Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering News

Cloudy With a Chance of Slowdowns: Engineering Student Developing Traffic Forecasts


Running into unexpected traffic congestion could largely become a thing of the past thanks to an idea presented by College of Engineering student Jianjiang Yang. Yang, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, recently took first place at the annual Tennessee Section meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

College of Engineering Names Goodrich Chair of Excellence Professor


Thanos Papanicolaou has joined the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as a Goodrich Chair of Excellence Professor. Most recently, thanos_papanicolaouPapanicolaou was a Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa.

Faculty News and Notes

Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.

Professors Study Dilemmas in Sustaining Red Light Camera Programs

It’s a common driving predicament: As you approach the intersection, the light is yellow. Do you hit the brakes or face a red light camera fine? Professors at UT have analyzed this issue to determine if traffic control measures intended to boost red light revenue result in compromised safety.