Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at the University at Buffalo! The department is a vibrant engine for generating the knowledge, tools and leadership needed to address society’s largest and most challenging problems in the natural and built environments.

The information on our website will give you an understanding of our world-class faculty and research opportunities, undergraduate and graduate degree options, successful alumni, and job opportunities for our graduates. In 2013, our department was ranked 24 among all civil engineering graduate programs in the United States by other civil engineering department chairs.

We are committed to providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education experience. We offer ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. As a Tier 1 research institution, we offer outstanding research opportunities in our PhD and MS programs, and we actively enable research opportunities for our undergraduate students. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer the breadth expected from a comprehensive Tier 1 university but maintain the close-knit feeling associated with a much smaller institution.

I invite you to visit the website frequently to learn of departmental news, updates to our teaching programs, new faculty hires, and research opportunities and products.

Joseph Atkinson
Professor and Chair