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2017 News Stories:
Professor Chris Meehan Elected Fellow of ASCE
Professor Chris Meehan was recently elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He becomes the third member of the department to achieve the rank of Fellow or higher.
Ninth Annual CEE Alumni and Friend Golf Outing Kicks Off Alumni Weekend
Seventy-two golfers took to the fairways on June 2, 2017 at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Delaware to kick off the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering festivities for UD Alumni Weekend and support the department undergraduate students’ scholarship awards program.
New Engineering Major
The University of Delaware Faculty Senate has approved the establishment of an undergraduate major in construction engineering and management beginning in the fall 2017 semester.
DCT faculty and staff recognized for service
Professor Rusty Lee and Circuit Rider Matt Carter were recently recognized with safety coins issued by the Federal Highway Administration Safety and Design Technical Service Team, for their commitment to improving safety in the transportation industry.
Novel technique for replacing aging bridges
Professor Chris Meehan worked in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation to pilot the construction of a new type of bridge that has the potential to alleviate some of the problems with our aging bridges.
CEE Renews Dual PhD Agreement with NCHU
Dr. Fuh-Sheng Shieu, president of the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, visited the University of Delaware on April 25, to renew an agreement for a cooperative program that encompasses teaching, research, consultation and faculty and student exchanges. C. P. Huang, Donald C. Phillips Professor in CEE was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the joint programs.
National Symposium on Critical Infrastructure
Professor Ni Attoh-Okine will be part of the National Symposium on Critical Infrastructure at the Resilience Week conference, to be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware in September.
Founder of EWB-USA to Present 2017 Kerr Lecture
Bernard Amadei will present the 2017 Kerr Lecture, titled “Global Engineering for a Small Planet: A Vision of Success.” Amadei is Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the founding president of Engineers Without Borders - USA.
Environmental Engineers Featured Prominently in Annual Microbiology Symposium
The work of several CEE faculty and their students was presented at the 5th annual microbiology symposium held recently at UD.
Professor Allen Jayne wins University Excellence in Teaching Award
CEE Professor Allen Jayne was one of four UD faculty to receive the University's Excellence in Teaching award for 2016.
UD-CEE Part of New UTC on Railroad Infrastructure
CEE's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, headed by Professor Allan Zarembski, is part of a new 5-year University Transportation Center that will focus on rail infrastructure. Lead by UNLV and in partnership with Virginia Tech, the other consortium member, the center will examine effective design, maintenance, and construction practices for high-speed rail.
Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Conference
The 3rd Annual Big Data in Railroad Maintenance conference was held at UD in December. The program this year was extended to a day and a half and attracted more than 150 attendees.

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