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Welcome Back: Fall 2022 CEE Graduate Reception
Sept. 29, 2022

On Tuesday, Sept. 27th, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted its first in-person Graduate Fall Reception since 2019. All currently enrolled graduate students, researchers and faculty members were invited. At the reception, Department Chair Prof. Catherine Peters made the opening remarks and shared updates of CEE graduate…

SEAS faculty awarded Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund
Aug. 23, 2022

One of the new research endeavors from SEAS and CEE faculty with potential benefits for the environment has been awarded support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. 

The fund spurs the exploration of bold new ideas that can accelerate progress on major challenges in science and engineering, pioneer new…

Matthew Sima wins second place in 2022 Geosyntec Groundwater Student Paper Competition
June 22, 2022

Matthew Sima, a second-year graduate student in the Jaffé laboratory in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, wins second place in 2022 Geosyntec Groundwater Student Paper Competition for his paper entitled Kinetics of Perfluorooctanoic and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid Biodegradation by Acidimicrobium sp. Strain A6 during the…

CEE Graduate Student Avantika Gori has been awarded a Wallace Memorial Fellowship
April 4, 2022

We are pleased to announce that CEE Graduate student Avantika Gori is awarded a Wallace Memorial Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year. Founded in 1930 by the bequest of Bonnie Wallace LeClear, this fellowship acknowledges Avantika's distinguished work in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Honorific Fellowships recognize…

CEE Graduate Student Christine Blackshaw wins a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award
April 4, 2022

We are pleased to announce that CEE Graduate student Christine Blackshaw wins a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Award. She is one of approximately 2,000 outstanding U.S. Graduate Students and the selection was based on merit peer review by external scientific experts. The GRFP is a National Science…

Prof. Ramaswami recognized with AAEES Science Award
March 25, 2022

Prof. Anu Ramaswami is the winner of the 2022 AAEES Science Award. The AAEES Science Award is given to an individual who is an outstanding performer in the management and implementation of environmental science programs and projects conducted under either public or private auspices and has demonstrated exemplary professional conduct, has…

CEE honorees in 2022 E-Council Teaching Awards
March 16, 2022

The Engineering Council Teaching Awards are the only student-motivated, student-run, student-selected teaching awards at Princeton University, and run at the end of every semester.


This year, CEE Professor Branko Glisic and CEE PhD student Yibing Su received E-Council teaching awards for teaching excellence. Congratulations!

New NAE Member Guy Nordenson is a Leader at the Interface of Structural Engineering and Architecture
Feb. 16, 2022

Guy Nordenson, Associated Faculty in CEE at Princeton, has been elected as a member of the NAE for structural engineering and leadership in promoting structures as art and culture.
Announced February 9 2022,
the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 111 new members and 22 international members.

Claire Wayner '22 has been named winner of the Pyne Prize, Princeton's highest distinction.
Feb. 16, 2022

Wayner, from Baltimore, Maryland, is a civil and environmental engineering concentrator pursuing certificates in environmental studies and sustainable energy.

She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, a two-time recipient of Princeton’s Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and a recipient of the George B. Wood Sophomore…

Future hurricanes likely to pose much greater rainfall-surge joint flood risk to U.S. East and Gulf
Feb. 9, 2022
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Written by Ning Lin

Coastal communities in the US are highly vulnerable to floods, which can be caused by storm surges, extreme rainfall, and upstream river discharges. Traditionally, it was assumed that rainfall and storm surges occurred independently, and thus their potential compounding was not taken into account in flood risk assessment. In reality, storm…