- Department of Civil Engineering
- University of New Mexico
- 210 University Blvd NE
- Albuquerque, NM 87106
- Ph (505) 277-2722
- Fax (505) 277-1988
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the UNM Department of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines. Civil Engineers design, build, and protect the infrastructure upon which modern society depends. UNM’s Civil Engineering Department fosters an environment of critical thinking and problem solving. We are home to state-of-the-art technology, impressive research facilities, friendly and motivated faculty, and a diverse student body dedicated to problem solving and making a difference in the world. It is the passion of our faculty and students that truly drives innovation within the CE Department.
Ever mindful of the future of civil engineering and construction, our Department is continuing to increase its focus on sustainable infrastructure . We offer active research programs in construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering – all of which include a strong sustainability component. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the comprehensive programs our Department offers.
CE Department News
2013-2014 Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the School of Engineering
5-20-13 We are now accepting applications for scholarships for 2013-2014. The Application form and guidelines are available online at www.soe.unm.edu (click on Scholarships). The POSTMARK DEADLINE is June 1st, 2013. Hand-delivered applications will be accepted through 5:00pm on Monday June 3rd through the Engineering Student Services Office located at CENT 2080. Award notifications will be made in the latter part of July.
CE Professor Mark Stone Receives NSF CAREER Award
4-30-13 – Mark Stone, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, was selected to receive a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award, which includes a substantial grant to support research over a five-year period, is given to promising young faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both education and research. Read More...
Matt Raymer: Student Athlete, Excellent Scholar
4-30-13 Throughout his undergraduate career, Matt Raymer has balanced the challenges of studying engineering with playing Lobo football. This May, he will graduate with a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UNM. Matt has excelled not only academically but in time management and leadership skills while being a student athlete. Read More...
Civil Engineering PhD Candidate Rashadul Islam Receives Award for Engineering Conference Paper
4-15-13 Rashadul Islam, a UNM Civil Engineering Ph.D. candidate, has been honored for presenting a conference paper during the 2013 ASCE Texas Section Centennial Spring Conference. His paper, “Evaluating Moduli of Base and Subbase Layer in Flexible Pavement,” received second place in the conference competition and carried a $200 award. Read More...
Dr. Bruce Thomson Named the 2013 New Mexico Public Sector Engineer of the Year
4-12-13 Dr. Bruce Thomson, P.E., Regents’ Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Water Resources Program at UNM, was recently named the 2013 Engineer of the Year in the Public Sector by the Albuquerque Chapter of the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers.
“The ‘Public Sector Engineer of the Year’ aptly describes Dr. Thomson’s commitment to the New Mexico community,” says Brad Sumrall, P.E. Sr. Project Manager, Bohannan-Huston, Inc., Chairman, NMSPE Awards Committee.
“Most engineers know Dr. Thomson for his 35 years of teaching in the UNM School of Engineering. The public is aware of his concern for water quality in Albuquerque, which is why they elected him to the AMAFCA Board,” he said. “His participation on various environmental boards and participation with the engineering community have made Dr. Thomson the ‘go to’ person for water quality in New Mexico. It was a pleasure to select Dr. Thomson for this award.”
About Dr. Thomson
With a joint appointment in the Department of Civil Engineering and in Water Resources, Thomson teaches a wide range of courses in environmental engineering at the senior and graduate level. His research interests focus on the chemical behavior and treatment of radioactive and inorganic water contaminants in both surface and ground water systems. Thomson has consulted nationally and internationally on management of wastes from the mining industry, radioactive and mixed wastes, and domestic wastes.
He has been heavily involved in water and sustainability issues within New Mexico, including serving on the City’s Groundwater Protection Advisory Board for 10 years and serving as Chair many of those years. Thomson was elected to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority Board (AMAFCA) in 2011 representing southeastern Albuquerque and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer.
Thomson also received the 2010 New Mexico Earth Sciences Achievement Award for outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in the areas of applied science in education in New Mexico.
About the UNM Department of Civil Engineering
The UNM Department of Civil Engineering is New Mexico’s premier and most comprehensive department of civil engineering and construction. The Department offers academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels and has active research programs in construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.
About the UNM School of Engineering
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering combines excellence in academic programs with research that addresses global challenges, a commitment to help students succeed, and a thriving culture of innovation that contributes to local and national economic development.