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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

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    Professor Focuses on Improving Quality of Bridges

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    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.

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Charles Beyer (middle) with wife, Nancy, and Joseph Tedesco (left), Dean of the Cullen College

When proud UH Cullen College alumnus Charles Beyer passed away in May, his family shared one of Beyer’s favorite mottos, which they said he imparted to anyone who met him: "The world is run by those who show up."

Scholarship honors a man dedicated to civil engineering and Cullen College
Spread out in different departments and new to the Cullen College are some of the most brilliant minds in engineering, including four members of the National Academy of Engineering

The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty during the 2016 - 2017 year.

Biomedical Engineering

20 New Faces and Brilliant Minds Join the UH Cullen College of Engineering Faculty, Including Four National Academy of Engineering Members

Everyone with a water faucet knows the nuisance of limescale, the chalky deposits of minerals that tend to build up inside of water heaters, pipes and pots. If left untreated, limescale can obstruct the flow of water through pipes and cause serious damage to various components of water lines and water heating systems.

Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with Department of Energy Grant

Faculty Accolades

Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has received the 2016 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Research Award.

UH Researcher Recognized for Work in Clean Energy

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

Student Success

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College

A civil and environmental engineering student from the UH Cullen College of Engineering was recently awarded the Robert J. Melosh Medal for his doctoral dissertation in the area of finite element methods and computational mechanics.

Doctoral Student Earns Robert J. Melosh Medal for Computational Mechanics Research

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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