Water Quality testing in Puerto Rico

Professor Rosario-Ortiz research featured on NPR

Sept. 26, 2018

Associate Professor Fernando Rosario-Ortiz 's work was featured on NPR. Specializing in wastewater chemistry, Rosario-Ortiz has led two rounds of initial testing of Puerto Rico's water, showing possible lead contamination. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Rosario-Ortiz and his team led a project evaluating the changes in water quality in...

Brad Wham receives his award on stage at the 2018 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference in Prague.

Researcher wins award for study on pipeline performance during earthquakes

Sept. 14, 2018

Brad Wham, a member of the CU Boulder research faculty and manager of the Center for Infrastructure, Energy and Space Testing , has received the GEO Widera Literature Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award recognizes the outstanding technical paper in the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology...

A graphic flow chart showing the system for priority decision-making.

PhD student, faculty members published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

Sept. 5, 2018

Davis, A.L.; Javernick-Will, A. ; Cook, S.M. A comparison of interviews, focus groups, and photovoice to identify sanitation priorities and increase success of community-based sanitation systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology (2018), DOI: 10.1039/C8EW00391B. Allie Davis , a PhD student in civil engineering focusing in civil systems and engineering...

Old Main Panorama

We are hiring for three tenure-track faculty positions

Sept. 5, 2018

View All College Searches Open Rank Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics. The position is part of...

Balaji Rajagopalan

Professor named 2018 fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Aug. 13, 2018

Balaji Rajagopalan, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, has been elected to the 2018 class of American Geophysical Union fellows . According to the AGU, fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Only 0.1% of AGU membership are...

A firefighter works at the scene of a forest fire.

Study looks at how wildfires contaminate drinking water sources

June 21, 2018

The research, led by Associate Professor Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, outlines a multitude of challenges posed by wildfires, including short- and long-term effects on the availability and quality of drinking water sources used by major metropolitan areas such as Denver, Colorado. The report also outlines potential remediation solutions to help utilities plan for worst-case scenarios.

Amy Javernick-Will (left) receives her award from two ASCE leaders.

Professor recognized by ASCE Construction Institute

April 30, 2018

Construction engineering researcher Amy Javernick-Will has received the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Institute. Javernick-Will, the Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor in Construction, was honored for “outstanding scholarship in the areas of disaster recovery and enhancing the...

Photo showing snow on the Flatirons in March.

Rain or snow at 32 degrees? It's complicated, new study shows

March 20, 2018

Assistant Professor Ben Livneh co-authors study on how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability in how and why different areas receive snow or rain at near-freezing temperatures.

Researcher Joe Ryan collects water samples in Lafayette, Colo.

Professor discusses energy development in NPR podcast

Nov. 30, 2017

Joe Ryan says his main issue is that the state’s setback distance isn’t based on any sort of scientific analysis.

Gregor Henze

$2M grant aims to help reduce energy usage in U.S. homes

Nov. 28, 2017

Gregor Henze will lead project to develop an occupancy detection system that relies on cameras to detect human presence and monitor patterns of activity in electricity use throughout homes.