Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

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Chevalier, Lizette R., Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Civil Engineering, 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, Civil Engineering, 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.

Kalra, Ajay, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, 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.

Kolay, Prabir, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay, 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, Civil Engineering, 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, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, 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, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1984; 1986. Geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, machine foundations, liquefaction of soils.

Shams, Mehnaz, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., Washington State University, 2019; 2020. Environmental engineering, fate and transport of emerging pollutants 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, Civil Engineering, 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, Civil Engineering, 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, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., University of Houston, 1990; 1991.

Butson, Gary J., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981; 1992.

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

DeVantier, Bruce A., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1983; 1983.

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

Frank, Roy R., Jr., Assistant Professor, Emeritus, Civil Engineering, M.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1983; 1984. 

Hsiao, J. Kent, Professor, Emeritus, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., University of Utah — Salt Lake City, 2000; 2001.

Kassimali, Aslam, Professor and Distinguished Teacher, Emeritus, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1976; 1980.

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

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

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

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