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Sun, 05/01/2016

Hydropower Research Featured in ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine

CEE Associate Professor Faisal Hossain's hydropower research is featured in the May 2016 edition of the ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine. In the article, Hossain discusses the missed potential for hydropower, which he says is the result of keeping water at reservoirs at lower levels than needed during times of overestimated flooding.

Sun, 05/01/2016

New CEE-Led Center for Air Pollution Research Funded by $10 Million EPA Grant

To address the nation's pressing need for better air quality, a new research center co-directed by Professor Julian Marshall has received a $10 million Air, Climate and Energy grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The new center will headquarter collaborative research on air pollution management and strategies for improving air quality.

Sun, 05/01/2016

STAR Lab Collision Avoidance Research Featured on KIRO 7

Ph.D. student Ruimin Ke, from the STAR Lab, was featured on KIRO 7 for his work on a collision avoidance project. Pilot technology was installed on 38 buses in the Seattle area, which displays a warning to bus drivers when cars, pedestrians and cyclists get dangerously close.

Sun, 05/01/2016

Don MacKenzie’s Driverless Car Research Featured in The New York Times

An expert on the anticipated environmental impact of self-driving cars, Assistant Professor Don MacKenzie's research was featured in The New York Times and more than 500 other news outlets.

Fri, 04/01/2016

Welcome & Congratulations to Barbara Ivanov!

CEE is pleased to welcome Barbara Ivanov as the Chief Operating Officer of the new Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics Center at the University of Washington!

Tue, 03/01/2016

New Biodegradable Plastic Wins Environmental Innovation Challenge

The $15,000 grand-prize winning team, which includes CEE student Xinyao Ding, impressed judges at the Environmental Innovation Challenge with a new type of biodegradable plastic.

Mon, 02/01/2016

Driverless cars could increase reliance on roads

Driverless vehicles could intensify car use — reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental benefits, a new study co-authored by a University of Washington engineer finds.

Mon, 02/01/2016

NASA data used to track groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain.

Fri, 01/01/2016

What motivates people to walk and bike? It varies by income

Lower- and middle-income King C ounty residents who live in denser neighborhoods with stores, libraries and othe r destinations within easy reach are more likely to walk or bike, according to n ew University of Washington research.

Fri, 01/01/2016

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

On any given bus ride, a good share of passengers are reading, texting or rocking out to music on their phones or tablets. In the future, those mobile devices may add more value to our transit commutes than simply filling time.