Nikki van den Heever

CEAE Graduate Student Honored as Rhode Scholar Finalist

Dec. 11, 2018

Nikki van den Heever was a finalist for this year’s Rhodes Scholarship . A graduate student in the CEAE department at CU Boulder, Nikki is graduating in December with a Master’s Degree in Civil Systems Engineering with a certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities. In addition, Nikki is the president...

2019 Wash Symposium

Registration for the Colorado WASH Symposium Now Open!

Dec. 11, 2018

2019 Colorado WASH Symposium March 5 & 6, 2019 University of Colorado Boulder Registration Now Open! Dear friends of the CO WASH Symposium, Registration for your favorite gathering of WASH practitioners, academics, and professionals is now open! As always the symposium is FREE, but we'd like to share a few...

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...

Julie Korak

New Professor’s Research Could Shape Water Use in West

Dec. 5, 2018

Julie Korak’s research interests are broadly focused on water treatment engineering, spanning municipal drinking water, water reuse and industrial water treatment.

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...

Prof. Paul Chinowsky

CU Engineering professor helps lead White House climate report

Nov. 26, 2018

A major climate change report released Friday by over a dozen U.S. federal agencies outlines the potential for significant economic and environmental damages in the coming years. The report included a chapter on the potential for impacts on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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Sustainability Course in Brazil - Spring 2019

Nov. 20, 2018

ENVS is offering a course on Sustainability in Brazil: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social-Environmental Leadership and Development in the Amazon and Atlantic Forests, in the Spring 2019 semester. This course will focus on integrated leadership for environmental governance and climate change, livelihood development, cultural preservation law and policy development. CEAE...

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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...