Civil. Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Faculty

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Chevalier, Lizette R., Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1994; 1995. Environmental restoration of groundwater aquifers, experimental investigation of immiscible flow, and numerical modeling of subsurface transport.

Fakhraei, Habibollah, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2016; 2019. Environmental engineering, environmental modeling, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, water quality modeling, air pollution effects, GIS, geostatistical analysis, hydrology, numerical optimization. 

Hsiao, J. Kent, Professor, Ph.D., University of Utah — Salt Lake City, 2000; 2001. Structural earthquake engineering, structural reliability, structural design of buildings and bridges using steel, reinforced or prestressed concrete, masonry, and wood.

Kalra, Ajay, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Nevada, 2011; 2015. Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, hydro-climatology, urban sustainability, water-energy-climate nexus, probabilistic forecasting and downscaling, surface water and groundwater interactions.

Kassimali, Aslam, Professor and Distinguished Teacher, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1976; 1980. Structural engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, structural dynamics and stability.

Kolay, Prabir, Associate Professor, Ph. D., Indian Institute of Technology, IIT BoM.B.A.y, 2001; 2010. Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Stabilization, utilization of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and coal ash, unsaturated soil, thermal properties of soil, and numerical modeling.

Kumar, Sanjeev, Professor, Distinguished Teacher, Director, and Interim Associate Dean. Ph.D., University of Missouri Rolla, 1996; 1998. Dynamic soil-structure interaction, piles under lateral loads, settlement prediction of landfills, hydraulic conductivity of clay barriers, seismic analysis and design of landfills, ground motion amplification in soils, liquefaction of silts and sands and machine foundations.

Liu, Jia, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Houston, 2014; 2015. Environmental Engineering, renewable energy production, microbial fuel cell, water/wastewater treatment and groundwater/soil remediation, material development for energy safety and environmental pollution detection.

Puri, Vijay K., Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1984; 1986. Geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, machine foundations, liquefaction of soils.

Shams, Mehnaz, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Washington State University, 2019; 2020. Environmental engineering, Fate and transport of emerging pollutant in surface water, plastic pollution and prevention, Water/wastewater treatment, Environmental chemistry, Storm water management, Electrochemical remediation.

Shin, Sangmin, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2015; 2021.  Integrated water resources modeling and management, Critical interdependent infrastructure systems, Socio-environmental hydrology, Cyber-physical systems, Urban sustainability and resilience, Water-energy-food nexus, Multi-objective optimization and decision making, Real-time system control, Systems thinking and analysis.  

Tezcan, Jale, Professor, Ph.D., Rice University, 2005; 2005. Non-linear structural behavior, neural networks In system Identification and structural control, rehabilitation, and retrofitting of structures damaged by earthquakes.

Warwick, John J., Professor, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1983; 2011. Numerical modeling of the transport and fate of contaminants in surface water systems, impacts of nutrients on stream algal growth, transport of sediment and associated mercury in fluvial systems, and simulating the effects of non-point source pollutants on instream water quality.

Emeriti Faculty

Bravo, Rolando, Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Houston, 1990; 1991. Surface and subsurface hydrology, hydraulics and fluid mechanics.

Butson, Gary J., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981; 1992. Mechanics of materials, vibrations, solid mechanics.

Cook, Echol E., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1970; 1971.

DeVantier, Bruce A., Associate Professor, Emeritus,  Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1983; 1983. Water quality modeling, sediment transport, turbulence modeling, finite element methods.

Evers, James L., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1969; 1969.

Ray, Bill T., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1984; 1985.

Rubayi, Najim, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1966; 1966.

Sami, Sedat, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1966; 1966.

Yen, Max Shing-Chung, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1984; 1984.