Civil & environmental engineering research
Our research programs focus on issues relevant to our region, including water scarcity, earthquake engineering, transportation systems for both urban and rural areas, and more.
Our department houses a number of competitively funded labs and centers, and our faculty collaborate with researchers around the nation and across the globe. Our faculty and student researchers improve safety and quality of life through research leading to smarter, sustainable infrastructure design.
Transportation engineering research
Faculty in our program have particular expertise with optimizing traffic control systems, use of drones and autonomous systems to improve transportation infrastructure, and simulation and modeling.