Tong receives honorable mention for James J. Morgan Early Career Award from ACS

Associate Professor Tiezheng Tong will receive the James J. Morgan Early Career Award honorable mention from the American Chemical Society next month at the Spring National Meeting in New Orleans. The award recognizes “imaginative early career colleagues who are making waves in environmental science and technology.” Tong is involved in ground-breaking research on achieving zero-liquid…Read more

Graduate student participates in shake-table testing in San Diego

This January, CEE graduate research assistant Prashanna Mishra and Professor John van de Lindt participated in the second phase of the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Converging Design project. This phase tested the structural integrity of a full-scale six-story timber building using a shake-table to simulate earthquake level force at the University of…Read more

Smith interviewed by ABC15 Arizona on subsidence in the state

CEE Assistant Professor Ryan Smith discussed the causes and implications of subsidence, the sinking of land due to groundwater pumping, on an Arizona news broadcast by channel ABC15. Arizona experiences some of the worst subsidence in the country, a typically permanent change to the landscape and to the groundwater supply. Smith and his team developed…Read more

CSU and CEE featured in The Rocky Mountain Collegian for role at COP28

CSU and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are well-represented at the U.N. COP28 climate conference in Dubai. The Rocky Mountain Collegian published an article featuring the work of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability and of CEE professor Hussam Mahmoud. Mahmoud is leading a collaborative event in his role as co-chair of NASEM’s…Read more

CEE alum elected President of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

CSU alum Geoff Chao has been named President of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS). The society promotes collaboration between geotechnical associations across Southeast Asia. In the announcement of his election to the position, Chao was praised by the society for an “outstanding dedication, extensive expertise, and unwavering commitment to SEAGS.” Chao earned his M.S.…Read more

Arabi makes case for impact-based drought monitoring in new article

In an article published by Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, CSU professors Mazdak Arabi and Shrideep Pallickara advocate for a broader scope in monitoring droughts to include the resulting impacts of droughts. With satellite imaging and improved modeling, drought monitoring now has the capacity to produce near real-time data. Yet, that data focuses on the immediate…Read more