Message from the Chair

In Spring 2018, UNM Civil Engineering continues to excel as one of the leading civil engineering departments nationwide. UNM Civil Engineering was recently ranked 76th nationwide by U.S. News and UNM School of Engineering 18th in Best Value Schools. ,We announced a new $1.5M endowment from the Dana C. Wood estate, creating a new endowed chair in advanced construction materials and technologies, enabling an unprecedented upgrade in CE facilities and supporting the creation of a UNM 3D concrete printing laboratory. This endowment honors the legacy of department alumnus Dana C. Wood and his pioneering work in the field of CAD for civil engineering. We celebrate hiring new assistant professor Dr. Nick Ferenchak to lead New Mexico research in the field of autonomous vehicles as well as the start of a new Local Technical Assistant Program (LTAP) at UNM Civil Engineering. We celebrate successes of our students, in the ASCE Regional Concrete Canoe competition and in winning a prestigious NSF fellowship. 2018 began with our fund-raising campaign, 12 in 12, a roadmap to 2030 to raise $12M in the next 12 years to create a number of endowed chair positions and make significant facilities upgrades in UNM Civil Engineering.

mahmoud taha



Mahmoud R. Taha
Professor & Chair