The University of Maine is a prestigious research institution with world-class research facilities such as the Advanced Structures and Composites Center . Maine is an EPSCoR state and Umaine leads the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded SEANET project which mainly focuses on sustainable aquaculture. 

The Civil & Environmental Engineering department specializes in three main research areas:

Graduate Students

We currently have a total of 43 graduate students of multiple nationalities. Some of them are Teaching Assistants (TAs) for undergraduate classes (i.e. CIE111 Materials Lab), some are doing independendent studies, but the majority of them are involved in research (RAs) in the three disciplines we offer (Environmental & Water Resources, Geotechnical, Structural & Mechanics )