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Paul and Mei-Yea Liao

Fri, 03/01/2024 | College of Engineering

CEE alum Paul Liao and wife Mei-Yea honored with Diamond Award

CEE alum Paul Liao and his wife Mei-Yea's legacy spans from humble beginnings in Taiwan to transformative impacts in education, community and aquaculture globally.

Headshot of Morteza Derakhti

Fri, 03/01/2024

Morteza Derakhti joins the department

Derakhti brings his expertise in ocean wave modeling and coastal engineering from his work in the Applied Physics Lab.

Headshot of Professor Cynthia Chen

Fri, 02/23/2024

Building community resilience: A $2 million NSF grant will transform disaster response

Cynthia Chen leads an NSF grant project aimed at using technology to enhance emergency response and community resilience.

Illustration of a yellow submarine with a black pole and a black cable

Fri, 02/16/2024 | UW Applied Physics Laboratory

Using a wave energy converter to recharge a UUV

A collaborative team from the UW and Oregon State University have integrated several technologies to test a prototype system that harnesses the power of ocean waves to send electricity to an ocean observing vehicle.

Brett Maurer and Morgan Sanger

Fri, 02/16/2024 | Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Brett Maurer and Morgan Sanger Receive 2023 Outstanding Paper Award

Professor Brett Maurer and Ph.D. student Morgan Sanger win an EERI Outstanding Paper Award for their research on AI use in earthquake hazard mitigation.

Microbial cells imaged via NanoSIMS, showing nitrogen uptake: red for ammonia preference, blue for urea, against a scale for isotope intensity.

Mon, 02/12/2024

Unraveling a nitrogen cycle mystery

Research about ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms reshapes our perspective on their physiology and ecological niche.

Professor Faisal Hossain on a boat overlooking a Bangladeshi river at sunset

Tue, 01/30/2024

Advancing surface water tracking in Bangladesh

Professor Faisal Hossain helps lead NASA's SWOT satellite mission to aid in Bangladesh's water management.

Kolodziej Ed and Mackenzie Don

Mon, 01/29/2024

CEE announces new professorships

Edward Kolodziej and Don MacKenzie have both been named Allan & Inger Osberg Endowed Professors.

Mo Malakoutian headshot

Mon, 01/22/2024

Expanding the circle of his impact

Mo Malakoutian brings his unique perspective from the realms of engineering and education to public service and local government.

A hand wearing a glove next to a paw print in the snow

Tue, 01/02/2024 | UW News

Predators, prey and climate change

Climate change alters snow conditions, which will reshape how predators and prey interact with each other in snowy habitats.

Man sitting at a desk showing three books

Tue, 12/26/2023 | College of Engineering

Professor writes children's books

CEE professor Faisal Hossain has written three children's books about scientists and gadgets.

An Amazon van driving in a neighborhood.

Thu, 12/14/2023 | UW News

Amazon's delivery impact

New research by CEE team shows that Seattle metro residents near Amazon delivery stations face more pollution but order fewer packages.

a group of people wearing safety vests and hardhats standing in the IEB construction site

Wed, 12/13/2023 | College of Engineering

Construction site turned classroom

CEE undergraduates tour the new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building to learn about reinforcing steel.

Two people shaking hands at a career fair

Wed, 12/13/2023

CEE hosts 18th annual Career Fair

Students met with more than 90 employers to learn about internships and jobs.

Students wearing hard hats building components of a steel bridge

Thu, 12/07/2023

Student successes

Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams compete in national competitions.

A researcher uses RAPID equipment to capture data on a flood-damaged housing structure in Dar es Salaam.

Thu, 12/07/2023

Center news

PacTrans hosts a high school summer camp to inspire the next generation of engineers, NW TTAP appoints a new director, and RAPID Center technology maps flood resilience in East Africa

Purple and gold balloons

Thu, 12/07/2023

Honors & awards

Congratulations to students and faculty who have received awards, scholarships and other honors.

A group of students wearing safety vests standing around a drone on a lawn

Thu, 12/07/2023

First-year students become acquainted with “Drones n’ Lasers”

Students gets hands-on with LiDAR drones, transforming campus landscapes into detailed 3D models.

A person with their back to the camera standing in front of a moving train

Mon, 11/27/2023

Elevating engineering careers for tomorrow’s challenges

CEE’s professional master’s programs offer flexible options for many different fields.

A student standing in front of a stone column and looking into the camera smiling

Thu, 11/16/2023 | Seattle Times

Washington's engineering gap

The state faces a critical civil engineering shortage amidst soaring industry demand, as CEE Chair Bart Nijssen notes in the Seattle Times.

Two military officers in white uniform with their right arm raised at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium

Mon, 11/06/2023

From uniforms to Huskies: Military leaders forge new paths pursuing graduate degrees in CEE

In CEE, military officers have found a home for their academic pursuits while enriching the departmental community with their unique perspectives.

A researcher pouring a clear liquid into a glass container outdoors

Thu, 10/26/2023 | College of Engineering

Showcasing student research

Engineering undergraduate students in CEE share their summer research experiences.

Julian Marshall headhshot

Wed, 10/18/2023

Julian Marshall honored with 2022 Environmental Science and Technology Letters Best Paper Award

Julian Marshall wins award for his paper focused on the link between redlining and air pollution disparities in cities across the U.S.

A person in a safety vest stands with their back to the camera looking out at wildfire-charred trees and a burned hillside.

Thu, 10/12/2023

Building Disaster-Resilient Communities

New center will help communities prepare for and respond to disasters, with expertise from 100+ UW researchers.

Mark Hallenbeck headshot

Mon, 10/09/2023

TRAC Director Mark Hallenbeck retires

The director of the Washington State Transportation Center influenced roadway systems and transportation engineering locally and nationally.