May 2020

May 5, 2020
For professor Monica Mazurek, fuel efficiency is the key to keeping air cleaner after New Jersey reopens   On Friday, May 1, New Jersey reported a total of 7,222 deaths from COVID-19, after experiencing its highest single-day death toll. While there is little upside to the epic chaos and disruption wreaked by the viral pandemic, a dramatic improvement in New Jersey’s air quality – long ranked among the nation’s ten worst – is cause for temporary optimism.  

April 2020

April 29, 2020
“Civil engineers built the world. What I do on a day-to-day basis could affect thousands of people and makes you responsible for people’s lives.”   Ian is a Rutgers School of Engineering senior from Toms River, New Jersey enrolled in the five-year dual BS/MS degree program. Here, the structural engineering student shares thoughts on his Rutgers experience and his plans for the future.   What drew you to civil engineering?
April 24, 2020
The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) has awarded CEE senior Ian Walczak the 2020 Argent Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Ian was one of five students selected from a NASTT university student chapter. Ian is the President of the Rutgers student chapter. Since 2010, NASTT has awarded 50 scholarships in memory of Michael E. Argent, who is recognized as one of the industry’s true visionaries and a motivating force behind the growth of trenchless technology.   

March 2020

March 23, 2020
Tiny device could help professionals diagnose and fight deadly infections March 23, 2020 Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs.

November 2019

November 5, 2019
Blue Acres Floodplain Restoration is creating a public park able to manage stormwater and withstand storm surges

October 2019

October 31, 2019
ASCE Central Jersey honors members dedicated to the advancement of the profession every year at its annual awards ceremony. This year, they selected CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Husam Najm for the Educator of the Year Award due to his dedication to helping train and educate the next generation of civil engineers at Rutgers.
October 15, 2019
Victor Abril ENG’21 wants to learn what makes tech tick As a young child in Ecuador rising junior Victor Abril was fascinated by technology and determined to learn how things worked. “I remember my mom had bought me a toy car and as soon as she gave it to me, I wanted to know how it worked,” he recalls. “I grabbed a screw driver and opened it up. My mom wasn’t too happy about that.”

September 2019

September 27, 2019
Professor Xiang Liu along with graduate research assistants Asim F. Saman and Baozhang Ren authored an article in the July/August issue of TR News on deploying artificial intelligence in detecting railroad trespassing. 

June 2019

June 27, 2019
CEE professor Qizhong (George) Guo participated in a series of essays that appeared in the Star-Ledger on Sunday, June 23, discussing how we can adapt to the rising sea along the New Jersey coast. According to Guo, in New Jersey’s effort to adapt to rising sea levels, we are facing infrastructure challenges on two fronts – structural deterioration and environmental change.

May 2019

May 31, 2019
Jingnan Zhao received the TRB ACRP Graduate Research Award (2018-2019) which includes a $12,000 fellowship. The competition is nationwide and only 10 recipients are selected each year. Zhao works under CEE professor Hao Wang. Their area of focus is in energy harvesting, a promising technique that can help solve global energy challenges without depleting natural resources. Their particular emphasis is on the energy harvesting performance of piezoelectric transducers in airfield pavements.