VanBriesen Named Vice Provost for FacultyJeanne VanBriesen has been appointed vice provost for faculty, effective July 1. VanBriesen is the Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, and director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems.
Bringing Science to Communication, Ong Translates for the FutureWhen Siri is asked what the weather is doing in Kalamazoo, there is a pretty good chance Leneve Ong has helped deliver the answer. Ong, who earned her Masters of Science from CEE’s Advanced Infrastructure Program in 2011, is a data scientist who helps Apple Inc.’s Siri understand spoken queries and deliver correct responses.
Beyond the Surface: Bringing Beauty and Structure to LightDavid Bott (CMU BArch ’97, BS CEE ’98), grew up fascinated with the idea of creating spaces, how things were designed and how they were built. While his career path may be slightly different than he had envisioned as a young man, there can be no doubt that he is creating a legacy of iconic and unique spaces.
2019 Engineering Sustainability ConferenceCEE, in partnership with the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, recently held the Engineering Sustainability 2019 conference at the D.L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown. The conference, which takes place every two years, attracted hundreds of industry experts, university faculty, and students from across the country.
CEE Alumni Awards Showcase Graduates’ SuccessesDuring reunion and Spring Carnival weekend, CEE presented awards to notable graduates who are making a difference in both the industry and the community. Dave Dzombak, Hamerschlag University Professor and CEE department head, handed out each award and spoke of the alums’ achievements and enduring connections to CEE.
Learning by DoingCourses that create the CEE design thread provides students with opportunities across all four years to gain hands-on engineering experience and to apply what they’re learning in the core courses to actual projects.
Service Inspires Educational FocusTuesday, April 16, 2019
Service Inspires Educational FocusCEE/EPP first-year student Rimsha Ahmed was one of 13 students – graduate and undergraduate – who traveled with CMU in Puerto Rico to observe, participate in educational opportunities and help with projects.
Qian Awarded Posner, Molloy, and Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil EngineeringMonday, April 15, 2019
Qian Awarded Posner, Molloy, and Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil EngineeringCEE Assistant Professor Zhen (Sean) Qian is named the inaugural Henry Posner, Anne Molloy, and Robert and Christine Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil Engineering, an endowed term professorship created to support a faculty member in the early phases of their career.
Duplan Named CEE’s 2019 Distinguished AlumniTuesday, April 09, 2019
Duplan Named CEE’s 2019 Distinguished AlumniNeno Duplan (CEE ’84) has earned many awards during his career, but few have had the personal impact of being chosen CEE’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni. Duplan says that when he learned of the commendation, he immediately felt honored. “I know how many great CMU alumni are out there, especially here in Silicon Valley.”
Hemming Welcomes Students for Real World Engineering ProgramMonday, April 08, 2019
Hemming Welcomes Students for Real World Engineering ProgramDorian Hemming (CEE ’11) understands the value of professional networking. And to help the next generation of CEE grads transition into the workforce, he was excited to host CMU students Charyl Tan, Andrew Thompson, and Annie Hu in Washington, D.C.—and show them a day in the life of a civil and environmental engineer.
Rusali's Team Creates “Best Prototype” in Rethink the Rink CompetitionMonday, March 18, 2019
Rusali's Team Creates “Best Prototype” in Rethink the Rink Competition“Rethink the Rink” is an initiative of The Pittsburgh Penguins, Covestro, and Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. 2019 marks the second year that students spent one week creating prototypes that were presented to high-level executives for the Penguins and Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials.
Undergrad Research Projects Impacts PittsburghWednesday, March 06, 2019
Undergrad Research Projects Impacts PittsburghCEE undergraduate Megan Henriksen is part of a group working with Associate Research Professor Albert Presto, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Presto, a member of CMU’s Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies, and his team are collecting data on pollutants from more than thirty sensors placed throughout Pittsburgh. The CMU Real-Time Multi-Pollutant Sensors (RAMP) are measuring: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and particulate matter.
Sun Awarded 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the YearTuesday, February 19, 2019
Sun Awarded 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the YearCongratulations to Sylvia Yunlin Sun (MS '14) who was awarded the 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pittsburgh Section.
Rusali Awarded SAF Italo V. (Ody) Mackin Achievement AwardFriday, February 15, 2019
Rusali Awarded SAF Italo V. (Ody) Mackin Achievement AwardCEE sophomore Ryan Rusali was recently awarded the Italo V. (Ody) Mackin Achievement Award, presented by The Student Award Foundation (SAF) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pittsburgh Section. Rusali will receive the commendation during ASCE Pittsburgh’s annual Engineers’ Week awards banquet.
Dzombak Named ASCE Pittsburgh’s Civil Engineer of the YearFriday, February 15, 2019
Dzombak Named ASCE Pittsburgh’s Civil Engineer of the YearCEE is proud to announce that Professor Dave Dzombak has been named the 2019 ASCE Pittsburgh Section’s Civil Engineer of the Year. The prestigious award is presented to one local engineer yearly, in recognition of continual excellent work.
Samaras Named Professor of the Year by ASCE PittsburghFriday, February 15, 2019
Samaras Named Professor of the Year by ASCE PittsburghProfessor Costa Samaras was recently named the 2019 ASCE Pittsburgh Section’s Professor of the Year. Samaras is known for his ability to get students excited about engineering.
Adams Earns 2019 A&WMA Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator AwardThursday, February 14, 2019
Adams Earns 2019 A&WMA Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator AwardProfessor Peter Adams was recently named the 2019 Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator award winner by the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA).
Lau Wins George Washington PrizeWednesday, February 13, 2019
Lau Wins George Washington PrizeCEE senior Noel Lau was awarded the George Washington Prize at the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania awards dinner on February 7. The honor is presented yearly to a College of Engineering senior who demonstrates qualities of academic excellence, service, and leadership.
Balta Elected to National Academy of EngineeringThursday, February 07, 2019
Balta Elected to National Academy of EngineeringCEE alum Wayne Balta was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest distinctions that a professional engineer may receive.
Marszalik Connects Native Alaskan Villages to Critical Sanitation InfrastructureMonday, January 28, 2019
Marszalik Connects Native Alaskan Villages to Critical Sanitation InfrastructureWhen Agnes Marszalik (BS '13) decided to focus her job search on areas near mountains, she had no idea that she’d end up in an area reeling from the impacts of climate change. Working as an engineer for the Division of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, she sees first-hand that native communities are relocating—or planning to relocate—due to the changing environment.
Leading the Way on Corporate Environmental SustainabilityMonday, January 07, 2019
Leading the Way on Corporate Environmental SustainabilityAs Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM, CEE alumn Wayne Balta now leads the environmental efforts he helped to start nearly 30 years ago.
Newby Awarded Miller Presidential FellowshipMonday, December 17, 2018
Newby Awarded Miller Presidential FellowshipPhD candidate Alexandra Newby has recently been awarded a Ruth Furman Miller and David H. Miller Presidential Fellowship in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adam Incorporates Strategy, Sustainability into Chase CenterThursday, December 13, 2018
Adam Incorporates Strategy, Sustainability into Chase CenterWhen the NBA’s Golden State Warriors plays its first game in the brand new 18,000 seat Chase Center, CEE alum Véronique Adam (BS '15) will be cheering them on—not just as a fan, but as an engineer who helped to make the center a reality.
Battifarano and Grahn Awarded Eisenhower FellowshipMonday, December 10, 2018
Battifarano and Grahn Awarded Eisenhower FellowshipMatt Battifarano and Rick Grahn have both been awarded a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Clement Awarded Fok FellowshipFriday, December 07, 2018
Clement Awarded Fok FellowshipPhD candidate Emma Clement has recently been awarded a Thomas and Maria Fok Presidential Fellowship.
Hordern Awarded Cohon FellowshipThursday, December 06, 2018
Hordern Awarded Cohon FellowshipPhD candidate Sarah Hordern has recently been awarded a Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Department of Education Funds Prestigious Fellowship Program in CEEWednesday, December 05, 2018
Department of Education Funds Prestigious Fellowship Program in CEEThis fall, the Department of Education recognized this expertise by awarding CEE with funding for the highly prestigious and competitive Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship program. The GAANN fellowship will provide a cohort of six PhD students in the Advanced Infrastructure System (AIS) PhD program with full tuition and a yearly stipend while they research innovative ways to modernize US transportation and water infrastructure.
Alum Turns Battery Acid into Fertilizer – While Exceeding EPA StandardsFriday, November 16, 2018
Alum Turns Battery Acid into Fertilizer – While Exceeding EPA StandardsWhen John (Jack) Richardson, P.E. (BS ’87) is currently working on a project to convert industrial battery acid into fertilizer, an initiative born out of the EPA’s industry mandates to reduce emissions.
Grahn Awarded Ellegood FellowshipFriday, November 09, 2018
Grahn Awarded Ellegood FellowshipPhD candidate Rick Grahn has been awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral Fellowship for this academic term.
Kutchko Named SPE Distinguished LecturerThursday, November 08, 2018
Kutchko Named SPE Distinguished LecturerAlumna Barbara Kutchko (PhD ‘08) named a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) distinguished lecturer.
Jiaan Wang Awarded Mao Yisheng Graduate FellowshipWednesday, November 07, 2018
Jiaan Wang Awarded Mao Yisheng Graduate FellowshipPhD candidate Jiaan Wang was recently awarded the Mao Yisheng Graduate Fellowship.
Karimi Awarded D'Appolonia FellowshipTuesday, October 30, 2018
Karimi Awarded D'Appolonia FellowshipCongratulations to PhD candidate Mina Karimi who was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship
Hancherick Returns to Campus as Project Engineer for ANSYS HallThursday, October 25, 2018
Hancherick Returns to Campus as Project Engineer for ANSYS HallCarly Hancherick (CEE '14), is bringing her unique perspective to the project thanks to her familiarity with the school and campus. She’s working as the project engineer for the construction management team, Mosites Construction.
Redesigning the Environmental Engineering Research SpaceTuesday, October 23, 2018
Redesigning the Environmental Engineering Research SpaceTo better accommodate today’s and tomorrow’s research—and the equipment it requires—the Environmental Engineering Labs are undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, with construction starting in January 2019 and the new labs opening in August 2019.
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsMonday, October 22, 2018
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsGabe Bamforth and Lauren Mueller have been named as Andrew Carnegie Scholars
Powerful CollaborationsThursday, October 18, 2018
Powerful CollaborationsA look at how CEE faculty continues to innovate the use of field robotics in civil and environmental engineering in their research.
Good Named Siebel ScholarTuesday, September 18, 2018
Good Named Siebel ScholarPhD candidate Kelly Good was recently named as one of the Class of 2019 Siebel Scholars.
