Civil & Environmental Engineering
Building a sustainable future.
Clean drinking water. Breathable air. Safe efficient buildings to live and work in. Flood protection. Waste disposal. Civil and environmental engineers at UCLA Samueli learn to design and plan the infrastructures that society requires, and evolve them to mitigate their influence on the environment. We strive to find sustainable solutions.
Southern California presents its own set of challenges – how to provide the critical infrastructure within a complex geological and climate environment that’s prone to earthquakes, drought, flooding and landslides, while also minimizing energy consumption and the release of greenhouse gases – and in turn provides an ideal “natural lab” in which to do our work.
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Mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Matthew McIntosh is a member of TANMS, a multi-institutional research center based at UCLA Samueli.
Researchers create ultra-lightweight ceramic material that can better withstand extreme temperatures
A UCLA-led research team has created a new type of aerogel that can better endure extremely hot conditions and big swings in temperature. The new material, based on dynamic nanoscale technology, contracts when compressed or heated, which is the opposite of most materials.
Professor Mario Gerla MS ’70, PhD ’73, a pioneer in computer networks who had supervised more than 100 Ph.D. graduates during his long career, died on February 9 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75 years old.
NewsroomArticle By UCLA Samueli Newsroom Thanks to a recent five-year grant to the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, 42 UCLA Samueli undergraduates have received academic scholarships of up to $5,000 each.The Broadening...
Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to UCLA research
The Uber vice president discussed his entrepreneurial career in the year’s second program in the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Distinguished Speaker Series