Our faculty members have received outstanding teaching awards
and are recognized internationally for their research in
computational mechanics, environmental and water resources
engineering, geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, structural
and earthquake engineering, and transportation engineering.
Whether you wish to choose a career in academia or industry, the
educational experience garnered at CSEE will equip you with the
fundamental knowledge and technical skills to chart your path of
discovery and creativity that will make a difference in the built
environment or the stewardship of the environment.
IBE and MCEER to Receive Upto $15M in Funding from FHWA
The Institute of Bridge Engineering and MCEER received a
contract valued at up to $15M over a period of five years to
provide structural engineering services to the Federal Highway
Administration’s Office of Bridges and Structures.
A research team led by CSEE Professor Andreas Stavridis recently
subjected an existing 10-story concrete warehouse in Utica, N.Y.,
to a series of shake tests in order to study the behavior of
archaic concrete structures under lateral loads.
Professor Salvatore Salamone has been awarded the 2014 Achenbach
Medal, an international honor that recognizes an individual who has
made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the field of
structural health monitoring.
CSEE researchers found that green algae blooms (orange strands
in the smaller picture) act as a barrier between UV radiation and
bacteria, such as salmonella (green dots), which allows organisms
to grow unheeded on Great Lakes beaches.
Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new
construction methods, components and materials. Current areas of
investigation are Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in seismic
regions using prefabricated segmental construction, multiple-hazard
mitigation, and response modification devices.
Research in computational engineering mechanics involves the
application of the fundamental principles of solid and fluid
mechanics to a variety of emerging engineering problems, using
state-of-the-science numerical algorithms and high-performance
Research in transportation systems engineering focuses on
improving the efficiency, safety, sustainability, and resiliency of
surface transportation systems. This program integrates research in
intelligent systems, advanced computing, hazard mitigation,
simulation and econometric modeling.
Research in geotechnical engineering addresses a range of
topics, including computational geomechanics, deep foundations,
ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and
retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.
Research in environmental engineering seeks to better understand
the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the
health of our environment and to pursue innovative solutions for