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Probing for pollution at Mission 31

When North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Loretta Fer­nandez was a kid, she “wanted to be Jacques Cousteau” (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which […]

Hey, bacteria are individuals too

Advances in obser­va­tional tech­nolo­gies show that pop­u­la­tions of bac­te­rial cells are as diverse as any other species, but ana­lyt­ical tools have yet to evolve to study this indi­vid­u­ality, says asso­ciate pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering Ferdi Hellweger.

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The Super Bowl of civil engineering

For many civil engi­neers, the annual steel bridge com­pe­ti­tion might as well be the Super Bowl. It’s a big deal — uni­ver­sity teams all over the country spend many months, […]

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Metallic personalities

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Philip Larese-​​​​Casanova has had a life-​​​​long love affair with metals. In his work in aquatic envi­ron­mental chem­istry, he looks at how metallic pol­lu­tants trans­form and […]

Design for deconstruction: building with sustainability in mind

Jerry Hajjar, chair and pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, has received a new NSF grant to fur­ther his research in the area of sus­tain­able building design — which he envi­sions as an industry of the future.

The environmental impact of anesthetic gases

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman deliv­ered the results of an anesthetic-​​drug life-​​cycle assess­ment to the Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Sus­tain­able Sys­tems and Tech­nology last week.

Redesigning Boston’s North End

Civil engi­neering stu­dents cre­ated an inno­v­a­tive solu­tion for lim­iting the neighborhood’s traffic prob­lems and pedes­trian congestion.

University hosts national civil engineering conference

Engi­neering Mechanics Insti­tute meeting focuses on North­eastern research strengths, such as infra­struc­ture sustainability