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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UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Integrated Sensors Laboratory is collaborating with Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN), a leader in high-speed broadband aerial wireless networks, to field test its terahertz-band communication technology at medium altitude.
Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Demonstration of compliant rolling-contact joints. Images courtesy UCLA Flexible Research Group.
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