Research Areas

The CAE department at the Tennessee State University offers fundamental and advanced research opportunities in the following areas.

Civil Infrastructure focuses on the area of transportation engineering, construction materials, and structural engineering. Specific focus are on the study of highway design, traffic engineering and safety, geotechnical aspects of waste disposal, strength evaluation and rehabilitation techniques of existing structures, durability of construction materials, analytical and numerical modeling of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, and others.

Energy and Building research of the CAE department at the Tennessee State University offers wide variety of fundamental and applied research opportunities in the area of building energy and design that includes but not limited to building energy efficiency for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), indoor air quality, HVAC optimal control, intelligent approaches in heating and mass transfer in buildings, and design green buildings.

Environmental and Water offers fundamental and advanced research opportunities in the area of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering . Research related to environmental engineering focuses in the area of water and wastewater treatments, ground water contamination, green engineering and sustainability, and water recycling and water reuse. Water resources engineering focuses on the use of GIS tools and techniques for watershed delineation, hydrologic modeling, water quality analysis of lake, caves, streams and reservoirs; surface and subsurface water quality monitoring and modeling, and others.

Construction Management offers fundamental and applied research opportunities in project delivery systems, risk and uncertainties of projects, construction safety and productivity.






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