Engineering novel therapies

In partnership with Trinity College in Dublin, CEEES engineers — including Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum — are developing a promising new strategy for managing cystic fibrosis lung infections.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences develops technologies that improve people’s well-being.

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In memoriam: Iossif Lozovatsky, research professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences

Iossif D. Lozovatsky, research professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences at the University …

Notre Dame STEM faculty receive Highly Cited Researcher recognition

Kyle Bibby, professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, and Prashant V. Kamat, the Reverend …

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Cheers to Recipients of the College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards (Fall 2023)

The Notre Dame College of Engineering is pleased to announce the Fall 2023 recipients of the Staff Excellence Awards, …

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Grace Arntz-Johnson receives U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award

Grace Arntz-Johnson, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of …

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Diogo Bolster receives inaugural Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award from the American Geophysical Union

Diogo Bolster, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Hydrology at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the American …

Notre Dame engineering profs invent trap for capturing and comparing individual bacterial cells

All hospitals battle an invisible threat: Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is a type of bacteria that affects thousands of …

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Environmental Considerations in the Planning and Design of Transportation Projects

Greg Benz, Senior Vice President, WSP USA, RA, AICP
3:30 p.m., March 21, 2024

Quantifying Engineering Performance Metrics for Emergent Vegetation and Hybrid Systems

Tori Tomiczek, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy
3:30 p.m., April 11, 2024

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Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students work on some of the world’s most challenging issues, including natural and manmade hazards; civil infrastructure; the environment; energy; water; and earth systems.

Students at all levels have opportunities to engage in research with significant practical and societal impact.

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Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering; Environmental Earth Sciences; and Environmental Engineering. As a student in one of these programs, you’ll be a part of a hands-on experience that involves field trips, undergraduate research, service projects, and national and regional project competitions.

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Graduate Programs

In our Ph.D. program, you’ll work with leading researchers in civil and environmental engineering, fluid dynamics, or earth sciences.

We also offer a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) graduate program designed to advance engineering professional practice.

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Field Trips

Field trips to places ranging from New Orleans and New York to the Midwest or Southwest U.S. and international locations (such as the Galapagos Islands) offer a first-hand look into your field of study and opportunities to meet and make connections with professionals in your field.

Spotlight on Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Fighting to Protect Our Community

Prof. Tracy Kijewski-Correa has studied the impact of natural disasters around the globe — from earthquakes and tsunamis to hurricanes.

She and her team built a platform that brings together all the critical information that first responders and urban planners need to protect their communities into one location.

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