Feature Stories

More than 100 years ago, our department started with only two faculty and a small but dedicated group of students. Today, we are one of the largest, most extensive civil engineering departments in the nation, with more than 10,000 living alumni, over 1,000 students, and over 60 faculty members. Even though we are top ranking and large in size and stature, we make it a priority to connect with our students and to foster a sense of community.

These stories illustrate both why our graduates are sought out by industry, government, and academia and why our research programs continue to improve the quality of life for many.

One of the nation’s elite engineering departments.

Transportation engineering professor Chandra Bhat on autonomous vehicles and activity-travel patterns.

Structural engineering professor Gregory L. Fenves elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Recognized for computational modeling, earthquake engineering software development, and academic leadership.

Undergraduates taking innovative course combine efforts with UT ASCE and local engineers to implement community project and learn about professional engineering practice.

CAEE researchers shed light on full-system performance of modern buildings built in accordance with today's seismic design codes.