Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) brings together civil, environmental, and coastal and oceanographic faculty to solve unique problems of sustainability. Established in 2010, ESSIE encompasses the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences.


Contact

365 Weil Hall
P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-9537
Fax: 352-392-3394

 

Administration & Advising

Kirk Hatfield
Director
Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
kirk.hatfield@essie.ufl.edu

Bob Thieke
Head
Civil & Coastal Engineering
rthie@ce.ufl.edu

Chang-Yu Wu
Head
Environmental Engineering Sciences
cywu@ufl.edu

 

Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering

The Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering (CCE) delivers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare graduates for successful careers in an increasingly global and interdisciplinary world. It performs research that results in leading scientific contributions and has a direct impact on our ability to renew, secure, and broaden the capabilities of our nation’s infrastructure, environment and homeland security.

What do Civil and Coastal Engineers do?

Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Coastal and oceanographic engineers design and develop equipment and instrumentation that oceanographers, marine biologists, seismologists and other  researchers use to study the oceans and coasts. Because of these engineers’ work, information that was once time-consuming and dangerous to collect can now be gathered in minutes, often from ships or laboratories.

Source: WHOI Sea Grant Program and NH Sea Grant Program

Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences

The mission of the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES) is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs in environmental engineering sciences, to conduct an internationally recognized environmental research program that will substantially contribute to the benefit of the earth, and to provide authoritative guidance to individuals and organizations charged with preventing and solving local, state, national and global environmental problems.

What do Environmental Engineers do?

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics