Research Areas

Environmental Engineering »

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Environmental Engineering focuses on protecting and preserving the environment through water quality research, air pollution control, wastewater management and more.

Hydrology and Hydrodynamics »

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Hydrology research focuses on the quality and distribution of surface water, groundwater and water management in urban environments. Hydrodynamics explores the properties of fluids in motion.

Structural Engineering and Mechanics »

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Structural engineers focus on evaluating the structural integrity of built structures such as buildings and bridges. They also design more resilient structures to withstand hazards such as earthquakes.

Transportation Engineering »

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Transportation engineers solve transportation problems affecting all modes of travel, with a focus on intelligent transportation systems, infrastructure construction and freight and logistics.

Construction, Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure »

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Construction, Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure researchers address pressing needs of society related to some of the biggest infrastructure challenges.

Geotechnical Engineering »

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Geotechnical engineers study the behavior of earth materials, focusing on geotechnical earthquake engineering, geologic hazards, soil mechanics, foundation engineering and reinforced soil systems.