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Prof Philip Liu (left) is leading the consortium to develop the Coastal-Inland Flood Model to support the planning of coastal adaptation measures. With him is research team member Mr Wang Jinghua from NUS Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Modeling for coastal defense

Philip L-F. Liu, Class of 1912 Professor of Engineering Emeritus from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University and Distinguished Professor from NUS Civil and Environmental Engineering and NUS researchers will be working on a state-of-the-art Coastal-Inland Flood Model based on the nation’s densely built-up and urbanised environment. Read more

Professor Oliver Gao and Shuai Pan study air quality in Houston TX related to automobile emissions.

H. Oliver Gao receives an endowed professorship

H. Oliver Gao, professor of civil and environmental engineering, H. Oliver Gaohas received the inaugural Howard Simpson Professorship that will take effect on July 1, 2021. Howard Simpson was a CEE graduate, Class of 1942, who was one of the partners who founded Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) in Boston. Read more

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Last Thursday, May 27th, CEE held a virtual recognition event for graduating seniors and on Friday, May 28th, a similar virtual celebration for our graduate students. Our alumni guest speakers, Prashanth Chandrasekar, CEO of Stack Overflow, Veronica Davis, Director of Transportation & Drainage Operations for the City of Houston, James McCormick, Director of Construction for D&A Development Partners, Mike Rolband, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., and Professor Ken Hover gave helpful advice and words of encouragement to the graduates. "And so for civil... Read more

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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering launches smart cities concentration

By: Chris Dawson

Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) will offer a smart cities concentration to its undergraduate students beginning in the fall 2021 semester. The optional concentration recognizes the growing ubiquity of sensors, smart devices, real-time data and advancements in artificial intelligence in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. The curriculum will prepare students for a future that demands fluency in both civil engineering know-how and the ability to design feedback and control systems to better match supply and demand of critical civil systems to improve... Read more

The Kaveri River in India is the source for an extensive irrigation system and for hydroelectric power. Provided.

Study exposes global ripple effects of regional water scarcity

By: Syl Kacapyr

Water scarcity is often understood as a problem for regions experiencing drought, but a new study from Cornell and Tufts universities finds that not only can localized water shortages impact the global economy, but changes in global demand send positive and negative ripple effects to water basins across the globe. “We are looking at water scarcity as a globally connected and multi-sector phenomenon,” said Jonathan Lamontagne, M.S. '14, Ph.D. '15, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University, who co-authored the study with Patrick Reed, the Joseph C. Ford... Read more

Cornell Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell seal, Image of assistant professors headshots in a circle with their names displayed and their area of focus over an abstract blue background. Text reads: The Faces of CEE's Future in the center, then Greeshma Gadikota, Sustainable energy and resources recovery, Andrea Giometto, Eco-evolutionary dynamics of communities and populations, Matthew Reid, Contaminant transport and environmental transformation, Sriramya Nair, Sustainable cementitious

CEE UPDATE Newsletter is now available!

Read the latest issue of the CEE UPDATE In this issue: Message from the Director: Linda Nozick The Faces of CEE's Future Alumni Spotlights CEE Retirements Faculty News, Honors & Awards Engineering Management Spotlight Student Spotlight Staff News Reunion 2020 and Alumni News Read more

College of Engineering's 2019-20 Presentations Awards announced

The College of Engineering’s CUP (Cornell University Presentations) Awards, hosted by the Engineering Communications Program have been announced. The CUP Awards competition invites engaging, unique, insightful technical presentations from undergraduates. For 2019-20 there were three categories of awards and multiple winners in each category. Current applications for all three competitions for AY 2020-2021, where significant prizes are awarded, are now open. Full details are provided on the CUP website. The three categories of awards are these: Roger K. Berman Oral Presentation Awards... Read more