Internship: Focused on Safe Closing of Coal Ash BasinsMonday, August 20, 2018
Internship: Focused on Safe Closing of Coal Ash BasinsUndergraduate Simone Stein (CEE/EPP ’20) is spending her summer in Charlotte, North Carolina working with the Coal Combustion Products team at Duke Energy. She’s assisting the group, which was formed in 2014 after the Dan River coal ash spill, to implement the safe closing of North Carolina coal ash basins which are mandated by the state government.
Internship: Student’s Analysis Leads to Potential Cost and Energy SavingsMonday, August 20, 2018
Internship: Student’s Analysis Leads to Potential Cost and Energy SavingsTessa Weeden (CEE ’20) is spending her summer far from Pittsburgh—as an intern at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP). Her work focuses on making borough buildings more efficient to save both energy and money.
Internship Provides Insight into Water Industry InnovationThursday, August 16, 2018
Internship Provides Insight into Water Industry InnovationMaster’s degree candidate Liz Alexander (CEE 2019) is spending the summer interning for the nonprofit Current.
Internship: Restoring the George Summer Internship—Ensuring Safety and Adding AppealThursday, August 16, 2018
Internship: Restoring the George Summer Internship—Ensuring Safety and Adding AppealCEE/EPP undergraduate Joseph Iacobellis is spending his summer working on “Restoring the George,” an initiative of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to maintain the structural health of the George Washington Bridge.
Internship: Intern Gains Mentors, Guidance, Job Offer After GraduationTuesday, August 07, 2018
Internship: Intern Gains Mentors, Guidance, Job Offer After GraduationMasters student David DeSmet’s grew professionally through his internship at the Engineering Research and Decision Center at the Army Corps of Engineering, David has grown professionally. DeSmet was also offered the opportunity to continue working for the Army Corps of Engineering after he completes his degree in December 2018.
Internship: Helping Michigan Clean Water Nonprofit Review United Nations’ SDGsTuesday, August 07, 2018
Internship: Helping Michigan Clean Water Nonprofit Review United Nations’ SDGsRoseanne Usnay (CEE ’19) is interning for the environmental program at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. The foundation provides grants for both clean water projects in the Great Lakes region and clean energy projects in South America and Africa. Roseanne is enrolled in the integrated BS/MS program at CEE and just completed her undergraduate studies.
Internship: Offshore Engineering Discovered at CMU Job FairTuesday, July 31, 2018
Internship: Offshore Engineering Discovered at CMU Job FairRising junior Paul Anderson dove deeper into his interest with offshore civil engineering this summer while interning at ExxonMobile. He was able to bring in some of the skills he learned at CEE to help develop tools and methods for increased efficiency.
Remembering Fran McMichaelMonday, July 30, 2018
Remembering Fran McMichaelEmeritus professor and former CEE department head, Dr. Fran McMichael had a significant impact on CMU as a teacher, mentor, colleague, and researcher.
MSTV/CEE Program Prepares Next Generation of Innovative EngineersFriday, July 20, 2018
MSTV/CEE Program Prepares Next Generation of Innovative EngineersXulu Liu is a member of the first graduating class of MSTV/CEE students. She’s completed her CEE studies in Pittsburgh, MSTV studies in CMU’s Silicon Valley campus and an industry internship
Qian Awarded NSF CAREER AwardThursday, May 24, 2018
Qian Awarded NSF CAREER AwardSean Qian receives NSF award to combine big data and transportation system modeling to improve traffic flow and the way we create and operate transportation systems.
Dean named ASCE Distinguished MemberWednesday, May 02, 2018
Dean named ASCE Distinguished MemberJames H. Garrett, Jr. has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members.
Cohon Receives Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Lifetime Achievement AwardTuesday, May 01, 2018
Cohon Receives Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Bielak Celebrated at Retirement EventFriday, April 27, 2018
Professor Bielak Celebrated at Retirement EventProfessor Jacobo Bielaks impact on his students, peers, and the industry was celebrated at Bielak’s retirement party at CMU Carnival.
ASCE Takes Second Place in Blitz Booth CarnivalWednesday, April 25, 2018
ASCE Takes Second Place in Blitz Booth CarnivalThe CMU ASCE chapter, for the second year, participated in booth for Carnival. This year their entry was awarded second place.
CEE Alumni AwardsTuesday, April 24, 2018
CEE Alumni AwardsCEE alumni are honored for their achievements at CMU Carnival weekend.
Learning and Volunteering in Puerto RicoThursday, April 19, 2018
Learning and Volunteering in Puerto RicoWhile many of her peers were celebrating Spring Break at the beach or another relaxing location, CEE/EPP student Ariana Sabbat was working to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from hurricane damage.
ASCE Chapter Awarded Letter of RecognitionWednesday, April 18, 2018
ASCE Chapter Awarded Letter of RecognitionOur chapter was awarded a 2018 Letter of Recognition for Community Service as well as Honorable Mention for chapter activities.
Crossing BordersFriday, April 13, 2018
Crossing BordersSpending time in an unfamiliar country can teach us a lot—about others and ourselves. For CEE students, the opportunities to go abroad are vast, from spring break trips to summer programs to entire semesters. “Wherever they want to go, they can find a way to make it work with their studies,” says CEE Director of Undergraduate Programs Andrea Francioni Rooney.
Creating a Water Management Plan in Costa RicaFriday, April 13, 2018
Creating a Water Management Plan in Costa RicaPhD student Chelsea Kolb of Cloquet, Minnesota, recently returned from the city of Santa Cruz, located in the northern region of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. She spent 10 months in the region working alongside a hydrologist to study water quality and aquifer levels along the coastline.
Safety and Environmental Impacts in Petroleum IndustryThursday, April 12, 2018
Safety and Environmental Impacts in Petroleum IndustryPhD student Eilis Rosenbaum, who is advised by Professor Kaushik Dayal, is researching foamed cement, which is used in wells all over the world, with the goal to improve safety practices in petroleum industry wells.
Building Bridges to SuccessWednesday, April 11, 2018
Building Bridges to SuccessCivil Engineering alumnus W. Logan Dickerson always imagined building bridges would be in his future. His father had founded a bridge construction business in 1929, and Dickerson knew from the start that he wanted to earn a degree that allowed him to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Rethinking the Rink: Sophomore Designs Safer Hockey Rink for PenguinsTuesday, March 27, 2018
Rethinking the Rink: Sophomore Designs Safer Hockey Rink for PenguinsTo create a safer sporting environment for ice hockey players, 22 students from Carnegie Mellon University, including CEE Sophomore Sally Chen, were asked to create improved dasher board systems that minimize player injury during impact. The week-long Maker Space Rethink the Rink challenge took place in partnership with The Pittsburgh Penguins and Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials.
Berges named ASCE- Pittsburgh Section Professor of the YearThursday, February 22, 2018
Berges named ASCE- Pittsburgh Section Professor of the YearProfessor Mario Berges was recognized for his outstanding research, work in the classroom as well as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students.
Rosenbaum Awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate FellowshipTuesday, February 06, 2018
Rosenbaum Awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate FellowshipCEE PhD student Eilis Rosenbaum was recently awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship.
Wei Ma Awarded Liang Ji-Dan FellowshipWednesday, January 17, 2018
Wei Ma Awarded Liang Ji-Dan FellowshipPhD student, Wei Ma has recently been awarded a 2018 Liang Ji-Dan Fellowship. B
Bartholomew Awarded Smith FellowshipTuesday, January 16, 2018
Bartholomew Awarded Smith FellowshipCEE PhD student Tim Bartholomew was recently awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship
Lopez Named UCAR Next Generation FellowWednesday, November 29, 2017
Lopez Named UCAR Next Generation FellowCEE PhD student Tania Lopez has been named an UCAR Next Generation Fellow by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
Moving Upstream: PhD Student Works on National Water ModelTuesday, November 28, 2017
Moving Upstream: PhD Student Works on National Water ModelPhD student Kerim Dickson contributed to the national water model at prestigious summer institute
Wailong Awarded Mao Yisheng Graduate FellowshipThursday, November 09, 2017
Wailong Awarded Mao Yisheng Graduate FellowshipPhD candidate Wailong Wang was recently awarded the Mao Yisheng Graduate Fellowship.
Xu Awarded Dowd FellowshipWednesday, November 08, 2017
Xu Awarded Dowd FellowshipPhD student Susu Xu was selected as one of four 2017 Dowd Fellows by the College of Engineering.
Majditehran Awarded Ellegood Graduate FellowshipMonday, November 06, 2017
Majditehran Awarded Ellegood Graduate FellowshipHouriyeh Majditehran was recently awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood CEE Strategic Graduate Fellowship.
Zhang Awarded D'Applonia FellowshipThursday, November 02, 2017
Zhang Awarded D'Applonia FellowshipPhD Candidate Zhuoran Zhang was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship.
Calculating Behavior: CEE Student Builds Mathematical Models to Inform Material DesignFriday, October 27, 2017
Calculating Behavior: CEE Student Builds Mathematical Models to Inform Material DesignDesigning new materials is a complicated business, explains Chiqun Zhang. He would know—he’s spent most of the last five years studying material defects, modeling, and behavior at Carnegie Mellon, earning both a master’s degree and a PhD in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, as well as a second master’s degree in computer science.
Center for Air, Climate, and Energy SolutionsFriday, October 27, 2017
Center for Air, Climate, and Energy SolutionsFounded in 2016 with $10 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CACES is a five-year collaborative research center at Carnegie Mellon University with a focus on the impacts of air pollution, technology, climate change, and related policies on local air quality and health. Within Carnegie Mellon alone, the students and faculty in CACES represent six departments, including CEE, and over a dozen faculty from outside institutions are involved.
Lopez Awarded Cohon FellowshipMonday, October 09, 2017
Lopez Awarded Cohon FellowshipPhD candidate Tania Lopez has recently been named the 2017-2018 Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsThursday, October 05, 2017
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsCEE seniors Julissa Cruz and Emmett Horton exemplify the qualities of an ACS Scholar by excelling at academics, having strong leadership abilities, and demonstrating a heart for community service.
Driven to Succeed: CEE Alum Excels in Construction Management for Tesla Motors GigafactoryFriday, September 01, 2017
Driven to Succeed: CEE Alum Excels in Construction Management for Tesla Motors GigafactoryWhen CEE alum Sophie Grodsinsky joined Tesla Motors as a Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Construction Engineer in 2016, she’d never worked a day in construction in her life but credits the interdisciplinary nature of CMU’s curriculum as preparing her to work with colleagues across such a wide variety of fields.
CEE Alum Paul Murphy Oversees Nation’s First Offshore Wind FarmThursday, August 03, 2017
CEE Alum Paul Murphy Oversees Nation’s First Offshore Wind FarmAs Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Deepwater Wind, CEE alum Paul Murphy has a job unlike any other in the United States.
