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University at Buffalo, SUNY

CUREE University Representative:

Professor Michael Constantinou
Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo, SUNY
212 Ketter Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel.: 716.645.2469
Fax: 716.465.3667

CUREE Members:

Amjad Aref
• Michel Bruneau
• Michael Constantinou
• Gary F. Dargush
• André Filiatrault
• George C. Lee
• Pinar Okumus
• Andrei M. Reinhorn
• Kallol Sett
• Mettupalayam V. Sivaselvan
• Tsu T. Soong
• Andreas Stavridis
• Anthony Tessari
• S. (Theva) Thevanayagam
• Andrew Whittaker

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The Department :

NEES@Buffalo :

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER):

We are the innovators, designers, builders, and operators of the “built environment,” the infrastructure that serves much of our basic needs and contributes to a high standard of living as well as society’s economic and social engine for change. We are the stewards of the natural environment and its resources. With an ever-increasing global population that continues to shift to urban areas, the need for civil engineers as leaders and protectors of the built and natural world has never been greater.

The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at the University at Buffalo is a vibrant engine for generating the knowledge, tools and leadership needed to address society’s largest and most challenging problems in the natural and built environments. University at Buffalo is known for our world-class faculty and research opportunities, undergraduate and graduate degree options, successful alumni, and job opportunities for our graduates. In 2014, our department ranked 31st among all civil engineering graduate programs in the United States by other civil engineering department chairs. We are committed to providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education experience. We offer ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. As a Tier 1 research institution, we offer outstanding research opportunities in our Ph.D. and M.S. programs, and we actively enable research opportunities for our undergraduate students. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer the breadth expected from a comprehensive Tier 1 university but maintain the close-knit feeling associated with a much smaller institution.

CSEE offers a high-value, competitive undergraduate program leading to accredited baccalaureate degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Our rich tapestry of students work with world-class faculty to apply science and mathematics for societal improvement with minimal environmental impact. In CSEE, our students commingle academic excellence in technical fields with professional ethics and communication skills to become tomorrow’s societal and engineering leaders.

The accredited curricula in civil and environmental engineering leave ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. Through the Career Development Curriculum, students track their progress to a satisfying career or to an enriching graduate experience. Our students learn by doing in the laboratory and from experts in the classroom. Some students learn by studying abroad, taking advantage of carefully crafted programs to maximize progress towards graduation. Many students learn through engineering competitions and community service in our student clubs, where leadership skills are honed. Students learn in the workplace through optional intern experiences, where the satisfaction of helping people with engineering expertise is realized. Other students leverage life in a premier research university to push the boundaries of knowledge through undergraduate research.

Prospective students can learn more about civil and environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo by contacting the Directors of Undergraduate Studies. For questions about the civil engineering program, contact Professor Mettupalayam Sivaselvan at (tel.: 716.645.4370).

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Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
212 Ketter Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260
Tel.: 716.645.2114
Fax: 716.645.3733

Undergraduate and Graduate Offices:
212 Ketter Hall

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last updated 11.04.15