Lake Powell

CU-Boulder researchers convene workshop on reservoir evaporation

Dec. 28, 2015

Evaporation is a large and continuing problem in the Colorado River basin, including Lake Mead and Lake Powell where about 5 billion gallons of water evaporate annually, according to CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Ben Livneh of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering.Read more »
Lupita Montoya

Environmental engineering professor among recipients of entrepreneurial seed grants

Nov. 20, 2015

Lupita Montoya will use her funds to support the integration of entrepreneurship principles focusing on the needs of Latino and Native American communities in an existing sustainable design course taught in a Residential Academic Program, expanding the course offering to all majors.Read more »
Stream running through canyon

CEAE researchers get $1M from EPA to develop strategies for assessing drought-fueled water scarcity, quality

Nov. 10, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1 million to a team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers to develop a novel set of tools and strategies for assessing water quality and availability in light of drought and other natural hazards exacerbated by climate change. The three-year project will help municipal water utilities across the U.S.—especially those in drought-stricken regions—make informed decisions about water quantity and quality, which may help lower water treatment costs and improve public health.Read more »
Visualization of interacting odor plumes

CEAE professor to lead $6.4M animal olfactory navigation research

Sept. 21, 2015

An interdisciplinary research team led by a University of Colorado Boulder professor has won a major NSF award to help "crack the olfactory code."Read more »
Infographic of issues that affect air quality in homes

Indoor air quality to be tested in low-income Denver homes

July 21, 2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards professor Shelly Miller, professor in the Environmental Engineering Program, and her team $1 million to evaluate the impacts of climate change, including increased wildfires, on indoor air quality and health.Read more »
Shang Liu discusses his research with a conference attendee

CU-Boulder hosts fourth Microbiology of the Built Environment Conference

July 20, 2015

Environmental engineer Mark Hernandez among those turning their focus to ecosystems associated with the built environment.Read more »
NSF CAREER awards graphic

Two faculty members win prestigious NSF CAREER awards

March 26, 2015

This year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has an unprecedented number of National Science Foundation CAREER award winners , with seven junior faculty earning this prestigious honor. Two of them – assistant professors Shideh Dashti and Fernando Rosario-Ortiz – are from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural... Read more »

Alum, professor named to ENR Mountain States Top 20 Under 40

March 18, 2015

Engineering News Record’s Mountain States edition recently named two civil engineering Buffs to its Top 20 Under 40 list. The list recognizes those working full-time in some aspect of the commercial construction industry who have shown themselves to be leaders, pioneers or mentors in the industry. Alumnus Matt Hoster (CivEngr’00)... Read more »
Roseanna Neupauer

Professor’s teaching accomplishments recognized locally, internationally

March 5, 2015

Roseanna Neupauer performs an original rap for her hydrology class. Two recent awards leave little doubt that associate professor Roseanna Neupauer is an outstanding teacher. Neupauer has been named to the University of Colorado’s President’s Teaching Scholars Program, and has also received a Fulbright Fellowship to spend a summer in... Read more »
Fracking rig and wastewater

Clean oil and gas wastewater, make more energy

Feb. 27, 2015

Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. The saltiness of the water and the organic contaminants it contains have traditionally made treatment difficult and expensive. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a simpler process that can simultaneously... Read more »