friday, September 11, 2015

Bartholomew Is Named James Sprague Fellow

CEE PhD Candidate Timothy Bartholomew named the James Sprague Fellow. MORE
Friday, September 11, 2015

2016 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings Announced

CEE is proud to announce that its undergraduate engineering programs have once again achieved high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges report. MORE
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Consolazio Awarded Third Place in Trinidad and Tobago National Competition

PhD Student Nizette Consolazio, and her advisor Associate Research Professor Athanasios Karamalidis were recently awarded third place in the Scientific Creative Solutions Competition in the Prime Minister's Awards for Scientific Ingenuity in Trinidad and Tobago. MORE
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


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 

2016 U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Program Rankings

9th for Environmental Engineering
13th for Civil Engineering