See the research grants and awards earned by CSEE faculty members
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 about Okumus' grant
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.
Michel 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 about Bruneau's grant
Pinar Okumus received a grant from FM Global and Business and Industry.
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 Government.
Stephen Still Assistant Professor Qing He received a grant from the New York State Department of Transportation
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 about Dai's award
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.