Breaking New Ground
CCEE has a strong commitment to innovative research and encourages active collaboration in cross-disciplinary activities. The department partners with industry and government to conduct research at the cutting edge of science and technology. Most important, the research that we perform today has both immediate impact and serves as the foundation for safe and sustainable infrastructure in the future.
We have seven core areas of research:
We work to support and promote discovery, inquiry and creativity-based opportunities through mentored research experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Computing and Systems
We are focused on parallel and distributed processing, mathematical modeling and optimization methods, numerical methods, decision support, real-time systems, software engineering, simulation, and data assimilation. We often work closely with NC State’s Computer Science department and Operations Research program.
We are focused on meeting today’s unprecedented challenges in planning, designing and managing the construction process, as well as helping develop and implement more modern and efficient construction technologies and management principles.
Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering
We specialize in air pollution control, coastal systems, environmental systems analysis, groundwater hydrology contamination, risk assessment, solid waste management, surface water quality, urban storm water management, and water and wastewater treatment.
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
We are interested in the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth-supported structures, which include earth dams, levees, excavations, foundations, highway and airfield embankments, and temporary and permanent retaining structures.
Mechanics and Materials
We are working toward the common goal of understanding, modeling and improving a wide spectrum of traditional and emerging materials using theoretical, experimental and computational mechanics from nano to macro scale.
Structural Engineering and Mechanics
We are working with advanced concrete and steel design, structural mechanics, structural models and experimental mechanics, earthquake engineering, offshore structures, probabilistic methods, plasticity, finite deformation theory, continuum mechanics, and wave propagation in solids.
Transportation Systems and Materials
NC State University has been a leader in transportation engineering education since Professor Riddick began teaching road building in the 1890s. We research the planning, analysis, design, construction, and management of transport facilities and the materials from which they are built.