Dec 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Roberto Ballarini. Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., Northwestern University; P.E., F.ASCE, F.EMI: solid and structural mechanics, fracture and fatigue, structural testing at very small scales, microelectromechanical systems, bioinspired design of composites.

Abdeldjelil Belarbi. Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Professor; Ph.D., University of Houston; P.E.: structural health monitoring, smart sensors, structural performance and durability in natural disasters, constitutive modeling of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

Amr Elnashai. Vice President/Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer; Ph.D., Imperial College University of London; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering: earthquake response and assessment of buildings and bridges, regional earthquake impact assessment, mitigation, response and recovery, fire-following earthquakes, hybrid analytical-experimental simulation of complex structure-foundation systems.

Craig L. Glennie. Cullen College of Engineering Professor; Ph.D., University of Calgary (Canada); P.Eng.: remote sensing, LiDAR, navigation, kinematic geodesy.

Reagan S. Herman. Instructional Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; P.E.: structural engineering, bridge engineering, field monitoring.

Vedhus Hoskere. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: structural health monitoring, deep learning, robotic condition assessment of civil infrastructure, disaster resilience, computer vision, structural dynamics.

Thomas T. C. Hsu. John and Rebecca Moores Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University; P.E.: reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, structural mechanics, construction materials.

Xie Hu. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University: SAR remote sensing, geohazards, surface processes.

Dimitrios Kalliontzis. Assistant Professor; PhD., University of Minnesota Twin Cities: reinforced concrete, prestressed/precast concrete, masonry structures, seismic design, structural dynamics, computational modeling of structures.

Konrad J. Krakowiak. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Minho: mechanics of materials and structures, multi-scale materials design, materials synthesis and characterization, micromechanics.

Hyongki Lee. Culllen College of Engineering Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University: satellite geodesy and remote sensing.

Hong-Yi Li. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: hydrology and water resources.

Stacey Louie. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University: environmental nanotechnology.

Yi-Lung Mo. John and Rebecca Mores Professor; Ph.D., University of Hannover (Germany): structural engineering, earthquake engineering.

Mostafa Momen. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Princeton University: environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence, resiliency under extreme weather events, CFD and fluid-structure interactions, data analytics.

Kalyana B. Nakshatrala. Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign: computational and theoretical mechanics; flow and transport in heterogeneous porous media, fluid-structure interaction.

Hanadi S. Rifai. John and Rebecca Moores Professor and Associate Dean, Research & Facilities: Ph.D., Rice University; P.E.: surface water and groundwater hydrology, contaminant transport and remediation, environmental modeling and geographic information systems.

William G. Rixey. Associate Professor and Associate Chair; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley: hazardous waste processes.

Debora F. Rodrigues. Ezekiel Cullen Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University: environmental microbiology and biotechnology.

Devin L. Shaffer. Assistant Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Yale University: membrane separations and water treatment.

Joseph W. Tedesco. Professor and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean; PhD., Lehigh University; P.E.: finite element modeling of structures, response of structures to dynamic loads, repair of concrete structures with FRP, wave propagation in elastic and inelastic media, high strain rate effects on materials and structures.

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan. Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University; P.E.: geomechanics, experimental methods, waste disposal.

Keh-Han Wang. Professor and Director of Engineering Graduate Program; Ph.D., Iowa State University: coastal/estuary hydrodynamics.

Adjunct Faculty

Ted Chu, Ph.D.,P.E.

Ali Keyvani, Ph.D., P.E.

Mohamad Mansour, Ph.D., P.E.

Bulent Mercan, Ph.D., P.E.

Megan Siercks, M.C.E., P.E., PTOE, PTP

Jose Vazquez, Ph.D., P.E.

Daniel Wong, Ph.D., P.E.

Research Faculty

Juan Carlos Fernandez Diaz. Research Assistant Professor; Ph.D.; University of Florida: active remote sensing for 3D structural parameters and processes, lidar/radar synergy, environmental monitoring, archaeological prospection in tropical environments.

Preston Hartzell. Research Assistant Professor; Ph.D.; University of Houston; P.L.S.: remote sensing data fusion, sensor geometric and radiometric calibration, lidar waveform signal analysis, remote sensing system integration.

Emeritus Faculty

Dennis A. Clifford. Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., University of Michigan; P.E.: water treatment, ion exchange and membrane processes.

Osman I. Ghazzaly. Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin: soil-structure interaction, behavior of expansive clays.

Kye J. Han. Associate Professor Emeritus; D.Sc., Washington University in St. Louis: structural engineering and mechanics.

Jerry R. Rogers. Associate Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Northwestern University; P.E.: water resources and quality, stormwater runoff, urban planning.

James M. Symons. Cullen Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Sc. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; P.E. (retired): drinking water treatment, disinfection byproducts.

Kaspar J. Willam. Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor Emeritus; Dr.-Ing. habil., University of Stuttgart (Germany); Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley: computational mechanics, finite elements.

Affiliated Faculty

Saurabh Prasad; Ph.D.; Mississippi State University.

Gangbing Song; Ph.D.; Columbia University.

Guoquan Wang; Ph.D; Institute of Geology, China.