Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Message From Chair

Welcome back to campus! Whether you are experiencing campus for the first time or returning to UCI after more than a year of remote study, this fall is a true milestone and a time to celebrate. This year, we are welcoming a vibrant, racially and ethnically diverse incoming class. Thanks to the commitment of our faculty and staff, we have strong protocols in place that prioritize community health, and we have been able to return to in-person teaching and learning since September. Together, we have adapted to emerging situations and needs as they continue to evolve. We continue to create an equitable, inclusive and safe academic program for all our students.

After serving as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for over four years now, my devotion to the program has grown deeper. It is a strong research and academic program with the values and people who give it its character and culture. My message to all our students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends is that I hope your love for the CEE department grows during your time here. I hope your UCI journey will help you realize your own dreams and ambitions. And I hope you develop lasting relationships that will sustain you over a lifetime.


Sunny Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

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