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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Researchers develop carbon-negative concrete

A viable formula for a carbon-negative, environmentally friendly concrete that is nearly as strong as regular concrete has been developed at WSU.

Online programs open new opportunities

Starting this fall, WSU will be providing more opportunities for professionals to expand their engineering skills with two new online programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

A better picture of vegetation to reduce fire risk

A grant from Google will help one WSU researcher map vegetation across the Western U.S. that could help reduce the risk of wildfires.

Leadership changes in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Xianming Shi is the new chair of civil and environmental engineering, while Haluk Beyenal will serve as associate dean of research and graduate studies. Dave Field is the new director for the Institute of Materials Research.

Researchers improve cement with shrimp shell nanoparticles

Putting nanoparticles from shrimp shells into cement paste made the material significantly stronger — an innovation that could lead to reduced seafood waste and lower carbon emissions from concrete production.