Civil And Environmental Engineering

  • Olin Hall

    CEE senior continues award-winning research in graduate school

    Two months before graduating with a degree in civil engineering Mason Hickman earned two awards at the 2013 Southeastern Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education for his research on portable structures capable of withstanding blasts from explosives. Read More

    Oct 2, 2013

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    Eight engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

    Meghan Bowler, Erica Curtis, Melanie Gault, Samantha Saratt and Chelsea Stowell, biomedical engineering; Kirsten Heikkinen and Richard Hendrick, mechanical engineering; and Thushara Gunda, civil and environmental engineering, have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Read More

    Sep 4, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Mark Abkowitz

    Watch video of Mark Abkowitz, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt, discuss adaptation strategies with a specific focus on infrastructure systems as a means to prepare for future climate change such as extreme weather events. In his presentation, he suggests using a holistic risk management approach to identify… Read More

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Secretary of Energy selects Kosson as member of key review committee

    Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has selected Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair David Kosson as a member of a group of independent technical experts to assess certain aspects of the design of a new, state-of-the art waste treatment plant that the Department of Energy is planning to construct on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington state. Read More

    Aug 6, 2012

  • Bethany Smith (Vanderbilt University)

    Engineering doctoral student wins first prize in DOE competition

    Bethany Smith, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition. Read More

    Jul 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Clarke receives inaugural environmental scientist certification

    Jim Clarke, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been approved for membership in American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and for Certification by Eminence as a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) in the April 2012 inaugural class. Read More

    May 23, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Abkowitz receives Alumni Education Award

      Alumnus Thomas Conner (center) and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering Art Overholser (right) present the Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award to Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz on April 2. (image courtesy of Vanderbilt Alumni Association) Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, was… Read More

    Apr 20, 2012

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    Seniors show off real-world design solutions at Senior Design Day

    Senior engineering students are challenged to solve real-world design issues for university and corporate sponsors during a two-semester design course. Students will share results with their clients and the Vanderbilt community at Senior Design Day, April 19, from 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall. Read More

    Apr 13, 2012

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    Anilkumar (Vanderbilt) Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Peter Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed to… Read More

    Mar 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineer elected to American Nuclear Society committee

    James H. Clarke has been named to the ANS's Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Division. Read More

    Jun 7, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

    Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of… Read More

    May 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sponsored Research grants for March

    The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in March that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Julie A. Adams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $25,000 by the Department of Defense for “Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium:  Urban Operations Laboratory.”… Read More

    Apr 22, 2011

  • Frank Parker

    Nuclear remediation veteran comments on accident at Japanese nuclear power plant

    Frank Parker, who has studied Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, comments on the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Read More

    Mar 23, 2011