US News & World Report's rankings for 2017-2018 has all of our programs, graduate and undergraduate, ranked in the top 3 spots. Our graduate program in environmental engineering has held the #1 spot for the past 8 years; civil engineering has been in the top 2 for the past 14 years. Our undergraduate programs in environmental engineering and in civil engineering are among the top 3 schools every year.

Our doctoral program tops the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Research Snapshot

Case van Genuchten, Environmental Engineering PhD candidate, collects samples of arsenic-contaminated groundwater from a well pumped to the roof of a school in Dhapdhapi, West Bengal, India. Ashok Gadgil is his faculty advisor.

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Professor Seed will speak on "Making the Most of Disaster: From Forensic Investigations and Research to Changes in Policy and Practice."
Read about CEE faculty who are developing a new material that will extend the life of concrete, and how recycling wastewater holds promise as a source of water. 
This past summer, our T.Y. Lin Structural Engineering classroom in 502 Davis Hall got a much deserved, and long overdue, makeover. “One of my main priorities as chair has been to enhance the student experience,” says Chair Robert Harley.
The team researched the trade-off between residential nonpotable water reuse systems using a life-cycle approach to analyze energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Transportation Eng. PhD student, André Carrel, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the IATBR Eric Pas Dissertation Prize competition. Only 2 of 19 nominations received this honor.
CEE faculty member for 31 years and leading authority in structural mechanics, Jerome Sackman, died on Dec. 8.  He was 87.