Message from the Chair

Spring 2017 was another successful and rewarding time for UNM Civil Engineering (CE). Assistant Professor Dr. Jose Cerrato was awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER Award for research on abandoned uranium mine wastes in Native American lands. The department was awarded a successful Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) partnering with Louisiana State University. The new UTC, led by Dr. Susan Bogus Halter, is funded by US DOT and will bring research funds in excess of $1.5M over the next five years. I was also honored by being named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI). Furthermore, CE students were recognized in the very competitive EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge. Finally, UNM CE continued to be the home of strong international research collaborations with outstanding visiting scholars from Turkey and China. I am pleased with the growth and successes the UNM Civil Engineering family is achieving and I look forward to more prosperous years together.    

mahmoud taha



Mahmoud R. Taha
Professor & Chair