Engineering | Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

The NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) seeks to understand and harness the scientific processes and principles of natural phenomena to develop more sustainable, safer, less intrusive, more resilient civil infrastructure systems. The Center’s approach embodies a transformational shift from traditional energy-intensive, mechanical methods for engineering the ground to a sustainable, nature-compatible biogeotechnical approach that employs innovative bio-mediated and bio-inspired technologies to meet the demands of modern society. In addition to developing innovative technologies to serve the civil engineering industry, the Center’s mission also focuses on outreach to the community and educating and training future engineers in the multidisciplinary field of biogeotechnics.Read More »