• UH Engineer Investigates Geologic Carbon Sequestration to Combat Climate Change
    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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  • Civil Engineering Online Master's Program
    Civil Engineering Online Master's Program

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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.

Faculty Accolades

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

With the rattle and hum of a giant drilling bit churning through clay, a new frontier in oil and gas exploration began at the University of Houston this spring.

'Smart' Cement Could Talk to Engineers About Well Conditions

Student Success

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

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

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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