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Dr. Fabio Matta has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering

Congratulations to Dr. Fabio Matta. He has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering, for a three year term effective April 28, 2010. The journal, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, is widely regarded as the leading technical publication in the area of bridge engineering. As a member of the Editorial Board, Dr. Matta is responsible for coordinating the peer-review process for manuscripts submitted by researchers and practitioners from all over the world about issues, projects, materials, design, fabrication, construction, inspection, evaluation, safety, performance, management, retrofitting, strengthening, repair, and demolition.

Dr. Jonathan Goodall has been invited to attend the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, WA

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Goodall. He has been invited to attend the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, WA, on July 12–13, 2010. This event will bring together more than 400 thought-leaders from academia, government, and Microsoft to reflect on how current computing disciplines open new opportunities for research and development ... more

Dr. Charles Pierce wins Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award in Engineering

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Pierce, winner of the Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award in Engineering for outstanding teaching

USC’s Lesley Joseph Wins Udall Scholarship

Lesley Joseph has been awarded a 2010 Udall Scholarship, the ninth USC student to win the scholarship since 1999, but USC’s eleventh win in the competition. Two former University Udall Scholars won the award twice, as sophomores and juniors. Joseph’s Udall Scholarship was awarded in the environmental careers category.

The award recognizes and encourages students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment ... more

2010 Research abroad experience for undergradutes in Hydraulic Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina (USC) is pleased to announce the Summer 2010 Research Abroad Experience in Hydraulic Engineering Program. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) project PIRE: Modeling of Flood Hazards and Geomorphic Impacts of Levee Breach and Dam Failure. Qualified undergraduates from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosciences or related fields will have the opportunity to conduct laboratory and field based summer research at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (UCL), Instituto Superior Técnico, (IST) and Laboratórío Nacional de Engenharía Civil (LNEC), Portugal, or University of Auckland, New Zealand ....more

USC Welcomes New Faculty Member - Dr. Fabio Matta

Fabio Matta joined USC, structures group, February 1, 2010. He comes to us from the University of Miami where he served over 2 years as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. He also served as the Associate Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Repair of Buildings and Bridges with Composites (RB2C) ...more

USC welcomes new department chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Dr. Robert Mullen

The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert L. Mullen has been appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), effective January 1, 2010.

Dr. Mullen brings nearly 30 years of academic experience to our faculty, including nine as Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)” says CEC interim dean Harry J. Ploehn ...more

CEC Distinguished Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Congratulations to Dr. Jasim Imran for his appointment as “CEC Distinguished Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering” by President Pastides! Dr. Imran works in the area of water resources. He and his research team pursue basic and applied research in the fields of river mechanics, sediment transport, density and turbidity current, mass gravity flow, and stratified flow.


PIRE: Modeling of Flood Hazards and Geomorphic Impacts of Levee Breach and Dam Failure

Large flood waves resulting from the failure of dams and levees cause loss of life, human suffering, and destruction of properties and ecosystems for hundreds of miles, ...more















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