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 four 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 ). For more information on their research, go to the Research specializations menu

Student Outreach

A group of six graduate students from our department presented their research findings at the ACI 2018 Fall Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, USA.

ACI convention is one of the largest gatherings for civil engineers around the globe with more than thousand attendees, 40+ technical sessions and 40+ company participants. Attending this convention provided networking opportunities to our students and helped them to stay informed with the recent advances in the field of concrete. 

(left to right: Amir Haddad Kolour, Kavya Shirisha, Dr. Warda Ashraf, Reagan Smith Gillis, Yi Peng, Dr. Eric Landis, Parivash Takasi, Naveen Saladi)