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Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that benefits humankind. These three-year grants extend from 2019 to 2022.

Cullen College Professors Win Welch Awards to Explore Fundamental Chemical Ideas
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston.

The online master’s program in civil engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made two different lists highlighting the best programs for students interested in growing their careers in the field.

UH Civil Engineering Online Master’s Program Ranks on Two Lists
Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, led a team of researchers in developing a better understanding of the presence of strontium-rich barite in seawater.

Researchers Determine Why Strontium-rich Barite is Found in Oceans

 

In solving a scientific mystery, researchers from the University of Houston and the nation’s national laboratories also discovered a new avenue for clearing toxins from water, including wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing.

Solving a Scientific Mystery and Finding a Solution for Industry

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Annual Conference Highlights Regional Readiness for Future Storms

Emergency managers, public officials and industry executives will meet at the University of Houston Friday, Aug. 3, to discuss the latest in disaster preparations, loss mitigation and rapid recovery in the face of hurricanes and other storms.

Hurricane Conference Offers Updates on Hurricane Preparation
Roberto Ballarini, chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the 2019 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Roberto Ballarini recognized for contributions in numerous disciplines

 

Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UH Civil and Environmental Engineering Chairman Wins 2019 Mindlin Medal

Student Success

Chong Dai (Ph.D. '18) won a 2019 Chinese Government Award for Self-financed Students Abroad.

Chong Dai, who earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a 2019 Chinese Government Award for Self-financed Students Abroad.

Given by the China Scholarship Council, this competitive award is presented to only 500 students worldwide each year. She will receive a $6,000 cash prize and a certificate.

Cullen College Alumna Scores Prestigious Chinese Government Award
Bo Cao, a Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. candidate, won a a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the ACS.

Bo Cao, a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS makes up to 20 such awards annually.

UH Graduate Student Wins ACS Award for Environmental Chemistry

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