News & Events


CEE graduate a keynote speaker at 2022 Texas Civil Engineering Conference

Congratulations to SMU Lyle Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate Aubrey Smading who will be a keynote speaker at the 2022 Texas Civil Engineering Conference organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers - Texas Section.

Kathleen M. Smits named Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kathleen M. Smits has joined Lyle as chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Solomon Professor for Global Development. Water, energy and the environment are common themes of her research and she is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S Air Force Reserves.

SMU students place 5th in Water Environment Federation's Student Design Competition

At the Water Environment Federation's 94th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, the SMU Team took 5th Place in the Student Design Competition! Julia Nolan, Fatema Sahwi, and Harshada Pednekar represented SMU's Lyle School of Engineering in the competition in Chicago, Illinois. The SMU team presented their design for primary treatment upgrades to the City of Houston Intercontinental Airport Wastewater Treatment Plan

Structures Laboratory

Dr. Nicos Makris, Addy Family Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering at Lyle, presented his Structures Laboratory to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board during the Fall 2021 semester. 

A Responder's Critical Path

CEE researchers are modifying existing navigation algorithm systems used in apps such as Google Maps and Waze to meet the specialized routing needs of first responders.

Lyle Faculty Awarded Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers

The award-winning paper examines, with modern computational tools and an improved understanding of rocking dynamics, the seismic response of the South Rangitikei Rail Bridge, built in New Zealand in the early 1970s.

Download@Lyle: Using Maps & Data to Teach Design Thinking

Clinical Associate Professor Jessie Zarazaga discusses how through the layering of geospatial map-data in GIS, student engineers can work to understand the rich urban context for city design.