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COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Lockdowns initiated to curb the spread of the coronavirus in China and Europe at the beginning of the pandemic improved air quality, averting tens of thousands of deaths in regions where air pollution has a significant impact on mortality, a new study shows. According to research published in …

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Hixon named director of GLOBES program

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has announced new leadership for two key programs — GLOBES, an interdisciplinary training program in environment and society, and Medicine and the Liberal Arts. Amy Hixon, associate professor in the Department of Civil & …

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Rapid construction of energy-efficient concrete structures — by 3D printing

The potential of additive manufacturing — 3D printing — to help build a better world is expanding all the time, from customized surgical implants to parts for commercial jet engines. Additive manufacturing technologies, specifically additive construction, is poised to impact global efforts in …

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Student teams bring home top honors in Big Beam Contest

Student teams from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences garnered both first and second place in the 2019/2020 Pretressed/Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) Big Beam Contest. The annual design competition requires students to work with a PCI Producer Member to …

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Researchers developing accurate storm models as climate changes affect Alaska’s coastline and residents

Alaska’s tidal coastline spans over 46,600 miles, more than that of the lower 48 states combined. Portions of Alaska’s coast are among the nation’s most vulnerable to geohazards from climate change, extra-tropical storm surge, wind waves, tsunamis, ice and erosion. Because of this there is a …

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Growing again: new faculty hires in CEEES

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is excited to announce that, even amid a …

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Creating material for a reusable antimicrobial mask

Not long after the coronavirus pandemic began impacting the nation, hospitals and other health services began running …

Congratulations CEEES 2020 Graduates

A Special Message to the CEEES Class of 2020

Each graduating class tends to develop its own personality during its time at Notre Dame, but the Class of 2020 stands …

Three doctoral candidates receive outstanding teaching awards

Three doctoral candidates in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences have received …

Engineers and scientists study wastewater, focus short-term forecasts in response to pandemic

As state leaders and public health officials weigh options to reopen businesses and ease social distancing guidelines, …