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  • Making Waves: Grad Student’s Wave Research Earns AGU Award
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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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Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11.

BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of smoke, robots performed amazing feats, and propeller-powered cars raced down corridors as happy shrieks filled the air.

About a thousand Houston-area girls, from grades 4-8, flooded the Cullen College and its surroundings on Saturday, March 24 for the third annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

UH Engineers, Chevron Introduce Houston-area Girls to STEM Fun
Debora Rodrigues,associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of an international team studying bacteria-fungi interaction.

While microorganism like bacteria and fungi have co-existed for eons, there is still much to discover about them, their interactions and the benefits they offer the world.

Bacteria-fungi interaction may lead to improvements in crop production, sustainable energy

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Faculty Accolades

 Stacey Louie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, left, and Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, examining nanoparticles, to find new materials that will break down pollutants and work in sunlight

It’s no secret that the water supply is constantly inundated with all sorts of waste and chemicals. Some are filtered out, others are not. Think about old, expired medicine you casually toss away. Pharmaceuticals don’t degrade.

UH Engineers Shedding Light on Water Pollutants
Debora Rodrigues,associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of an international team studying bacteria-fungi interaction.

While microorganism like bacteria and fungi have co-existed for eons, there is still much to discover about them, their interactions and the benefits they offer the world.

Bacteria-fungi interaction may lead to improvements in crop production, sustainable energy

Student Success

D. Wayne Klotz, a University Houston engineering alumnus, received the 2018 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)

Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award
Andrea Albright will present her award-winning wave research using NASA's hyperwall at the upcoming AGU Conference

It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves, one after another. You notice the differences between them – how some build up height as they near the shore until they curl forward into a dramatic pipeline that’s the stuff of surfers’ dreams.

Making Waves: Grad Student's Wave Research Earns AGU Award

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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