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Hussam MahmoudHussam Mahmoud Receives WSCOE George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award

On March 22, 2021 Hussam Mahmoud received the George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award from the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.  This award is given to a mid-career faculty for establishing national and international stature in the research frontier of sustainable and resilient infrastructure and communities, demonstrating excellence in teaching and service, and […]

Arabi_SharvelleArabi and Sharvelle receive the 2021 Wesley W. Horner Award for Paper

Professors Mazdak Arabi and Sybil Sharvelle have been awarded the Wesley W. Horner Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resources Institute for their paper “Progress and Promise Transitioning to the One Water/Resource Recovery Integrated Urban Water Management Systems.” This award recognizes outstanding papers on the topics of hydrology, urban […]

EttemaRob Ettema Serves as Panelist at Department Co-Sponsored Piura River Conference

Professor Rob Ettema served as a key panelist at the International Conference on River Morphology and Flood Control Piura River in Peru. 150 years of human intervention have transformed the Piura River, Peru‘s main irrigation area, into a semi-channeled and regulated river with levee embankments, groynes and sedimented floodplains in the lower river basin, Bajo […]

denizDeniz Besiktepe becomes Second Ph.D. Graduate in the Construction Engineering Program

Ms. Deniz Besiktepe successfully defended her PhD in Construction Engineering and passed her final exam in a virtual meeting with 20 or so people attending the open part of the meeting. She will officially be a Spring 21 graduate. Deniz will start her professional academic career at the University of Wisconsin Stout in January 2021.

Neil S. GriggNeil Grigg Receives Honorary Doctorate in Management from GĚRENS Postgraduate School in Peru

Over the past decade, Professor Neil Grigg has helped foster a partnership between GĚRENS and CSU to train Peruvian water managers. He has developed programs with Lima-based GĚRENS and welcomed its students at CSU. In a letter announcing the honorary doctorate, GĚRENS President Armando Gallegos credited Grigg with having a significant impact on the school’s […]

BenChoat_HeadshotASCE's November 2020 Editor's Choice Award Given to Benjamin Choat

Benjamin Choat, Ph.D. Candidate, was awarded the ASCE November 2020 Editor’s Choice Award for his paper “Spatial Arrangement of Stormwater Infiltration Affects Subsurface Storage and Baseflow.”  The paper was published from his MS thesis work with Dr. Aditi Bhaskar and was published in the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. The study used a physically based […]

Christopher ThorntonAECOM and the CSU Hydraulics Lab Collaborate to Test a Design to Raise the Los Vaqueros Dam

AECOM, the Contra Costa Water District and the California Department of Water Resources have joined with Chris Thornton and the hydraulics lab to build a 1:12 scale model and AECOM’s design for raising the Los Vaqueros Dam in northeastern California. The Contra Costa Water District commissioned the renovation to raise the dam 58 feet and […]

Ryan MorrisonRyan Morrison to study snowpack, streams and sediment in waterways affected by Cameron Peak Fire

A team of faculty at Colorado State University has received an award of nearly $50,000 from the National Science Foundation to study snowpack, streams and sediment in waterways in the areas affected by the largest wildfire in Colorado history. This fire was burning the local watershed and the team was interested in what this would […]

Nicole EllisonCEE Welcomes Nicole Ellison to the Department Faculty

Dr. Nicole Ellison joins the CEE Department as an Assistant Teaching Professor this fall semester.  Ellison’s primary focus is teaching undergraduate students. She teaches and has taught courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Computer Aided Design, Mechanics of Materials and Engineering Practice. Prior to coming to CSU, Dr. Ellison taught part-time at both Colorado School of […]

Hussam MahmoudMahmoud and Chulahwat Develop Analysis to Mitigate Wildfire Impact at Community Level

The importance of how to manage wildfire risk has been brought to the forefront once again, in the United States and around the world, having resulted in thousands of homes destroyed and many lives lost with wildfires, leaving communities and policy makers with the question as to how to manage wildfire risk. Current approaches to […]