Professor Chin Wu's groundbreaking research has shown meteotsunamis can generate unexpected rip currents, now known as meteo-rips. These can last hours after the meteotsunami and are life-threatening to beachgoers.
Vilas Distinguished Professor Hussain Bahia's new project testing recycled asphalt mixtures hopes to encourage the approval of roadways with higher levels of recycled content. Alumnus Nima Roohi Sefidmazgi (MSCE ’11, PhDCE ’13) is now the VP of a company producing only 100-percent recycled asphalt.
Professor Daniel Noguera and graduate student Miguel Perez have helped demonstrate how the soil bacterium N. aromaticivorans could turn a renewable source — lignin from plant cells — into a replacement for petroleum-based plastics.
Assistant Professor Hiroki Sone and PhD student Zirou Jin are working on the final phase of an 11-year experiment that is the deepest scientific oceanic drilling project ever. The goal is to yield rock samples and install sensors to determine processes that drive earthquakes.
The department offers several academic degree programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering
- Master of Science or PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering– Accelerated Option
- Master of Science or PhD in Geological Engineering
- Master of Science or PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Technology
- Online Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
Research and Initiatives
CEE faculty and students engage in research in several focus areas under our three primary themes of Mobility, Water, and Building with cross-cutting areas of Infrastructure, Energy, and the Environment.
We will be celebrating our graduates in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, and Environmental Chemistry and Technology with a graduation reception on May 11 from 1:30-3:30 in Engineering Hall. Graduates can contact Beth Johnson for more information.