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Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Faculty

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. 

Kalra, Ajay, Associate 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.

Kolay, Prabir, Associate Professor, 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.

Liu, Jia, Associate 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.

Sen, Debarshi, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., Rice University, 2018; 2022. Structural dynamic systems, infrastructure monitoring and resilience, applications of statistical and machine learning in monitoring, regional fragility assessment, seismic response control.

Shin, Sangmin, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2015; 2021. Integrated water resources engineering, cyber-physical systems, hydroinformatics, socio-environmental hydrology, system resilience and sustainability, water-energy-food nexus, systems thinking and optimization.

Tezcan, Jale, Professor and Interim Director, 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.

Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Ahmed, Shaikh S., Professor, Ph.D., Arizona, 2005; 2007. Nanotechnology, semiconductor devices and circuit design, simulation and characterization.

Anagnostopoulos, Iraklis, Associate Professor, Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, 2014; 2015. Many-core architectures, run-time resource management, embedded systems.

Aruma Baduge, Gayan, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, 2013; 2016. Communications theory, wireless communications, massive MIMO systems, millimeter-wave communications, cooperative relay networks, wireless energy harvesting for IoTs, physical-layer security.

Asrari, Arash, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2015; 2017. Power systems operation and planning, power systems optimization, smart grid.

Chen, Kang, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Clemson University, 2014; 2015. Software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), vehicular networks, mobile opportunistic/ad hoc networks.

Chen, Ying (Ada), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Duke, 2007; 2007. Biomedical imaging, image reconstruction, digital tomosynthesis, image quality analysis, signal and image processing, simulation and computing.

Chilman, Bae, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2009; 2019. Bioelectrical engineering, neuroscience, mechanobiology.

Haniotakis, Themistoklis, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Athens, 2008; 2013. Digital VLSI design and test, RF IC design and test, low power VLSI design, and fault-tolerant systems.

Kagaris, Dimitrios, Professor, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 1994; 1995. VLSI design automation, digital circuit testing, communication networks.

Komaee, Arash, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2008; 2015. Control systems, microrobotics, signal processing, estimation theory.

Lu, Chao, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012; 2015. VLSI system design, device-circuit co-design, 3D IC.

Qin, Jun, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Duke University, 2008; 2012. Sensors and instrumentation, data acquisition, medical devices, therapeutic ultrasound, haptics.

Sayeh, Mohammad R., Professor, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1985; 1986. Neural networks, optical computing, image processing, stochastic modeling, quantum electronics.

Tragoudas, Spyros, Professor and Director, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1991; 1999. Design and test automation for VLSI, embedded systems, computer networks.

Wang, Haibo, Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2002; 2002. Mixed-signal VLSI design and testing, digital VLSI, VLSI design automation.

Weng, Ning, Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2005; 2005. High performance routers, network processors, system-on-a-chip, computer architectures.

Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering Faculty

Chowdhury, Farhan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011; 2015. Biomedical Engineering, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, biomedical and molecular mechanism of tumorigenic cancer cells.

Chu, Tsuchin P., Professor and Director of the Engineering Science Ph.D. Program, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1982; 1990. Non-destructive evaluation, biomedical engineering, FEA, carbon composites, CAD/CAM, machine vision, optical methods in experimental mechanics, image processing and analysis.

Eslamiat, Hossein, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2020; 2020. Nonlinear dynamics, control and estimation for underactuated systems.

Esmaeeli, Asghar, Professor, Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1995; 2005. Large scale computations of multiphase flows, phase change phenomena, and electrohydrodynamics.

Filip, Peter, Professor, Ph.D., Technical University Ostrava, D.Sc., Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 1989. 1989; 1999. Materials science and engineering nanotechnology, friction science and applications, biomaterials, shape memory, alloys and advanced composite materials.

Harpalani, Satya, Professor and Associate Dean, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1984; 2002. Unconventional gas production, storage and transport in deep rocks; permanent carbon storage.

Jung, Sangjin, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Hayang University, 2012; 2021. Additive manufacturing, product design.

Koc, Rasit, Professor, Ph.D., Missouri University Science and Technology, 1989; 1994. Advanced materials and composites processing and characterization.

Mathias, James A., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2001; 2003. Nanotechnology, microchannels, heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy utilization.

Mondal, Kanchan, Professor and Director, Ph.D., SIUC, 2001; 2006. Electrochemistry, energy from coal, catalysis, reactor systems and design.

Nilufar, Sabrina, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign, 2014. Advanced materials, covetics and reinforced composite materials processing and characterization, phase transformation, corrosion resistance, and thermal and electrical properties for aerospace, military armors, cardiovascular stents application, and biomedical implants for orthopedic application.

Nsofor, Emmanuel C., Professor, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 1993; 1999. Heat transfer, advanced energy systems, renewable energy sources, computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Suni, Ian I., Professor and Director of the Materials Technology Center, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992; 2013. Application of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering to technology advancement in thin film growth and dissolution, including both photovoltaic thin films and ULSI materials, electrochemical biosensors, including the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for detecting antibody-antigen recognition, and nanotechnology, including the use of nanoporous template materials for alternative energy development and biosensing.

Swift, Geoffrey, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2004; 2020. Advanced batteries and battery materials, mechanics of materials, ceramic materials.

