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

Sharing our successes

From Department Chair Xianming Shi: We’re excited to share our successes from this past year with you as we begin a new era in our program.

River view

A WSU-led team has received a National Science Foundation grant to understand how contaminants, nutrients, and minerals interact with the environment as they move downstream in a river.

Kangaroo rat burrow builders

A three-year National Science Foundation grant aims to learn lessons from rats that humans might emulate in building better structures for a harsher climate of the future.

Studying a fast-changing Greenland

A $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers to study Greenland’s ice and atmospheric conditions to better estimate and forecast the continent’s contribution to future sea level rise.

Planning for the future

A student team took the top prize in the 2021 Pacific Northwest Air & Wastewater Management Association Environmental Challenge.

From hazelnuts to panels

Professor Vikram Yadama has found a new way to upcyle leftover hazelnut shells into durable panels for cabinets, tables, and other products.

Keeping water out

A nanomaterials-engineered penetrating sealer developed by WSU researchers is able to better protect concrete from moisture and salt.

Thank you, Simpson Strong‑Tie

The company’s engineers came for a day-long symposium where students learned about building connections and structural connectors and components.
Awards and Honors
Congratulations to CEE faculty and students for their recent accomplishments.
Haifang Wen
ASCE Fellow
Nicholas Engdahl
2021 CEE Scholarship Award
Dan Dolan
2021 CEE Outstanding Service Award
Vishnupriya Jonnalagadda
Waheed Uddin Diversity Graduate Research Fellowship
Ayumi Manawadu
WTS Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Chapter
Paula Hammond Graduate Scholarship
Yan Zhang
Council of University Transportation Centers
Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award
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