Civil and environmental engineering research at Princeton addresses fundamental questions associated with the built environment, the natural environment, and interactions between the two. Focus areas include design of civil engineering systems; water resources and the hydrologic cycle, civil engineering materials, environmental and structural monitoring; air quality and water quality; urban environments, including smart cities; the impacts of climate change on water resources and natural hazards; impacts of energy technology on the environment; and structural art and design.

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  • Student and professor having a discussion while student points at information in a notebook.

    Can ‘forever’ chemicals become less so? This senior thesis works toward smarter cleanup of PFAS.

  • Plaque that reads "junior faculty awards 2024".

    Junior faculty awards recognize outstanding teaching and research

  • National Science Foundation CAREER AWARDS.

    Four engineering faculty members receive NSF CAREER awards

  • Curved, segmented robot on a wooden table

    Caterbot? Robotapillar? It crawls with ease through loops and bends

  • Pedestrians crossing the street in New York City.

    Retro-reflectors could help future cities keep their cool

  • Two women hold an award plaque at the ceremony

    Engineering students recognize exceptional teachers and mentors


  • May 24

    3:00 pm

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Reception

  • May 24

    7:00 pm

    CEE Reunion Alumni Reception