See the research grants and awards earned by CSEE faculty
2016 - 2017
Assistant professor Pinar Okumus received a National Science
Foundation Award for Collaborative Research: Resilient Seismic
Retrofit by Integrating Selective Weakening and Self-Centering.
In this project, a new seismic retrofit method, integrating the
concepts of selective weakening, hinged walls, and self-centering,
will be investigated to achieve low seismic damage. Read More
Assistant professor Andreas Stavridis is the primary investigator
on a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and
the U.S. Geological Survey.
Bruneau, a professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and
Environmental Engineering received a grant from the Pankow
Foundation to research R-Factors developed from FEMA P-695
studies for Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls - Concrete
Filled. Read More
Pinar Okumus received a grant from FM Global and Business and
Alan Rabideau, Professor and director of graduate studies in
the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering,
received a grant from the Buffalo Water Board and Public
Stephen Still Assistant Professor Qing He received a grant from
the New York State Department of Transportation
Professor Michel bruneau is a Co-PI on a project funded by the
Pankow Foundation, and will produce research with the intnet of
advancing the wind and seismic design of Concrete-Filled
Composite Shear Walls. Read More
Ning Dai, and assistant professor in the Department of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering received an NSF CAREER
award to study the Impacts of Marine Algal Blooms on
Disinfection By-Product Formation in Seawater Desalination. Read More
Assistant Professor Ravi Ranade received a grant from the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers.
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 computing technology.
Research in geotechnical engineering addresses computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.
Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new construction methods, components and materials. Current areas of investigation are Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), multiple-hazard mitigation, and response modification devices.
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 its protection.