CEE News-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Civil and Environmental Engineering department news site. Below you will find our most current news stories. To the left is an archive, by year, of our department news as well as mentions about CEE faculty, students and alumni in outside news sources. You can also browse current and previous issues of our newsletters online. 

Please feel free to contact us should you have questions or if you are an alumnus and would like to share your news with the department.  


CEE News

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sears Awarded Cohon Fellowship

PhD candidate Kenneth Sears has recently been awarded the Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering for the 2014-2015 academic year. MORE
Friday, September 5, 2014

Dzombak to Co-Chair National Academy Sustainability Roundtable

Hamerschlag University Professor and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dave Dzombak, has been appointed co-chair of the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. MORE
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sorting Microparticles for Cleaner Water

CEE research team builds devices that could help to create safer drinking water. MORE
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cleaning the Ganges

CEE alum Sameer Khaitan (PhD ’06) is working as an environmental and water resources specialist at the World Bank to help clean the Ganges River in India. MORE
Friday, July 18, 2014

Jeanne VanBriesen Named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Jeanne VanBriesen has been named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. MORE
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gregory and Dzombak to Speak at State Department Power Course

Hamershlag University Professor and CEE Department Head Dave Dzombak along with Professor Kelvin Gregory will jointly give a talk entitled “Energy and Water Nexus” at the Foreign and Civil Service Officer Energy: Power Generation Training Course on Friday, July 18th. MORE
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greg Lowry named the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Greg Lowry has been named the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. MORE
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Research Meets the Real World with Smart Infrastructure Technology

A look at how researchers within the Smart Infrastructure Institute (SII) are using smart infrasctructure technology in the real world. 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Akinci Named the Paul P. Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Burcu Akinci has been named the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  MORE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Posen Awarded Best Paper and Best Poster

CEE/EPP PhD student Daniel Posen was recently awarded Best Paper for his presentation at the 2014 Technology Management and Policy Graduate consortium in Lisbon last month. MORE
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pittsburgh Professionals Golf to Give Back

CEE Alumnus Seth Pearlman organizes Annual Golf Outing, the proceeds of which fund scholarships for current CEE students.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Patton Awarded ACI "Tink" Bryan Award

Mark Patton (MS '82, PhD '87) was recently awarded the Thomas "Tink" Bryan award by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). MORE
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hae Young Noh: Structure as a Sensor

CEE Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh has been working on interdisciplinary research, collaborating with colleagues on projects that have applications in the areas of structure monitoring, smart space, personalized services, security, and transportation. MORE
Monday, July 7, 2014

VanBriesen - Guest Editor for ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering

Professor Jeanne VanBriesen was recently asked to be the guest editor for ASCE's Journal of Environmental Engineering special issue discussing environmental impacts of shale gas development. MORE
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dean Garrett Recognized at ASCE Computing Conference

Dean James Garrett receives award at the ASCE ISCCBE conference in Orlando, FL. MORE