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College of Engineering and Computing

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UofSC is at the forefront of research and education on intelligent and sustainable infrastructure. Our cutting-edge research aims to discover knowledge and provide practical solutions to societal challenges. Our educational programs aim to train the engineers of the future; engineers capable of designing innovative solutions with far-reaching societal impact.

Department Highlights

Erfan Goharian and Song Wang

Research Spotlight: Researchers advance water resource management using AI

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Erfan Goharian is part of a team awarded a grant to develop an image dataset of water objects from Microsoft AI for Earth. The research project will use engineering techniques to identify the presence of water, and then using artificial intelligence, it will develop models that predict its impact on the surrounding environment.

Sasanakul stands with the centrifuge in her lab

Faculty Spotlight: Sasanakul's centrifuge research strengthens SC infrastructure

After experiencing Hurricane Katrina first-hand in 2005, Inthuourn Sasanakul has devoted her research to preventing a similar disaster here in SC. With the use of a centrifuge and earthquake shaker, her research is making South Carolina's infrastructure capable of withstanding even the worst natural disasters.

three female civil engineering students stand on track

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Engineering student-athletes run with focus

What does it take to succeed on the track and in the classroom? Focus, determination and grit. These cvil engineering students have it all.

Katlyn Knopf stands in the railway work area

Graduate Student Spotlight: Katlyn Knopf and Railway Research at UofSC

In this video, Katlyn Knopf, recent recipient of the Art Worth Memorial Scholarship awarded by AREMA Committee-4 Rail, shares her research as a civil engineering MS graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Muzekari stands outside of the Swearingen building

Alumni Spotlight: How Lisa Muzekari is breaking down barriers for female engineers

Lisa Muzekari is the first female shareholder in the 73-year history of Thomas and Hutton and was named one of the 2019 Women of Influence by the Columbia Regional Business Report.



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