Remembering Distinguished Alum, Dr. Melvin RameyWednesday, August 02, 2017
Remembering Distinguished Alum, Dr. Melvin RameyDr. Melvin R. Ramey, an esteemed Carnegie Mellon CEE alumnus, a passionate educator, and an accomplished researcher, passed away on June 28, 2017.
AEESP Honors Small with 2017 O’Melia AwardThursday, June 22, 2017
AEESP Honors Small with 2017 O’Melia AwardProfessor Mitch Small recently received the 2017 Charles R. O'Melia Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).
CMU Power Sector Carbon IndexTuesday, June 20, 2017
CMU Power Sector Carbon IndexFrom 2005 to 2017, the CO2 emissions intensity from US electricity production has decreased nearly 24%, according to the latest update of the Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index.
Christian Awarded Wimmer Faculty FellowshipWednesday, June 07, 2017
Christian Awarded Wimmer Faculty FellowshipCEE Assistant Teaching Professor Sarah Christian was recently selected as one of five 2017- 2018 Wimmer Faculty Fellows at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.
MS Student Awarded Prize at Annual Shale Innovation ContestWednesday, May 31, 2017
MS Student Awarded Prize at Annual Shale Innovation ContestMasters student Nyla Khan was part of a team whose research recently won a $500 award at the 6th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest.
Honoring The Breaks They Were GivenWednesday, May 24, 2017
Honoring The Breaks They Were GivenHenry Posner III, Anne Molloy and Bob and Chris Pietrandrea have immortalized a 30-year friendship with an endowed professorship.
CEE at the Meeting of the MindsTuesday, May 16, 2017
CEE at the Meeting of the MindsCEE students Rebecca Tien, Daniel Ha, and Roseanne Usnay presented a diverse array of projects last week alongside other undergraduate students at the Meeting of the Minds, CMU's undergraduate research symposium.
Her Heart is in the Work: CEE Student Angela Ng Receives Student Service AwardTuesday, May 02, 2017
Her Heart is in the Work: CEE Student Angela Ng Receives Student Service AwardAs a Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering double major, Angela Ng's continuous passion for academics, community service, and leadership embodies her interpretation of Andrew Carnegie's vision for the Carnegie Mellon community.
Undergraduate Research: Being Part of a TeamMonday, April 17, 2017
Undergraduate Research: Being Part of a TeamJonathan Ying joins CEE/EPP Professor Meagan Mauter's research team to develop models and tools to allow steam power plants to evaluate the options for complying with ELG guidelines.
Three CEE Faculty Awarded SEED GrantsFriday, April 14, 2017
Three CEE Faculty Awarded SEED GrantsThree CEE faculty were named as 2017 recipients of the Scott Institute's annual Seed Grants for Energy Research, which support CMU faculty research in the areas of energy, environment, and policy.
Small Honored with 2017 Lazarus AwardWednesday, April 12, 2017
Small Honored with 2017 Lazarus AwardProfessor Mitch Small, the H.John Heinz, III Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, has been honored with the Carnegie Mellon 2017 Barbara Lazarus Award for Graduate and Junior Faculty Mentoring.
Pozzi Receives NSF CAREER Award for Infrastructure Management ResearchMonday, March 27, 2017
Pozzi Receives NSF CAREER Award for Infrastructure Management ResearchThrough his research, CEE Assistant Professor Matteo Pozzi aims to develop algorithms that help infrastructure managers make smarter decisions and ultimately reduce uncertainty, risk, and management cost. To help him address this challenge, The National Science Foundation has selected Pozzi for the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious five-year grant given to junior faculty for research and education.
Celebrating National Engineers Week at Explore Engineering EventTuesday, February 21, 2017
Celebrating National Engineers Week at Explore Engineering EventCEE graduate and undergraduate students gathered alongside students from other departments in Scott Hall Sunday to celebrate the start of National Engineers Week at the first-ever "Explore Engineering!" event sponsored by the College of Engineering.
Noh Awarded NSF Career AwardTuesday, February 14, 2017
Noh Awarded NSF Career AwardAssistant Professor Hae Young Noh was recently selected for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The award is one of the most prestigious for junior faculty researchers in science and engineering.
Chatterjee Awarded Smith FellowshipThursday, February 02, 2017
Chatterjee Awarded Smith FellowshipCEE PhD student Sabyasachi Chatterjee was recently awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship.
Mauter Awarded Dean's Early Career FellowshipWednesday, February 01, 2017
Mauter Awarded Dean's Early Career FellowshipAssistant Professor Meagan Mauter, jointly appointed in both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, was recently awarded a Dean's Early Career Fellowship from the College of Engineering.
CEE/BME Alumna Corinne Clinch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 ListMonday, January 30, 2017
CEE/BME Alumna Corinne Clinch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 ListCorinne Clinch (CEE/BMA BS '14) has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurs category.
Pi Awarded Bertucci FellowshipFriday, January 27, 2017
Pi Awarded Bertucci FellowshipPhD graduate student, Xidong Pi was recently named as one of two CEE students who were awarded a John and Claire Bertucci Fellowship to support his graduate work.
Connecting Power Plants and Drinking Water SafetyTuesday, January 24, 2017
Connecting Power Plants and Drinking Water SafetyConnecting the impact of power plants on drinking water - PhD student Kelly Good and Professor Jeanne VanBriesen study bromide levels in local rivers.
Mirshekari Awarded Bertucci FellowshipTuesday, January 17, 2017
Mirshekari Awarded Bertucci FellowshipPhD graduate student, Mostafa Mirshekari was recently named as one of two CEE students who were awarded a John and Claire Bertucci Fellowship to support their graduate studies.
Seniors Represent College at NASEC ConferenceFriday, December 16, 2016
Seniors Represent College at NASEC ConferenceCEE seniors Stephanie Tjan and Nikita Sharma represented the college at the Seventh Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC) in Annapolis, MD.
Honing Networking Skills at SHPE ConferenceThursday, December 08, 2016
Honing Networking Skills at SHPE ConferenceJulissa Cruz (CEE '18) and five other CEE students attended a three-day conference in Seattle Washington for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Thousands of students from universities across the country gathered at the conference to participate in competitions, career fairs and professional development workshops. Cruz, the Internal Vice President of CMU's SHPE chapter, was proud to accompany the 29 total CMU students.
Harper Studies Vehicle Automation with the NHTSAMonday, November 14, 2016
Harper Studies Vehicle Automation with the NHTSAMagna International is among North America's largest automobile parts manufacturers and suppliers. Audi, of course, is a popular German manufacturer of luxury vehicles. They are multi-million dollar corporations, and this summer, CEE PhD student Corey Harper advised them both.
CEE Honors Notable Alumni at Annual Awards CeremonyMonday, October 31, 2016
CEE Honors Notable Alumni at Annual Awards CeremonyCEE alumni, students, faculty, and staff gathered on the first evening of Homecoming Weekend to honor the outstanding achievements of four alumni.
Developing Energy-Measurement Criteria at NRELFriday, October 21, 2016
Developing Energy-Measurement Criteria at NRELAvani Goyal (MS '16) spent her summer interning as an energy efficiency analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. She recently spoke to CEE about the work she did and the CEE courses that prepared her for it.
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsFriday, October 14, 2016
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsSeniors Ahmad Khanzada and Julie Kim were named as Andrew Carnegie Scholars.
Rampton Awarded Cohon FellowshipThursday, October 13, 2016
Rampton Awarded Cohon FellowshipPhD candidate David Rampton was named the 2016-2017 Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Minimizing Waste and Connecting With the Community at Nucor Steel in SeattleTuesday, October 11, 2016
Minimizing Waste and Connecting With the Community at Nucor Steel in SeattleMaster's student Rochelle Samuel connected with Nucor Steel at a campus info session and the College of Engineering's Technical Opportunities Conference. She spent her summer working as an environmental engineering intern at their steel plant in Seattle.
Mukherjee Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate FellowshipWednesday, October 05, 2016
Mukherjee Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate FellowshipPhD Candidate Dipayan Mukherjee was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D'Appolonia Graduate Fellowship.
Li Awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral FellowshipTuesday, October 04, 2016
Li Awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral FellowshipPhD candidate Xuan Li has been awarded the 2016-2017 Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral Fellowship.
Internship: Researching Floods and Groundwater Contamination in ParaguayMonday, October 03, 2016
Internship: Researching Floods and Groundwater Contamination in ParaguayCEE sophomore Cindy Weng (CEE '18) had always been interested in conducting research in Latin America. By using our alumni network she was able to spend eight weeks of her summer in Paraguay at Universidad Paraguayo Alemana.
Carl Malings Named Dowd FellowFriday, September 30, 2016
Carl Malings Named Dowd FellowPhD student Carl Malings was selected as one of four 2017 Dowd Fellows by the College of Engineering.
Engineering Abroad: Building a ‘Mega Construction Project’ in QatarThursday, September 29, 2016
Engineering Abroad: Building a ‘Mega Construction Project’ in QatarWith a residential development, hotel, shopping mall, and amusement park, senior Ahmad Khanzada (CEE '17) spent a very busy summer working with AECOM on a development project in Doha, Qatar.
CEE Student Inducted as Prestigious Siebel ScholarThursday, September 22, 2016
CEE Student Inducted as Prestigious Siebel ScholarCEE PhD student Jingkun Gao was among a select group named as a 2017 Seibel Scholar.
Behind the Scenes: Building the Attractions at Universal OrlandoWednesday, September 21, 2016
Behind the Scenes: Building the Attractions at Universal OrlandoMasters student Nairiti Singh (MS '16) spent this summer at an exciting internship assisting a project engineer at Universal Studios, where she worked on two new attractions.
For One Alumna, a Rare Opportunity on the National MallMonday, September 19, 2016
For One Alumna, a Rare Opportunity on the National MallBrittani Grant (BS, MS '12), a Project Manager at Clark Construction Group, discusses her role in helping to bring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture to life.
Constructing Opportunities with CMU Connections and the TOCFriday, September 16, 2016
Constructing Opportunities with CMU Connections and the TOCSenior Connor Smith (CEE '17) used his networking and interviewing skills to land a summer internship and spent his summer internship with Clark Construction.
Mauter Awarded the Morgan ES&T Early Career AwardFriday, September 16, 2016
Mauter Awarded the Morgan ES&T Early Career AwardProfessor Meagan Mauter has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award. As part of this award, she will give a lecture at the ES&T symposium at the ACS National Meeting.
Internship: Energy and Stormwater Improvement for AgricultureThursday, September 08, 2016
Internship: Energy and Stormwater Improvement for AgricultureE&TIM masters student Pritham Aravind spent his summer working as an engineering intern for the Spices and Vegetable Ingredients division of Olam International. His internship gave him an opportunity to not only work with improving utility use but also work on improving their stormwater management.
