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Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering

Ashly Cabas holds her young alumni announcement.

Mar 2, 2023

CCEE’s Ashly Cabas selected for Virginia Tech Young Alumni award

CCEE Assistant Professor Ashly Cabas was selected as a 2023 Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Young Alumni at Virginia Tech University. She will be recognized at the department’s Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet on March 23.   

Memorial Belltower

Mar 1, 2023

Knappe receives A.P. Black Research Award from AWWA

James Ellen Distinguished Professor Detlef Knappe received the A.P. Black Research Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Knappe will be recognized during the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Toronto in June. 

Rescue workers search through rubble following an earthquake in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

Feb 24, 2023

Why the Turkey-Syria earthquakes were so destructive

The sheer power of the recent earthquakes created the “perfect recipe for strong ground motions to take place,” said one NC State professor. 

View of side of Hunt Library looking north towards The Oval on Centennial Campus.

Feb 21, 2023

Han named Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Scholar

CCEE Associate Professor Kevin Han was named an Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Scholar by NC State. Han first joined CCEE in 2016 as an assistant professor and received tenure in 2022. 

CCEE Associate Professor Doug Call, left, demonstrates research materials to Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Arati Prabhakar, right.

Feb 17, 2023

CCEE sustainability research highlighted on White House science advisor campus visit

Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Arati Prabhakar visited NC State’s campus last week to see how university researchers are creating cleaner energy systems.  

Nighttime aerial time-lapse view of city intersection and headlights of traffic.

Feb 7, 2023

Researchers propose a fourth light on traffic signals – for self-driving cars

At a traffic light, red means stop and green means go. But transportation engineers at North Carolina State University are now proposing a “white light,” which would enable autonomous vehicles to help control traffic flow – and let human drivers know what’s going on. In computational simulations, the new approach significantly improves travel time through intersections and reduces fuel consumption. 

Joel Robinson poses outdoors beneath a tree. A portion of a brick building is in the background.

Jan 26, 2023

From New Zealand to NC State: Goodnight Scholar and civil engineering student Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson, first-year Goodnight Scholar within the Class of 2026, is originally from New Zealand. Learn more about his transition from New Zealand to the United States and how the Goodnight Scholars Program has impacted his undergraduate experience thus far. 

Fitts-Woolard Engineering building on Centennial Campus with tree branches in the edges of foreground.

Jan 13, 2023

Barlaz wins AAEES Gordon Maskew Fair Award

Distinguished University Professor Dr. Morton Barlaz won the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Gordon Maskew Fair Award. AAEES serves the environmental engineering profession through its many programs including professional certification and seminars, as well as its role in the accreditation of environmental engineering degrees. 

The NC State belltower on main campus at sunset.

Jan 10, 2023

CCEE’s Rudi Seracino elected Fellow of ACI

Professor Dr. Rudi Seracino was elected a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Less than 5% of ACI members earn this recognition. Candidates, who are required to have been members of ACI for at least 15 years, are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management. They are also elected for their significant contributions to ACI through committees and/or local chapters.