Latest News

Professor Katerina Ziotopoulou Awarded NSF CAREER Award

February 05, 2021
Katerina Ziotopoulou, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recipient of National Science Foundation Early Career Award. She was granted a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award of more than $500,000 for her research in soil liquefaction.

Emeritus professor, Deb Niemeier, elected to the American Philosophical Society

May 26, 2021

The American Philosophical Society Welcomes New Members for 2021. Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields. The APS is unusual among learned societies because its Membership is composed of top scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Professor Emeritus Deb Niemeier was selected as a member of Class 1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 

Report by University of California and CalEPA Featured CEE Faculty

May 03, 2021
Decarbonizing California Transportation by 2045 Report to State Outlines Policy Pathways to Meet the Zero-Carbon Time Crunch

UC Davis News and Media Relations recently highlighted the research contributions of department faculty members Austin Brown, Dan Sperling, and grad group member Susan Handy for their work on the "Driving California’s Transportation Emissions to Zero" report. 

A sample of the article below:

Professor Michele Barbato named ASCE Fellow

February 05, 2021
CEE Professor Michele Barbato was named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Fellow status is a prestigious honor held by just 3% of ASCE members.

Professor Jonathan Herman Received NSF Career Award

January 08, 2021
Jon Herman for received NSF CAREER award for his work on "Dynamic adaptation of water resources systems to navigate uncertain hydrologic and human stressors."

In Case You Missed It

November 20, 2020
Over the quarter several members of the department have been recognized in various news outlets for their cutting edge research. 

Department Spotlight: Kanotha Kamau-Devers

November 20, 2020
Fall spotlight on award-winning doctoral candidate and mentor

Kanotha Kamau-Devers, a doctoral candidate working with Prof. Sabbie Miller, is currently researching composites of bio-renewable polymers and natural fibers designed to offer low environmental impact alternatives to certain contemporary construction materials.

Geotechnical Engineering Trailblazer: Professor Emeritus Izzat (Ed) Idriss

November 10, 2020
An internationally-recognized leader in the field of soil mechanics and foundation engineering, civil engineer Izzat (Ed) Idriss, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, has influenced the construction of dams, nuclear power plants, office buildings, hospitals, and bridges around the world.