Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of 84 engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineeringâ€™s (NAE) 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (FOE).
Carl Bernier, third-year graduate student in civil and environmental engineering (CEE), has received the Nettie S. Autrey Fellowship from Rice University. The fellowship will support Bernierâ€™s research on the structural safety of above-ground storage tanks during severe storms.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1.7 million to Qilin Li and her team for further development and field testing of an innovative desalination technology that uses nanoparticles and sunlight to treat water. The project combines tried-and-true water treatment methods with cutting-edge nanotechnology.
Seth Pedersen, second-year graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, won first place in the Student Poster Competition, Liquid Processes Category, at the 2018 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) annual meeting.
Rice civil engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete. The material is cementless and environmentally friendly.
While forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near or above normal, experts at Rice University say Houston is little better prepared for extreme weather than it was last summer when Hurricane Harvey devastated the region.