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Lytton Kendall (1961)

Lytton Kendall

Posted June 22, 2021

Lytton Alden Kendall (BS Mining Engineering, 1961) died of Parkinson’s disease at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon, April 16, 2021.

Svetlana Baranova on bridge
Awards and Honors, Profiles

Svetlana Baranova’s award highlights connection to China

Posted June 3, 2021

​​​​​​​Svetlana Baranova has been selected as a recipient of a Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowship.

Olutooni Ajayi
Awards and Honors, Profiles

Olutooni Ajayi awarded a PEO International Peace Scholarship

Posted June 1, 2021

Olutooni Ajayi, a graduate student in the first year of her doctoral studies in CEGE, has been awarded a PEO Internationa Peace Scholarship

Quinn Whiting (MS 2020)
Awards and Honors, Research

Quinn Whiting develops NMR spectroscopy method to track fluorine

Posted May 28, 2021

Quinn Whiting (MS Civil Engineering, 2020) was awarded one of only two 2021 Master’s Thesis Awards from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). Whiting’s thesis, “Fluorinated Photoproduct Formation from Photolysis of Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals and Phenols,” contributes a new method of tracking fluorine during reactions of pollutants.

Department News

Two Assistant Professors Join CEGE in the Shadow of the Pandemic

Posted May 11, 2021

In spite of obstacles due to COVID-19 restrictions, new professors Boya Xiong and Judy Yang have already contributed through their teaching and research.

Profiles, Student Activities

Alumnus Marcus Thomas Steps Up to Help EWB UMN Land a Rotary Grant

Posted April 19, 2021

When enthusiastic and dedicated students can tap into the passion and experience of our alumni, amazing things happen. Like when alumnus Marcus Thomas (BCE 1994) and the student chapter of EWB USA UMN collaborated to bring in a $15K grant from Rotary International District #5950.

Department News


Posted April 19, 2021

In 2021, the 3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship reached two significant milestones—10 years and more than 100 scholarship awards!

Awards and Honors, Research

Xue Feng Receives NSF Career Award

Posted April 19, 2021

Feng’s research has two main goals—to discover new ways that water shapes the ecosystem response to climate change, and to use that new knowledge to advance modeling of Earth systems and climate predictions.


AVs and Traffic Flow

Posted April 19, 2021

RAPHAEL STERN researches vehicle automation and transportation cyber-physical systems. He is specifically interested in the impact of autonomous (or semi-autonomous) vehicles on the overall traffic flow and dynamics at low market penetration rates.


AVs and Intersections

Posted April 19, 2021

MICHAEL LEVIN has been working on a new traffic signal timing method that is computationally easy to implement, yet still has favorable impacts across an entire traffic system. Levin’s research focuses
on modeling connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and intelligent transportation systems to predict and optimize how these future technologies will affect travel demand and traffic flow. He uses traffic flow, transportation network analysis.