Thursday, March 19, 2020
Due to the need to implement social distancing with respect to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is closed until further notice. However, our staff are available remotely if you have relevant questions or require information with respect to the following noted categories.
Category Contact Person Contact E-mail Address
Department Operations Linda Hinshaw
Undergraduate Admissions, Advising, and Curriculum Shannon Miller
Laurie Alburn
Graduate Admissions, Advising, and Curriculum Laurie Alburn
Physical Facilities (e.g., buildings, labs, etc.) Todd Atadero
Business and Financial Operations David Logan
All Other Issues Charles Shackelford

To contact individual faculty, please visit the CEE Department web site:
Our research focuses on Environmental and Energy Systems, Infrastructure Systems, and Water Engineering and Science.
The Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
Jorge A. Ramirez Memorial Scholarship Being Established

An endowed memorial scholarship in honor of our recently deceased faculty, Jorge A. Ramirez, is being established to benefit graduate students studying hydrology and water resources in the CEE Department at CSU. This scholarship is being launched with an initial gift commitment of $5,000 and a goal of $50,000. This scholarship will create a legacy in Jorge’s name that will help students in perpetuity.

If you’d like to consider contributing to this scholarship, please contact Colleen Reese (814-360-3488;, our staff member coordinating these efforts. Thank you.

News & Announcements
Colorado State University Karan Venayagamoorthy Receives Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Each year, Colorado State University celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of CSU students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff as part of the Celebrate! Colorado State Awards. This year Professor Karan Venayagamoorthy was selected [...]

Colorado State University John van de Lindt Selected as Editor of ASCE SEI Journal

Professor John van de Lindt was selected by ASCE SEI on April 28, 2020 as the incoming editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He will officially begin his duties on October 1, 2020, but will be working on [...]

Emad Hassan Emad Hassan and Hussam Mahmoud Apply Research to COVID-19

Associate Professor Hussam Mahmoud and Ph.D. Candidate Emad Hassan have created a modeling tool that could help city planners and emergency managers understand the full functionality and recovery of a healthcare system, in the wake of a natural disaster. They [...]

E-DAYS CEE Recognizes Outstanding Students

Every year the Department of Civil Engineering presents awards to several of the graduating seniors to recognize excellence in academic achievement, leadership and service, and potential for professional success. Congratulations to Civil Engineering Students, Janaye Walker, Daniel Sanchez, Theresa O-Donnell [...]

Hussam Mahmoud Hussam Mahmoud’s Resilient Industry Supply Chains (RISC) Selected as SoGES Global Challenges Research Team

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at Colorado State University has selected three Global Challenges Research teams with each receiving funding for two years for a total amount of $30,000. These awards are intended to encourage interdisciplinary understanding of [...]

Yanlin Guo ASCE 2019 Best Journal Paper in Structural Engineering Awarded Guo, et. al.

Yanlin Guo and co-authors Dr. Ahsan Kareem (Professor, University of Notre Dame), Dr. Liang Hu (Graduate Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame), and Dr. Dae Kun Kwon (Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame) received the ASCE 2019 Best Journal [...]


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CEE Stories
NIST Renews $20 Million Partnership with Community Resilience Center
Drs. John van de Lindt and Bruce Ellingwood, co-directors of the Department's Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning along with Associate Directors, Paolo Gardoni of the University of Illinois-Urbana and Dan Cox of Oregon State University, have announced the renewal of a $20 million partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide a center designed to improve community resilience planning for another five years. Over the past five years of existence, in collaboration with 12 partner universities, the Center created the first quantitative assessment of the disparate physical, social and economic factors necessary to prepare [...]
Jens Blotevogel Researching Cleanup of PFAS
Blotevogel Headshot
PFAS – Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are human-made fluorine compounds that have given us nonstick coatings, polishes, waxes, cleaning products and firefighting foams used at airports and military bases. They are in consumer goods like carpets, wall paint, popcorn bags and water-repellant shoes, and they are essential in the aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, data storage, electronic and healthcare industries.  PFAS residues have been found in some of the most pristine water sources, and in the tissue of polar bears. Science and industry are called upon to clean up these persistent chemicals, some of which, in certain quantities, have been linked [...]