The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University is a diverse, dynamic community passionate about our world and committed to helping others. Together, our faculty and students, along with our research and administrative staff, create a welcoming environment where innovation, outside-the-box thinking, creativity and altruism are highly valued.

We emphasize collaboration and teamwork, and our commitment is to cultivate a learning environment where a diversity of ideas is valued.

Our faculty are uniquely diverse and known internationally for their research excellence and teaching expertise. They are dedicated educators who strive to impart technical knowledge with a strong emphasis on fundamental skills, while encouraging students to explore novel approaches to familiar problems.