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2013 News Stories:
DCT Convenes Regional Transportation Forum
The Delaware Center for Transportation convened its 5th Transportation Forum on Wednesday, November 13. More than 300 participants from the public and private sectors and academia gathered to identify and discuss the most pressing issues facing our transportation infrastructure today. The Forum was covered by several news outlets: in addition to the story linked, the Forum was covered by CBS news of Philadelphia and WDDE.
International symposium held in honor of Leshchinsky
Experts from 34 countries gathered in Italy recently to honor the lifetime acheivements of CEE Professor Dov Leshchinsky.
Hurricane research
CEE Professor Rachel Davidson and Tricia Wachtendorf, Associate Professor of Sociology, land major NSF grant to develop models for decision making during hurricanes.
Assistant Professor Holly Michael named Unidel Fraser Russell Chair for the Environment
Assistant Professor Holly Michael, who holds a joint appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering, was recently named Unidel Fraser Russell Chair for the Environment.
Prof. Herb Allen named 2013 ACS Fellow
Emeritus Professor Herb Allen was recently elected fellow of the American Chemical Society
Civil and Environmental Engineering Golf Outing Kicks Off Alumni Weekend 2013
CEE alumni and friends kicked off the alumni weekend celebration with a highly competitive, but friendly, round of golf on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark.
UD-CEE researchers monitor health of Indian River Inlet bridge
The new Indian River Inlet Bridge in lower Delaware is the first long span, cable supported bridge in the U.S. to have a permanent structural monitoring system installed during construction. Read how UD CEE professors are leading the research effort to bring this advanced technology forward in monitoring the structural health of the new bridge.
CEE pilots new optional co-op program
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is piloting a new optional co-op program that will allow rising seniors to gain practical experience while they complete their degree.
CEE students take road trip to the beach
Some civil and environmental engineering graduate and undergraduate students are spending their summer driving to and from the beach. Read how this benefits the traveling public.
CEE offers new minors in sustainability
Beginning in the fall of 2013 the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will offer two new minors with a focus in sustainability.
CEE alum named president of Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
Suen-Zone (Jack) Lee, a 1993 PhD graduate of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been named president of Chia Nan University (CNU) of Pharmacy and Science in Tainan City, Taiwan.
CEE alum imparts wisdom to RISE students
Marlyse Williams (BENE'04, MCE'06), a first lieutenant in the Air force recently spoke to RISE graduating students about her experiences.
Zarembski quoted on recent derailments
Professor Allan Zarembski, Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program was quoted in an article on the recent derailments in Baltimore, MD and Bridgeport, CN.
CE Graduate students recognized
CE graduate students Laura Black and Elisa Kropat were selected to participate in prestigious professional activities.
CEE professors study potential for biomarkers in concrete
CEE professors Julia Maresca and Thomas Schumacher are collaborating on a project to study microbes as potential biomarkers for damaged concrete
Puleo and students study sediment transport in Kent marshland
Professor Jack Puleo of civil and environmental engineering, and Professor Tom McKenna of geological sciences, are studying tidal movement of sediment in the Brockonbridge Marsh in Kent Co., Delaware.
UD-CEE Professors Recognized for Innovative Technology
CEE Professors Gillespie and Mertz were among the team that was recently awarded the 2013 Pankow Award for Innovation from the American Society of Civil Engineers, for the development of the Hybrid Composite Beam.
In Memorium - Professor Shinya Kikuchi
Professor Shinya Kikuchi, a long time faculty member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and more recently a member of the faculty at Virginia Tech, passed away on Dec. 6, 2012
Meehan named ASCE Delaware Young Engineer of the Year
Associate Professor Chris Meehan, the Bentley Systems Incorporated Chair of Civil Engineering was recently named the 2012 ASCE Delaware Section Young Engineer of the Year.

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