Civil engineering profession encompasses broad and interdisciplinary areas of study. Accordingly, our faculty has diverse research interests, which are driven in part by the need to solve current industrial and application oriented problems, and in part by the need to prepare to face the challenges of tomorrow. Research projects are the key elements of graduate study, and the students are encouraged to join in the ongoing research projects as soon as they begin their education. MS and PhD dissertations, which are mandatory, are expected to lead to publications in internationally respected scientific journals.

The departmental focus in research is on sustainable solutions for urban resilience. The main areas of concentration in alphabetical order are Construction Management, Construction Materials, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics & Coastal Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transportation Engineering.

Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Laboratories are equipped with state of the art measurement and loading apparatus which allow displacement and force based testing of components and systems. Please visit the laboratory pages for details of available tests and reserach programs.