Research is a vital part of what we do in Civil, Architectural and Evironmental Engineering (CAEE), both in terms of teaching engineering knowledge and skills and in terms of changing the world in which we live. Research is also one of the strengths of CAEE, and our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research efforts. For example, eighteen faculty members, five of whom are actively teaching, are members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), membership in which is the engineering profession's highest distinction.
The department is divided into six Research Areas, representing the various disciplines of CAEE. In the Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE), laboratories are organized into Research Centers around common interests and goals (each Research Area page lists its corresponding Research Centers). Most CAEE laboratories are located in either Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ, see Visitors) or at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, located about 9 miles north of the main UT campus (a shuttle route connects the two).
To get a sense of the broad range of research activities and interests in CAEE, you can proceed in a number of different ways. The links at left will take you to the Faculty Directory, and you can also view Faculty by Technical Area with a listing of their research interests. In addition, the following research-related links may be helpful: