Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering News

Center for Transportation Research Announces 2015 Fellows

UT’s Center for Transportation Research has selected three faculty members from the College of Engineering, one from the Department of Economics and one from the Haslam College of Business as part of its 2015 Fellows class.

UT Study Finds China’s Newfound Mobility Increasingly Reliant on E-Bikes

Chris Cherry

China has long had the largest population of any country in the world, but its recent economic boom has presented it with a number of problems, especially transportation and air quality. UT researchers have been studying the use of e-bikes in China, and their new findings shed light on the demographic and geographic use of the new technology.

Did Dust Bowl’s Ravages End in the 1940s? New Study Says No

Dust Bowl Featured

A recent study led by the UT Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, even potentially altering history books. The paper, soon-to-be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, focuses on modeling carbon budgets in agricultural areas.

College of Engineering Selected to Join Key Materials Research Center

Claudia Rawn

The role of the College of Engineering in studying advanced materials recently got a major boost with the National Science Foundation backing UT to join the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center. Claudia Rawn, director of the Center for Materials Processing, will lead the university’s efforts.

Study Could Improve Safety for Cyclists, E-Bikes

A study by UT researchers could soon change the way electric bicycles are used and regulated. Led by Chris Cherry, the group took one of the first in-depth looks at how the behavior of e-bike riders compares to that of traditional bikers.