The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report survey, is one of the largest programs in the United States. The Department has 46 full-time faculty, 657 undergraduate, and 400 graduate students. Civil engineers are the principal designers, constructors, operators, and caretakers of many of the constructed facilities and systems that contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in the United States. The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers educational programs in all areas of civil engineering practice.

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  • Translating research to policy at the NCSE 2017 symposium “Microbiology of the Built Environment: Implications for Health and Design” 

    Bope, Ashleigh; Weir, Mark H; Pruden, Amy; Morowitz, Michael; Mitchell, Jade; Dannemiller, Karen C (2018-09-15)
    Abstract Here, we summarize a symposium entitled “Microbiology of the Built Environment: Implications for Health and Design” that was presented at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) ...
  • The State-of-the-Art Review on Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Asphalt Binder 

    Qu, Xin; Wang, Dawei; Wang, Linbing; Huang, Yucheng; Hou, Yue; Oeser, Markus (Hindawi, 2018-09-03)
    Asphalt pavement has been widely used in the world. As the main components of asphalt pavement, the asphalt binder is crucial to the service performance and life of the road. In the past decades, numerous studies were ...
  • Coordinated Sampling of Microorganisms Over Freshwater and Saltwater Environments Using an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) 

    Powers, Craig W.; Hanlon, Regina; Grothe, Hinrich; Prussin, Aaron J. II; Marr, Linsey C.; Schmale, David G. III (Frontiers, 2018-08-15)
    Biological aerosols (bioaerosols) are ubiquitous in terrestrial and aquatic environments and may influence cloud formation and precipitation processes. Little is known about the aerosolization and transport of bioaerosols ...
  • Survival of the Enveloped Virus Phi6 in Droplets as a Function of Relative Humidity, Absolute Humidity, and Temperature 

    Prussin, Aaron J. II; Schwake, David Otto; Lin, Kaisen; Gallagher, Daniel L.; Buttling, Lauren; Marr, Linsey C. (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-04-06)
    Infectious diseases caused by enveloped viruses, such as influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars of economic losses ...
  • Evaluating Water Lead Levels During the Flint Water Crisis 

    Pieper, Kelsey J.; Martin, Rebekah; Tang, Min; Walters, LeeAnne; Parks, Jeffrey; Roy, Siddhartha; Devine, Christina; Edwards, Marc A. (ACS, 2018-06-22)
    In April 2014, the drinking water source in Flint, Michigan was switched from Lake Huron water with phosphate inhibitors to Flint River water without corrosion inhibitors. The absence of corrosion control and use of a more ...
  • Aggregated responses of human mobility to severe winter storms: An empirical study 

    Wang, Yan; Wang, Qi; Taylor, John E. (PLOS, 2017-12-07)
    Increasing frequency of extreme winter storms has resulted in costly damages and a disruptive impact on the northeastern United States. It is important to understand human mobility patterns during such storms for disaster ...
  • Sustainable Construction Risk Perceptions in the Kuwaiti Construction Industry 

    Ismael, Dalya; Shealy, Tripp (MDPI, 2018-06-03)
    Sustainable construction is fundamentally different than traditional construction because it requires whole systems thinking, early collaboration across stakeholders, and core principles like reducing resource consumption, ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2018 

    Unknown author (2018)
    This is the 2018 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • The State of the Art: Application of Green Technology in Sustainable Pavement 

    Sun, Wenjuan; Lu, Guoyang; Ye, Cheng; Chen, Shiwu; Hou, Yue; Wang, Dawei; Wang, Linbing; Oeser, Markus (Hindawi, 2018-06-03)
    A wide range of literature on predominant green technologies for sustainable pavements is summarized in this paper. It covers two major aspects: energy harvesting technologies and permeable pavement systems. Fundamental ...
  • Effects of wall roughness on turbulent junction flow characteristics 

    Apsilidis, Nikolaos; Diplas, Panayiotis; Dancey, Clinton L.; Bouratsis, Polydefkis (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015-12-26)
    Global measurements of turbulent flows at wall–cylinder junctions are employed to quantify the effects of wall roughness on the behavior of the horseshoe vortex system (HVS). Two laboratory setups were considered: one with ...
  • Time-resolved flow dynamics and Reynolds number effects at a wall-cylinder junction 

    Apsilidis, Nikolaos; Diplas, Panayiotis; Dancey, Clinton L.; Bouratsis, Polydefkis (Cambridge University Press, 2015-07-13)
    This study investigated the physics of separated turbulent flows near the vertical intersection of a flat wall with a cylindrical obstacle. The geometry imposes an adverse pressure gradient on the incoming boundary layer. ...
  • Effect of Silver Nanoparticles and Antibiotics on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Anaerobic Digestion 

    Miller, Jennifer H.; Novak, John T.; Knocke, William R.; Young, Katherine; Pruden, Amy; Hong, Yanjuan; Vikesland, Peter J.; Hull, Matthew S.; Pruden, Amy (Water Environment Federation, 2013-05)
    Water resource recovery facilities have been described as creating breeding ground conditions for the selection, transfer, and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) among various bacteria. The objective of ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2017 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    This is the 2017 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2012 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    This is the 2012 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2015 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    Department head’s message: Greetings from Blacksburg! Once again it is our pleasure to present the annual edition of the Via Report. I hope you enjoy the excellent articles on several of the outstanding research efforts ...
  • 2016 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    Department head’s message: Greetings from Blacksburg! Once again it is our pleasure to present the annual edition of the Via Report. This year’s report is especially memorable because it is the 30th edition. We will have ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    Note from the Department Head: Greetings from Blacksburg!! I hope you are having an enjoyable and productive summer. It is always a pleasure to write this message for our summer newsletter. This publication provides a great ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This is the 2013 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2014 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Note from the Department Head: Greetings from Blacksburg!! I hope that your summer is going well. Once again, I have the pleasure to share this message with you as part of our summer newsletter. The newsletter provides a ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    This is the 2015 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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