Faculty & Staff

Tien invited to join nation’s brightest young engineers at 2017 Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Assistant Professor Iris Tien, who will join 80 other exceptional young engineers at the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering symposium. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Iris Tien will travel to Connecticut this fall for two days of meetings and idea-sharing with some of the nation’s most promising young engineers. It’s a highly competitive and prestigious invitation extended to only 82 people this year.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Paulino elected a fellow of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute

Raymond Allen Jones Chair and Professor Glaucio Paulino has been named a fellow of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute. (Photo: Rob Felt)

Professor Glaucio Paulino is one of three new fellows of the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Engineering Mechanics Institute. Paulino will accept the honor June 6 at the institute’s national conference.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Stewart one of Civil + Structural Engineer mag’s 2017 rising stars

Civil + Structural Engineer magazine has named Lauren Stewart one of the industry’s rising stars. She's the only full-time faculty member among the list's 29 professionals under 40 years old. (Photo: Gary Meek)

Civil + Structural Engineer magazine has named Lauren Stewart one of the industry’s rising stars. The list of 29 professionals, out this month, recognizes “exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil and structural engineering profession … and society,” editors wrote.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Kimberly Kurtis named interim chair, effective July 1

Professor Kimberly Kurtis has been named interim chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective July 1, when current chair Reginald DesRoches departs for Rice University. Kurtis has been associate dean for faculty development and scholarship in the College of Engineering since 2014. (File Photo: Gary Meek)

Kimberly E. Kurtis will serve as interim chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering effective July 1, 2017. Kurtis has served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for faculty development and scholarship since April 2014 and has been on the civil engineering faculty since 1999.

Friday, April 21, 2017

School Chair Reginald DesRoches named dean of engineering at Rice University

Reginald DesRoches, chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will become dean of Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering  effective July 1. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Reginald DesRoches, chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will become dean of Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering  effective July 1.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

National media tap Tech structural engineering, transportation expertise after I-85 bridge collapses

Lauren Stewart talks with WSB-TV's Tom Regan about the Interstate 85 bridge collapse in Atlanta. Stewart said coordinated investigationsof the cause, cleanup of the site, and reconstruction of the highway will likely take months. She was among a handful of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers who offered their engineering expertise to Atlanta and national media in the wake of the disaster. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Reporters looking for insight into the collapse of the Interstate 85 bridge in Atlanta talked with four School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professors in the hours afterward in an effort to understand how the structure crumbled.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Kennedy keynotes University of Toronto E-week research day

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)

Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy delivered the keynote address for the University of Toronto Centre for Global Engineering’s Research Day March 17, focusing on sustainability thinking.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hunter tells GPB many more questions remain about self-driving cars

Screenshot of GPB web page featuring the March 16 segment on self-driving cars that included Michael Hunter.

Appearing on the GPB public radio program On Second Thought March 16, transportation research Michael Hunter said the jury remains out on whether autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer. Hunter said such questions are the focus of inquiry as cities and states move closer to allowing the driverless cars on their roadways.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ellingwood wins ASCE lifetime achievement award

Professor Emeritus Bruce Ellingwood

Professor Emeritus Bruce Ellingwood will receive a lifetime achievement award in March from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his contributions to engineering education.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rodgers, Watson win ASEE Evans award for paper on concept maps

Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers and one of his former Ph.D. students have won the Thomas C. Evans Instructional Paper Award for their work on assessing how well students learn complex engineering information.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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