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Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities

In September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced it would lead a multi-institutional team to advance urban climate science with the establishment of an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory in Chicago. The DOE will fund the project with $25 million over five …

William M. Fairley

William M. Fairley, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences

William M. Fairley, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences at the University of Notre Dame, passed away Oct. 9. He was 93. Fairley earned a bachelor’s degree at Colby College, a master’s degree in geology from the University of Maine and a doctoral …

Chibueze Nnamdi Oguejiofor

Ph.D. student joins NCAR Graduate Visitor Program to examine the dynamics of hurricanes

Civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. student Chibueze Nnamdi Oguejiofor is participating in the Graduate Visitor Program of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The highly selective program gives advanced graduate students in atmospheric and related sciences and …

Philip Barutha and Wade McGillis

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences welcomes two new faculty in 2022

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is pleased to introduce two new members of the faculty, Philip Barutha and Wade McGillis. “It is wonderful to welcome these professors to our department,” said Diogo Bolster, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Hydrology …

Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum

Notre Dame engineers join forces with Trinity College Dublin to advance novel treatment for cystic fibrosis

Notre Dame engineers have joined forces with microbiologists at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to further investigate a promising strategy for managing cystic fibrosis lung infections. Cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that causes patients’ airways to fill with a thick and sticky …

Diogo Bolster

Diogo Bolster named Freimann Professor of Hydrology

Diogo Bolster, professor and Henry Massman Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences …

Testing the Waters: Student engineers partner with rural community in Ecuador on clean water project

Safe water is unavailable to one in ten globally, and people living in poverty are disproportionally affected. …

Taking the classroom to new heights: Engineering students experience Chicago skyscraper under construction

Notre Dame undergraduates in a construction management course and graduate students from the professional Master of …

Bridging theory and practice: Engineering students build 100-foot suspension bridge on campus

Notre Dame students gathered on campus before dawn to do what so many great engineers have done before them: build a …

Monica Arul

Monica Arul honored with Notre Dame’s Shaheen Graduate Student Award

Monica Arul, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, has been selected to receive …