Welcome from the Department Head

Charles Shackelford

The faculty and staff of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Colorado State University (CSU) welcome you to our web page.

The CEE Department at CSU is recognized both nationally and internationally for education, research, and service and outreach. Nationally, the CEE Department ranks 35th  among such programs in the USA by the US News and World Report. Internationally, the CE program at CSU is ranked 18th among 300 such programs by the 2018 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities . The CEE Department comprises 36 faculty, 10 research scientists/scholars, 18 research associates, and 7 administrative professionals. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in both civil engineering (CE) and environmental engineering (EnvE), and both the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in civil engineering. The Department also offers graduate programs at the Master of Engineering (M.E.) level both on campus and via CSU’s distance education program known as CSU Online. The Department currently (2018-19) is educating 631 undergraduate students (455 in CE and 176 in EnvE) and 242 graduate students (100 Ph.D., 101 M.S., 41 M.E.). The faculty, research scientists/associates and students in the CEE Department are extremely active in conducting cutting edge research in numerous areas of both civil and environmental engineering, as evident, in part, by the research expenditures for the last three fiscal years (FY16, FY17, FY18) of $14.5M, $15.3M, and $13.4M, respectively. Such research not only serves to solve real-world problems of current state, national, and international significance, but also serves to push the envelope of the discipline so that future generations can reap the benefits of our efforts towards enhancing society’s ability to sustain and develop the infrastructure necessary for our continued existence and quality of life. Our alumni are distributed throughout the world and in every state within the USA, with many of them holding leadership positions within their companies, organizations, or countries.

The CSU campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a community with a population of approximately 165,000 (2017) located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about 105 km (65 mi) north of Denver, that is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the entire country. Fort Collins enjoys approximately 300 sunny days a year and a semi-arid climate, and offers numerous recreational and cultural activities.

We are proud of our Department, College and University, and of where we live, and we invite you to join us. Please peruse our web site to find out more about the Department’s teaching, research, and service and outreach activities, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, desire additional information, and/or want to schedule a tour.

Sincerely,

Charles D. Shackelford, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor and Head