Welcome to the virtual CEE Review magazine for Fall 2020! In light of the pandemic, we are focusing our resources on providing the best possible educational experience for our students, and shifting this magazine to online is one way we are conserving our budget for other needs. This online issue is packed with great stories. Begin with a message from the Department Chair Jerome Lynch below, and start scrolling!
A Message from the Chair
Professor and Donald Malloure Department Chair Jerome Lynch reflects on the past year in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
We don’t know much about how coronaviruses move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.Read story »
Researchers are developing better plasma technology that can destroy PFAS compounds.Read story »
How data collected deep in the Amazon could provide a window into the Earth’s climate future.Read story »
50 years after the first Earth Day, the next generation is rewriting the rules.Read story »
Resources and their flows are vital for sustaining the well-being and prosperity of society. These resources are finite, and their distribution across the planet and its communities is uneven. The global and regional systems that civil and environmental engineers envision, design and build are ideally positioned to alter the flow of resources to create more sustainable habitats. Read on to find out how our department is “Shaping Resource Flows,” one of our five strategic directions.
Researchers are developing better plasma technology that can destroy PFAS compounds.Read story
Findings raise prospects for recycled urine as a more environmentally-friendly fertilizer.Read story
The center aims to cut the built environment’s carbon footprint in half by 2030 and boost its productivity.Read story
A biological process allows treatment plants to remove phosphorus from wastewater in a concentrated form that can be reused as fertilizer.Watch video
A staff perspective on an innovative CEE project.Read story
How data collected deep in the Amazon could provide a window into the Earth’s climate future.Read story
50 years after the first Earth Day, the next generation is rewriting the rules.Read story
Our researchers quickly pivoted their research goals to contribute to fighting the global health crisis. With contributions including virus tracking, best practices for disinfecting masks, and a design for the next generation of innovative masks, CEE researchers are making an impact.
We don’t know much about how coronaviruses move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.Read story
Virus removal approaches, mask resilience and mask fit are all being tested.Read story
How effective is an N95 mask after it has been disinfected multiple times? With a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors need to know if cleaned masks remain effective at blocking coronavirus particles.Watch video
This year has brought its share of challenges, and our community has met them with resilience and creativity. Classes and research look different during this time but we are adapting together, finding innovative ways to connect while keeping our community safe and healthy.
Faculty members and students share their perspectives.Read story
Poignant images capturing the early days of the pandemic on campus.View photos
Because of travel restrictions and other precautions for and reactions to COVID-19 and the coronavirus, University of Michigan researchers are moving fast to shift an NSF-funded workshop in Russia about climate research to a remote tele-workshop.Watch video
CEE Lecturer Lissa MacVean talks to the Michigan Minds podcast about how she has been educating students in two of her graduate courses using the hybrid formatListen
Associate Professor Jeremy Bricker will join the CEE department in January 2021.Read story
Dr. F. Estefan Garcia will join the CEE Department as an Assistant Professor in January 2021.Read story
Professor Nikolaos D. Katopodes is retiring after almost forty years at University of Michigan.Read story
Reflections on CEE student organization activities during the 2019-2020 academic year.Read story
The Pelham Scholars Program program continues a legacy of excellence by supporting socially-conscious engineers seeking to solve society’s most pressing problems.Read story
The CEE DEI committee has expanded this year to include student and postdoc members, with a reinvigorated mission.Read about the committee's work
Alumna and Board President Tarolyn Buckles reflects on an unprecedented year.Read message
Paul Freedman is recognized for his contributions to the development and application of science-based computer models for watershed assessment, remediation and management.Read story
University of Michigan School of Nursing alumna Carol Ann Fausone and CEE alumnus James G. Fausone honored for fundraising volunteer leadership.Read story