Everywhere you look, you'll see the work of civil and environmental engineers. They are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of our infrastructure, from the roads we travel to the drinking water we get from our taps, from tunnels and airports to stadiums and skyscrapers. With employment prospects on an upward trend worldwide, there's no better place to engage in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering than a resurgent Detroit.

At Wayne State's College of Engineering, you'll learn from nationally-renowned faculty experts and benefit from our High Impact Practices of Student Success: team-based learning, global perspective, undergraduate research, internships and co-ops, and community service.


Bill Shuster


Yaoxian Huang

Dr. Yaoxian Huang is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His group’s research aims to quantify the impacts of global and regional air pollutions on atmospheric chemistry, air quality, climate change and public health. His group employs state-of-the-art three-dimensional GEOS-Chem chemical transport model and CESM chemistry-climate model, in conjunction with observations including surface, airborne and satellite measurements.

Yaoxian Huang