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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.

Latest News

Professor Hyongki Lee is helping manage water via satellite for Indochina

If it has to do with water, you can bet Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee has an appetite whet for it. Fresh off the success of helping Pakistani officials manage water resources, he’s at it again, now selected by NASA to manage water for Indochina.

For Lee, it’s an issue of fairness.

Hyongki Lee’s Plan to Monitor Water is Out of This World

WAVVE Stream, a University of Houston startup company committed to increasing global access to clean water, recently racked up another award for their novel nano-sized water filtration system.

UH Startup Makes WAVVES for the Future of Clean Water Technology

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

Faculty Accolades

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

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

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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