Archive for Civil Engineering

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…


Oil spills can be catastrophic, impacting health, the ecosystem and the economy. The severity of an oil spill's impact depends on the amount and source of oil, what courses of action responders choose and the physical properties of the oil. Research at Texas A&M University has resulted in strong…


The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TAMUite) is a high-achieving organization. In addition to being one of the largest ITE student chapters in the nation, the chapter hosted 11 guest speakers and signed six contracts with three different clien…


The American Geophysical Union has highlighted an article in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, written by Texas A&M University civil engineering postdoctoral scholar Binbin Wang, and Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, along with colleagues …


Jean-Louis Briaud, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the Geo-Institute (GI) to receive the 2016 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award. Briaud was selected in recognition of the outsta…


The research of Dr. Samuel Ma and his colleagues was recently published on the ScienceDaily website. Ma's research has found that plants are more vulnerable to toxic nanoparticles if their parents were grown in contaminated soil, according to the first multi-generational study on the safety of ceriu…


Maddie Hirsch, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is not your typical engineering student. She recently competed in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Clemson, South Carolina, with the Texas A&M Triathlon Team. The Aggies finish…


Kyungtae Lee and Gang Zhao, graduate students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, were recently awarded scholarships from the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). The scholarships will be used to support the students’ research in the field of water resources…


Research to reduce airborne contaminants exposure “A breath of fresh air” is a common saying, used to signify something cleansing and refreshing. But what if that air isn’t as clean as you think? In fact, what one researcher with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M Universit…


Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Carl L. Monismith Lecture on Pavement Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute. The lecture is awarded annuall…


Dr. Zachary Grasley, associate professor and Peter C. Forster Faculty Fellow I in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a First Year Faculty Fellow in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. This new program was designed to attract the most talented…


Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and his colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, have published a new paper in Environmental Science & Technology, which was selected …


Dr. Bruce Wang and Dr. Ivan Damnjanovic, professors in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, took time to speak with the engineers of the future. Wang made a visit to a first grade class at Rock Prairie Elementary in College Station, Texas, and Damnjanovic visited t…


Staff member Sarah Curylo and Drs. Peter England, H. Gene Hawkins, Jr., Stefan Hurlebaus and Gretchen Miller of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M  University, have been awarded College of Engineering excellence awards. Curylo, administrative coordinator, received the Staff…


Madison Cooper, an undergraduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, participated in the 2016 Engineering Project Showcase on April 29. Over 150 engineering projects from every discipline within the Dwight Look College of Engineering were on display. Th…