News & Announcements
KaranKaran Venayagamoorthy receives the Meroney Family Chi Epsilon Faculty Teaching Award

On December 11, Karan was awarded this award which was established by our Emeritus Professor Bob Meroney and his wife Joan. This Fund was made possible with a cash gift from Envirodyne Systems, Inc. on behalf of Dr. Robert and Joan Meroney in May 2016. Other gifts or bequests may also be allocated to this […]

Neil GriggNeil Grigg appointed Adjunct Professor for the Colorado School of Public Health

Congratulations to Neil Grigg for his appointment to the rank of Adjunct Professor for the Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health as approved by the Provost of the University of Colorado, Denver. The appointment was effective December 1, 2017.

MahmoudBeyond wind speed: A new measure for predicting hurricane impacts

Hussam Mahmoud and graduate student Stephanie Pilkington develop new approach to assessing the resiliency of coastal communities to hurricanes. Mahmoud and Pilkington’s impact model uses artificial neural networks and machine learning to “teach” a computer program how to predict a pending storm’s damage, by dollar figure.   Read the full story.

3-Team-TaylorCIVE 525 students Create Hydraulic Ram Pump

Each year, students in CIVE 525 Water Engineering for International Development compete to design the most efficient hydraulic ram pump. The pump needs to convey water from the basement to the roof of the three-story Engineering Building without any external source of power. This winning team this year was: Wesley Back, Kristen Cognac, Taylor Hogan, […]

Yufen ZhouYufen Zhou Invited to MIT's CEE Rising Star Workshop

Yufen Zhou (Ph.D., civil, 2016) was one of the top 20 early career women interested in academia in Civil and Environmental Engineering who was invited by MIT to participate in the CEE Rising Stars Workshop held on the MIT campus October 12 -13, 2017.  This is the second year of this event.  The goal of […]

Navid AttaryNavid Attary receives ASCE 2017 Best Journal Paper

In spring 2017 the Board of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (JSE) decided to initiate a new set of awards to recognize best journal papers in three categories: Analysis & computation,  recognizes papers in the SHM/structural system identification, optimization, computing and reliability areas; Structural Hazards: recognizes papers in the seismic, wind, dynamic effects, and […]

Bruce Ellingwood

Dr. Bruce Ellingwood was awarded the prestigious ASCE 2017 Alfredo Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure “for significant advancement of and outstanding contributions in the field of probabilistic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure, notably in performance-based design structural safety, reliability, and resilience in relation to abnormal loads and progressive […]

Tiezheng TongNew Faculty this Fall 2017

Dr. Tiezheng Tong joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University in 2015. Before joining CSU, he worked as a postdoc research associate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. He […]

CSU Water Center announces 7 Grant Recipients

“The CSU Water Center has selected four multi-disciplinary teams and three individual faculty members as recipients of competitive grants totaling $129,553 for 2017-18. The seven projects involve 25 faculty members and eight students from across campus. True to the mission of the Water Center, these projects involve water research, teaching, and engagement through interdisciplinary collaboration […]


E-Days was a huge success for the entire College this year with a total of 93 senior design projects presented by teams ranging from 3 members to 10 members. For the department’s projects see the slide show below. E-Days is also a time for the College and Departments to recognize outstanding graduating seniors. Two students […]