As heat waves hit almost every corner of the globe, Dr. William O’Brien and other members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is calling attention to water resources and climate change in a uniquely expressive way.  

Paola Passalacqua & Kerry Kinney have been elected by the Graduate Studies Committee members within the Cockrell School of Engineering to serve on the Graduate Assembly for a three-year term, 2022-2025.

Dr. Salvatore Salamone received the 2022 Person of the Year award at the European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, which occurred July 4-7, 2022 in Palermo, Italy.

On April 6, the CAEE Department hosted its Graduate Symposium. Planned by Assistant Professors Blair Johnson and Krishna Kumar, as well as graduate students Emma Palmer and Runal Shrivastava, the symposium provided an opportunity for students to showcase their research and presentation skills. The all-day event, held on the University campus in the Engineering Education and Research Center, began with a poster session, and was followed by presentations in the Mulva Auditorium. Sandra Akmansoy of Arup concluded the event as the keynote speaker.

Mimicking the human body, specifically the actuators that control muscle movement, is of immense interest around the globe. In recent years, it has led to many innovations to improve robotics, prosthetic limbs and more, but creating these actuators typically involves complex processes, with expensive and hard-to-find materials.

Roger Bonnecaze, an internationally recognized expert in rheology and modeling and simulation for nanomanufacturing who has served as a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 30 years, has been named dean of the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering after a national search.

The University of Texas CAEE Student Team took home the first place trophy in the Texas Water Conference’s Student Design Competition this year. The team was composed of three environmental engineering grad students, Himanshu Sail, Shivani Katkar, and Jake Goodman, and mentored by Associate Professor Manish Kumar.

The 2022 CAEE Student and Faculty award winners have been announced! 

Dr. Ellen Rathje earns the ASCE’s 2022 Ralph B. Peck Award. The award is offered to those who have made significant contributions to the field of geotechnical engineering through research publications.

On Friday March 24, the Department hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Thomas Taylor Design Studio!

Thanks to the generous contribution from our corporate sponsor, Thomas W. Taylor (UT'59), this state-of-the-art computing facility was formed in the Fall of 2021. The Design Studio consists of 38 high end CAD stations and multiple printers. This lab is only available to our brilliant Architectural Engineering students, allowing them to transform their imaginations into realities in a welcoming space.