Civil and environmental engineering

Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution

March 23, 2020
Sometimes, fixing one problem can create another. Concrete production contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gases, and demand continues to rise as populations and incomes grow. Yet some commonly discussed strategies to reduce the sector’s global GHG emissions could, under some scenarios, increase local air pollution and related health damages, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

2019 Outstanding Faculty Award recipients and faculty awards

September 23, 2019

Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and community. Faculty members are nominated by their respective departments and selected by the college’s faculty awards committee. This year, five professors will receive awards honoring their accomplishments at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence awards ceremony and reception on October 10 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Shields Library Courtyard.

Using STEM to improve lives

August 07, 2019
Alex San Pablo ’18 has found a support structure at UC Davis that sustains her in uncertain times, just like the structures she hopes to build one day as a civil engineer.

UC Davis professors organize First International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Geotechnics

June 12, 2019
The NSF-funded workshop, the product of a year and a half of planning by UC Davis civil and environmental engineering professors Alejandro Martinez and Jason DeJong, brought together 60 experts from engineering and science research, as well as industry, to foster dialogue and collaborations to better establish the field of bio-inspired geotechnics.

Supporting the Next Wave of Water Leaders

March 22, 2019
UC Davis professor and director of the Center for Watershed Sciences Jay Lund explains the important role UC Davis engineers will play in solving water problems that plague societies across the globe.

The Science of Lake Tahoe: Long-term monitoring of one of the world’s most famous lakes

March 14, 2019

By Bonnie Dickson

Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in Sierra Nevada Mountains and the second deepest body of water in the United States, second only to Crater Lake in Oregon. It’s known for its pristine beauty and unparalleled clarity, having some of the clearest water of any lake worldwide.

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) has been on the frontlines of monitoring Lake Tahoe’s waters and famous clarity for decades, with continuous monitoring records dating back to 1968.