Oct. 29: Alumnus Richard Luthy to speak on sustainable urban water supplies for water-scarce cities

The 2018 CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture will be given Professor Richard G. Luthy (CEE MS '74; PhD '76).  

He will speak on, "Sustainable Urban Water Supplies for California."  See flyer [pdf]

The lecture will take place on Monday, Oct. 29, 5-6pm in Sutardja Dai's Banatao Auditorium with a reception following in the adjoining atrium.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Zahra Amini receives Best Student Paper Award at IEEE Conference in Denmark


Recent graduate, Zahra Amini (PhD '18) received the Best Student Paper Award at the August, 2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The paper was co-authored with Samuel Coogan, Christopher Flores, Alexander Skabardonis and Pravin Varaiya. It was titled, "Optimizing Offsets in Signalized Traffic Networks: A Case Study."

External Job - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00

Submitted by katmaebal on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:05

Watergate Community Association is interested in partnering with the University to offer a select group of your engineering students the opportunity to observe and assist on upcoming construction projects at our property, Watergate Commons in Emeryville. We work with a number of different Architectural and Engineering groups throughout the region and have several ongoing projects that potentially offer a student a “real world” experience into how a project goes together, progresses and is “closed out”. Our property has several interesting engineering challenges that require calculations and documentation in the engineering field including; structures built on unstable ground, structures with post tension slabs, salt air impact on structural and architectural elements.


The person would be working with the Construction Manager and the Assistant Construction Manager in this position. They would act as an assistant to these two positions and be assigned work on specific projects. The duties would include some or all of the following;

·document work progress

·seek / provide information as to specifications and drawings

·review and note addendums and change order details

·coordinate/ follow the structural engineers

· draft owner related documents (RFI’s, RFQ’S ) relevant to the work

·job costing and financial analysis

This opportunity is potentially a part time paid position and the pay will be based on an agreed amount with the educator(s) supporting the endeavor. We are willing to have more than one student working with us at a time based on the number of upcoming projects.  Our current projects include;

·Sewer and Drainage replacement

·Post tension cable replacement

·Seismic preparedness / rehabilitation from minor quakes

·Soil and land degradation recovery


Please contact Greg Collins at gcollins@watergatehoa.com or 510-428-0118 to apply or for further questions.

External Job
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Berkeley News features CEE researchers in "Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants"

CEE researchers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, addressing the needs of water-stressed communities searching to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water.

“The way we treat storm water, especially in California, is broken. We think of it as a pollutant, but we should be thinking about it as a solution,” said Joseph Charbonnet, CEE graduate student.