CAEE's Department Chair Robert Gilbert is a member of the Committee tasked with analyzing the failure and collapse of the 305-Meter Telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The committee was requested byt the Director of the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine convened the committee. Upon conclusion of the committee, a report will be released explaining the failure. Learn more about the committee and their findings on the website published by the National Academies of Sciences, Enginering. and Medicine.

Lance Manuel, CAEE faculty member and associate chair, is one of the 6 new fellows from UT Austin that has been elected into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. This election honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. Dr. Manuel’s work focuses on wind turbines, and improving design criteria for complex inflow turbulence conditions, as well as long0term performance of deepwater offshore floating structures. Visit Dr. Manuel’s website for more information on his groundbreaking work.

Lymon C. Reese

Professor Lymon C. Reese had a 33-year career at UT Austin, conducting pioneering work in performing field studies with instrumented piles and drilled shafts. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1975, he developed analytical methods now widely used in the design of deep foundations.

On December 10, the Cockrell School of Engineering hosted a celebratory event to commemorate the naming of the Sam and Hema Kumar Construction Engineering and Project Management Program (CEPM) in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. The Kumar CEPM program is named in honor of alumnus Sam Kumar and his wife, Hema, for their transformative gift to the program.

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering is once again ranked in the top ten in the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, strengthening the department's position as one of the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs.

Matthew Hebdon is the department's new Structural Engineering associate professor.

Javad Mohammadi is the department's new Building Energy and Environments assistant professor.

New framework developed by UT Austin engineers applies big data, supercomputing to soil liquefaction