2014-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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Friday, December 19, 2014

National Engineering Honors Society Revamps Educational Initiatives

Chi Epsilon's Carnegie Mellon chapter makes moves to provide better educational opportunities for its members. 
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Strahs Awarded Smith Fellowship

CEE Doctoral student Lauren Strahs has been selected to receive a Bradford and Diane Smith Fellowship. MORE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Internship Gives Senior Hands-On Project Management Experience

CEE Senior Michelle Couste spent her summer assisting Rycon Construction’s Project Manger for their 213-unit luxury LEED certified apartment building in Pittsburgh and confirmed her career path by gaining essential, hands-on experience. MORE
Friday, December 12, 2014

Pozzi Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grant

Assistant Professor Matteo Pozzi was recently awarded a CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grant for his proposal "Sensing Networks for Urban Systems." MORE
Wednesday, November 26, 2014


CEE Senior Kiera Davis launches her construction career through second summer internship with Hensel Phelps.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Strahs Awarded Northrop Grumman Fellowship

CEE Doctoral student Lauren Strahs has been selected this fall as a 2014-15 Northrop Grumman Fellow. MORE
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Plotting a Course for the Future: Professor Susan Finger Completes NSF Service

Professor Susan Finger returns from four years of service at National Science Foundation, where she and an elite group of educators collaborated to define the goals of undergraduate education.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Zhang Awarded Best Poster

PhD candidate Xiaohan Zhang was recently awarded a Best Poster prize at the 7th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling in Berkeley, California. MORE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lei Awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral Fellowship

PhD candidate Xuechen Lei has been awarded the 2014-2015 Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral Fellowship. MORE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hendrickson Elected to National Academy of Construction

Hamerschlag University Professor Chris Hendrickson will be inducted into the National Academy of Construction at the NAC Annual Meeting Austin, Texas.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Alumni Honored at 2014 CEE Alumni Awards Luncheon

Corinne D. Scown (BS '06), Stephen Hinson (BS '97),  Ross A. Monta (BS '95), and Rodney J. Clifton (MS '61, PhD '64) were honored at the 2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon. MORE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

CEE Alumni Honored at 2014 CMU Alumni Awards

CEE alumni, Joseph F. DiMario and Linda M. Kaplan, will be recognized for their service and accomplishments at this year's Alumni Awards ceremony which is part of Cèilidh Weekend. MORE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Good Vibrations: Noh Studies Structure-As-Sensor at CMU-SV

Hae Young Noh set out to spend her summer at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, as a part of a CMU short-term faculty exchange program. This program is designed to promote collaboration between the Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses and foster the spirit of innovation that all of Carnegie Mellon's campuses have become known for. MORE
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Positive Impact: Creative Engineering at Innovation Palooza

CEE celebrates creative engineering at first annual Innovation Palooza MORE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kolb Awarded CEE Alumni Fellowship

Chelsea Kolb has been awarded the CEE Alumni Fellowship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. MORE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2015 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 2015 Best Colleges report. MORE
Monday, September 29, 2014

Velibeyoglu Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship

PhD Candidate Irem Velibeyoglu was selected as the first recipient of the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship. MORE
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. 

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.

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
Monday, June 23, 2014

Lowry as Highly Cited Researcher

CEE Professor Greg Lowry was recently included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list. MORE
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Giving Back After Graduation

We recently spoke with CEE alumnus Anna Lenhart (BS ‘11) about Next Generation of Service (NGS) which is an organization that helps to connect recent college graduates with long-term service opportunities. MORE
Monday, June 16, 2014

New Age Transportation

CEE’s Chris Hendrickson studies the safety and efficiency of next generation transportation technologies.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Investigating Air Quality: CMU’s Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies

Right now, you’re surrounded by thousands of particles in the air that are too small to see.  Faculty members in CMU’s CAPS are studying the origin and effects of these particles, called airborne particulate matter.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cohon Appointed Co-Chair of Commission to Review the Effectiveness of National Energy Labs

Jared L. Cohon has been appointed as a co-chair on the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, which will advise Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on how effectively the Energy Department's 17 national laboratories are advancing research that aligns with national science, energy, environmental and security goals. MORE
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Akinci Selected for 2014-15 ELATE at Drexel Program

Professor Burcu Akinci has been selected as a 2014-15 fellow for the ELATE at Drexel program. MORE
Monday, June 2, 2014

Cohon Receives Carnegie Science Center Chairman’s Award

Cohon and University of Pittsburgh’s Mark Nordenberg are honored for their significant contributions to science and technology in the Pittsburgh region.  MORE
Friday, May 30, 2014

Sun Presents Green Energy Research at International Symposium

CEE student Yunlin Sun (MS ’14) recently attended the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) in Oakland, California to present her team's research.  MORE
Friday, May 23, 2014

