Welcome to CEE

Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at GW. Civil and environmental engineering is a broad and exciting discipline. Civil and environmental engineers draw from various fields of science and technology to provide safe, sustainable, and economic solutions for the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment where we live, work, and play.

The CEE Department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of civil and environmental engineering. Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering with options in environmental engineering, sustainability, and transportation engineering. We also offer 5-year BS/MS programs in environmental engineering, structural engineering, and transportation safety engineering. Our graduate programs offer Master's of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in mechanics and materials engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water resources engineering, and transportation safety engineering.

The CEE faculty are internationally recognized scholars and leaders in their fields, and are deeply committed to providing world-class education and mentoring to our undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department maintains outstanding research facilities including a driving simulator and a six-degrees-of-freedom seismic simulator. The Center for Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory, and the Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory (TNRL) provide unique research opportunities for CEE students. CEE undergraduate and graduate students are involved in a variety of exciting research projects such as energy harvesting from wastewater, health monitoring of bridge structures, multiscale analysis of geo-structures containing liquefiable soils, seismic performance of civil infrastructure systems such as bridges and nuclear power plants, understanding the effects of different weather conditions on a driver's behavior, and uncovering the intricate nature of a new energy-harvesting material.

These are exciting times to be at the George Washington University. The CEE Department is poised to expand its teaching and research laboratories in the new Science and Engineering Hall, which will be completed in late 2014. In addition to the current experimental facilities, the Department will have several new research facilities including a state-of-the-art structural engineering laboratory. We encourage you to visit us and consider joining the CEE family at GW.

Majid Manzari, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair