CEE News Archive

Stronger Structures from the Ground Up

Muhannad Suleiman and Derick Brown are part of a team that received an 18-month NSF grant to explore silicatein's potential as a soil strengthening agent.
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Frangopol Named Civil Engineer of the Year by Lehigh Valley ASCE

The award focuses on civil engineers who have distinguished themselves by outstanding achievements and contributions to the civil engineering profession, to the education and support of younger engineers and future engineers, and to the community at large.
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Computing the Optimal Disaster Response

Paolo Bocchini and Aman Karamlou, a P.C. Rossin Doctoral Assistant and structural engineering Ph.D. candidate, have created a novel method that represents a major improvement in existing computational models and optimization methodologies.
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Why It Matters How Rivers Behave

Go inside the newly renovated Imbt Hydraulics Laboratory as Panos Diplas shares his research on rivers and community resiliency.
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Sharon Balogh Celebrates 50 Years at Lehigh

The department has gone through many changes since 1966, and our coordinator was there to see them all.
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Turning on the Water in Cebadilla, Nicaragua

This summer, Engineers Without Borders students completed Phase I of their ambitious and important water delivery system probject in rural Central America.
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Alumni Mentor Students for Future Success

Fifty students received career advice — and even a job offer — during the initial launch of this program.
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A $5 Fix for a Nasty Parasite

Kristen Jellison, associate professor of environmental engineering, leads a research team that is designing a biomimetic substrate to expand the scope of Cryptosporidium monitoring.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Alexis Ostapenko

The professor emeritus of structural engineering passed away in September at the age of 92.
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Inaugural Le-Wu Lu Memorial Prize Awarded

Cheng Chen '16 and Dylan Friedgen-Veitch '16 receieved the prize in honor of the late department chair and structural engineering professor during the department's sesquicentennial celebration.
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Frangopol to Receive the Inaugural ASCE Alfredo Ang Award

This recognition may be made annually to an individual who has made significant technical or technological contributions to the field of risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure.
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Spencer Quiel Named AISC Milek Fellow

The award is given annually to just one pre-tenure civil engineering professor in the U.S.
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Earthquake Engineer Wins Top Engineering Honor

Masayoshi Nakashima '81 Ph.D. was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work in hybrid simulation.
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Food for Future Explorers

The first humans to reach Mars will need technology to grow crops. Kevin Augustyn '17 wants NASA to know he's already on the job.
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SenGupta Cited for Improving Access to Clean Water

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers inducted the environmental engineering professor as a Fellow for his distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments in the field of chemical engineering.
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NSF Funds Latest Naito Project

Through this work, he'll focus on creating a new way to enable infrastructure and buildings to withstand events such as explosions and impact from wind- or water-borne hazards.
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Frangopol Acknowledged Internationally for Pioneering Life-Cycle Engineering

The structural engineering professor was elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea and was conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the Politecnico di Milano.
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Student Award Honors Late Adjunct Professor

The Cliff Tanzler Memorial Prize was given to two outstanding graduating seniors.
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Pessiki Named Keynote for Sustainable Structures Conference

Learn more about the third SCESCM in Bali.
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Lighting the Way for Structural Resistance to Fire

Assistant professor Spencer Quiel helps shape an emerging field within structural engineering.
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Frangopol Receives Top ASCE Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education

The OPAL award is given annually by the nation's oldest engineering society.
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Lynal Albert Earns Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

She looks back on her time at Lehigh and ahead to a career in academia.
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Number One Across the Disciplines

Mohamed Soliman '15 Ph.D. and his thesis adviser, Dan M. Frangopol, won the 2015 Alfred Noble Prize from a consortium of professional societies for an article they published on life-cycle engineering.
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CEE Students Carry on Tradition of P.C. Rossin

Three civil and environmental engineering graduate students and three undergraduates inducted into Rossin Fellowship Program this spring.
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Suleiman Awarded Young Educator Teaching Prize