Dzombak Wins ASCE Freese Environmental Engineering Award

Walter J. Blenko Sr. University Professor and CEE Department Head Dave Dzombak has been selected as the 2014 winner of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award MORE
Friday, May 16, 2014

Coffelt (PhD ‘08) Elected as ASCE Fellow

CMU Associate Vice President and Director of Facilities Management Services, Donald Coffelt (PhD '08), was recently elected as an ASCE fellow.  MORE
Thursday, May 8, 2014

ASCE Chapter Receives ASCE 2014 Distinguished Chapter Award

The ASCE student chapter received the Region 2 ASCE 2014 Distinguished Chapter Award. MORE
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Engineering on a global scale: CEE students spend ten days in China

Over the course of ten days, CEE and MechE students experienced international engineering and Chinese culture first-hand.  MORE
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Weathering Drought: International Effort to Improve Water Management

Carnegie Mellon researchers join an international effort to help Costa Rica manage recent droughts.   MORE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lessons in Consulting

CEE Sustainable Engineering Project course helps students build professional consulting skills. Students have the opportunity to plan, propose, complete, and present client-based engineering projects. MORE
Friday, May 2, 2014

CEE Intramural Soccer Team Wins Second Place in CMU IM Soccer Tournaments

Two CEE, ECE and EPP graduate student intramural soccer teams have won second place in the CMU Intramural Indoor Soccer mens' and co-recreational tournaments. MORE
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Peter Adams to Present at Climate Change and Public Health Symposium

On Monday, May 19th, CEE/EPP Professor Peter Adams will present at the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Climate Change and Public Health Symposium.  MORE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Christopher Ejiofor Wins ASCE Student Leadership Award

CEE senior Chris Ejiofor (BS ’14) has recently been selected to receive the 2014 ASCE Student Leadership award. MORE
Monday, April 28, 2014

Collaboration with Colombian University Leads to First Velocity Model of Aburrá Valley

CEE’s Jacobo Bielak, an expert in earthquake engineering, is involved in a number of international earthquake simulation projects from Japan to Colombia. Here, he introduces one of those projects and the advantages of research that spans multiple countries and cultures. MORE
Friday, April 25, 2014

Corinne Clinch Awarded CMWA Scholarship

Corinne Clinch (BS ’14) was awarded the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association (CMWA) Scholarship in honor of Mary Suresh. MORE
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Amin Aghaei (PhD ’13) Selected as Finalist for Melosh Medal

CEE alum Amin Aghaei (PhD ’13) is one of six finalists selected for the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his research on multiscale modeling. MORE
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CEE NEWS - Winter 2014 Issue - Online Now!

Winter issue of CEE News is now available online.  MORE
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Scanning for Silver: Investigating Nanoparticle Absorption in Plants

How does nanosilver effect the environment? A look at Professor Greg Lowry's collaboration between CEINT and the Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’ Environnement (CEREGE).  MORE
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Larry Cartwright Retires

After more than 35 years of service to Carnegie Mellon University, CEE Professor Emeritus Larry Cartwright (BS ‘76, MS ‘87) has retired. During Spring Carnival weekend, many of his students, colleagues, and friends gathered to celebrate his numerous contributions to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. MORE
Friday, April 11, 2014

McElwee (BS ’15) to Speak at Jared L. Cohon University Center Naming Ceremony

Millard McElwee (BS ’1) will be speaking at the naming ceremony for the Jared L. Cohon University Center as part of the Carnival Weekend celebration. MORE
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Michelle Couste: Blending Theatre and Civil Engineering

Junior Michelle Couste cast in an important supporting role for the latest Scotch’n’Soda theatre show thanks to skills she learned in CEE. MORE
Thursday, April 10, 2014

University Center To Be Named for Jared L. Cohon

Jared Cohon, President Emeritus and University Professor (CEE/EPP), is being honored on Friday, April 11th, where the University Center will be officially named the Jared L. Cohon University Center.  MORE
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ASCE Awards Two Juniors for Student Leadership

Madelyn Gioffre (BS ’15) and Michelle Krynock (BS ’15) have been awarded the American Bridge Leadership Award through the Student Award Foundation (SAF) of Pittsburgh. MORE
Monday, April 7, 2014

IGERT Grant Helps Students Make International Connections

Second year CEE PhD student Lauren Strahs spent six weeks in Israel with support from the Intergrative Graduate Education Research Fellowship (IGERT) program.  MORE
Friday, April 4, 2014

Kaplan (BS ’07) Named ASCE Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Linda Kaplan (BS ’07) received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pittsburgh Section Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award. MORE
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ogunye (BS '14) Selected as DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering Award Winner

Ibironke Ogunye (BS '14) recently was selected as a DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering - College Edition award winner. MORE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kelly Good Awarded David A. Long Scholarship

