Highlights

  • Chancellor May Takes a Tour of the CGM

    Professor Ross Boulanger and the rest of the team at the CGM were thrilled to have Chancellor Gary May tour The Center for Geotechnical Modeling yesterday afternoon. Professor Boulanger would like to give a special thanks to the OSU team (Maggie Exton, Samuel Harry, and Rachel Ibrahim-Watkins) for describing their tsunami modeling equipment on the ...


 


 

  • Two faculty inducted into 2018 NAE Class

    Professors Jay Lund and Norman Abrahamson earned one of the highest honors for engineers as they were inducted into the National Academy of Engineers this year. They join department colleagues Professors Ross Boulanger and Deb Niemeier, and four current Emeriti faculty. Boulanger and Niemeier were inducted into the 2017 NAE class.

  • Professor Bassam Younis Improves UV Water Disinfection System

    UV light water disinfection devices have been commercially available for many years but most suffer from drawbacks arising from their basic design. Most designs require the UV lamps to be immersed in the water being treated which, with time, leads to the formation of a bio-film on their surface. This bio-film blocks off much of ...

  • UC Davis Solar Decathlon Team Receives Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

    OurH20use at the 2017 Solar Decathlon competition in Denver, Colorado. Photo Courtesy of Ali Lodge. By Alicia Loge DAVIS, Calif.; June 22, 2018 – On June 12, 2018 the UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, led by Professor Frank Loge in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Central ...

  • UC LEADS and CAMP Graduating Seniors Recognized at Undergraduate Research Scholar’s Program Banquet

    CEE students Alex San Pablo, Brian Morales, and Daisy Guitron were recognized at the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Scholars’ Program banquet on Thursday, May 31. Daisy and Alex graduated from the UC LEADS program while Brian graduated from the CAMP program. CEE is proud of these UG leaders, and looks forward to their continued ...

  • Professor Chris Cappa Co-Writer of Paper Featured in Science, Various Top News Outlets

    Professor Christopher Cappa helped write a paper featured recently in the journal Science.  The paper finds that everyday household products from hairspray to hand sanitizer rival cars in creating air pollution in big cities like Los Angeles. Read more about it at these sources: New York Times LA Times Washington Post UC Davis Press Release

  • Professors Alissa Kendall and John Harvey Quoted in Wired Piece About Eco-Friendly Pavement

    Professors Alissa Kendall and John Harvey were recently quoted in an article from Wired. The piece discusses the complicated science behind trying to engineer pavement that is friendly to the environment. There are many aspects of environmentally friendly pavement, such as allowing cars and trucks to drive smoothly and efficiently over it, as well as minimizing the effects ...

  • Professor Jaller Writes about the Harm of Online Shopping on the Environment and How to Prevent Further Damage

    Professor Miguel Jaller writes of the implications that online shopping has on the environment in an article published by Vox on December 21st, 2017. Being in the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year, many are unaware of the negative effects that their online shopping may be having on the environment. Read more ...

  • UC Pavement Research Center eyes longterm pothole fix

    The UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) is looking for a permanent fix for the Bay Area’s pothole problem. “We’re looking at how to make them cheaper, last longer, and reduce environmental impact,” Professor John Harvey, director of the UC Berkeley and UC Davis Pavement labs, told KTVU channel 2 news. One way that the UCPRC is ...

  • 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: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10801

  • Schladow
    One UC Davis in 30 Seconds

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

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