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Research that is changing the world

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Featured Research

Coastal engineers apply basic engineering principles to the analysis, design, construction and management of systems that operate in the coastal environment.

Construction engineers develop knowledge, tools and methods that can add value to construction projects and organizations with a focus on risk management.

Environmental engineers apply science and engineering principles to develop systems that protect human health and welfare and minimize the adverse effects of human activities on the environment.

Geotechnical engineers study expansive soils, scour and erosion, construction quality control, seafloor foundations and anchors and stability of seafloor slopes.

Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products.

Structural engineers focus on the design of load-bearing structures, and largely, the implementation of mechanics to the design of the large structures.

Transportation engineers are involved with the safe and efficient movement of both people and goods.

Water resources engineering focuses on supplying water for human use and developing methods of avoiding damage from excess water.