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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Civil engineering doctoral student claims spatial analysis, modeling award

Ashkan Gholamialam co-authored “Modeling bikeability of urban environments” with his adviser, Tim Matisziw, an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Department of Geography.


Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Variable speed limits can limit work zone congestion

Research conducted by the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department may have uncovered a way to help alleviate some of the backup and create fewer dangerous collisions.


Monday, March 20th, 2017

Civil engineering professor featured by NBC News

Civil engineering Professor Carlos Sun was interviewed by NBC News for a story on the future of automobile transportation, particularly autonomous vehicles.


Monday, March 13th, 2017

Professor builds special issue of industry magazine

Glenn Washer, University of Missouri professor of civil and environmental engineering, edited the January issue of Materials Evaluation.


Monday, March 6th, 2017

College christens concrete materials lab in memory of alumnus

Josh Seidel was an impeccable engineer and entrepreneur — a sterling example of the type of engineering leader that has called the University of Missouri College of Engineering home over the decades. The foundation set up in his memory wanted to continue that tradition in his honor, helping christen the Joshua M. Seidel Advanced Concrete Materials Laboratory in a ceremony held on Feb. 17 in Lafferre Hall.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Travel award allows professor opportunity to share ideas, data, manpower with Chinese universities

Bill Buttlar, the Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, recently received a China Great Overseas Talent Award


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Novel approach to road surface testing earns civil engineering team ASNT top paper award

The ASNT honored Bill Buttlar, the Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and three colleagues from his former home at the University of Illinois with the Outstanding Paper in Materials Evaluation award.


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Asphalt lab paves way for breakthrough transportation, infrastructure research

The Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association-supported instructional facility and lab includes the latest resources, including asphalt binders, mixture testing equipment and much more.


Monday, December 12th, 2016

Civil engineering professor elected to Fulbright Program roster

The Fulbright Specialist Program selected Vellore Gopalaratnam for a five-year stint. As part of the program, he’ll have the chance to make multiple 4-6 week visits to various projects around the world both to learn and to share his expertise.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Civil engineering students sweep top spots at state poster competition

Transportation scholars from the MU Civil Engineering Department attended the Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri’s annual conference held March 9-11 in St. Louis. MU students presented posters at the event and two took home top honors.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Three papers outline new ways to look at interchange safety

Faculty members and students from the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently published three papers in the Transportation Research Record, the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, on the safety of innovative roadway interchange designs, particularly Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Civil grad student presents pair of posters at major conference

Yohan Chang, a doctoral student in the MU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was the only student to present two posters at RES/CON, held March 1-3 in New Orleans.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Generosity enables hiring of renowned pavement, materials engineer

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently selected Buttlar for the newly endowed position of Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology, named for 1961 civil engineering alumnus Glen Barton, who helped fund the position along with the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.


Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Civil professor’s work with city bridges featured by KMIZ ABC-17

Civil engineering Professor Glenn Washer is working with Columbia Public Works to study the city’s 42 bridges and 100 crossings.


Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Civil engineering grad student earns top marks in paper competition

Amirhossein Khezerzadeh will present his preliminary research at an expenses paid trip to the annual Transportation Review Board meeting in January in Washington, D.C. In addition, he will have the opportunity to publish his final findings in the July edition of TRB’s journal, Transportation Research Circular.


Monday, August 17th, 2015

Grad student earns research award from Federal Aviation Administration

Boris Claros, a graduate civil engineering student at MU, recently received a $10,000 research stipend from the Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues to sponsor his research.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Adapted infrared technologies prove effective in detection of subsurface erosion in bridges

Glenn Washer, a civil engineering professor, has adapted existing handheld and mast-mounted infrared imaging technologies to detect sub-surface corrosion damage in concrete components as well as methodologies to increase the quality of data produced from the imaging.


Monday, June 8th, 2015

MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of […]


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Mizzou duo shines at ITS Heartland Student Competition

For the third consecutive year, MU civil engineering graduate student Boris Claros captured the top spot at the Intelligent Transportation Society Heartland Student Competition. Fellow MU grad student Roozbeh Rahmani earned second place honors.


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

MU sweeps top two spots at Missouri Traffic and Safety Conference competition

Graduate student Roozbeh Rahmani and undergraduate research assistant Paige Martz earned first place with “License Plate Recognition Technology’s Potential Benefits to Intelligent Transportation Systems: An Arterial Travel Time Case Study,” and graduate students Amir Khezerzadeh and Tim Cope took second with “Temporary Traffic Control in Innovative Geometrical Design Work Zones.”


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Final draft proves a winner for civil engineer at ITS America competition

Chris Fitzpatrick, a graduate civil engineering student, won the ITS America essay contest, with his piece, “Enhancing Commercial Vehicle Safety and Emissions Reduction by the use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication in Tractor-Trailer Platoons.”


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Undergrad takes diverging diamond research to Posters On the Hill

Paige Martz, a civil engineering senior in the MU College of Engineering, recently was selected to present her research and poster on Diverging Diamond Interchanges at the 2015 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.


Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Late IMSE professor emeritus Miller leaves a lasting legacy

Owen Miller, who died Nov. 26 in Kansas City, Mo., at age 92, joined the University of Missouri faculty as an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department in 1964, working his way up to full professor before his retirement in 1992 as a professor emeritus.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Civil engineering’s virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center is a collaborative powerhouse

Thus the highly successful, virtual Transportation Infrastructure Center (TIC) with Charlie Nemmers at its helm was conceived and created to build teams of researchers to respond to areas of existing transportation. But research under the center’s umbrella hasn’t strictly adhered to the tradition of transportation as Nemmers has sought out partners to fill associated research needs.


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Grad student repeats winning performance

For the second consecutive year, MU civil and environmental engineering graduate student Boris Claros came out on top in the 2014 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) student essay competition.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

$38.5 million approved to renovate Lafferre Hall

On Oct. 16, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon convened a meeting of the state’s Board of Public Buildings to approve the state’s issuance of $38.5 million for the repair and renovation of the 1935 and 1944 sections of Lafferre Hall, the main building of the MU College of Engineering.


Monday, October 27th, 2014

CEE graduate student takes first place at transportation poster competition

Graduate student Kyoungmin “Andrew” Nam of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department won first place at the annual poster competition for the Transportation Engineering Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (TEAM Stl).


Friday, June 20th, 2014

Culvert research may ease the workload of MoDOT engineers

MoDOT researchers paired with Mizzou Engineers to find whether there was a way to save time and money load rating the department’s bridges.