YouTube: The Water TAP Lab with Sybil Sharvelle

Sybil Sharvelle, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is also head of the Water Technology Acceleration Platform Lab (Water TAP) at the CSU SPUR campus. Learn more about the Water TAP Lab in this video.

Mahmoud interviewed by NPR and KKTV for wildfire model

This week, both NPR for Northern Colorado (KUNC) and Colorado’s 11 News (KKTV) invited Professor Hussam Mahmoud to describe his work on predicting the path of wildfires within communities. While there are several models for predicting wildfire paths in forests and wildlands, communities are more challenging to predict. Yet, his groundbreaking model was able to…Read more

Morrison develops framework for measuring floodplain integrity across the contiguous U.S.

Morrison develops framework for measuring floodplain integrity across the contiguous U.S. Associate Professor Ryan Morrison details his latest research in the development of an index of floodplain integrity in an article published by Communications Earth & Environment entitled “Degradation of floodplain integrity within the contiguous United States.” Floodplains provide critical environmental benefits such as reducing the impact…Read more

Desert Research Institute hires CEE postdoc as research faculty

Desert Research Institute hires CEE postdoc as research faculty Postdoctoral fellow Sayantan “Monty” Majumdar was hired as an assistant research professor by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in June 2023. Majumdar earned his PhD from Missouri University of Science and Technology and came to CSU as a postdoc in September 2022. CEE Assistant Professor Ryan…Read more

PhD student selected for Thornton Tomasetti fellowship

PhD student selected for Thornton Tomasetti Student Innovation Fellowship Civil engineering PhD student Kimia Yousefi Anarak has been selected for the Thornton Tomasetti Student Innovation Fellowship of $5,000 for her research submission “Trajectory modeling of windborne debris in the turbulent urban wind field.” She plans for this research to serve as the foundation of her…Read more

Steep flume used to test removable grout seams

Steep flume used to test removable grout seams On Friday, July 14, the CEE Hydraulics Laboratory used an outdoor steep flume at the Engineering Research Center to test grout seams used in the installation of articulating concrete blocks (ACBs) revetment systems. This hydraulic testing is being performed for a global consulting company to provide design…Read more

Nelson shares research on wildfires with CBS

Nelson shares research on the long-term impact of wildfires with CBS News Colorado Associate Professor Peter Nelson did not plan to research wildfires when he accepted a faculty position with CSU in 2012. Yet, a few months before his faculty position began, the High Park fire in Larimer County would change that. Nelson was in…Read more

Two CEE faculty earn global recognition from IAHR

Two CEE faculty earn global recognition from IAHR Professor Pierre Julien and Associate Professor Peter Nelson will each receive an honorable mention at the 40th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) in Vienna next month. Julien was awarded second place for the 2023 M. Selim Yalin Lifetime Achievement Award.…Read more

Faculty celebrate the 40-year career of Pierre Julien​

Faculty celebrate the 40-year career of Pierre Julien CEE faculty convened for dinner at Blue Agave in Old Town Fort Collins to celebrate the prestigious career in hydraulics of their colleague, Pierre Julien, upon his retirement after 40 years at CSU. Congratulations and best wishes, Dr. Julien! Pictured left to right: Jose Chavez, Rob Ettema,…Read more

Tong research on innovative desalination process featured on cover of Nature Water

Tong research on innovative desalination process featured on cover of Nature Water journal The cover of the June 2023 edition of Nature Water features research by Associate Professor Tiezheng Tong and PhD student Yiqun Yao entitled “Electrodialytic crystallization to enable zero liquid discharge.” Wastewater with high salinity has typically required the use of evaporation or freezing…Read more