YES: Mentoring Future Green LeadersTuesday, September 06, 2016
YES: Mentoring Future Green LeadersDetroit's next generation of green leaders: How Bryan Lewis (BS '13, MS '14) is working at the intersection of sustainability and social justice.
Internship - Hydroelectric Power InfrastructureMonday, September 05, 2016
Internship - Hydroelectric Power InfrastructureCEE graduate student Peter Tschofen (MS '17) knew he would one day like to work at at company like Illwerke VKW AG, a utility company in his home country of Austria. This summer he had the opportunity to do an internhip at Illwerke VKW AG where he worked at their hydroelectric plant.
Larry Cartwright: Mentor, Professor, and Friend Leaves Lasting LegacyTuesday, August 30, 2016
Larry Cartwright: Mentor, Professor, and Friend Leaves Lasting LegacyLarry Cartwright (1945-2016), esteemed and much beloved former Carnegie Mellon University professor is remembered.
Alumni Improving Water Infrastructure Across the Globe with EWBThursday, August 25, 2016
Alumni Improving Water Infrastructure Across the Globe with EWBAlumni, Aileen Craig (BS '12, MS '13) and Sumon Chatterjee (MS '14), work with Engineers Without Borders to improve water access around the world.
Taking a Wild Ride: CEE Sophomore Instructs StuCo Roller Coaster CourseTuesday, August 16, 2016
Taking a Wild Ride: CEE Sophomore Instructs StuCo Roller Coaster CourseCEE junior Hunter Lawrence leads a StuCo course Roller Coasters: Background and Design which discusses roller coasters, from their history and different designs to the physics behind them.
The Vents in Your Office Aren’t Just Pumping Out AirMonday, August 15, 2016
The Vents in Your Office Aren’t Just Pumping Out AirProfessors Mario Berges and Anthony Rowe (ECE) have been funded as part of a $19 million dollar DoE energy investment to come up with a way to combat HVAC inefficiencies.
Tim Hinkle Accepted into Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate ProgramWednesday, August 10, 2016
Tim Hinkle Accepted into Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate ProgramSoon after graduating with the class of 2018, CEE junior Tim Hinkle will be living and leading aboard a US Naval nuclear submarine.
Researchers Detect and Quantify Man-Made Changes in Earthquake ActivityMonday, July 18, 2016
Researchers Detect and Quantify Man-Made Changes in Earthquake ActivityHow CEE researchers are working to detect man-made earthquakes months in advance
Harper Awarded Eisenhower Graduate FellowshipMonday, July 11, 2016
Harper Awarded Eisenhower Graduate FellowshipPhD candidate Corey Harper is awarded a 2016 Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship grant by the Department of Transportation.
CEE Alumnus Takes Construction Engineering Expertise around the WorldWednesday, July 06, 2016
CEE Alumnus Takes Construction Engineering Expertise around the WorldAlumnus Omar De Leon (MS '11) is taking his engineering expertise around the world as a Construction Engineer for ExxonMobil.
Growing a Better MembraneFriday, June 24, 2016
Growing a Better MembraneRecent 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.
Learning by Doing: How CEE Prepared Leslie Cohen to be a Global Citizen and Technology PioneerWednesday, June 15, 2016
Learning by Doing: How CEE Prepared Leslie Cohen to be a Global Citizen and Technology PioneerAlum Leslie Cohen (BS '62, MS '64, PhD '66) discusses how CEE prepared him for his engineering career.
Achieving the Right Temperature: Diagnosing Faults and Monitoring Efficiency of HVAC SystemsFriday, June 10, 2016
Achieving the Right Temperature: Diagnosing Faults and Monitoring Efficiency of HVAC SystemsExploring 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.
Achieving the Right Temperature: Making HVAC Systems More EfficientThursday, June 09, 2016
Achieving the Right Temperature: Making HVAC Systems More EfficientPart 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 Liu, Mario Berges, and Burcu Akinci to improve perfromance by using sensors to identify issues in building systems.
VanBriesen Named EWRI FellowThursday, June 02, 2016
VanBriesen Named EWRI FellowDuquesne Light Company Professor Jeanne VanBriesen was recently inducted as a fellow at the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Congress.
Kolb Awarded FulbrightWednesday, June 01, 2016
Kolb Awarded FulbrightPhD student Chelsea Kolb was awarded a Fulbright grant to investigate how projected climate change will impact aquifer levels in northwestern Costa Rica.
Real-World Engineering: Behavior of Structural SystemsTuesday, May 31, 2016
Real-World Engineering: Behavior of Structural SystemsBehavior of Structural Systems is a course developed by professor Sarah Christian that bridges the gap between theory and real-world practice "to prepare student engineers for the work environment."
Building a Better Filter: Corrinne Clinch (CEE, BME '14)Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Building a Better Filter: Corrinne Clinch (CEE, BME '14)CEE/BME alumna Corinne Clinch (BS '14) is leading her company Rorus, Inc to build the world's best point-of-use water filter.
Mauter and Small Honored by College of EngineeringThursday, May 19, 2016
Mauter and Small Honored by College of EngineeringCEE/EPP professors Meagan Mauter and Mitch Small are honored for their research and leadership by the College of Engineering.
International Structural Group Meets at CMUWednesday, May 18, 2016
International Structural Group Meets at CMUMatteo Pozzi and Jacobo Bielak are hosting the bi-annual International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 7.5 Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural System.
Pearlman Honored with University Alumni Service AwardFriday, May 13, 2016
Pearlman Honored with University Alumni Service AwardCEE Alumnus Seth L. Pearlman (BS '78, MS '79) will receive Carnegie Mellon's Alumni Service Award at the 2016 CMU Alumni Awards ceremony.
CEE Students Present Impressive Research at CMU Meeting of the MindsThursday, May 05, 2016
CEE Students Present Impressive Research at CMU Meeting of the MindsMeeting of the Minds-At CMU's undergraduate research symposium, CEE students solve significant problems relating to climate change, emissions, and health in developing countries
Paws to Relax: Therapy Dogs Help Students Manage StressFriday, April 29, 2016
Paws to Relax: Therapy Dogs Help Students Manage StressCEE Fifth Year Scholar, Angela Ng, helps students "paws" to relax with new therapy dog program
Saving on Energy in the FutureFriday, April 22, 2016
Saving on Energy in the FutureIn honor of Earth Day 2016 we highlight Professor Mario Berges and his student, Henning Lange, who are working to make homes more energy efficient.
Creating Opportunities with New MCAA ChapterTuesday, April 19, 2016
Creating Opportunities with New MCAA ChapterJoe Dryer (MS '16) and Lisheng Cai (MS '16) are establishing a student chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), a trade organization composed of the companies in the construction industry that are involved in mechanical contracting.
Gomez Rivera is Making D.C.’s Waterways CleanerMonday, April 18, 2016
Gomez Rivera is Making D.C.’s Waterways CleanerAlejandro G&#243;mez Rivera (MS '13) is part of an engineering team that is building a 12,300-foot-long tunnel, called the Anacostia River Tunnel, for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.
Cartwright Honored by Andrew Carnegie SocietyThursday, April 14, 2016
Cartwright Honored by Andrew Carnegie SocietyProfessor Emeritus Larry Cartwright will be honored at the Order of the May celebration at Carnival this weekend with an Andrew Carnegie Society Recognition Award.
Harper Joins National Academy Transportation Research BoardWednesday, April 06, 2016
Harper Joins National Academy Transportation Research BoardPhD student Corey Harper was recently invited to join the National Academy of Engineering Transportation Research Board (TRB).
CEE Junior Heads to Doha on Team IMPAQTMonday, April 04, 2016
CEE Junior Heads to Doha on Team IMPAQTCEE Junior Ahmad Khanzada (BS '17) traveled to Doha participated in the 2016 IMPAQT program where students on the the Pittsburgh and CMU-Q campuses particiapte in a cultural exchange over spring break.
CEE Women in EngineeringTuesday, March 29, 2016
CEE Women in EngineeringIn wrapping up Women's History Month, we look at some of the women in CEE who are leaders or future leaders in the field of civil and environmental engineering.
Room for Growth: Supporting Undergraduate Research ExperiencesMonday, March 28, 2016
Room for Growth: Supporting Undergraduate Research ExperiencesFrom new approaches to make environmentally friendly concrete to modeling western Pennsylvania climate, undergraduates have several options to explore research opportunities.
Room for Growth: Supporting Undergraduate Research ExperiencesMonday, March 28, 2016
Room for Growth: Supporting Undergraduate Research ExperiencesFrom new approaches to make environmentally friendly concrete to modeling western Pennsylvania climate, undergraduates have several options to explore research opportunities.
PhD Student Outlines Expansion Proposal for EWRIFriday, March 25, 2016
PhD Student Outlines Expansion Proposal for EWRIPhD student Nur Orak represented the CMU chapter of EWRI (Environmental and Waters Resource Institute) at the institute's Council Weekend.
Rebecca Cassler Fearing Finds CEE Experiences Reflect Work at Google TodayWednesday, March 23, 2016
Rebecca Cassler Fearing Finds CEE Experiences Reflect Work at Google TodaySince graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 1999, Rebecca Cassler Fearing has found that the project-based courses she took while studying civil engineering at the university have prepared her for many of the challenges she faces as a manager at Google today. She was recently named Titan of the Future by the Austin Business Journal.
Achieving Water Sustainability in Los Angeles Amid DroughtTuesday, March 22, 2016
Achieving Water Sustainability in Los Angeles Amid DroughtPhD alumna Negin Ashoori creates modeling systems to help the four million people who face water scarcity in the city of Los Angeles
Blissit Named Young Professional of the YearFriday, March 18, 2016
Blissit Named Young Professional of the YearThe American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has selected Annie Blissit (BS '12) as one of its 2016 ACEC Young Professionals of the Year. This award recognizes young engineers who have made a significant contribution to the industry.
Adams Joins EPA Air Pollution PanelFriday, March 11, 2016
Adams Joins EPA Air Pollution PanelCEE Professor Peter Adams has been appointed to the Particulate Matter Review Panel, an advisory committee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mauter Receives NSF CAREER AwardWednesday, March 09, 2016
Mauter Receives NSF CAREER AwardAssistant Professor Meagan Mauter is named a NSF CAREER Award recipient.
Two CEE Students Awarded Bertucci FellowshipsWednesday, February 10, 2016
Two CEE Students Awarded Bertucci FellowshipsCEE PhD graduate students Lauren Cook and Kyle Gorkowski were recently awarded Bertucci Fellowships.
