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.

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Graduate student Kristen Parrish visits rebar fabrication facilities to understand how fabricators manage their value-adding detailing processes and build their products. Kristen's faculty advisor is Professor Iris Tommelein.

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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."
Adjunct Professor Susan Shaheen co-edited the book, "Disrupting Mobility, Impacts of Sharing Economy and Innovative Transportation on Cities."
Professor Lisa Alvarez-Cohen met with President Zhong Zhihua regarding the Berkeley-Tongji Partnership.
Professor Stephen Mahin kicked off the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering with the opening keynote address, "Resilience by Design: A Structural Engineers Perspective." The conference was held in Santiago Chile.
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.