• UH Researcher To Present Hurricane Lessons At 2018 Texas Emergency Management Conference
    UH Researcher To Present Hurricane Lessons At 2018 Texas Emergency Management Conference

    Read more

  • Solving Texas Water Problems: One Project at a Time
    Solving Texas Water Problems: One Project at a Time

    Read more

  • Houstonia Magazine Highlights Unique UH Research Center
    Houstonia Magazine Highlights Unique UH Research Center

    Read more

  • Bacteria-Fungi Interaction May Lead To Improvements In Crop Production, Sustainable Energy
    Bacteria-Fungi Interaction May Lead To Improvements In Crop Production, Sustainable Energy

    Read more

  • UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
    UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

    Read more

  • New issue of Blueprint Magazine now available!
    New issue of Blueprint Magazine now available!

    Click here to view Blueprint

  • Civil Engineering Online Master's Program
    Civil Engineering Online Master's Program

    Get started now

Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

Latest News

UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association

The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's Bauer College of Business and Houston Methodist Hospital.

UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan (Vipu), director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology at the University of Houston

With the memories of Hurricane Harvey still fresh, researchers and policymakers across the state of Texas are taking a proactive approach in preparing for future storms by looking at the past for lessons and girding up resources.

UH Researcher to Present Hurricane Lessons at 2018 Texas Emergency Management Conference
Drought impacts large swathes of Texas on a regular basis creating water-stressed situations.

UH Researchers Receive Grants from the Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center

 

Texas has water issues.

Solving Texas Water Problems: One Project At A Time

Multimedia

CIVE 6111 Seminars

Faculty Accolades

Debora Rodrigues,associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of an international team studying bacteria-fungi interaction.

While microorganism like bacteria and fungi have co-existed for eons, there is still much to discover about them, their interactions and the benefits they offer the world.

Bacteria-fungi interaction may lead to improvements in crop production, sustainable energy
 National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping/University of Houston

Researchers Use Technology to Revolutionize Archaeology

 

In an article titled “This UH Research Center is Revolutionizing Archaeology,” Houstonia magazine shines the spotlight on University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and its director, Ramesh Shrestha. The two are responsible for unearthing archaeological treasures hidden for centuries.

Houstonia Magazine Highlights Unique UH Research Center

Student Success

D. Wayne Klotz, a University Houston engineering alumnus, received the 2018 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)

Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award
Andrea Albright will present her award-winning wave research using NASA's hyperwall at the upcoming AGU Conference

It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves, one after another. You notice the differences between them – how some build up height as they near the shore until they curl forward into a dramatic pipeline that’s the stuff of surfers’ dreams.

Making Waves: Grad Student's Wave Research Earns AGU Award

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

Donate Now