Elio D’Appolonia: Influencer in the Field and the ClassroomWednesday, January 06, 2016
Elio D’Appolonia: Influencer in the Field and the ClassroomCEE 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.
Shedding Light in Rural Zimbabwe: EWB Brings Streetlights to NyadireThursday, December 17, 2015
Shedding Light in Rural Zimbabwe: EWB Brings Streetlights to NyadireLighting up Nyadire, Zimbabwe: CEE students work to deliver sustainable lighting solutions to village community.
New CEE Concentration Prepares Students to Lead in Climate Change AdaptationMonday, November 30, 2015
New CEE Concentration Prepares Students to Lead in Climate Change AdaptationCEE is developing leaders to develop and adapt infrastructure to a changing climate.
Impacts of Climate Change and Engineering Systems: CEE Senior Participates in NASECMonday, November 23, 2015
Impacts of Climate Change and Engineering Systems: CEE Senior Participates in NASECAmelia 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.
Innovation Palooza: Impact-A-ThonThursday, November 19, 2015
Innovation Palooza: Impact-A-ThonCEE Students Design Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities at College of Engineer's Impact-a-Thon competiton at Innovation Palooza.
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsFriday, November 13, 2015
Two CEE Students Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsCEE Seniors Paige Sieffert and Christopher Herrera are named Andrew Carnegie Scholars for 2015-2016.
Weighing Environmental Impacts of Obesity in US PopulationMonday, November 02, 2015
Weighing Environmental Impacts of Obesity in US PopulationMichelle Tom looks at how obesity impacts our environment and energy consumption.
Predicting Human Behavior to Improve Transportation SystemsWednesday, October 28, 2015
Predicting Human Behavior to Improve Transportation SystemsHow Assistant Professor Sean Qian's Mobility Data Analytics Center works with data to predict human behavior to create efficient and sustainable transportation systems.
CEE Summer Spotlight: Thiago RodriguesThursday, October 22, 2015
CEE Summer Spotlight: Thiago RodriguesKeeping you on time: MS student Thiago Rodrigues researches the effects of climate change on roadways in CEE summer research assistantship.
CMU Hosts Food-Water-Energy Nexus WorkshopWednesday, October 21, 2015
CMU Hosts Food-Water-Energy Nexus WorkshopAchieving 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.
CEE Summer Spotlight - Leslie AbrahamsTuesday, October 20, 2015
CEE Summer Spotlight - Leslie AbrahamsMaking 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.
CEE Awards Ceremony Honors Notable AlumniFriday, October 16, 2015
CEE Awards Ceremony Honors Notable AlumniHonoring distinguished alumni. CEE hosts our annual CEE alumni awards ceremony at Phipps during C&#232;ilidh weekend.
Professor Lowry Named Among World's Most Highly Cited ResearchersFriday, October 16, 2015
Professor Lowry Named Among World's Most Highly Cited ResearchersProfessor 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.
Professor Susan Finger Named IDeATe Associate DeanWednesday, October 07, 2015
Professor Susan Finger Named IDeATe Associate DeanCEE Professor Susan Finger has recently been named associate dean of the Integrative Design Arts & Technology (IDeATe) program.
Testing the Tracks: Researchers Use Vibrations to Spot Weaknesses in Train RailsThursday, September 24, 2015
Testing the Tracks: Researchers Use Vibrations to Spot Weaknesses in Train RailsCEE researchers Hae Young Noh and Jacobo Bielak with PhD student George Lederman utilize sensors to monitor the heatlh of rail lines.
CEE Summer Spotlight: Pierce SinclairWednesday, September 16, 2015
CEE Summer Spotlight: Pierce SinclairGravity 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.
Laughton Awarded Cohon FellowshipTuesday, September 15, 2015
Laughton Awarded Cohon FellowshipPhD 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.
2016 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings AnnouncedFriday, September 11, 2015
2016 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings AnnouncedCEE 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.
Bartholomew Is Named James Sprague FellowFriday, September 11, 2015
Bartholomew Is Named James Sprague FellowCEE PhD Candidate Timothy Bartholomew named the James Sprague Fellow.
Consolazio Awarded Third Place in Trinidad and Tobago National CompetitionThursday, September 10, 2015
Consolazio Awarded Third Place in Trinidad and Tobago National CompetitionPhD 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.
Turning the Page on Unsafe Drinking WaterFriday, August 21, 2015
Turning the Page on Unsafe Drinking WaterCEE 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.
Kang Awarded FAA Research FundingThursday, July 30, 2015
Kang Awarded FAA Research FundingPhD 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.
CEE Welcomes Pine Liu to FacultyTuesday, July 21, 2015
CEE Welcomes Pine Liu to FacultyCEE alumnus Pine Liu recently returned to the department in his new role as Assistant Research Professor. Liu specializes in software requirement engineering, building information modeling (BIM) and automation systems, and software project management and risk analysis. His research focuses on improving the sustainability and efficiency of managing urban infrastructure systems.
Professor Small Honored with Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems ResearchMonday, July 20, 2015
Professor Small Honored with Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems ResearchRecently the College of Engineering announced that Professor Mitch Small has been honored with The Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research in recognition of his significant research contributions in developing novel risk assessment methods for drinking water systems. Small is widely recognized as a national leader in the development of integrated assessment for civil environmental engineering decision making.
Assistant Professor Sarah Christian returns to CEE FacultyWednesday, July 15, 2015
Assistant Professor Sarah Christian returns to CEE FacultyCEE is pleased to announce that alumna Sarah Christian (BS '03) will be rejoining the faculty as an Assistant Teaching Professor.
Healthy Waterways – Hendrickson Leads Experts in Study of Locks and DamsWednesday, July 08, 2015
Healthy Waterways – Hendrickson Leads Experts in Study of Locks and DamsCEE Professor Chris Hendrickson leads committee of experts in guiding policy that will ensure the continued health of our nation's inland waterway system.
CEE Welcomes Newest Faculty Member Sean QianMonday, July 06, 2015
CEE Welcomes Newest Faculty Member Sean QianThe CEE department welcomes Sean Qian, the newest tenure track faculty member, as an assistant professor.
Engineering the Infrastructure of the FutureWednesday, June 24, 2015
Engineering the Infrastructure of the FutureHow an interdisciplinary group of researchers and students, led by CEE professor, Costa Samaras are redesigning the future of infrastructure systems.
Assessment Process Improves Wind Turbine MaintenanceFriday, May 15, 2015
Assessment Process Improves Wind Turbine MaintenanceCMUresearchers- Matteo Pozzi, Zico Kolter (CS), and CEE PhD student Milad Memarzadeh-are working with Pennsylvania-headquartered EverPower Wind Holdings to improve the life cycle costs of wind turbines.
ASCE Honors CMU ChapterWednesday, May 13, 2015
ASCE Honors CMU ChapterThe CMU ASCE Student Chapter was recently awarded the 2015 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 2 and a 2015 Letter of Recognition for Community Service.
CEE/EPP Seniors Win Environmental Research Award at Meeting of the MindsFriday, May 08, 2015
CEE/EPP Seniors Win Environmental Research Award at Meeting of the MindsKatie Bradford (BS '15) and Miriam Hegglin (BS '15) for win first place in the Meeting of the Minds Environmental Research category.
Peck Named 2014 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the YearWednesday, May 06, 2015
Peck Named 2014 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the YearPhD student Dana Peck has received the 2014 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the Year Award in recognition of her accomplishments, scholarship and contributions to transportation technologies.
CEE Junior Participates in CMU IMPAQT ProgramFriday, May 01, 2015
CEE Junior Participates in CMU IMPAQT ProgramAngela Ng (BS '16) travels to Doha, Qatar and immersed herself in student life on the CMU-Q campus.
Carbon-Conscious: Mitigating the Effects of CO2Friday, April 24, 2015
Carbon-Conscious: Mitigating the Effects of CO2Argha Namhata and Kenneth Sears, two CEE PhD students propose methods for staving off the effects of climate change.
Dale Wins 2015 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology AwardThursday, April 23, 2015
Dale Wins 2015 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology AwardCEE/EPP PhD candidate Amy Dale has been awarded the 2015 Innovyze Award for Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology from Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation.
Eye on the Prize: Alum Engineers His FutureThursday, April 23, 2015
Eye on the Prize: Alum Engineers His FutureHow an engineering degree From CMU prepared Chris Watts (BS '08) for success in sports industry.
Cartwright Honored With Prestigious ASEE AwardMonday, April 13, 2015
Cartwright Honored With Prestigious ASEE AwardAmerican Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has selected Professor Emeritus Larry Cartwright as the recipient of the 2015 ASEE Robert G. Quinn Award.
Restructuring Infrastructure: Building Smarter SystemsFriday, April 10, 2015
Restructuring Infrastructure: Building Smarter SystemsTwo CEE graduate students present research that could revolutionize the way we operate and maintain infrastructure systems.
Safety in NumbersTuesday, April 07, 2015
Safety in NumbersCEE Graduate Students, Nivruti Sridhar (MS '15) and George Lederman (PhD '16), promote women's safety through an innovative new app concept.
ASCE Ohio Valley Student Conference HighlightsMonday, April 06, 2015
ASCE Ohio Valley Student Conference HighlightsTeam CEE's results and highlights from the 2015 Ohio Valley Student Conference (OVSC) at the University of Cincinnati..
Max Clark ('64) Remembers: Fifty years laterFriday, April 03, 2015
Max Clark ('64) Remembers: Fifty years laterFifty years after graduating, Max Clark (BS '64), a CEE alum remembers the valuable lessons he learned at Carnegie Tech that contributed to a long and prosperous career.
Alumna Joins Newly Formed Oil and Gas Technical Advisory BoardThursday, April 02, 2015
Alumna Joins Newly Formed Oil and Gas Technical Advisory BoardThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has named CEE alum Barbara Kutchko (PhD '08) to its Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB).
Mauter Awarded NAMS Young Membrane Scientist AwardFriday, March 27, 2015
Mauter Awarded NAMS Young Membrane Scientist AwardCEE/EPP Assistant professor Meagan S. Mauter was recently named one of the three recipients of the 2015 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Young Membrane Scientist Award.
2016 Graduate Program Rankings Announced in US News and World ReportWednesday, March 11, 2015
2016 Graduate Program Rankings Announced in US News and World ReportThe recently released US News and World Report - 2016 Graduate Program Rankings report have again placed CEE as one of the top Engineering programs in the country.
CEE Seniors Sweep ASCE Annual Student AwardsTuesday, February 24, 2015
CEE Seniors Sweep ASCE Annual Student AwardsThree CEE Seniors, Miriam Hegglin, Paige Sieffert, and Millard McElwee were all recognized at this year's ASCE Pittsburgh Annual Awards Banquet as emerging leaders in civil engineering.
