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Addressing Environmental Injustice with Pathogen Exposure Research after Floods

Throughout years of floods from natural disasters, research has mostly focused on the impact of dangerous bacteria that are released from municipalities or agricultural fields and swept along in floodwaters. But what happens to the pathogens (contaminants that cause disease) that were released and stick around when the flood waters are no longer there, and how does it impact the communities exposed?

CCEE Alum Ali Arabzadeh Receives Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Award

One of only three papers accepted with no Canadian authors, Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s Ali Arabzadeh received the 2021 Elaine Thompson Editor’s Award for ‘Best Written Presentation’ for the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association.

CCEE’s In-Ho Cho and ECpE researchers receive U.S. Patent for Microsoft Robotic Device Gentle Enough to Lift Human Egg

CCEE professor In-Ho Cho has just been issued a United States Patent in collaboration with ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) for a multidisciplinary, microsoft robotic device controlled through air.

From International Construction to Aquatic Chemistry: CCEE Welcomes Two New Faculty

As the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) begins a new semester, two faculty members start a new chapter of their careers here in CCEE at Iowa State University.

Joseph Charbonnet, assistant professor in environmental engineering, and Steven Johnson, professor of practice in construction engineering both began their faculty positions this semester. 

2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees

As part of Iowa State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s (CCEE) 150-year anniversary celebration, 26 alumni of the CCEE department are being recognized for their professional achievements, service to the profession, community and/or the department, and their high degree of character and integrity. There are two different recognitions: Hall of Fame and Distinguished …Continue reading “2021 CCEE Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Inductees”

Ceylan receives 2021 Laurie Prize

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has honored Halil Ceylan, civil, construction and environmental engineering professor and director of Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER), with the 2021 James Laurie Prize for significantly advancing transportation engineering with his career contributions in smart, sustainable and resilient transportation infrastructure systems. Ceylan is the first recipient of this …Continue reading “Ceylan receives 2021 Laurie Prize”

Iowa roots shaped late alum’s career

Though much of Francis B. Francois’ career took place outside of Iowa, it seems that the general engineering graduate never forgot about his Iowa roots. Francois was born in 1934 and grew up on a farm in Barnum, Iowa. He chose to attend Iowa State College (now called Iowa State University), which was about 75 …Continue reading “Iowa roots shaped late alum’s career”

Four new faculty joined CCEE department

Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering  added four new members to its faculty this semester.  Tom Foldes, associate teaching professor, Katie Madson, assistant professor, Jonathan Wood, assistant professor, and Onur Avci, research assistant professor joined the department in August.  To be entering the field of research and teaching during a time …Continue reading “Four new faculty joined CCEE department”

Shields receives learning communities early achievement award

Civil engineering academic advisor Katie Shields was awarded the 2020 Learning Communities Early Achievement in Learning Community Coordination Award in June.  This award is given by the director of Learning Communities to an Iowa State faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in learning community coordination early within their careers.   Shields has been …Continue reading “Shields receives learning communities early achievement award”

CCEE and ECpE “Glass Box” research published

In-Ho Cho, assistant professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering, Qiang Li, graduate student studying electrical and computer engineering, Rana Biswas, adjunct professor at ECpE and Physics and Astronomy and scientist at the Microelectronics Research Center, and Jaeyoun Kim, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, recently had research published in “Nature Communications Physics,” a …Continue reading “CCEE and ECpE “Glass Box” research published”