College of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringResearch and Outreach

Research and Outreach

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SCC Girder TestBoth the students and faculty of the Auburn University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering benefit from active involvement with following research and outreach centers.  Most of the department's research is conducted through the National Center for Asphalt Technology or the Highway Research Center.

Research Centers

Recent Research News

Matt Yarnold
Yarnold named director of Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory
On Jan. 1, Matt Yarnold, associate professor of structural engineering, took charge of Auburn University's Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) as director. It's been a good first two months. "We have won several new research projects with large-scale structural testing to be performed in ASEL," Yarnold said. "One study beat out the top structural testing laboratories in the country. The sponsor indicated that everything ASEL had to offer was a big reason that Auburn was awarded the project."
3/6/23 11:00 AM
Christian Brodbeck
Brodbeck named Director of Research Engineering Operations
To reflect his growing and evolving role in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Christian Brodbeck, who has served the college as research engineer since 2006, was recently named director of research engineering operations.
2/28/23 8:00 AM
Photovoltaics module solar panels and wind turbines generating electricity renewable green energy.
CEE professor leads NSF project aimed at renewable energy education
A collaborative $139,375 National Science Foundation (NSF) project led by Lauren Beckingham, W. Allen and Martha Reed Endowed Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Karen McNeal, Molette Endowed Professor of geosciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and Tuskegee University mechanical engineering professor John Solomon, aims to grow a much-needed workforce for renewable energy industries.
2/24/23 11:00 AM
David Timm
#GINNing Podcast: Pavement Amazement
You're about to hear a pavement probin' powerbroker drop all kinds of science to prove he's among the tallest of the asphalt giants. 
2/17/23 8:00 AM
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) administrator Shailen Bhatt speaks on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at the 66th annual Alabama Transportation Conference hosted by Auburn University.
Auburn hosts 66th annual Alabama Transportation Research Conference
On Feb. 6, approximately a thousand federal and state highway personnel, road building contractors, general contractors, heavy construction contractors, utility contractors, county engineers, consulting engineers, construction material vendors, researchers, professional society representatives and university faculty members converged on Montgomery to share advances in transportation planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance, same as they have for the past 66 years.
2/16/23 12:00 PM