Yin will step in following the departure of current chair Jerome Lynch, who has been named the Vinik Dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Yafeng Yin named interim CEE department chair
Michigan Engineering group creates model for layering COVID-19 defenses
The model can be used as a tool to inform decision-makers and individuals on relative risks and advantages associated with a layered defense.
Energy from waste: $6.8 million for cow-inspired biodigesters
University of Michigan leads a collaboration of academic, municipal and private institutions to advance a renewable methane ecosystem.
Professor Lutgarde Raskin elected as member of the National Academy of Engineering
Among more than 2,000 members, elected representatives are recognized as the world’s most accomplished and dedicated engineers.
A solid foundation: Alumni reflections
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, alum Luis B. Fargier-Gabaldón (PhD Civil Engineering, 2005) reflects on his time in the department and how it impacted his career.
Wastewater to drinking water: EPA grants $1.2M to U-M for virus removal study
In preparation for climate adaptation in water-stressed areas, researchers will assess how well existing treatment systems prepare water for reuse.
“Robot assistants” project aims to reinvent construction industry
$2M project aims to partner humans with robots for safer jobsites.
Hollie Adejumo receives National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellowship
The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award aims to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting predoctoral students.
Zhengtian Xu awarded HKSTS Outstanding Dissertation Award and TSL Dissertation Prize
Both awards honor excellence in dissertations on the topic of transportation research.
New Staff: Annie Winkler
Winkler joins the department as a Senior Undergraduate Coordinator.
Dianna Kitt awarded Ford Predoctoral Fellowship
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine fellowship provides promising PhD students three years of graduate funding.
Environmental Engineering Student Xanthe Thomas places in 2021 Daniel W. Mead Prize competition from ASCE
The competition recognizes outstanding student papers on a topic related to professional ethics in civil engineering.
University of Michigan hosts students from MDOT Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program
Michigan Department of Transportation interns visit the University of Michigan to learn about graduate school programs.
Nancy Love appointed Distinguished University Professor
Professor Love was appointed JoAnn Silverstein Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering, effective September 1, 2021.
New Staff: Katie Crawford, DEI Coordinator
Crawford will work closely with students, staff and faculty to advance DEI initiatives.
Michigan researchers get $5.3M to expand COVID-19 wastewater monitoring
“Wastewater-based epidemiology has shown to be a valuable tool to inform public health officials of case levels and infection trends in a community.”
AEESP awards Nancy Love 2021 Frederick George Pohland Medal
The award recognizes achievements in environmental research and education.
PhD candidate Bowei Li wins 2021 Probabilistic Methods Committee’s Best Student Paper Award
Li’s work in machine learning seeks to model potential structural damage from natural disasters.
Rebi Varghese receives CEE Staff Excellence Award
The annual award recognizes especially notable staff contributions.
Jerome Lynch elected 2021 EMI Fellow
Four fellows were elected this year in recognition of their exemplary research and service.