Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Magazine, Fall 2022
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University.
Fall 2022

A growing reputation

Our program has grown in reputation in the past few years as our faculty and students continue to lead in tackling real-world problems that matter to people.

Taking the carbon out

A $2.6 million U.S. Department of Energy grant will support a team of researchers in designing and building carbon-negative homes to combat climate change in the residential construction sector.

Shifting water availability

Anticipated shifts in water supply and demands will combine to create potential vulnerabilities related to water availability across many areas of eastern Washington.

NSF grant supports eco-friendly roofing

Researchers are teaming up with a Tacoma-based start up to develop environmentally friendly, climate resilient, and affordable bamboo roofing materials.

Reducing fire risk

Professor Ji Yun Lee has received a grant from Google to develop a tool that will help agencies develop better fire risk assessments.

Student spotlight

Meet Civil Engineering student Li Wright: “If you show up and put the time in, everyone is willing to go above and beyond to help you be successful.”

Remembering Dr. Muhunthan

Thanks to those who have joined in honoring Dr. Muhunthan. Learn more about providing support in his memory.

Graduate Student Association

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association is providing networking opportunities and events for students.
Learn more about our undergraduate programs in civil engineering and construction engineering.
Welcome new faculty
We welcome our new faculty who have joined the department in fall 2022. We are also in the process of recruiting new faculty members in the areas of geotechnical engineering, air quality modeling, and water quality/emerging contaminants.

Jia Li
Pouria Bahmani
Advisory Boards
The Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering advisory boards welcome several new members.

Susan Chang, PhD, PE
City of Seattle
Jian Xu, PhD, PE, SE

Jason Streuli
GM Construction Company Inc
Kristina Nelson, PE
Kitsap County Dept. of Public Works

Blake Ambler
Granite Construction
Congratulations to our students on their recent awards.

Danielle Hurley

1st place with teammate Zaya Tsengelmaa
WSU Business Plan Competition
Seth Owusu Tawiah
Michael Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship
Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust

Zhipeng Li

Outstanding Dissertation
WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Geneva Schlepp
Outstanding Senior
WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Please join us for the 2nd annual National University Transportation Center TriDurle symposium Nov. 9–11. America’s aging infrastructure calls for innovative and cost-effective solutions to infrastructure management. The symposium will address durability-related challenges and solutions.

Building Connections Symposium: Students are invited to join Simpson Strong-Tie engineers for a day of building connections to learn how structural connectors and pre-engineered components help structures safely resist natural hazards. The event is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 on the WSU Pullman campus.

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