Message from the Chair

mahmoud taha

I am glad to share with you the continuous success and growth of UNM Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering in Fall 2019. We celebrate the success of our Center for Water and the Environment team being awarded $5.0M for a new CREST Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation. We also celebrate the national interest in our transportation research examining safe bicycling. We are excited about the success of our efforts on infrastructure resilience which has grown our study abroad program, enabling CCEE students to learn principles of transportation and water resilience in Germany and Holland. The National Science Foundation funded colloquium on infrastructure resilience that was held in August 2019 was very successful. With our annual research expenditures exceeding $6.5M, I am pleased to share our plans for expansion and hire four new faculty members in CCEE in 2020. We are also delighted to welcome our new faculty hire, Dr. Maryam Hojati, with her research focus on 3D-printed concrete. Finally, we remember a great friend of the department, Professor Jerry Hall, who passed away in 2019. Professor Hall served as a faculty in the department in the transportation area for 34 years and was the department chair from 1990 to 1997. Jerry will always be remembered by UNM faculty and alumni.

Mahmoud R. Taha
Chair, Distinguished Professor and Regents Lecturer