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Sep 21, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Solutions to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and its Industrial Advisory Board held a series of panel discussions entitled “Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) solutions addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sep 16, 2020

Monitoring Outbreaks of COVID in the Sewage

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto is screening the city of Somerville, MA’s wastewater to gauge whether COVID-19 cases are increasing or decreasing.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sep 04, 2020

Somerville to Monitor Wastewater for Evidence of COVID-19

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto was featured by the City of Somerville and WBUR on how he is working with Somerville officials to track coronavirus outbreaks through sewage testing.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 11, 2020

How to Choose the Best Cloth Face Mask for You

CEE Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez was featured in the NY Times Wirecutter article “How to Choose the Best Cloth Face Mask for You” for her expertise in studying how to make the best fitting mask.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

two hands showing full mask

Jul 30, 2020

Designing the Most Effective Face Masks

CEE Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez and Assistant Professor Amy Mueller are examining the best fit, while ChE Associate Professor Steve Lustig is determining the best combinations of materials for the most effective mask to protect against COVID-19.

Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 20, 2020

CEE PhD Alum Created a Model to Analyze the Spread of COVID-19 Cases in India

CEE Interdisciplinary PhD Alum Udit Bhatia started to model the rise in COVID-19 cases early in India and now his modeling is being used to understand the spread in real-time and forecast infection rates.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 22, 2020

Determining the Infection Transmission of COVID-19 in Urban Areas

CEE Assistant Professor Qi “Ryan” Wang was awarded a $200k NSF RAPID grant for determining the “Infection Transmission of COVID19 in Urban Neighborhoods.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 20, 2020

Analyzing the Changing Mobility Patterns Caused by COVID-19

CEE Assistant Professor Qi “Ryan” Wang in collaboration with Jing Du from the University of Florida was awarded an $89K NSF RAPID grant for “High-Frequency Data Collection for Human Mobility Prediction during COVID-19.”

Civil & Environmental Engineering