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CEAE Professors and PhD Student Research Methods to Improve Sanitation

Jan. 24, 2019

CEAE Department Professors Sherri Cook and Amy Javernick-Will published the research they conducted with PhD student Allie Davis on the effectiveness of sanitation systems to meet user priorities. They studied the factors affecting sanitation acceptance in communities and considered methods to improve usage.

Professor Daniel Armanios

2019 Arthur J. Boase Lecture

Jan. 23, 2019

Prof. Daniel Armanios, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Engineering and Public Policy Daniel Armanios’ current research lies at the intersection of institutions, engineering systems, and public policy. His research focuses on the institutions that manage the physical and scientific infrastructure necessary for high-tech innovation, entrepreneurship, & development, and how such...

Keith Porter

Flood, fire preparations could save U.S. billions of dollars

Jan. 11, 2019

Communities that act now to protect themselves from future hazards like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires can save themselves as much as $11 for every $1 that they initially invest, according to recent research. The findings are part of an update to “Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves.” This landmark report was first published in 2005 by the National Institute of Building Sciences and was led by CU Boulder’s Keith Porter, who also spearheaded the most recent findings.

Shideh Dashti, Abbie Liel and Balaji Paramasivam

CEAE Professors and PhD Student Investigate the Effects of Liquefaction Mitigation

Dec. 26, 2018

Dr. Shideh Dashti, Dr. Abbie Liel and PhD student Balaji Parmasivam CEAE Department Professors Dr. Shideh Dashti and Dr. Abbie Liel worked with then PhD student Balaji Paramasivam to research the effects of prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs) and other liquefaction mitigation techniques on building performance. Their findings were published and...

Prof. Abbie Liel

Retrofit research at CU shaping policy on earthquakes, non-ductile buildings

Dec. 20, 2018

Abbie Liel's work uses simulation to quantify how valuable retrofitting buildings would be for building owners and communities and how much work is actually needed to prevent some of the worst-case scenarios.

Prof. Shideh Dashti

CEAE Professor Shideh Dashti’s Research Selected as Editor’s Choice in ASCE Journal

Dec. 11, 2018

CEAE professor Shideh Dashti researched how tall buildings affect adjacent underground structures during earthquakes with a group including professors from the University of Illinois and engineers from the Arup Group . They produced a research paper on their findings titled "Influence of Tall Buildings on Seismic Response of Shallow Underground...

Prof. Abbie Liel

CEAE Professor Abbie Liel Awarded ASCE SEI Fellowship

Dec. 11, 2018

Dr. Abbie Liel of CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering will advance to the title of Fellow within the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the annual Structures Congress in April 2019. This title honors Dr. Liel as a leader and mentor in...

Professor Mark Hernandez

Professor Mark Hernandez' Innovative Approach to Concrete Corrosion Recognized

Dec. 4, 2018

Dr. Mark Hernandez won a $117,669 grant from CU’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) as part of the first annual Lab Venture Challenge (LVC) . He was chosen, along with six other winners, from a pool of fourteen finalists representing the physical sciences and biosciences. Dr. Hernandez was recognized for the...

Professor Evan Thomas

CEAE Professor Uses Technology to Improve the Water Supply for Millions of Kenyans

Nov. 29, 2018

Millions of Kenyans do not have reliable water access. Many have to use ponds, rivers, and shallow wells to obtain water. These often run dry during Kenya’s dry seasons, requiring people to commute to get water from deep wells. Sometimes this requires walking in excess of 20 kilometers to find...

Excavation Domage Zone

DOE Grant to Increase Safety of Nuclear Waste Storage

Nov. 16, 2018

Professors Yida Zhang and Yunping Xi from the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder were awarded $789,000 from the Department of Energy for their research project “Time-Dependent THMC Properties and Microstructural Evolution of Damage Rocks in Excavation Damage Zone.” This research will contribute to...

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