Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is made up of two main laboratories: Pierce and Parsons Laboratory. Emphasizing the use of quantitative approaches, CEE features two vibrant centers of gravity: environment (Parsons Laboratory), what exists as natural systems; and infrastructure (Pierce Laboratory), what is created by human activity.

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Upcoming Events

CEE C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series- Prof. Jean-Louis Barrat

Abstract I will present our current understanding, based on microscopic simulations and experiments, of the elementary mechanisms that govern the...

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 5:00pm
CEE C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series- Prof. Zdenek Bazant

Abstract The failure probability of engineering structures such as bridges, airframes, and MEMS should be <10-6. This is a challenge. For perfectly brittle...

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00pm
Environmental Science Seminar Series

"In assessing vulnerablitities to climate change, how sensitive are system sensitivities to our assumptions about how the future might evolve? A case study...

Friday, November 22, 2109 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Environmental Science Seminar Series

Friday, March 06, 2020

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