Wed, 12/27/2017Dedicated to research with real-world applications, professor Charles Roeder retires
During his 40-year career, professor Charles Roeder conducted research that translated into practical solutions for professional engineers in the field.
Mon, 12/18/2017Meet new faculty member David Shean
CEE welcomes incoming faculty member David Shean, who joins the department as an assistant professor starting winter quarter.
Fri, 12/08/2017 | UW Tacoma NewsSaving Salmon, Inspiring Scientists
While helping to stop alarming Puget Sound salmon die-offs, UW Tacoma researchers are introducing middle-schoolers to the excitement of field research.
Fri, 12/08/2017Start-up success: MicroHAOPS
Founded by CEE emeritus professor Mark Benjamin and alumnus Nathan Cai, MicroHAOPS is developing technology to significantly increase the rate at which water purification processes produce clean drinking water.
Tue, 11/28/2017Earthshaking information
In the aftermath of the Central Mexico earthquake, a team of researchers including professor Pedro Arduino and Jake Dafni travel to Mexico to gather perishable data.
Mon, 11/20/2017 | College of EngineeringGlobal engineers
Study abroad programs give students the opportunity to develop a global perspective. Engineering Rome, a program offered through Civil & Environmental Engineering, challenges students to understand what engineer has been — and what it can be — while navigating thousands of years of engineering history.
Tue, 11/14/2017Molly Grear makes Forbes '30 under 30 in Energy' list
Ph.D. student Molly Grear is one of two UW students named to Forbes magazine’s list of the top 30 people under the age of 30 who are working on energy initiatives with the goal of creating a more sustainable future.
Tue, 10/31/2017Water research repository funded by $4 million NSF grant
To solve water-related problems more efficiently through enhanced sharing of data and models, a team of researchers including Christina Bandaragoda and Bart Nijssen have received a $4 million NSF grant.
Thu, 10/19/2017Developing ‘breakaway’ tsunami resistant buildings
To better protect communities during tsunamis, a faculty team comprised of Dawn Lehman, Michael Motley, Charles Roeder and Pedro Arduino have received a $1 million NSF grant to develop a new structural system.
Mon, 10/16/2017Flood and landslide risk research funded by NSF grant
To improve flood and landslide prediction, a research team led by CEE faculty Erkan Istanbulluoglu and Alexander Horner-Devine has received a four-year $1.7 million NSF PREEVENTS grant.
Wed, 10/11/2017Sustainable smart cities research funded by $2.5 million NSF grant
To create smart cities that consider the overall health of residents, a team of researchers including professor Julian Marshall has received an NSF grant.
Mon, 10/02/2017Seattle Times op-ed highlights local need for earthquake resiliency
In light of recent earthquakes, CEE faculty Marc Eberhard and Jeffrey Berman urge Seattle residents to make older buildings safer.
Thu, 09/28/2017NSF grant funds transient rip current research
To reduce water contamination and beach fatalities, a team of researchers including assistant professor Nirnimesh Kumar will investigate transient rip currents thanks to a three-year National Science Foundation grant.
Thu, 09/21/2017Wave Glider gathers data in Antarctica
For the first time, a robotic surfboard called a Wave Glider gathered data in hazardous waters near Antarctica. Led by associate professor Jim Thomson, the project aims to gather data that can be used to assess the Earth's climate.
Fri, 09/15/2017After 36 years, professor Scott Rutherford retires
After 36 years with CEE, professor Scott Rutherford is retiring. Highlights during his career include serving as department chair, implementing the campus-wide U-PASS program and founding a new online master’s program.
Thu, 09/14/2017People of color still exposed to more air pollution
Pollution exposure for minority groups is still a big problem, according to a new nationwide study conducted by a team of researchers led by CEE professor Julian Marshall.
Thu, 09/14/2017Faculty win $2.7 million DARPA grant to advance wastewater treatment technology
CEE faculty members will advance a promising new wastewater treatment technology thanks to a two-year $2.7 million DARPA grant.
Tue, 09/05/2017Meet the chair: Professor Laura Lowes
It may be a new role, but incoming department chair Laura Lowes is no newcomer to UW CEE. After completing her undergraduate degree here and serving as a faculty member for 17 years, she knows the department well.
Tue, 08/29/2017New bachelor’s program in environmental engineering
A new bachelor's program in environmental engineering launches this fall. The program was added due to student interest in the field and increasing demand for environmental engineers.
Mon, 08/28/2017More Hall statue in the news
Pacific NW Magazine highlights the background behind the statue in front of More Hall, which was created for Seattle’s first World’s Fair. The statue has been located in front of More Hall since 1953.
Mon, 08/28/2017Enabling an engineering first: Light rail on a floating bridge
Light rail will cross a floating bridge for the first time in the world thanks to the work of UW CEE researchers who have collaborated with Sound Transit to test prototypes that have never before been implemented.
Fri, 08/04/2017Creating seismically resilient, sustainable buildings
Researchers including associate professor Jeffrey Berman and graduate student Sarah Wichman are one step closer to proving that high rises crafted with sustainable timber and a rocking wall system are seismically resilient.
Thu, 07/06/2017Laura Lowes appointed new CEE department chair
UW CEE welcomes William M. and Marilyn M. Conner Professor Laura Lowes as the new department chair starting in September. A faculty member since 2000, Lowes is the first female chair of UW CEE.
Thu, 06/22/2017Congratulations, graduates! 2017 graduation celebration
Congratulations to UW CEE's 323 graduates, who were honored on Sunday, June 11 at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering graduation ceremony!
Mon, 06/19/2017Molly Grear wins three minute thesis competition
Ph.D. student Molly Grear won first place at UW’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition, impressing judges with her energetic storytelling about her research on the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy.