|Civil and Environmental Engineering
is an indispensable field of engineering for human life
and industrial activities. CEE provides infrastructures
for housing, industry, and transportation, conducts research
for preservation and improvement of the natural and built
environments and effective development of natural resources
for general well-being of human society. To keep up with
a fast-paced modern world becoming increasingly sophisticated
each passing day, KAIST CEE is actively taking part in developing
state-of-the-art construction and environmental technologies.
The department currently has 27 faculty members (including
18 full-time tenured and tenure track professors, 4 professor
emeriti, 3 research professors, 1 visiting professor and
1 adjunct professor) in five divisions.
KAIST CEE focuses its efforts on five sub-disciplines
of civil and environmental engineering, namely; structural
and materials engineering, geotechnical and geosystems
engineering, environmental engineering and sustainability,
information technology (construction IT and transportation
engineering), and urban planning and architectural design.
KAIST CEE plans to expand its boundaries to other related
fields. All tenure-track faculty members are evaluated
by international standards after eight years, to ensure
that the quality of research and education is maintained
at the highest level, and that they get prepared for worldwide
KAIST CEE offers undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S.
and Ph.D.) programs in all five fields. As of 2014, there
are 78 undergraduate students, 69 master’s students, and
92 Ph.D. students in the department.
|Not only is KAIST CEE seeking innovative
developments in conventional fields of civil and environmental
engineering, but it is also exploring cutting edge research
areas such as smart and information technologies, construction
information technology, ubiquitous urban development, intelligent
transportation system, CO2 sequestration and gas-hydrate
production, energy harvesting and bioenergy. The research
activities in our departmental are in close association
with the KAIST Institute for Information Technology Convergence
(KIITC) and the KAIST Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability
(EEWS) Initiative Program. Our department is putting utmost
efforts to train world-leading civil and environmental engineers
of the 21st century. To achieve this lofty objective, KAIST
CEE has reinforced collaborations with internationally renowned
universities and established student exchange and dual degree
programs. KAIST CEE offers all courses in English to meet
international standards, and is expanding its boundaries
to include urban planning and architectural engineering.
| Activities as the National Leader
and an International Partner
|As a constituent of KAIST, Korea, and the
world, KAIST CEE bears responsibility to participates in
a number of national and international leadership activities.
We are currently promoting active collaboration with government
policymaking and funding agencies, and establishing a variety
of international collaborations.
|Faculty members are serving as editors
and members of executive advisory board for numerous respected
|KAIST CEE organizes and hosts numerous
international conferences and symposia, e.g., KKCNN (Kyoto
Univ., KAIST, HKUST, Tongji Univ., Chulalongkorn Univ.,
National Taiwan Univ., and National Univ. of Singapore),
KAIST-TJU Consortium, KAIST-NTU, KAIST-HKUST.
|KAIST CEE also hosts various international
workshops such as Advances in Structural Engineering and
Mechanics (ASEM), Asia-Pacific Network of Centers for Research
in Smart Structures Technology Workshops (ANCRiSST), US-Korea
Joint Workshops, and Japan-Korea Joint Workshops, etc.
|For students, KAIST CEE organizes summer
school programs such as Asia-Pacific Summer School on Smart
Structures and Technology (APSS) with universities in USA,
China, and Japan (2008-2014), and Summer School on Civil
Engineering with TJU (2006-2014).