Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. We are one of the top programs in the nation and offer research and educational programs in civil and environmental engineering, geological engineering, and environmental chemistry and technology; and have over 600 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Our distinguished faculty are doing innovative research that is impacting drinking water, energy systems, roads and bridges, infrastructure and more  all over the world.  It is our mission to transform society through the creation, application and transfer of engineering knowledge. Our faculty continue to implement new and innovative methods to educate and inspire our students and create future leaders in our profession, community, state, nation, and world.

Academic Programs

Research and Initiatives

Christy Remucal

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.


Upcoming Events

AEESP Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Pedro Alvarez will be giving his lecture, “Nanotechnology-enabled water treatment: A vision to enable decentralized water treatment and address growing challenges of the water energy nexus,” on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:00 in the Tong Auditorium, room 1003 Engineering Centers Building. A student poster session will follow from 5:00-7:00 in the Engineering Centers Building lobby.

Students interested in submitting a poster should submit a 100-200 word abstract to Andrea Hicks by March 1 for consideration.

To congratulate our May graduates on completing their degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, and Environmental Chemistry and Technology, we’ll be holding a celebratory reception the afternoon of commencement, Saturday, May 12. Contact Beth Johnson for more information.

Save the date for the 22nd Annual CEE Golf Outing, Friday, September 14, 2018! Be part of a CEE tradition and join us for CEE Golf Outing at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, WI. Gather with alumni, industry colleagues, faculty, staff, and students for a day of fun and fundraising.

There are many ways to participate- as a golfer, sponsor, or  join us for the after-party. Every contribution help us strengthen the educational experience of our students and help our students and faculty reach new levels of success!

Details and registration coming soon for 2018: Click here for more information.

Save the date for Engineers’ Day 2018 on Friday, October 19. More information coming soon!