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    UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change

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  • Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Water with Nano-sized Technology
    Grant Allows UH Startup to Increase Global Access to Water with Nano-sized Technology

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  • Professor Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges
    Professor Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges

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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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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.

Latest News

Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light to heat highly porous gold nanodisks. A research paper describing the method was featured on the cover of the April issue of Optical Materials Express.

Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria

Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Chairman of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, was invited to deliver a lecture at the Technical University of Vienna this month on strategies for cultivating a multidisciplinary environment in education and research.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Chairman Delivers Lecture at Technical University of Vienna

Last month, University of Houston undergraduates from Bauer College of Business pitched their company Sensytec to industry professionals and potential investors at the 16th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).

Undergraduate Students Pitch Smart Cement at Rice Business Plan Competition

Faculty Accolades

As the United States struggles to pay for expanding and maintaining the nation’s transportation infrastructure, a University of Houston research team is proposing changes to the design for bridge construction that could dramatically lower maintenance costs while improving the quality of the bridges.

UH Engineer Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges

The UH Cullen College of Engineering will hold its annual hurricane conference Friday, Aug. 7, focused on helping coastal communities prepare for, and recover from, a major storm.

UH Engineer Hosts Conference on Hurricane Preparation and Recovery

Student Success

Two doctoral students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the college’s Best Dissertation Awards for fall 2015.

Doctoral Students Honored with Cullen College’s Best Dissertation Awards
Photo from the 2014 ATPESC

A Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering was one of only 65 participants selected to attend the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

UH Engineering Student to Attend Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

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