Archive for Civil Engineering

Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death and long-term neurological disease, and 1 in 10 infants born in the United States is affected by preterm birth according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increasing public health threat of air pollution may be correlated to an …


Dr. Huilin Gao, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship by The Gulf Research Program. The Early-Career Research Fellowship recognizes professionals at the critical pretenure stage of their careers …


Cheyenne Stowers, a master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received a fellowship from the Environmental Engineers of the Future program. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to obtain a master’s degree and increase the numb…


BUILD, a student-led organization that is aimed at unifying the student body through a physically uniting effort, is making waves across the Texas A&M University campus for its innovative and aspirational endeavors. The organization, which also aims to connect students from all different types o…


Purvit Soni, master’s student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team recently participated in Aggies Invent. Aggies Invent is a 48-hour intensive design experience offered at the Engineering Innovation Center at Texas A&M, a 20,000 square foot rap…


Looking to explore new horizons — literally and figuratively — 99 students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University traveled the world this summer to study the ways civil engineers build our world. The department led four study abroad programs in Spain, Italy and T…


High school students attending this year’s Camp BUILD explored the world of civil engineering in a whirlwind week filled with hands-on experience, design projects, real-world problem solving, competitions and tours at Texas A&M University. Camp BUILD is a one-week camp hosted by the Zachry Depar…


Dr. Robert Stevens, 2015 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), visited Texas A&M University on Sept. 8. Stevens met with Dr. Robin Autenrieth, department head, and other faculty members to discuss the success of the academic program in the Zachry Department of Civil Engine…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomed a tenured faculty member and two tenure-track faculty members this year. Dr. Bjorn Birgisson joins as TEES Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal, Dr. Ali Mostafavi and Dr.…


Dr. Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., director of The Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics at Arizona State University, is the 2016 Buchanan Lecturer. Kavazanjian’s lecture is titled “Bio-Geo-Alchemy: Biogeotechnical Carbonate Precipitation for Hazard Mitigation and Ground Improvement.” The …


Ross Luna, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, had the unique opportunity of participating in the 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer. Students from Texas A&M and Penn State University’s colleges of engineering coordinated to…


When asked why he accepted the leadership position for the new Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), Dr. Bjorn Birgisson’s answer is simple: “TTI and Texas A&M are the best place in the world to be for infrastructure research.” His claim might sound glib, but it’s born of experience. Trained…


Dallas Little, senior research fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, gave the C.L. Monismith Lecture at the Geo-Chicago conference August 17. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute (G-I) is one of the eight specialty ASCE institutes. Geotechnical engineering is …


A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research from the National Science Foundation to study the viability of collecting infrastructure monitoring data by volunteer citizen scientists from the general public. The …


Parisa Khodabakhshi, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This fellowship is given to a member of ASCE to promote the creation of new kn…