Civil and Environmental Engineering

featured Civil and Environmental Engineering stories
Gaang Lee, Civil Engineering PhD Student, helps attach a sensor to Phyllis Quint, a research participant and resident of Clark East Tower, an independent living senior care housing facility, in Ypsilanti, MI on September 6, 2018. Photo: Joseph Xu

Smart wearables to improve elderly mobility and infrastructure

With people aged 65 and older outnumbering children in the U.S. by 2035, infrastructure changes should be made for the growing demographic.|Short Read
Portraits of Herek Clack, Ann Jeffers, Branko Kerkez, and James Wight

Four CEE faculty receive awards from the College of Engineering

CEE faculty honored for excellence in research, teaching, leadership and service|Short Read
Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis selected for CEE Department Excellence Award

Assistant Professor Brian Ellis has been selected by the CEE Honors and Awards Committee to receive the 2019 Department Excellence Award.|Short Read
View from inside a car as it rains outside

How connected vehicles’ wipers could help prevent flooding

We’ve been promised all kinds of benefits from a future of connected vehicles, but flood control? |Short Read
Carol Menassa, CEE Professor, and Baddu Mantha, CEE PhD Student, test an environmental data collection robot their research. Photo: Joseph Xu

Is there a better way to control room temperature?

Researchers are working toward a future where furnaces and air conditioners could respond in real time to occupants' needs.|Medium Read
Ahmed Abdelhady

PhD student Ahmed Abdelhady selected for Rackham International Student Fellowship

Ahmed Abdelhady received a Rackham Graduate School fellowship that assists outstanding international students in their studies.|Short Read
Portraits of Cassandra Champagne and Morteza Taiebat

Two CEE PhD students receive Dow Sustainability Fellowships

CEE students Cassandra Champagne and Morteza Taiebat have been named 2019 Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows.|Short Read
Portrait of Jeff Scruggs

Jeff Scruggs selected for Berker and Gokyigit Faculty Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding work by a member of the CEE Department in advancing the state of the art in smart and sustainable infrastructure systems.|Short Read
An image of the screen in the Michigan Traffic Lab while a virtual train (in green) travels through a rail crossing at Mcity. Real (red) and simulated vehicles (blue) react. Credit: Screen capture from a video by Mike Wood

Combining the real and virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing

Augmented reality technology at the University of Michigan makes testing faster, cheaper, safer |Medium Read
Man at podium

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Walter J. Weber, Jr. (1934-2018)

Weber passed away on October 18, 2018. During his tenure at the University of Michigan, he taught in both the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments.|Medium Read
People in hard hats and safety vests pose in a building under construction with a city view in the background

CEE ASCE student chapter tours San Francisco

The U-M student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) traveled to San Francisco on October 13-16.|Medium Read
Portraits of Xiaotong Sun and Da Li

CEE students receive awards at the Engineering Graduate Symposium

Two CEE students received awards at the Engineering Graduate Symposium held by the College of Engineering. |Short Read