Allison MacKay
Allison MacKay
Professor and Chair
Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. CEGE is dedicated to the development of student innovation, excellence in interdisciplinary research and active collaboration and engagement with industry and alumni.

CEGE develops the skillful conception, planning, design, construction and operation of facilities that enfold modern life, ranging from smart urban services to intelligent infrastructure to earth observing systems. World population growth and increased environmental concerns have spurred the need for civil, environmental and geodetic engineers. The CEGE department addresses these societal needs by preparing graduates to contribute to the improvement of infrastructure management and the protection of the environment.


Our research strengths and expertise are aligned with the changing nature and coming challenges of civil and environmental engineering practice—a sensored, automated and interconnected future subject to increased population growth and resource limitations. Graduate and undergraduate students work alongside faculty on cross-cutting research themes that transcend infrastructure, transportation, environment and geodetic applications.

Faculty and administration are currently renewing CEGE’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. These modernization efforts, undertaken with strong support from industry collaborators, will result in updated courses of study that reflect the current and future landscape in engineering professions.

Our strengths are compounded by the contributions of our alumni and friends who are engaged directly with Ohio State and those who are leading accomplishments elsewhere in the world. 

Academic Year 2019-2020 marks a special time on campus as we recognize the Sesquecentennial of this storied institution. It is an important moment for reflection as we look back at the solid foundations that Ohio State has set through training and research contributions to advance society. We also look forward to the future as the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering builds new foundations that we will look back to in coming decades as more institutional anniversaries are marked.


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