From wastewater treatment to emerging construction materials, multi-scale modeling to probabilistic mechanics, the vanguard of civil engineering is evolving at a rapid pace.

At Stevens, Ph.D. candidates pursue their studies in a wide selection of testbeds and laboratories, collaborating with renowned faculty — experts in bridges, structural mechanics, probabilistic modeling, stochastic processes and more — and award-winning investigators.

By focusing on a research area of their choosing, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to develop a strong scholarly identity while advancing the field of civil engineering. Faculty members provide guidance in research areas including:

  • Structural engineering. Researchers focus on such areas as hazard mitigation, infrastructure rehabilitation, computational mechanics, solid and structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and probabilistic modeling.
  • Construction management. Stevens’ faculty and Ph.D. candidates alike carry out their research at several state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Water resources. Research continues on such topics as toxic pollutants in the Hudson-Raritan estuary, stochastic aspects of groundwater flow modeling, advanced oxidation of hazardous waste, statistical process control of wastewater treatment, and others.

In addition to the array of faculty distinctions, Stevens offers access to a number of globally recognized laboratories and research facilities.