Spring 2017

CEIE PhD student, Javad Esfandiari, won a scholarship from NCC-ACI


Congratuations to Javad Esfandiari who received a scholarship from the National Capital Section of the American Concrete Institute. The award was presented by David Lange, FACI, incoming President of the American Concrete Institute. Javad has been active in research, teaching,… Read More

Saad Ullah Awarded 3rd Prize at Mason’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Congratulations to Saad Ullah, one of Dr. Tanyu’s Ph.D. students in our department, was awarded the 3rd Prize at the Mason’s 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, for his presentation on “Sustainable Infrastructure: Recycling Roads”. 3MT® is a research communication competition within GMU, where PhD students… Read More

CEIE Student Melissa Rossi Presented at the American Water Resources Assoc. National Capital Region Conference

Melissa Rossi

Congratulations to Melissa Rossi for presenting her research “FloodNOW: Enabling real-time IoT flood forecasting on the George Mason Watershed” at the American Water Resources Association National Capital Region Conference at the University of the District of Columbia on April 7th! Her research explored… Read More

Dr. Girum Urgessa Named Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Dr. Girum Urgessa has been named one of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE)  2017-2018 Faculty Research Grantees. The center provides $4,500 grants for faculty and research fellows at George Mason University who are engaged in research on a priority… Read More

Mason’s Engineers for International Development group wins Second Place NCEES Engineering Education Award for work on a Sustainable Drinking Water System in Nicaragua

For the third year, George Mason University’s Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering’s Engineers for International Development (EfID) has won a Second Place National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Education Award… Read More

GMU-EfID Project


Partnering with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC), George Mason University’s  Engineers for International Development Club (GMU EfID) is currently working on renovation of a pedestrian bridge located at Antietam Creek, in the Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania. This renovation will involve the demolition of an existing… Read More

Dr. Celso Ferreira Interview with Mason Cable News


Mason Cable News interviewed Dr. Celso Ferreira and a few of the Flood Hazards Research team members about their important research.  See the video here:

CEIE Welcomes Two New Faculty


CEIE welcomes two new full-time faculty this fall! Dr. Behzad Esmaeili holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the Amirkabir University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before joining… Read More

GMU-EfID Awarded 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award


George Mason University’s Sid & Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering’s Engineers for International Development student chapter has been awarded $7,500 from the NCEES for the submission Design and Construction of a Reliable Drinking Water System for an… Read More

Green Roof Project


Recently, George Mason University’s Rappahannock Parking Deck got a new roof—a green roof, to be specific, as part of a graduate research project. A green roof is a roof of a building or structure that is partially or completely covered… Read More