Department News

Congratulations to Our Fall 2016 Dean’s List Recipients!

March 8, 2017

The Department of Civil Engineering would like to congratulate the following undergraduate students who made the Dean’s List for Fall 2016.  We are immensely proud of their outstanding academic performance and applaud their dedication and commitment to their education.   Class of 2016 Carter Harwood (graduated Fall 2016) Class of 2017 Michael Bain Matthew Paris Bryan […]

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Letting the Light Shine: A Revamp of The George Peabody Library Skylight

February 24, 2017

There’s no denying when you step into The George Peabody Library that you’re in awe. The building, which houses approximately 300,000 books, rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight and includes six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf. Yet, as with any piece […]

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Prof. Michael Shields to Receive NSF CAREER Award

January 24, 2017

Michael D. Shields, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.

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Cubed meteorite sample on a fingertip.

Prof. Lori Graham-Brady and Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute Showcase Research via Artistic Interpretation

December 5, 2016

Jay Gould, a professor of photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art, traded his Mount Vernon studio for space in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Malone Hall in 2016 as the first Artist-in-Residence for the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute. The result: A large-scale art exhibit including photographs that depict the artist’s interpretation of extreme materials.

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Prof. Ben Schafer Co-Authors New Seismic Design Technical Brief Based on American Iron and Steel Institute Standard

November 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Ben Schafer who has recently co-authored “Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Lateral Load-Resisting Systems: A Guide for Practicing Engineers,” a technical brief released by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the Applied Technology Council (ATC). The brief provides a comprehensive overview of the seismic design of cold-formed steel (CFS) framed […]

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Prof. Stavros Gaitanaros Receives Young Investigator in Solid Mechanics Award from the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

September 7, 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Stavros Gaitanaros for receiving the 2016 IUTAM Bureau Prize in Solid Mechanics from the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM). Prof. Gaitanaros accepted the award during the closing ceremony of the organization’s international congress in Montreal on August 26. IUTAM Bureau Prizes are awarded once every four years to three individuals under 35 […]

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Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui Receives Award from National Science Foundation for Systems Research

August 26, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Sauleh Siddiqui, who recently received funding from the National Science Foundation. Prof. Siddiqui will work with Prof. Benjamin Zaitchik (Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences) to construct a systems-based modeling framework that captures local-scale to national-scale food, energy, and water dynamics in a changing climate. According to the award documents, “the framework will […]

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Prof. Somnath Ghosh Represents Materials Research at White House Event

August 16, 2016

When glancing at one’s calendar, it’s rare for most people to see a note about attending a closed event at the White House. Yet, for Professor KT Ramesh and Professor Somnath Ghosh, that’s what they saw a few weeks ago. The pair joined senior Administration officials from the White House, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, […]

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