Carnegie Mellon University Team Finds Exporting Natural Gas Will Not Increase Greenhouse Gas EmissionsMonday, February 23, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University Team Finds Exporting Natural Gas Will Not Increase Greenhouse Gas EmissionsCarnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering researchers determined that exporting natural gas to Asia or Europe will not cause increased greenhouse gas emissions. Their findings were recently published in a paper in "Environmental Science and Technology."
CEE Senior Wins George Washington PrizeFriday, February 20, 2015
CEE Senior Wins George Washington PrizeCEE Senior Dolly Hsu (BS '15) was awarded the George Washington Prize at the Annual Engineering Awards Banquet held at the Engineers' Society of Western PA.
CEE Professor Jeanne VanBriesen Wins Carnegie Science AwardMonday, February 09, 2015
CEE Professor Jeanne VanBriesen Wins Carnegie Science AwardThe Carnegie Science Center has announced that Duquesne Light Company Professor Jeanne VanBriesen, has been awarded the 2015 Carnegie Science Environmental Award in recognition for her water quality research.
ASCE Honors VanBriesen with Petersen AwardFriday, January 23, 2015
ASCE Honors VanBriesen with Petersen AwardASCE has named Duquesne Light Company Professor Jeanne VanBriesen the 2015 recipient of the Margaret S. Petersen Award, in recognition of her exemplary service to the environmental and water resources community.
Rooney Receives Burritt Education AwardFriday, January 23, 2015
Rooney Receives Burritt Education AwardDirector of Undergraduate Programs Andrea Francioni Rooney was awarded the Timothy J. Burritt award the 2015 College of Engineering Staff Recognition Awards.
Creating Economic Opportunities in ThailandThursday, January 22, 2015
Creating Economic Opportunities in ThailandCEE Masters student Tessa Roscoe travelled to Thailand this summer to explore alternative business options for an impoverished village in Chiang Rai where she learned the value of appreciating the needs of the customer over the technical feasibility of the product.
Karamalidis Awarded Berkman Faculty Development GrantWednesday, January 21, 2015
Karamalidis Awarded Berkman Faculty Development GrantAssistant Research Professor Athanasios Karamalidis is one of the awardees of the CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grant.
Berges Awarded Dean's Early Career FellowshipTuesday, January 20, 2015
Berges Awarded Dean's Early Career FellowshipAssistant Professor Mario Berges was recently awarded a Dean's Early Career Fellowship from the College of Engineering.
Bertucci Fellowships Awarded to Four CEE StudentsThursday, January 15, 2015
Bertucci Fellowships Awarded to Four CEE StudentsCMU's College of Engineering recently awarded John and Claire Bertucci Fellowship to four CEE students.
CEE Senior Studies Renewable Energy Options for South AfricaWednesday, January 14, 2015
CEE Senior Studies Renewable Energy Options for South AfricaCEE Senior Yang You travelled to Switzerland to research the logistics of a biorefinery plant for South Africa, where she learned more than a few research techniques.
National Engineering Honors Society Revamps Educational InitiativesFriday, December 19, 2014
National Engineering Honors Society Revamps Educational InitiativesChi Epsilon's Carnegie Mellon chapter makes moves to provide better educational opportunities for its members.
Strahs Awarded Smith FellowshipThursday, December 18, 2014
Strahs Awarded Smith FellowshipCEE Doctoral student Lauren Strahs has been selected to receive a Bradford and Diane Smith Fellowship.
Internship Gives Senior Hands-On Project Management ExperienceTuesday, December 16, 2014
Internship Gives Senior Hands-On Project Management ExperienceCEE 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.
Pozzi Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development GrantFriday, December 12, 2014
Pozzi Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development GrantAssistant Professor Matteo Pozzi was recently awarded a CMU Berkman Faculty Development Grant for his proposal "Sensing Networks for Urban Systems."
CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF: CEE Senior Spends Summer at NASAWednesday, November 26, 2014
CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF: CEE Senior Spends Summer at NASACEE Senior Kiera Davis launches her construction career through second summer internship with Hensel Phelps.
Strahs Awarded Northrop Grumman FellowshipThursday, November 06, 2014
Strahs Awarded Northrop Grumman FellowshipCEE Doctoral student Lauren Strahs has been selected this fall as a 2014-15 Northrop Grumman Fellow.
Plotting a Course for the Future: Professor Susan Finger Completes NSF ServiceTuesday, October 28, 2014
Plotting a Course for the Future: Professor Susan Finger Completes NSF ServiceProfessor 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.
Zhang Awarded Best PosterMonday, October 27, 2014
Zhang Awarded Best PosterPhD candidate Xiaohan Zhang was recently awarded a Best Poster prize at the 7th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling in Berkeley, California.
Hendrickson Elected to National Academy of ConstructionThursday, October 23, 2014
Hendrickson Elected to National Academy of ConstructionHamerschlag University Professor Chris Hendrickson will be inducted into the National Academy of Construction at the NAC Annual Meeting Austin, Texas.
Lei Awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral FellowshipThursday, October 23, 2014
Lei Awarded the Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral FellowshipPhD candidate Xuechen Lei has been awarded the 2014-2015 Julia and Michael Ellegood Strategic Doctoral Fellowship.
Alumni Honored at 2014 CEE Alumni Awards LuncheonWednesday, October 15, 2014
Alumni Honored at 2014 CEE Alumni Awards LuncheonCorinne 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.
CEE Alumni Honored at 2014 CMU Alumni AwardsThursday, October 09, 2014
CEE Alumni Honored at 2014 CMU Alumni AwardsCEE 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 C&#232;ilidh Weekend.
Good Vibrations: Noh Studies Structure-As-Sensor at CMU-SVWednesday, October 08, 2014
Good Vibrations: Noh Studies Structure-As-Sensor at CMU-SVHae 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.
Positive Impact: Creative Engineering at Innovation PaloozaTuesday, October 07, 2014
Positive Impact: Creative Engineering at Innovation PaloozaCEE celebrates creative engineering at first annual Innovation Palooza
2015 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings AnnouncedWednesday, October 01, 2014
2015 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings AnnouncedCEE 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.
Kolb Awarded CEE Alumni FellowshipWednesday, October 01, 2014
Kolb Awarded CEE Alumni FellowshipChelsea Kolb has been awarded the CEE Alumni Fellowship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.
Velibeyoglu Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate FellowshipMonday, September 29, 2014
Velibeyoglu Awarded Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate FellowshipPhD Candidate Irem Velibeyoglu was selected as the first recipient of the Dr. Elio D'Appolonia Graduate Fellowship.
Sears Awarded Cohon FellowshipMonday, September 15, 2014
Sears Awarded Cohon FellowshipPhD 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.
Dzombak to Co-Chair National Academy Sustainability RoundtableFriday, September 05, 2014
Dzombak to Co-Chair National Academy Sustainability RoundtableHamerschlag 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.
Sorting Microparticles for Cleaner WaterThursday, August 14, 2014
Sorting Microparticles for Cleaner WaterCEE research team builds devices that could help to create safer drinking water.
Cleaning the GangesThursday, July 24, 2014
Cleaning the GangesCEE 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.
Jeanne VanBriesen Named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in Civil and Environmental EngineeringFriday, July 18, 2014
Jeanne VanBriesen Named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in Civil and Environmental EngineeringProfessor Jeanne VanBriesen has been named the Duquesne Light Company Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Gregory and Dzombak to Speak at State Department Power CourseThursday, July 17, 2014
Gregory and Dzombak to Speak at State Department Power CourseHamershlag 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.
Greg Lowry named the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor in Civil and Environmental EngineeringWednesday, July 16, 2014
Greg Lowry named the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor in Civil and Environmental EngineeringProfessor Greg Lowry has been named the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Research Meets the Real World with Smart Infrastructure TechnologyTuesday, July 15, 2014
Research Meets the Real World with Smart Infrastructure TechnologyA look at how researchers within the Smart Infrastructure Institute (SII) are using smart infrasctructure technology in the real world.
Akinci Named the Paul P. Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringMonday, July 14, 2014
Akinci Named the Paul P. Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringProfessor Burcu Akinci has been named the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Posen Awarded Best Paper and Best PosterThursday, July 10, 2014
Posen Awarded Best Paper and Best PosterCEE/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.
Patton Awarded ACI "Tink" Bryan AwardWednesday, July 09, 2014
Patton Awarded ACI "Tink" Bryan AwardMark Patton (MS '82, PhD '87) was recently awarded the Thomas "Tink" Bryan award by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Pittsburgh Professionals Golf to Give BackWednesday, July 09, 2014
Pittsburgh Professionals Golf to Give BackCEE Alumnus Seth Pearlman organizes Annual Golf Outing, the proceeds of which fund scholarships for current CEE students.
Hae Young Noh: Structure as a SensorTuesday, July 08, 2014
Hae Young Noh: Structure as a SensorCEE 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.
VanBriesen - Guest Editor for ASCE Journal of Environmental EngineeringMonday, July 07, 2014
VanBriesen - Guest Editor for ASCE Journal of Environmental EngineeringProfessor 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.
Dean Garrett Recognized at ASCE Computing ConferenceTuesday, June 24, 2014
Dean Garrett Recognized at ASCE Computing ConferenceDean James Garrett receives award at the ASCE ISCCBE conference in Orlando, FL.
Lowry as Highly Cited ResearcherMonday, June 23, 2014
Lowry as Highly Cited ResearcherCEE Professor Greg Lowry was recently included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list.
Giving Back After GraduationTuesday, June 17, 2014
Giving Back After GraduationWe 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.
New Age TransportationMonday, June 16, 2014
New Age TransportationCEE's Chris Hendrickson studies the safety and efficiency of next generation transportation technologies.
Investigating Air Quality: CMU’s Center for Atmospheric Particle StudiesWednesday, June 11, 2014
Investigating Air Quality: CMU’s Center for Atmospheric Particle StudiesRight 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.
Cohon Appointed Co-Chair of Commission to Review the Effectiveness of National Energy LabsTuesday, June 10, 2014
Cohon Appointed Co-Chair of Commission to Review the Effectiveness of National Energy LabsJared 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.
Akinci Selected for 2014-15 ELATE at Drexel ProgramWednesday, June 04, 2014
Akinci Selected for 2014-15 ELATE at Drexel ProgramProfessor Burcu Akinci has been selected as a 2014-15 fellow for the ELATE at Drexel program.
Cohon Receives Carnegie Science Center Chairman’s AwardMonday, June 02, 2014
Cohon Receives Carnegie Science Center Chairman’s AwardCohon and University of Pittsburgh's Mark Nordenberg are honored for their significant contributions to science and technology in the Pittsburgh region.
