CEE Announces Two New Initiatives to Promote Mine Tailings Research

Colorado State University (CSU) is thrilled to announce two new initiatives headed by Drs. Christopher Bareither and Joseph Scalia to promote mine tailings research, education, professional development, and outreach. The Tailings Center of Excellence (Taiilings Center) is a university-based center that includes CSU, Colorado School of Mines, and University of Arizona. This group will include…Read more

Robert Ettema’s Team Investigates Spencer Dam Failure

Professor Robert Ettema served on an independent panel that investigated the failure of the Spencer Dam which occured on March 14, 2020, to determine why it happened and how to prevent it from happening again. The Spencer Dam sits on the Niobrara River in northern Nebraska and failed during a major flood and ice run.…Read more

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…Read more

Jens Blotevogel Researching Cleanup of PFAS

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,…Read more

Ellison Carter and John Volckens receive $2.2M grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

A team led by Ellison Carter and John Volckens in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering has received a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control, to develop radical new technologies and methods for assessing worker exposure to occupational air pollutants.…Read more

Sybil Sharvelle Receives $3M NSF Grant

Dr. Sybil Sharvelle was awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from NSF for The Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) Program.  This program brings together PhD students from traditionally disparate disciplines to conduct research on key problems in the Food-Energy-Water nexus with a focus on water-scarce, arid regions. The mission of the…Read more

Ryan Bailey receives NSF Early Career Award

Ryan Bailey received a five-year, $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to investigate the origination of buildup-inducing salt.  Ryan is looking at whether the salt could be coming from rainstorms and flash floods happening far upstream from the river basins, lakes, and reservoirs being used to irrigate…Read more