Chair's Welcome

Welcome to Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Old Dominion University! Our faculty members have been at the forefront of research, tackling some of the world's grand challenges across various domains. These include climate change, sea-level rise, coastal engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural dynamics, intelligent transportation systems, artificial intelligence in transportation, connected and automated vehicles, transportation safety, big data analytics, computational fluid dynamics, biofuels, bioproducts, subcritical and supercritical water, decarbonization, microplastics, nutrients management, water and wastewater treatment, water quality management, hydrology, water resources, and sustainable development.

Both undergraduate and graduate students have the extraordinary opportunity to participate in these interdisciplinary research projects by engaging in experimental and computational studies. Our faculty members are deeply committed to students' success, showing great enthusiasm for teaching and research. At CEE, we foster a culture that prioritizes project-based learning, interdisciplinary design, collaboration, and systems-level thinking. We place a strong emphasis on professional development through internships and cooperative education opportunities. Additionally, we encourage active participation in student organizations and design team competitions, which helps students enhance their research skills and gain early exposure to networking events with professionals. Our department and the college provide world-class laboratories and high-speed computing facilities, preparing students to be career-ready and equipped to thrive in various industries, academia, consulting, and government.

The department takes pride in cultivating a warm, diverse, inclusive, and friendly atmosphere, fostering a highly collaborative environment. Our top priority is to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic setting for all faculty, students, and staff. To learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, minor, certificates, and online programs, please explore the CEE website. Connect with us on social media to stay updated, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to our thriving community!

Sandeep Kumar, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair