Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers earn esteemed National Science Foundation awards

Two researchers in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are winners of prestigious National Science Foundation early-career awards that celebrate emerging leaders in their fields. Juyeong Choi, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Lichun Li, an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, received Faculty Early Career Development, […]

Tracking Trash: Researchers use aerial imaging to capture rapidly changing hurricane debris data

The destructive winds and storm surges of hurricanes are well-known dangers. But these massive storms bring another peril in their aftermath — tons of debris that poses a health risk for residents and creates an additional challenge for recovery. Fluctuating volumes of debris and illegal dumping complicate that challenge for officials seeking to hasten cleanup […]

The road to safety: Researchers work to improve access to special needs hurricane shelters

When Hurricane Michael made landfall in 2018 near Mexico Beach, it was the first time a Category 5 hurricane hit Florida since 1992. It posed a risk for all residents but especially for people whose physical or cognitive impairments required them to use the state’s special needs shelters. New research from the FAMU-FSU College of […]

Remote sensing research improves hurricane response

Safe and uninterrupted road travel is crucial in the aftermath of storms so that people can access medical treatment, downed power lines can be removed and communities can begin a return to normalcy. Researchers with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center are investigating better ways to predict where road-clogging […]

Everglades Foundation awards FAMU-FSU civil engineers fellowship to study climate change

The Everglades Foundation awarded two FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and RIDER Center faculty members a fellowship to collaborate on a new study that explores the impact of climate change on the Everglades. Existing infrastructure in the Everglades that was built with old climate models in mind may not be suited for the challenges that future […]

The garbage man: Professor develops methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills

Most people think about trash for 30 seconds a week — the amount of time it takes them to bring their garbage bin to the curb. Tarek Abichou has spent three decades focused on it. As executive director of the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center and a professor of civil and environmental engineering […]

FAMU-FSU researcher combines climate change and land use data to predict watershed impact

When rain falls, it picks up pollution from streets, farms and other manmade features as it winds toward the ocean. In the Broad Run watershed of Loudoun County, Virginia, runoff travels through an increasingly urbanized landscape before reaching the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. In 2000, fewer than 170,000 people lived in the county. […]

FSU professor available to provide comment on infrastructure needs as Congress debates bipartisan package

The federal government is debating billions of dollars of investment in infrastructure that would develop roads, bridges, public transit, high-speed internet and more. Eren Ozguven, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, researches how infrastructure contributes to communities’ abilities to respond to emergencies in his role as the director of the […]

RIDER Center helps communities plan for the threats from natural disasters

In some places in Florida and around the country, there is a time before the storm and a time after. Andrew in South Florida. Michael in the Panhandle. Maria in Puerto Rico. Katrina along the Gulf Coast. These hurricanes killed many and caused billions of dollars in damage. They challenged the resilience of the communities […]

$1.4M NIH grant helps FSU researchers clean carcinogens from groundwater

A Florida State University researcher will lead a study into how bacteria can be used to remove carcinogens from groundwater thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will collaborate with Texas Tech University to investigate a bioremediation method that could remove […]

Kampmann honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Florida State University · Kampmann honored as Distinguished Teacher Raphael Kampmann, a teaching faculty member in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, knows his class has a reputation among students for being rigorous and thorough. So maybe, he wondered, the fact that he is the recipient of Florida State University’s 2021 Distinguished Teacher Award is a […]