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Dear Civil Engineering Students,

The faculty and staff of the Civil Engineering Department welcome you back for a new semester.

Jianpeng (Jim) Zhou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Chair & Professor

Undergraduate Students!

Please plan to attend the

CE Academic and Career Planning Session

Thursday Jan. 28, 2016


EB 2145

You will find more information about the event here.

Thank You!

We gratefully acknowledge the following companies, organizations, and individuals who have donated to our Foundation accounts. We sincerely appreciate your support and belief in our faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty Position Announcement

Please see the full announcement here.

Recent News

2015 SIUE Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar Awarded to Ryan Fries

Ryan Fries, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, was recognized with the 2015 SIUE Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar award.  This award recognizes his continued and high-level efforts towards both teaching and scholarship, as well as incorporating research into the classroom.

CE Dept announces new research projects in Transportation Engineering

Three recently awarded research projects are being headed by Yan Qi, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. more...

Introduction to Computational Geotechnics

Geo-Institute SIUE Chapter presents a geotechnical workshop titled “Introduction to Computational Geotechnics” in School of Engineering, SIUE on January 22 and 23, 2016. The workshop is free and 10 PDH credits and a certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants. more...

SIUE School of Engineering Researchers Receive National Recognition

Dr. Ryan Fries is among Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering researchers receiving national praise for their work to reduce fatalities and injuries involving roadside incident responders through the creation of safety training materials. more...

SIUE CE Department’s Huang Named Outstanding Reviewer by Engineering Society

Dr. Jianwei Huang received the award for Outstanding Reviewer by the internationally recognized Journal of Bridge Engineering. more...

Geotechnical Workshops Offered

Two workshops on geotechnical topics were conducted by Ph.D. student Siavash Zamiran: Friday, Jan 23, 2015 (Underground Coal Mine Stability Analysis); Friday, February 27, 2015 (Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering) Using FLAC3D.

Workshop: Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering

A free summer workshop on the topic of "Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering" will be conducted by Ph.D. student Siavash Zamiran. The workshop will be held from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesdays beginning July 2 through August 13, 2014 in EB0044. More information about the workshop can be found here.

Two Ph.D. Students Graduated from Civil Engineering in Spring 2014

The Civil Engineering Department has successfully graduated two more doctoral students through the SIUE-SIUC cooperative doctoral program in engineering science.more...

ASCE Student Chapter Steel Bridge Team Wins 2nd Place at 2014 MCSC, GeoWall Team competes for First Time

The 2014 SIUE ASCE Steel Bridge Team won Second Place overall out of fourteen participating school teams. In a first for SIUE, the newly formed GeoWall Team competed at the conference as well. more...

Civil Engineering Faculty Lead Team Awarded IDOT Grant to Study Stormwater Reduction Methods

A team of faculty members from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) has received a nearly $225,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to investigate alternative solutions for controlling storm water run-off. The team includes CE faculty members Drs. Abdolreza Osouli, Laurent Ahiablame, and Jianpeng Zhou. more...

Azadeh Akhavan Bloorchia, Civil Engineering Doctoral Student, Wins Illinois Water Environment Association Award

The Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) has presented Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Azadeh Akhavan Bloorchian with the 2013 Best Technical Presentation Award. more...

Civil Engineering Faculty Member Hosts Training Program for Chinese Visitors 

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering hosted visitors from China this week for a Sustainable Solid Waste Management training program. more...

Civil Engineering Students, Alums Garner ASCE Awards and Scholarships

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering was recognized throughout the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) St. Louis Section’s 2013 annual dinner. more...

ICT Spotlights SIUE School of Engineering's Huaguo Zhou

The Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) recently spotlighted Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Huaguo Zhou, Ph.D. more...

SIUE & Partners Receive Nearly $60K EPA Grant For Study

A $59,876 urban waters grant to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow the School of Engineering (led by Civil Engineering faculty Drs. Jianpeng Zhou and Susan Morgan) and partners to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of neighborhood green infrastructure in metropolitan St. Louis. more...

Students Receive Award For Project To Eliminate Sewer Waste

SIUE civil engineering students Erica Coombs, Allison Albrecht and Jessica Eichhorst placed third for their project proposal to eliminate sanitary sewer waste. more...

SIUE Civil Engineering Student Wins 2012 Best URCA Paper Presentation

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded Jessica Eichhorst, undergraduate student in the SIUE School of Engineering's Department of Civil Engineering, the 2012 Award for the Best Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Paper Presentation. more...

SIUE Civil Engineering Student Wins IWEA Clean Water Scholarship

Damien Di Vittorio, undergraduate student in the Southern Illinois University School of Engineering's Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) Clean Water Scholarship for 2012. more...

SIUE ASCE Concrete Canoe Team Wins 1st Place at 2012 Mid-Continent Student Conference

The SIUE Concrete Canoe Team "Maized and Cornfused" won 1st Place Overall at the 2012 Mid-Continent Student Conference held at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. more...

SIUE Grad is Named Missouri Small Business Person of the Year

Vicki LaRose, an SIUE alum (Civil Engineering, 1990) was recently named Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Missouri. more...

Chi Epsilon Chapter Receives 2012 Susan C. Brown Outstanding Chapter Performance Award

The SIUE Chi Epsilon Chapter received the 2012 Susan C. Brown Outstanding Chapter Performance Award at the National Chi Epsilon Conclave held in Los Angeles March 8-10, 2012. more...

ASCE Student Chapter Hosts Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony

The SIUE ASCE Student Chapter hosted an Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony at the Engineers' Club of St. Louis on Friday, February 24, 2012. more...

CE Department Students, Alumnus and Faculty Receive Awards at 2012 School of Engineering Banquet

At the 2012 SIUE School of Engineering Annual Banquet, several awards were presented to students, an alumnus and a retiring faculty member. more...

SIUE research team awarded the 2012 Illinois Center for Transportation's (ICT) "High Impact Project"

The first ICT research project completed by Dr. Huaguo Zhou, Dr. Ryan Fries, Mr. Brent Vaughn, and student researchers Michael Williamson, Zhaofeng Tian, and Jing Huang has been selected as the 2012 ICT "High Impact Project" Award. more...

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering was recognized throughout the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) St. Louis Section’s 2013 annual dinner.
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