In the News: 

  • The Department welcomes four new faculty members this academic year: Dr. Jeffrey Starke, Ms. Noelle Brigham, Dr. Jaime Hernandez, and Dr. Margaret McNamara.
  • Graduate student Emily Maher successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on August 19, 2019. Congrats Dr. Maher!
  • The  Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering has received a 3-year Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award for the project, “Enhanced Civil Engineering Training and Research to Rebuild America's Water Infrastructure,” from the US Department of Education. Dr. Daniel Zitomer, Professor and Chair is the Principal Investigator; Drs. Stephen HeinrichBrooke Mayer, and Anthony Parolari are Co-PIs. Read more here. 
  • Drs. Patrick McNamara and Brooke Mayer were named as joint Lafferty Professors in Engineering. 
  • Apply for new environmental engineering certificate program. Beginning in fall 2019, the Opus College of Engineering will offer a 12-credit certificate program in environmental engineering. The certificate is designed to allow engineers from a variety of disciplines the ability to expand their depth and breadth of knowledge to solve complex environmental engineering problems to protect public health and the environment. The certificate program is designed for practicing engineers and can be completed part time in two years, or as quickly as one year. For more information on the certificate and to apply, visit the Graduate School.
  • Nick Benn, a graduate student studying environmental engineering, presented a paper in June 2019  titled “Reducing lag time and archaea community shift after bioaugmenting anaerobic co-digesters fed PHB bioplastic,” at the 16th IWA World Congress of Anaerobic Digestion in Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Drs. Patrick McNamara and Brooke Mayer were named as joint Lafferty Professors in Engineering. The Lafferty Professorship position is awarded to individuals in the college who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and student-centered learning. The position provides the professor(s) with financial support to offer faculty workshops on teaching strategies, attend education conferences and host experts in engineering education.
  • Nick Benn, a graduate student studying environmental engineering, presented a paper in June 2019  titled “Reducing lag time and archaea community shift after bioaugmenting anaerobic co-digesters fed PHB bioplastic,” at the 16th IWA World Congress of Anaerobic Digestion in Delft, The Netherlands. 
  • Dr. Patrick McNamara, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, was on an interdisciplinary research team that looked into media reporting of unused opioid medication disposal. More from MedicalXpress.com
  • Dr. Patrick McNamara, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, discusses the state of Milwaukee's drinking water on WUWM's Lake Effect

Awards: 

Dr. Daniel Zitomer received the inaugural, 2019 Water Technology Innovator Award from the Central States Water Environment Association. The award is in recognition of innovative and proactive accomplishments beyond the traditional wastewater operational models.

Dr. Mark Federle will be receiving the Engineer in Education of the Year award at the 2019 ASCE Wisconsin Section Fall Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Kyana Young, post doctoral fellow, named "Hero of the Week" by Shepherd Express.  

Dr. Mark Federle, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, was inducted into the 2018 class of the National Academy of Construction.

Dr. Patrick McNamara, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received the 2018 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

Dr. Brooke Mayer, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received the 2017 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

Dr. Dan Zitomer, professor and chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received the Alumnus of the Year award from the Alpha Sigma Nu Danihy Alumni Club of Southeast Wisconsin.

Dr. Dan Zitomer, professor and chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering, was named a 2017 Water Environment Federation Fellow

Other News: 

Fall 2018 Water Quality Center E-Newsletter

Mike Paddock, a longtime supporter and mentor of Marquette Engineers Without Borders, shares why the work of engineers is worth celebrating via ASCE