Assistant professor of geotechnical engineering Dr. Muhammad T. Suleiman wins the 2014 Shamsher Prakash Annual Prize for Excellence in Teaching of Geotechnical Engineering.
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Frangopol Awarded Contract to Help Solve the ASCE Grand Challenge

The leading professional organization hopes to significantly enhance the performance and value of infrastructure projects over their life cycles, reduce the life-cycle cost of infrastructure by 50 percent by 2025, and foster the optimization of infrastructure investments for society.
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M.Eng. in Structures Students Awarded Industry Scholarships

Lehigh's Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering Program awarded more than $76,000 in named scholarships to eight members of the M.Eng. Class of 2015.
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A Prestigious Placement

Soliman Paper Featured as ASCE Research Spotlight
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A Civil Engineering Alum Wins a Top Australian Honor

The Institution of Engineers Australia honors Maxwell Lay '64 Ph.D.
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Engineer Honored for Clean Water Efforts

Arup SenGupta elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Versatile Van Streepen

Environmental engineering major shines in academics as well as athletics.
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Dan Frangopol Honored by Romanian and Chinese Universities

Khan Endowed Chair adds an honorary doctorate and an honorary professorship to his long list of international accolades.
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Grad Students, Frangopol Earn Top ASCE Honor

Structural Engineers Awarded Croes Medal for 2013 Paper
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EcoTech Marine Lands a Big Win

Kudos to environmental engineering alum Tim Marks '04, '06G and partners.
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Jim Ricles Honored by AISC

Structures professor recognized for his "substantial impact" on industry.
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Shamim Pakzad Wins NSF CAREER Award

Five-year grant will support the development of mobile sensor technology for structural condition assessment.
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Water Resources Ph.D. Student Earns Scholarship from Taiwanese Government

WuRong Shih awarded $32,000 from the Ministry of Education for his work in the area of fluid mechanics and sediment transport.
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Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections Awarded Major Grant for Civil Engineering Project

Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the two-year $93.7K award will make six new civil engineering archival collections available as a public good.
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M.Eng. in Structures Students Awarded Industry Scholarships

Lehigh's Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering Program awarded more than $52,000 in named scholarships to seven members of the M.Eng. Class of 2014.
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Rare Air: Origins of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

For a few days in November, two contenders for the tallest building in America captivated the world's attention. So did the Council making the call — one with deep roots in structural engineering at Lehigh.
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Dan Frangopol named honorary professor by two Chinese universities

The life-cycle engineering advocate also named honorary president of international bridge safety groups
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Grad students win major concrete competitions

Several of Clay Naito’s students are becoming quite expert at predicting how concrete will behave under stress — and they have the trophies to prove it
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Professor emeritus reflects on Lehigh legacy

On the occasion of his milestone birthday, Ostapenko takes stock of a life well-lived
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Pessiki named honorary professor

The visiting scholar collected accolades and created opportunities on a four-university trip overseas
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New governance at the helm of ASCE, IASSAR

Dan Frangopol named to top posts at two prestigious engineering organizations
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Geotech professor to give special delivery

Sibel Pamukcu selected to present keynote address at ASCE Geo-Congress 2014
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Kristen Jellison Appointed Lehigh NSF-ADVANCE Grant Director

Current ADVANCE co-director and CEE interim chair Sibel Pamukcu steps down 6/1
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Three CEE Students Named 2014 Martindale Student Associates

Select group of 12 heading to the Republic of Slovenia in May

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Arup SenGupta receives top Silicon Valley tech honor

Recognized for using technology to transform a water crisis into an economic enterprise
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ATLSS Research Center innovation boosts bridge-building efficiency

Improvement helps ensure the stability of steel girder bridges during construction
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Frangopol named to top posts at ASCE, IASSAR

Distinguished Member of ASCE will serve its Society Awards Committee; also elected to IASSAR Vice Presidency
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Stephen Pessiki gives lecture at Malaysian sustainability conference

Describes improvements in seismic design based on ATLSS research at global gathering
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