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2015 News Stories:
Reducing the Relics of War
A team of faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering recently received a four-year, $1.75 million grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) to measure and predict the rate at which munitions constituents degrade.
Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning mini-conference hosted by UD-CEE
A mini-conference, “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Trabant University Center Theatre. The conference is co-hosted by the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program of the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and UD’s Center for Big Data Research and Education.
Engineers Without Borders to implement water systems in Malawi, Philippines
Learn more and watch videos about UD-EWB's new projects in Malawi and Philippines.
Puleo receives DOD funding to study fate of munitions on beaches
The objective of the four-year project, which is funded through the DOD’s SERDP, is to quantify the small-scale processes on the beach face responsible for munitions mobility, including transport, burial and excavation.
Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference-North America
More than 60 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career professionals shared their research at the Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference-North America on the University of Delaware campus from July 27-29.
CEE Professor DiToro recognized for lifetime achievement
Professor Dominic DiToro, the Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation.
CEE faculty look to biochar to help reduce stormwater pollutants
Professors Imhoff, Cha, and Maresca received federal funding to study the impact of biochar on water retention, infiltration and nitrogen transformation in highway greenways
Prof. Rachel Davidson participates in executive leadership program
Prof. Rachel Davidson is just one of 31 women participating in the ELATE leadership program at Drexel University this year.
Bacteria may be harbingers of unseen damage in concrete
Professors Julia Maresca is studying how bacteria may be used as an early indicator of to identify alkali-silica reaction, or ASR, in concrete. ASR is a leading cause of damage in concrete structures.
Seventh Annual CEE Alumni and Friends Golf Outing
CEE alumni and friends showed up in force for the 7th annual golf outing, held once again as part of Alumni Weekend celebrations.
Prof. Sue McNeil elected Distinguished member ASCE
Professor Sue McNeil was elected Distinguished member of ASCE. Only 13 members were elected to this highest rage this year.
CEE research featured in ASCE magazine
Work being conducted by the late Prof. Dentel and Prof. Imhoff, on breathable latrine liners was recently featured in an ASCE magazine article.
Big data in railroads the topic of a one-day conference at UD
Big data in the railroad industry was the topic of a one-day conference held recently at UD. The conference was organized by CEE Prof's Allan Zarembski and Ni Attoh-Okine, and included representatives from the railroad industry and academia.
CEE students and researchers continue work in India
A group of students and faculty, lead by Prof. Steve Dentel, will continue their work on developing breathable fabrics that can be used to line latrines for improved sanitation. Eight prototype latrines will be fabricated and installed in India this January.

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