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Civil Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6782
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-6608
Email: civilengr@uidaho.edu

Buchanan Engineering (BEL)
Room 102

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu



Research activities within the Department of Civil Engineering include:

  • Slope stability, soil dynamics, earthquake engineering (Sunil Sharma)
  • Sustainability through advanced biological nutrient removal systems, and converting waste organic matter into biological thermoplastics (Erik Coats)
  • Ecohydraulics, environmental river management, ecological restoration and enhancement of river, wetland and estuarine systems (Peter Goodwin, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, CER )
  • Flood management, sediment management, geomorphic evolution and environmental management (CER)
  • Subgrade soil moisture monitoring for pavement design, development and performance prediction of SuperPave mixes (Fouad Bayomy)
  • Dynamic transportation systems modeling (Mike Dixon)
  • Hydrologic systems modeling (Fritz Fiedler)
  • Fluid transients and pipeline monitoring, modeling hydraulic transients in pipelines (Jim Liou)
  • Water resources systems, conjunctive management of ground water and surface water, evapotranspiration (Richard Allen)
  • Water quality management, statistical analysis of environmental and climatological data (Steve Porter)
  • Transportation operations and control, pavement systems, transportation infrastructure, video-based traffic detection (Michael Kyte, National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, NIATT)
  • Traffic flow theory and control, traffic signal controller interface development, control strategy for signalized intersections

Research Centers

Research opportunities are offered at several University of Idaho centers. For more information on Civil Engineering research, contact the following centers: