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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

Chong Dai is using chemistry to clean up the environment

Chong Dai, Ph.D. candidate in environmental engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. The prestigious honor is bestowed on 25 students, at most, annually.

The award recognizes graduate students working in areas related to environmental chemistry. That’s Dai’s passion. No doubt the award committee saw it.

Environmental Graduate Student Wins Highest ACS Honor
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of electrical and computer engineering, will head the new NSF-funded BRAIN Center

Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, the aftermath of stroke, limb loss and paralysis significantly diminish the length and quality of life – affecting about one in six people worldwide. But a growing number of biomedical innovations, driven in large part by an aging population dealing with debilitating health issues, are improving both cognitive and motor function.

Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration.

Space-Savvy UH Students May Apply for Moscow Summer Intern Program

Faculty Accolades

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

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Yandi Hu, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, a three-year, $188,531 grant to explore lead phosphate formations in water distribution lines.

NSF Awards UH Engineer Grant to Study Effects of Lead Phosphate in Water Lines

Student Success

Chong Dai is using chemistry to clean up the environment

Chong Dai, Ph.D. candidate in environmental engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. The prestigious honor is bestowed on 25 students, at most, annually.

The award recognizes graduate students working in areas related to environmental chemistry. That’s Dai’s passion. No doubt the award committee saw it.

Environmental Graduate Student Wins Highest ACS Honor
Launch into Engineering is a launch into fun for high schoolers

Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) outreach event to attract college-bound students to the STEM fields.

UH Society of Women Engineers Hosts High Schoolers

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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