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Civil Engineering


Civil Engineers design, construct, and manage the physical and naturally built environment.   The Department of Civil Engineering at CWRU is proud of being one of the four founding departments by the Case Institute of Technology (since 1880) and continues to deliver significant impacts on the Civil Engineering profession in the Nation and worldwide with its rigorous and pioneering academic programs.


Michael Pollino, associate professor of civil engineering, has been named a recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Moisseiff Award for 2019. 

The award was established by the society in 1947 in recognition of the accomplishments of Leon S. Moisseiff, a notable contributor to the science and art of structural design. The prize is given to an important paper published in an ASCE journal dealing with the field of structural design, including applied mechanics as well as the theoretical analysis, or constructive improvement, of engineering structures such as bridges and frames, of any structural material.  Congratulations! Mike

Katie Wheaton, instructor in the Department of Civil Engineering, received the 2019 Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award from Tau Beta Pi. Wheaton was recognized for her commitment to undergraduate teaching at the annual Engineers Week Reception on Feb. 28.
She brings industry experience to her classes, which emphasize foundational skills for civil engineering, like surveying, statistical analysis and structural design. According to student testimony, Wheaton brings real world examples of engineering issues to class, some of them pulled from the daily news. Congratulations!  Katie  

Learn more about Wheaton and the award.

Our department would like to express our warmest congratulations to the graduates of Class of 2019! During the commencement on May 19, the following students received their degrees. We wish them the very best in their future careers.

BS: Myles Anthony, Steven Bachie, Kyra Espinosa, Aaron George, Alexandra Goldberg, Boris Granda, Madeline Harris, Madeline Hart, Ruby Lee, Brian McNamara, Jennifer Moose, Jared Paine, Helen Sanderson, Ian Steiner, Breoni Turner, William Worsham, Evan Zgrabik, and Xiaozhou Zhang.

MS: Abdullah Braik, Christain Griffith, Suraj Rao, Yunhai Shi, Samuel Shiau, Pramod Somashekaraiah, William Worsham, and Chen Yang.

Ph.D.: Yuan Guo, Chanjuan Han, and Xu Yang.

 Congratulations to this year's Civil Engineering Department Awards winners:
The Allison C. Neff Prize: Cameron White and Sarah Carlson
The Craig J. Miller Memorial Award: Isabel McLeod and Zhouying Jiang
The Kenneth M. Haber Award: Ian Steiner and Shifa Zhong
The Richard and Opal Vanderhoof Award: Rachel Fagerhaug and Patricia Cheng
The Roy Harley Prize: Aarin Mann and Xinyao Li
ASCE Student Chapter Service Award: Rachel Zable
G. Brooks Earnest Outstanding Senior Award: Steven Bachie

On May 9, the department held a ceremony to award this year's Vanderhoof BS/MS Fellowship. The winners are: Christian Griffith, Samuel Shiau, Jack Worsham, and Drew Zapor. Each student was presented with an award certificate and shared their experience in the department and career plan. Congratulations to the winners!

We would like to express our warmest congratulations to the graduates of Class of 2018! During the commencement on May 20, the following students received their degrees. We wish them the very best in their future careers.

BS: Barnabas Brennan, James Catalan, Rukmini Cheeti, Jennifer DoVale, Michael Farese, Connor Gordon, Christian Griffith, Marisa Harkins, Katrina Hilton, Jenny Lin, Mia Mariotti, Cameron McCalla, Nicholas Merchant-Wells, Ryan Merlau, Noella Musemininali, Calvin Nguyen, Meghraj Rathod, Timothy Sprague, Rachel Webb, Rachel Willard, Annastasia Wong, and Andrew Zapor.

MS: Elizabeth Caceci, Jennifer DoVale, Spencer Ehl, Wenbiao Li, Jacob Lunn, and Zachary Lyon.

Ph.D.: Yuan Guo, Chanjuan Han, Jiale Li, Mark Loria, and Xu Yang.

We would like to congratulate this year's Civil Engineering Department Awards winners:
The Allison C. Neff Prize: Ian Steiner and Isabel McLeod
The Craig J. Miller Memorial Award: Christian Griffith and Maryam Mortazavi
The Kenneth M. Haber Award: Patricia Cheng and Jianzi Huang
The Richard and Opal Vanderhoof Award: William Worsham and Samuel Shiau
The Roy Harley Prize: Drew Zapor and Ram Mazunder
ASCE Junior Award: Madeline Hart
GB Brook Award: James Catalan

Congratulations to this year's winners for the Vanderhoof BS/MS Fellowship: Elizabeth Caceci, Jennifer DoVale, Spencer Ehl, and Zachary Lyon. The awrads are made possible by an endowment by Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof through Case Alumni Association.

Professor Heo has been selected as an Early-Career Research Fellow of the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEMfor Award Year 2017. These competitive fellowships recognize emerging professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and well-being, or environmental protection. Prof. Heo is the only recipient from Structural Engineering out of ten recipients mostly from biology, chemistry, environmental engineering and policy across the country in 2017.

          

At the university commencement on May 21, we celebrated the graduation of the largest class in recent history of the department. Twenty one students received their BS degree in Civil Engineering: Javier Alverez, Elizabeth Caceci, Matthew Chin, Tessa Cooperrider, Samuel D'Alessio, Zachary Dallman, Spencer Ehl, Campbell Fitzhugh, Kate Goldman, Yang Jiang, Rachel Lanyi, Jacob Lunn, Zachary Lyon, Colin MacGregor, Jessica McCoy, Meghann McMahon, Williams Nelson, Jai Ponce, Erin Smith, Lauren Van Meter, and Jennifer Zajic. Two students received MS degree in Civil Engineering: Benjamin Allen and Nicholas Heim. Five students received Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering: Zijian Li, Kamil Nizamiev, Saman Sabzehzar, Xuefei Wang, and Yuru Li Zimmerman. Congratulations to all of them and we wish them the very best in their future carrer!