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Building Blocks – Christopher Ferraro

“We all know we’re going to have to become much more sustainable if this species is going to be able to persist on this planet,” said Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., an assistant professor in civil engineering. “And a lot of us are working to make that happen.”

Dr. Ferraro talks about the science of concrete, its durability and its impact on the environment.

UF Center for Coastal Solutions awarded multi-institution grant to study Harmful Algal Blooms

University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) Associate Director David Kaplan, Ph.D., and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists and engineers from UF, the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have received $2.3… Read More

Civil Engineering Academic Advisor Receives NACADA Global Award

Sophie Spratley, Ph.D., an undergraduate academic advisor in civil engineering, was awarded the NACADA 2021 Global Award for her dissertation on “Leadership Development Opportunities for Professional Academic Advisors of Color at a Predominantly White, Land-Grant Institution.” Her dissertation used a critical race perspective to… Read More

Identifying and Filling the Gaps: Civil Student Brings Student Chapter Back to Life

Aldrin James B. Gaffud, a sixth-year senior, seeking dual degrees in civil engineering and architecture, received the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Service to the Global Community Award for their global awareness and dedication in humanitarianism. Gaffud reestablished the Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)… Read More

Predicting Damage from Hurricanes Before They Make Landfall

Weather forecasting systems today predict ever more accurately where hurricanes will make landfall, but tomorrow they may also predict how much damage the hurricanes will do. Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., associate professor, and Arthriya Subgranon, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Civil &… Read More

McVay Named Professor Emeritus

After four decades of conducting research in geosystems engineering, Michael McVay, Ph.D., a University Term Professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), retired and has been named professor emeritus.  Dr. McVay joined the department in December of 1981 as an assistant professor, he was promoted to associate professor… Read More