From left to right: Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Fiez, Outstanding Postdoc Awardees Mohammad Hariri and Francisco Müller-Sánchez, and OPA Director Leah Colvin

Researcher wins CU Boulder Outstanding Postdoc Award

Oct. 7, 2016

From left to right: Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Fiez, Outstanding Postdoc Awardees Mohammad Hariri and Francisco Müller-Sánchez, and OPA Director Leah Colvin. Mohammad Hariri , a researcher in Victor Saouma's structural engineering lab, has been honored as an outstanding postdoc by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). The award... Read more »
Equipment at a brewery.

Transforming brewery wastewater into energy storage

Oct. 7, 2016

Zhiyong Jason Ren and his team have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.Read more »
A student speaks with an employer at last year's career fair.

Nearly 40 companies to recruit CEAE students at Sept. 19 career fair

Sept. 9, 2016

With the job market booming, many companies are getting an early start on recruiting summer interns and full-time employees. Nearly 40 companies are expected to attend the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Career Fair on Monday, Sept. 19. The event, which will include all sub-disciplines within the department (structural, lighting/electrical,... Read more »
Bart Foster (front-left) and Wil Srubar (front-right) look through a pair of eyeglass lenses with graduate research assistants Sankar Ravichandran (back-left) and Elizabeth Delesky (back-right) standing behind them.

CEAE professor joins industry-academic partnership to recycle eyeglass lens waste

Aug. 4, 2016

“Our preliminary results have been extremely promising,” says assistant professor Wil Srubar. “Our team here at CU Boulder has discovered critical reprocessing pathways that allow for the material to be recovered and re-engineered for future uses."Read more »
Sara Beck and an AEESP member hold the plaque Beck received to commemorate her dissertation award.

Recent PhD alum wins outstanding dissertation award

July 28, 2016

Sara Beck (PhDCivEngr'15) has been awarded the 2016 Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. This award is given annually to recognize a rigorous and innovative doctoral thesis that advances the science and practice of water quality engineering for either engineered... Read more »
A car sits mired in the mud next to a destroyed building in a Japanese town where earthquakes triggered mudslides

Assistant professor, students join geotechnical reconnaissance team after Japan quakes

June 24, 2016

Shideh Dashti, assistant professor of geotechnical engineering and geomechanics at CU-Boulder, co-led a scientific reconnaissance team mobilized by the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association to travel to Kumamoto-shi, Japan, after the two earthquakes that occurred on April 14 and 16.Read more »
Bernard Amadei poses in front of a map of the world

Amadei receives top honor from construction industry group

June 21, 2016

Bernard Amadei, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and founder of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB), has received the Construction Industry Institute’s highest honor for his contributions to the construction industry through EWB. The Construction Industry Institute established the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence in 1985 to recognize... Read more »
The four members of Crimaldi's research team

Crimaldi olfaction research featured on PBS Newshour

June 10, 2016

"This science squad has a singular mission: Unravel how the oldest guidance system in the world, smell, works. And by doing so, the team aims to teach robots how to smell too."Read more »
An aerial photo of Antarctica's dry McMudro valleys

McKnight study provides glimpse into planet’s long history of combustion

June 8, 2016

The study may open new avenues of inquiry into how black carbon signatures have shifted over time and how dissolved black carbon is transported to the world’s oceans and lakes. “Having a new chemical tool that allows us to identify the source and transformation of black carbon is very exciting,” said Diane McKnight, a professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU-Boulder, an INSTAAR fellow and a co-author of the study.Read more »
Octavio Franco

Alum plays lead role in Panama Canal expansion project

June 2, 2016

Octavio Franco (MSCivEngr'91) watched over the construction of the massive gates at center of the project to double the canal's capacity.Read more »