About the Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Department

ABOUT the department
Building a Better Future

The department offers 3 undergraduate degree programs and 5 graduate programs, in addition to a variety of graduate certificates and minors that prepare students for a successful career. Students and faculty are actively involved in cutting-edge research in world-class labs and research centers that lays the foundation for a better future.

Major areas of current faculty research include earthquake engineering, wind engineering, high strength concrete, soil-structure interactions, soil mechanics and deep foundation systems, stochastic aspects of saturated and unsaturated flow modeling, advanced oxidation of hazardous wastes, transport of nonaqueous-phase liquids in the subsurface, statistical process control of wastewater treatment, stabilization/solidification of contaminated soil, physiochemical treatment of heavy metal contaminated wastes, hydrodynamic modeling of currents and the dispersion of effluents in the coastal zone, coastal sediment transport, analysis of current and wave observations in the coastal ocean, and remote sensing.

Welcome from the Department Director

History of the Department