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CEGE Faculty Search 2022

Posted October 3, 2022

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering seeks to fill three faculty positions beginning immediately.

Department News, Geomechanical engineering, Research, Water/Environmental engineering

CEGE leads $10.95 million project to advance mineral carbon storage

Posted August 25, 2022

New US DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center led by University of Minnesota faculty

Arial view of career fair in Rapson Hall
Department News, Student Activities

UMN ASCE Career Fair

Posted August 18, 2022

Each year the UMN ASCE Student Group coordinates a career fair focused on careers in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Geoengineering. This year's career fair will be on October 4, 2022.

John Hourdos in the MTO Office
Department News, Research, Transportation engineering

A transportation engineer travels to the medical school

Posted August 5, 2022

If you want to get the attention of an engineer, all you need to say is, “I think this could work better…” John Hourdos, a transportation engineer by training, embraces that engineering mindset.
When confronted by something that is not working, he says, “Let’s fix it!”

Qizhi He in his office
Awards and Honors, Department News, Structural engineering

Reducing Defects in 3D Metal Printing by Scientific Machine Learning

Posted July 22, 2022

Qizhi He and Ju Sun are developing a physics aware machine learning framework to help predict defects in metal Additive Manufacturing (3D printing). Their novel, knowledge-augmented, machine learning tool will quickly and reliably predict thermal mechanical behavior and the induced defects, by utilizing both thermomechanical models and process monitoring data.

headshot Judy Yang
Department News, Research, Water/Environmental engineering

Yang Seeks Fine-grained Understanding of Sediment Transport

Posted July 22, 2022

Judy Yang, Assistant Professor in CEGE, received an NSF Grant in excess of $300,000 for her project “Collaborative Research: Grain to Channel Scale Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Cohesive Sediment Transport.”

Mississippi River Skyline
Awards and Honors, Department News, Research, Water/Environmental engineering

NSF supports a new graduate program focused on resource and water circularity

Posted July 19, 2022

Can you imagine a world in which resources are conserved and reused, wastes are upcycled, and the cycling of resources is continuous and sustainable?

Matt Berens
Awards and Honors, Department News, Research, Water/Environmental engineering

Researchers track insecticides in water

Posted July 19, 2022

The most widely used class of insecticides worldwide is neonicotinoids. Unfortunately, neonicotinoids act non-selectively against most insects and may adversely affect non-targeted organisms that consume plants or contact surfaces treated with these compounds. Researchers Matthew Berens, Paul Capel, and Bill Arnold from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering are seeking more information about neonicotinoid insecticides in surface water, groundwater, and wastewater. Their work has been recognized by the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C).

Grant Goedjen
Awards and Honors, Research

​​​​​​​What happens to pesticides in compost?

Posted July 18, 2022

Grant Goedjen, a Ph.D. student at UMN, is trying to discover what happens to pesticides in compost. The Compost Research & Education Foundation (CREF) awarded him one of the two 2022 Compost Research Scholarships. Goedjen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering. He is co-advised by William Arnold and Paul Capel.

head shot Dino Xykis
Awards and Honors

Dino Xykis appointed as Interim CEO at PSI

Posted June 3, 2022

Dino Xykis (BCE 1981, MSCE 1983, PhD 1988) was appointed Interim CEO of Power Solutions International of Wood Dale, Illinois.