Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Lehigh University, part of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Lehigh's storied civil engineering programs are recognized globally for expertise in structural, environmental, geotechnical and water resource engineering. Students conduct real-world research in facilities suchs Lehigh's Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) -- a national engineering research center that houses programs such as the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES@Lehigh). The department also figured prominently in the University's Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy (I-CPIE), the STEPS initiative, its sustainable development program, and Lehigh's award-winning Engineers Without Borders chapter. Our professors, renowned for research in their fields, provide world-class instruction and access to experiential learning opportunities and independent study projects that help students find their passion. 

Society relies and commerce thrives on the systems and structures created by our graduates—from buildings and the plants that power them to the roads, bridges, tunnels and waterways that connect it all. Lehigh civil engineers go on to design, build and maintain bridges, buildings, transportation facilities, coastal facilities, off-shore platforms, dams, tunnels, foundations and waterways. Environmental engineering alumni find solutions to some of our planet's most pressing challenges such as air pollution, access to clean water, waste management, wastewater treatment and associated implications in public health. They work around the world, in the public sector with municipal, state and national governments, serving the needs of individuals, small businesses and international companies, and entire communities.

We encourage you to browse our website, visit individual faculty pages, or contact us to learn more about our dynamic research and graduate and undergraduate educational programs.

Thank you for your interest in Lehigh's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering!

Shamim Pakzad
Professor and Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lehigh University


The Fritz Lab Digital Archive is a compendium of publications of Lehigh's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering including Fritz Laboratory Reports, IHL (Imbt Hydraulics Lab) Reports and ATLSS (Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems) Reports.

Visit the online collection to learn more.