Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling featured in Fox 40 news

    After the recent earthquake in Italy, Fox 40 news visited the Center for Geotechnical Modeling to learn about earthquake engineering research being done at UC Davis and how the results are being used to improve the earthquake resilience of California. Watch the video by clicking here.



  • Lake Tahoe: Can We Save It?

    Dr. Geoffrey Schladow, a Professor in the Department of  Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the director of the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC). TERC conducts research on the water quality, physical processes, and ecology of Lake Tahoe and it’s watershed to form a better understanding of how to protect the lake and keep it unspoiled for future ...

  • Frank Loge quoted in San Diego Tribune article regarding the impact of water conservation on energy consumption

    The San Diego Tribune recently published an article highlighting a UC Davis study which finds that water conservation has signifcantly reduced electricity consumption and lowered greenhouse gas emissions. This study took advantage of the statistics that water districts and electric utilities throughout the state submitted to the government because of the California drought, and found that the amount of ...

  • Reina Smarkel receives Campus STAR award

    Reina Smarkel, the CEE Undergraduate Program Coordinator, recently received the prestigious 2015 Campus STAR award. Reina goes above and beyond her job duties to ensure student success. Not only does she advise students, assist the department in curriculum development and implementation, and coordinate course and classroom scheduling, but Reina also co-teaches a staff development course for ...

  • UCD Geotechnical Graduate Student Society hosted short course on integrated site characterization

    The UCD Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS) hosted an industry short course Friday, Oct. 23 focused on “Integrated Site Characterization”.  More than 70 practitioners from industry and government agencies attended.  It was a great forum to connect with industry, to let them know what UCD is doing, to connect current grads with future employers, and ...

  • UC Davis Solar Decathlon team in the media

    Aggie Sol, the UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, is in the final stretch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon where they will compete with about 20 other universities to design, build, and operate a zero-net energy home. See below for recent media coverage of their hard work and impressive design. KTVU-San Francisco (used Fox 40 ...

  • UC Davis 2015 Solar Decathlon: audio visual presentation of construction project

    Team Aggie Sol has been hard at work designing and constructing zero-net-energy farm worker housing. Check out their nearly completed project and learn about it’s unique features by watching their audio visual presentation below. The team will be competing in the 2015 Solar Decathlon this October in Irvine, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of ...

  • Center for Geo-Technical Modeling featured in Engineering Progress magazine

    Our “world-renowned” Center for Geo-Technical Modeling is featured in the Summer 2015 edition of the Engineering Progress magazine published by the UC Davis College of Engineering. The article quotes Dan Wilson, “We now have the country’s largest centrifuge… Our models weigh about 2.5 tons, which includes 1.5 tons of soil: Three to four times larger ...

  • CEE effort led by Deb Niemeier featured in Davis Enterprise

    For the major design course ECI 162, UC Davis civil engineering students are assigned with drawing up plans for the Nishi property, which is a 45-acre field located in between Interstate 80 and the UC Davis campus. Learn more about the project by reading the Davis Enterprise article, Young UCD Minds Tackle Nishi Property. Photo credit: Fred ...

  • George Tchobanoglous Featured in AAEES

    George Tchobanoglous, a professor emeritus in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis, is featured in the winter 2015 issue of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Environmental Engineer & Scietist periodical. Read more about the article by clicking here. 

  • UC Davis Solar Decathlon

    The UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, Aggie Sol, was featured in an article published by the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center for the Board of Advisers Meeting on December 2, 2014. The article states that, “UC Davis has been selected to participate in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon, an intense 2-year design competition. Students ...

  • Green Sturgeon
    River water diversions threaten green sturgeon, study shows

    Collaborative study with Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and  the J. Amorocho Hydraulics Lab, confirms young green sturgeon may be jeopardized by water diversion pipes.   UC Davis News and Information article:

  • Schladow
    One UC Davis in 30 Seconds

    Can you find the Engineers? Lake Tahoe Research Center Professor Geoffrey Schladow and crew on a water quality research vessel in Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.   One World One UC Davis