CEE PhD student Kelly Good was recently selected as the 2014 David A. Long Scholarship recipient from the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA). MORE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jeffie Chang (BS '13, MS '14) Wins Technical Paper Award

Jeffie Chang (BS ’13, MS ‘14) was awarded first place for her technical paper at the 2014 ASCE Ohio Valley Student Conference.  MORE
Thursday, March 27, 2014

CMU Wins Top Honors at Better Buildings Case Competition

CMU team wins two top honors at the Department of Energy's 2014 Better Building Case Competiton.  MORE
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CEE ASCE Student Chapter to Host Ohio Valley Conference

#OVSC14 - CMU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is proud to host the 2014 Ohio Student Valley Conference this week, bringing over 370 civil engineering students and faculty from fourteen schools to Pittsburgh for design competitions in various areas of civil and environmental engineering MORE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vibration Analysis: The “Wave” of the Future

Watch your step—it’s broadcasting a wealth of information.  CEE Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh’s research can use the vibration waves from footsteps to track people as they move throughout a building.   MORE
Monday, March 24, 2014

Samaras Interviewed on Allegheny Front

Assistant Professor Costa Samaras was interviewed on Allegheny Front, a weekly NPR environmental news program focusing on Western Pennsylvania. MORE
Monday, March 17, 2014

CEE US News & World Report Graduate Rankings for 2015 Released

CEE has ranked 10th for Civil Engineering and 7th for Environmental Engineering programs in US News & World Report's program rankings report.  MORE
Friday, March 14, 2014

Samaras and Colleagues Publish Research Estimating Road Damage from Shale Gas Operations

CEE Assistant Professor Constantine Samaras and colleagues recently published a paper in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems titled Estimating the Consumptive Use Costs of Shale Natural Gas Extraction on Pennsylvania Roadways. MORE
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bielak Gives 2014 John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture

Earlier this year Paul Christiano University Professor Jacobo Bielak presented at the 2014 John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture at Stanford University.  MORE
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wang Awarded Anchor QEA Scholarship

PhD student Yuxin Wang was awarded a competitive graduate student scholarship from Anchor QEA earlier this year.  MORE
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jessica Wilson Wins AWWA Award for Dissertation

CEE alum Jessica Wilson was recognized for her outstanding work with public water supplies, focused on the role of regional energy extraction on source water.   MORE
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CEE Service Event Celebrates National Engineers Week

Engineer the Future: A unique opportunity for CEE to celebrate the science of engineering through hands-on activities with younger students.   MORE
Monday, February 3, 2014

Bertucci Fellowships Awarded

Suman Giri, Jason Marshall and Sheryl (Xue) Yang have been awarded John and Claire Bertucci Fellowships.  MORE
Friday, January 31, 2014

Lederman Named 2013 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the Year

PhD student George Lederman has received the 2013 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the Year Award. MORE
Monday, January 27, 2014

Samaras Joins CEE

Costa Samaras has joined the department this month as an assistant professor. MORE
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Burant Awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship

CEE PhD student Aniela Burant has recently been awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship.  MORE
Monday, January 20, 2014

CEE Professors Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grants

Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh and Assistant Research Professor Semiha Ergran have been awarded Berkman Faculty Development Grants. MORE
Friday, January 17, 2014

CEE Junior Selected as Student Speaker for MLK Day Celebration

CEE Junior Millard McElwee has been selected as one of two student speakers for CMU's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration to be held on January 20, 2014 at 4:30PM.  MORE
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dale's Passions Bridge Art and Science

Amy Dale is a dual degree CEE and EPP PhD student and third year ARCS Scholar. Her research focuses on studying water quality and public health and risk-based regulatory policy. In addition to her interests in nanotechnology and policy, Amy has a passion and talent for fine art.  MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

CEE Alum Promotes Healthy Lifestyles with LunchBots

Jacqueline Linder (BS CE ’88) always knew she was going to lead a company, but the path her career took surprised even her. In 2009, the CEE alumna left the high tech industry and started her own company, LunchBots, which offers plastic-free food containers for people on the move. MORE
Friday, January 10, 2014

Melissa Brown Wins CIT Staff Award

Melissa Brown, Assistant Graduate Program Coordinator for CEE, received the 2013 CIT Staff Rookie Award at the CIT Staff Awards Luncheon on January 7. MORE
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Samaras Wins Award in DOE American Energy Data Challenge

CEE Assistant Professor Costa Samaras wins third place in DOE American Energy Data Challenge.  MORE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Even Materials Get Stressed: Amit Acharya’s Work on Line Defects

CEE Professor Amit Acharya is studying how imperfections interact and evolve in crystalline and amorphous materials, and the potential applications of his research range from auto body and gas turbine manufacturing to earthquake prediction.  MORE