In Case Western Reserve University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, we focus on four key areas of study and research: Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Structural Engineering. Every day, state-of-the-art research is done in our impressive laboratories that allow graduate and undergraduate students to shape the future of civil engineering for years to come. Following are brief descriptions of that groundbreaking research. For more current descriptions, see each faculty member’s webpage.

Institutes, centers and labs related to Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Hegarty Lab

The Hegarty Lab seeks to understand and ultimately engineer microbiomes to preserve human and environmental health.


Pollino Research Group

Performs static and dynamic experimental testing of large-scale structures and civil infrastructure under serviceability and high-hazard loading