Sun Presents Green Energy Research at International SymposiumFriday, May 30, 2014
Sun Presents Green Energy Research at International SymposiumCEE 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.
Dzombak Wins ASCE Freese Environmental Engineering AwardFriday, May 23, 2014
Dzombak Wins ASCE Freese Environmental Engineering AwardWalter 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
Coffelt (PhD ‘08) Elected as ASCE FellowFriday, May 16, 2014
Coffelt (PhD ‘08) Elected as ASCE FellowCMU Associate Vice President and Director of Facilities Management Services, Donald Coffelt (PhD '08), was recently elected as an ASCE fellow.
Engineering on a global scale: CEE students spend ten days in ChinaThursday, May 08, 2014
Engineering on a global scale: CEE students spend ten days in ChinaOver the course of ten days, CEE and MechE students experienced international engineering and Chinese culture first-hand.
ASCE Chapter Receives ASCE 2014 Distinguished Chapter AwardThursday, May 08, 2014
ASCE Chapter Receives ASCE 2014 Distinguished Chapter AwardThe ASCE student chapter received the Region 2 ASCE 2014 Distinguished Chapter Award.
Weathering Drought: International Effort to Improve Water ManagementWednesday, May 07, 2014
Weathering Drought: International Effort to Improve Water ManagementCarnegie Mellon researchers join an international effort to help Costa Rica manage recent droughts.
Lessons in ConsultingTuesday, May 06, 2014
Lessons in ConsultingCEE Sustainable Engineering Project course helps students build professional consulting skills. Students have the opportunity to plan, propose, complete, and present client-based engineering projects.
CEE Intramural Soccer Team Wins Second Place in CMU IM Soccer TournamentsFriday, May 02, 2014
CEE Intramural Soccer Team Wins Second Place in CMU IM Soccer TournamentsTwo CEE, ECE and EPP graduate student intramural soccer teams have won second place in the CMU Intramural Indoor Soccer mens' and co-recreational tournaments.
Peter Adams to Present at Climate Change and Public Health SymposiumThursday, May 01, 2014
Peter Adams to Present at Climate Change and Public Health SymposiumOn Monday, May 19th, CEE/EPP Professor Peter Adams will present at the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Climate Change and Public Health Symposium.
Christopher Ejiofor Wins ASCE Student Leadership AwardTuesday, April 29, 2014
Christopher Ejiofor Wins ASCE Student Leadership AwardCEE senior Chris Ejiofor (BS '14) has recently been selected to receive the 2014 ASCE Student Leadership award.
Collaboration with Colombian University Leads to First Velocity Model of Aburrá ValleyMonday, April 28, 2014
Collaboration with Colombian University Leads to First Velocity Model of Aburrá ValleyCEE'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.
Corinne Clinch Awarded CMWA ScholarshipFriday, April 25, 2014
Corinne Clinch Awarded CMWA ScholarshipCorinne Clinch (BS '14) was awarded the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) Scholarship in honor of Mary Suresh.
CEE NEWS - Winter 2014 Issue - Online Now!Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CEE NEWS - Winter 2014 Issue - Online Now!Winter issue of CEE News is now available online.
Amin Aghaei (PhD ’13) Selected as Finalist for Melosh MedalTuesday, April 22, 2014
Amin Aghaei (PhD ’13) Selected as Finalist for Melosh MedalCEE alum Amin Aghaei (PhD '13) is one of six finalists selected for the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his research on multiscale modeling.
Scanning for Silver: Investigating Nanoparticle Absorption in PlantsTuesday, April 15, 2014
Scanning for Silver: Investigating Nanoparticle Absorption in PlantsHow does nanosilver effect the environment? A look at Professor Greg Lowry's collaboration between CEINT and the Centre de Recherche et d'Enseignement de G&#233;osciences de l' Environnement (CEREGE).
Larry Cartwright RetiresTuesday, April 15, 2014
Larry Cartwright RetiresAfter 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.
McElwee (BS ’15) to Speak at Jared L. Cohon University Center Naming CeremonyFriday, April 11, 2014
McElwee (BS ’15) to Speak at Jared L. Cohon University Center Naming CeremonyMillard McElwee (BS '1) will be speaking at the naming ceremony for the Jared L. Cohon University Center as part of the Carnival Weekend celebration.
University Center To Be Named for Jared L. CohonThursday, April 10, 2014
University Center To Be Named for Jared L. CohonJared 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.
Michelle Couste: Blending Theatre and Civil EngineeringThursday, April 10, 2014
Michelle Couste: Blending Theatre and Civil EngineeringJunior Michelle Couste cast in an important supporting role for the latest Scotch'n'Soda theatre show thanks to skills she learned in CEE.
ASCE Awards Two Juniors for Student LeadershipTuesday, April 08, 2014
ASCE Awards Two Juniors for Student LeadershipMadelyn Gioffre (BS '15) and Michelle Krynock (BS '15) have been awarded the American Bridge Leadership Award through the Student Award Foundation (SAF) of Pittsburgh.
IGERT Grant Helps Students Make International ConnectionsMonday, April 07, 2014
IGERT Grant Helps Students Make International ConnectionsSecond year CEE PhD student Lauren Strahs spent six weeks in Israel with support from the Intergrative Graduate Education Research Fellowship (IGERT) program.
Kaplan (BS ’07) Named ASCE Young Civil Engineer of the YearFriday, April 04, 2014
Kaplan (BS ’07) Named ASCE Young Civil Engineer of the YearLinda Kaplan (BS '07) received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pittsburgh Section Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award.
Ogunye (BS '14) Selected as DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering Award WinnerThursday, April 03, 2014
Ogunye (BS '14) Selected as DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering Award WinnerIbironke Ogunye (BS '14) recently was selected as a DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering - College Edition award winner.
Jeffie Chang (BS '13, MS '14) Wins Technical Paper AwardWednesday, April 02, 2014
Jeffie Chang (BS '13, MS '14) Wins Technical Paper AwardJeffie Chang (BS '13, MS '14) was awarded first place for her technical paper at the 2014 ASCE Ohio Valley Student Conference.
Kelly Good Awarded David A. Long ScholarshipWednesday, April 02, 2014
Kelly Good Awarded David A. Long ScholarshipCEE 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).
CMU Wins Top Honors at Better Buildings Case CompetitionThursday, March 27, 2014
CMU Wins Top Honors at Better Buildings Case CompetitionCMU team wins two top honors at the Department of Energy's 2014 Better Building Case Competiton.
CEE ASCE Student Chapter to Host Ohio Valley ConferenceWednesday, 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
Vibration Analysis: The “Wave” of the FutureTuesday, March 25, 2014
Vibration Analysis: The “Wave” of the FutureWatch 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.
Samaras Interviewed on Allegheny FrontMonday, March 24, 2014
Samaras Interviewed on Allegheny FrontAssistant Professor Costa Samaras was interviewed on Allegheny Front, a weekly NPR environmental news program focusing on Western Pennsylvania.
CEE US News & World Report Graduate Rankings for 2015 ReleasedMonday, March 17, 2014
CEE US News & World Report Graduate Rankings for 2015 ReleasedCEE has ranked 10th for Civil Engineering and 7th for Environmental Engineering programs in US News & World Report's program rankings report.
Samaras and Colleagues Publish Research Estimating Road Damage from Shale Gas OperationsFriday, March 14, 2014
Samaras and Colleagues Publish Research Estimating Road Damage from Shale Gas OperationsCEE 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.
Bielak Gives 2014 John A. Blume Distinguished LectureThursday, March 13, 2014
Bielak Gives 2014 John A. Blume Distinguished LectureEarlier this year Paul Christiano University Professor Jacobo Bielak presented at the 2014 John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture at Stanford University.
Wang Awarded Anchor QEA ScholarshipWednesday, March 12, 2014
Wang Awarded Anchor QEA ScholarshipPhD student Yuxin Wang was awarded a competitive graduate student scholarship from Anchor QEA earlier this year.
Jessica Wilson Wins AWWA Award for DissertationTuesday, March 11, 2014
Jessica Wilson Wins AWWA Award for DissertationCEE alum Jessica Wilson was recognized for her outstanding work with public water supplies, focused on the role of regional energy extraction on source water.
CEE Service Event Celebrates National Engineers WeekTuesday, February 18, 2014
CEE Service Event Celebrates National Engineers WeekEngineer the Future: A unique opportunity for CEE to celebrate the science of engineering through hands-on activities with younger students.
Bertucci Fellowships AwardedMonday, February 03, 2014
Bertucci Fellowships AwardedSuman Giri, Jason Marshall and Sheryl (Xue) Yang have been awarded John and Claire Bertucci Fellowships.
Lederman Named 2013 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the YearFriday, January 31, 2014
Lederman Named 2013 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the YearPhD student George Lederman has received the 2013 CMU T-SET UTC Student of the Year Award.
Samaras Joins CEEMonday, January 27, 2014
Samaras Joins CEECosta Samaras has joined the department this month as an assistant professor.
Burant Awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate FellowshipWednesday, January 22, 2014
Burant Awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate FellowshipCEE PhD student Aniela Burant has recently been awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship.
CEE Professors Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development GrantsMonday, January 20, 2014
CEE Professors Awarded CMU Berkman Faculty Development GrantsAssistant Professor Hae Young Noh and Assistant Research Professor Semiha Ergran have been awarded Berkman Faculty Development Grants.
CEE Junior Selected as Student Speaker for MLK Day CelebrationFriday, January 17, 2014
CEE Junior Selected as Student Speaker for MLK Day CelebrationCEE 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.
Dale's Passions Bridge Art and ScienceWednesday, January 15, 2014
Dale's Passions Bridge Art and ScienceAmy 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.
CEE Alum Promotes Healthy Lifestyles with LunchBotsMonday, January 13, 2014
CEE Alum Promotes Healthy Lifestyles with LunchBotsJacqueline 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.
Melissa Brown Wins CIT Staff AwardFriday, January 10, 2014
Melissa Brown Wins CIT Staff AwardMelissa Brown, Assistant Graduate Program Coordinator for CEE, received the 2013 CIT Staff Rookie Award at the CIT Staff Awards Luncheon on January 7.
Samaras Wins Award in DOE American Energy Data ChallengeThursday, January 09, 2014
Samaras Wins Award in DOE American Energy Data ChallengeCEE Assistant Professor Costa Samaras wins third place in DOE American Energy Data Challenge.
Even Materials Get Stressed: Amit Acharya’s Work on Line DefectsWednesday, January 08, 2014
Even Materials Get Stressed: Amit Acharya’s Work on Line DefectsCEE 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.
Developing Tools To Make Buildings Energy EfficientTuesday, December 17, 2013
Developing Tools To Make Buildings Energy Efficient
Dayal Receives Eshelby-UH Mechanics Award for Young FacultyMonday, December 16, 2013
Dayal Receives Eshelby-UH Mechanics Award for Young Faculty
2013 Fenves Travel Grants AnnouncedWednesday, November 27, 2013
2013 Fenves Travel Grants Announced
CEE Senior Finds Her Niche in Summer Engineering JobWednesday, November 20, 2013
CEE Senior Finds Her Niche in Summer Engineering Job
Small and Team to Study Costa Rican Water ManagementMonday, November 18, 2013
Small and Team to Study Costa Rican Water Management
Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson (CEE/EPP PhD ’07) Publishes New BookFriday, November 08, 2013
Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson (CEE/EPP PhD ’07) Publishes New Book
CEE Senior Studies Earthquake Engineering in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)Thursday, November 07, 2013
CEE Senior Studies Earthquake Engineering in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Mashayekh Awarded Best Student PaperWednesday, November 06, 2013
Mashayekh Awarded Best Student Paper
SEMINAR: Frank P. Sidari III, PE BCEEWednesday, November 06, 2013
SEMINAR: Frank P. Sidari III, PE BCEE
Akinci Awarded $2 Million NSF Grant to Develop Aerial Robot for Infrastructure MonitoringTuesday, November 05, 2013
Akinci Awarded $2 Million NSF Grant to Develop Aerial Robot for Infrastructure Monitoring
Smart Infrastructure: Business Risks & Opportunities - WebinarThursday, October 31, 2013
Smart Infrastructure: Business Risks & Opportunities - Webinar
CEE Junior Spends Summer in Louisiana Working in Oil & Gas IndustryWednesday, October 30, 2013
CEE Junior Spends Summer in Louisiana Working in Oil & Gas Industry
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2040 Vision Project WorkshopTuesday, October 29, 2013
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2040 Vision Project Workshop
Marks Named Recipient of Cohon FellowshipFriday, October 25, 2013
Marks Named Recipient of Cohon Fellowship
CEE Teams Sweep Division in Pittsburgh's Great RaceThursday, October 24, 2013
CEE Teams Sweep Division in Pittsburgh's Great Race
CEE Senior Travels to South Africa to Develop Water Treatment TechnologiesWednesday, October 23, 2013
CEE Senior Travels to South Africa to Develop Water Treatment Technologies
Ashoori Presents at AWRA 2013 Water For Mega Cities ConferenceTuesday, October 22, 2013
Ashoori Presents at AWRA 2013 Water For Mega Cities Conference
Isbiliroglu Models Buildings’ Behavior During EarthquakesThursday, October 17, 2013
Isbiliroglu Models Buildings’ Behavior During Earthquakes
iStep 2013: Technology for the BlindWednesday, October 16, 2013
iStep 2013: Technology for the Blind
CEE Senior Works on Sustainability Initiatives at GMFriday, October 11, 2013
CEE Senior Works on Sustainability Initiatives at GM
New CEE Faculty Member Highlights Relationship Between CEE and University Traffic CenterThursday, October 10, 2013
New CEE Faculty Member Highlights Relationship Between CEE and University Traffic Center
Abhishek Alla Named 2013 ITA Southeast Regional Singles ChampionTuesday, October 08, 2013
Abhishek Alla Named 2013 ITA Southeast Regional Singles Champion
Carbon Storage and the Underground EnvironmentMonday, October 07, 2013
Carbon Storage and the Underground Environment
Marshall Wins at ARL 2013 Summer Student SymposiumWednesday, October 02, 2013
Marshall Wins at ARL 2013 Summer Student Symposium
Offsetting the Greenhouse Effect: CEE Achievements in Carbon Storage ResearchTuesday, October 01, 2013
Offsetting the Greenhouse Effect: CEE Achievements in Carbon Storage Research
Alumni Honored at 2013 CEE Alumni Awards LuncheonMonday, September 30, 2013
Alumni Honored at 2013 CEE Alumni Awards Luncheon
CEE Alum Finds Sustainable Solutions for the Happiest Place on EarthWednesday, September 25, 2013
CEE Alum Finds Sustainable Solutions for the Happiest Place on Earth
Three CEE Students Named 2013 Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsWednesday, September 25, 2013
Three CEE Students Named 2013 Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars
CEE NEWS - Summer 2013 Issue - Online Now!Tuesday, September 24, 2013
CEE NEWS - Summer 2013 Issue - Online Now!
Improving Information Exchanges: How CEE researchers are using energy informatics to make construction more efficientMonday, September 23, 2013
Improving Information Exchanges: How CEE researchers are using energy informatics to make construction more efficient
Burant, Lowry, and Karamalidis Present at Goldschmidt Conference in FlorenceFriday, September 20, 2013
Burant, Lowry, and Karamalidis Present at Goldschmidt Conference in Florence
Kelvin Gregory to Speak at Prestigious Conference in ChinaThursday, September 19, 2013
Kelvin Gregory to Speak at Prestigious Conference in China
Justice Department Commends NETL-RUA ResearcherTuesday, September 17, 2013
Justice Department Commends NETL-RUA Researcher
Ergan Turns Raw Data into Visual Tool for Infrastructure Decision MakersMonday, September 16, 2013
Ergan Turns Raw Data into Visual Tool for Infrastructure Decision Makers
2014 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings AnnouncedWednesday, September 11, 2013
2014 US News & World Report Undergraduate Rankings Announced
Oberoi & Finger Win Best Paper AwardTuesday, September 03, 2013
Oberoi & Finger Win Best Paper Award
Staying Afloat: DiPietro Studies Environmental Impact of Monongahela TowboatsFriday, August 23, 2013
Staying Afloat: DiPietro Studies Environmental Impact of Monongahela Towboats
Mapping Uncharted Territory: Developing Indoor Positioning ToolsTuesday, July 23, 2013
Mapping Uncharted Territory: Developing Indoor Positioning Tools
Dzombak to Testify at Congressional HearingTuesday, July 23, 2013
Dzombak to Testify at Congressional Hearing
Guevel Named to UAA Presidents Scholar-Athlete TeamMonday, July 22, 2013
Guevel Named to UAA Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team
CEE Alumnus Nominated for 2013 Alumni AwardsMonday, June 17, 2013
CEE Alumnus Nominated for 2013 Alumni Awards
Akinci and Sinopoli Tapped to Head PSiiTuesday, June 11, 2013
Akinci and Sinopoli Tapped to Head PSii
Dayal Awarded the EMI Leonardo Da Vinci AwardMonday, June 10, 2013
Dayal Awarded the EMI Leonardo Da Vinci Award
Professor Bielak Elected as a USACM FellowWednesday, May 29, 2013
Professor Bielak Elected as a USACM Fellow
CEE Undergraduate Research Awards at CMU Meeting of the Minds CompetitionThursday, May 16, 2013
CEE Undergraduate Research Awards at CMU Meeting of the Minds Competition
CMU and Pitt Professors Share Prestigious Environmental Engineering AwardMonday, May 06, 2013
CMU and Pitt Professors Share Prestigious Environmental Engineering Award
Dayal Awarded CIT Dean’s Early Career FellowshipFriday, May 03, 2013
Dayal Awarded CIT Dean’s Early Career Fellowship
Jacobo Bielak named the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThursday, May 02, 2013
Jacobo Bielak named the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE Intramural Soccer Team Wins CMU IM Soccer TournamentFriday, April 26, 2013
CEE Intramural Soccer Team Wins CMU IM Soccer Tournament
Modeling Electromechanical Materials for Next-Generation Battery TechnologyThursday, April 25, 2013
Modeling Electromechanical Materials for Next-Generation Battery Technology
Joseph G. Belechak (CE '81) is Named Chief Operating OfficerTuesday, April 23, 2013
Joseph G. Belechak (CE '81) is Named Chief Operating Officer
CEE Professors Work To Develop Tools for Dam Safety Risk AssessmentsMonday, April 22, 2013
CEE Professors Work To Develop Tools for Dam Safety Risk Assessments
VanBriesen and Dzombak Awarded PITA GrantThursday, April 18, 2013
VanBriesen and Dzombak Awarded PITA Grant
Developing Microbial Fuel Cells for Remote Power GenerationWednesday, April 17, 2013
Developing Microbial Fuel Cells for Remote Power Generation
CEE Undergraduates Compete in 2013 ASCE/AISC Steel Bridge CompetitionMonday, April 15, 2013
CEE Undergraduates Compete in 2013 ASCE/AISC Steel Bridge Competition
CEE Students Travel to Rwanda for Spring Break Service ProjectThursday, April 11, 2013
CEE Students Travel to Rwanda for Spring Break Service Project
CMU’s Scott Institute & NAE Host Symposium on Shale GasWednesday, April 10, 2013
CMU’s Scott Institute & NAE Host Symposium on Shale Gas
Two PhD Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipTuesday, April 09, 2013
Two PhD Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Professor Bielak Presents at T.T. Soong Student Lecture SeriesMonday, April 08, 2013
Professor Bielak Presents at T.T. Soong Student Lecture Series
CEE Enjoys Fruitful Collaboration with NETLThursday, April 04, 2013
CEE Enjoys Fruitful Collaboration with NETL
Dzombak to Chair EPA Research Advisory PanelWednesday, April 03, 2013
Dzombak to Chair EPA Research Advisory Panel
CEE NEWS - Winter 2013 Issue - Online Now!Monday, April 01, 2013
CEE NEWS - Winter 2013 Issue - Online Now!
CEE Researchers Use Sensor-Equipped Vehicles to Monitor BridgesMonday, March 25, 2013
CEE Researchers Use Sensor-Equipped Vehicles to Monitor Bridges
Lowry & Gregory Awarded 2012 Best Feature Article: ES&TSaturday, March 23, 2013
Lowry & Gregory Awarded 2012 Best Feature Article: ES&T
CEE Professors Ergan & Akinci Awarded PITA GrantWednesday, March 20, 2013
CEE Professors Ergan & Akinci Awarded PITA Grant
CMU Environmental Engineering 7th, Civil Engineering 10th in USNWRFriday, March 15, 2013
CMU Environmental Engineering 7th, Civil Engineering 10th in USNWR
CEE Expands Technical Writing ProgramWednesday, February 27, 2013
CEE Expands Technical Writing Program
Students Win SPI Student Scholarship CompetitionTuesday, February 12, 2013
Students Win SPI Student Scholarship Competition
Professor Small to Chair New NRC CommitteeThursday, January 31, 2013
Professor Small to Chair New NRC Committee
CEE Alumnus Helps Punxsutawney Prep for Groundhog DayMonday, January 21, 2013
CEE Alumnus Helps Punxsutawney Prep for Groundhog Day
Perfecting a Climate Model: CEE’s Peter Adams Collaborates with Scientists in BolognaThursday, January 03, 2013