SIU Edwardsville Faculty 

Benjankar, Rohan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2009.  Water resources engineering and management: interaction between hydraulics, hydrology and ecosystems.

Celik, Serdar, Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2007. Renewable energy, energy efficiency, green roofs, HVAC.

Chen, Xin, Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2009. Operations research.

Cho, Sohyung, Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000. Manufacturing automation and integration, robotics, PC/PLC based control, CAD/CAM/CIM, machine vision, manufacturing system control and complexity analysis, production planning/scheduling, data mining/machine learning, system performance evaluation, biomanufacturing, automation of allograft machining, surgical skill assessment, cryogenics, design of special machines.

Dabiri, Arman, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2018. Dynamics, control and optimization of dynamical systems with nonlocal operators, Multi-agent systems, Robotics.

Darabi, Jeff, Professor and Director of Cooperative Ph.D. Program, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2000. MEMS and micro/nanofluidics, biomicrofluidics, nanoengineered energy and thermal systems, multiphysics modeling (coupled fluid, electromagnetic, and thermal fields).

Elsisi, Alaaeldin (Alaa), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2016. Fatigue and fracture of steel structures and bridges, progressive failure of composite materials and structures, numerical and computational methods, and behavior of the structure under extreme loads.

Fries, Ryan, Professor, Ph.D., P.E., Clemson University, 2007. Transportation engineering: intelligent transportation systems.

Gordon, Chris, Professor and Associate Dean, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2006. Construction engineering and management, construction automation, artificial intelligence.

Gu, Keqin, Professor, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988. Robust control, robotics, and timed delayed systems, control of flexible structures, and nonlinear dynamic systems.

Huang, Jianwei, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2010. Structural engineering.

Karacal, Cem, Professor and Dean, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1991. Operations research and optimization, quality assurance, computer simulation modeling and analysis.

Kaur, Amardeep, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2014. Optical Fiber Sensors, Sensors and Instrumentation for Applications in Harsh Environments, Structural Health Monitoring.

Klingensmith, Jon, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2003. Digital Signal Processing and Biomedical Imaging.

Ko, Hoo Sang, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010. Data analytics and machine learning for intelligent systems, modeling and predictive control of artificial pancreas systems, collaborative control of manufacturing & service systems with IT/IoT, statistics, design and analysis of experiments, and simulation.

Kweon, Soondo, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.  Computational solid mechanics, crystal plasticity, ductile fracture, computational material science.

LeAnder, Robert W., Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002. Bioengineering systems.

Lee, Felix, Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989. Computer Simulaton & Operations Research, CAD/CAM/CAE and Applications of 3D Modeling for Productivity Improvements, Design and Operation of Advance Manufacturing Systems, Continuous Quality Improvements.

Lotfi, Nima, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2016. Control and estimation theory and applications in Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Mechatronics, Electrified and Autonomous Transportation, Robotics, Characterization and electrochemical modeling of batteries, Tradtional and electrochemical model-based battery management system design.

Lozowski, Andy G., Professor, Ph.D., University of Louisville, 1999. Analog and digital electronics, power electronics.

Luo, Albert, Professor, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 1996. Discontinuous discrete dynamical systems, periodic flows to chaos in time-delayed nonlinear systems, bifurcation trees of periodic flows to chaos in nonlinear systems, synchronization of dynamical systems, discontinuous dynamical system theory, internal resonant layers in nonlinear systems, a numerical approach for prediction of resonance in stochastic layer, an approximate theory of nonlinear plates, stochastic and resonant layer theory in nonlinear dynamic systems, continuum damage theory, generalized fractal theory.

McKenney, Mark, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida, 2008. Spatial modeling, geographical information systems, location based services, artificial intelligence, machine learning.

Molki, Majid, Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1982. Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, electronics cooling.

Morgan, Susan, Professor, Ph.D., Clemson University, 1995. Environmental engineering, pollution prevention, waste management, green roofs.

Noble, Brad, Associate Professor, D.Sc., Washington University, 2000. Computers and networking.

Onal, Sinan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2014. Medical image processing and its applications, medical product development, machine learning & data mining, computational biomechanics, and engineering education.

Osouli, Abdolreza (Reza), Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009. Geotechnical engineering.

Panahshahi, Nader, Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1987. Structural Engineering.

Qi, Yan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2010. Transportation engineering.

Shavezipur, Kamran, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 2008. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Biosensing Technology, Integrated Microfluidic Systems, Bio-Inspired nanostructured surfaces.

Umbaugh, Scott E., Professor, Ph.D., University of Missouri Rolla, 1989. Computer vision, image processing.

Ullah, Saad, Assisant Professor, Ph.D., George Mason University, 2018. Geotechnical engineering.

Wang, Fengxia, Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2008. Piezoelectric energy harvesting, nonlinear dynamics.

Wang, Xin, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Marquette University, 2011. Power systems, motors.

Yan, Terry, Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1993. Experimental fluid mechanics and convective heat transfer, experimental techniques, turbulence measurements, numerical simulation of electronic cooling packages.

York, Tim, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Washington University, 2015. Analog and digital electronics, biomedical hardware.

Yu, Xudong W., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1994. Integrated diagnostic systems, robotics, teachable agents, database and data warehouse, data mining and knowledge discovery.

Zhang, Mingshao, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2016. Vision-based Control for Industrial Robotics, Machine Vision, Object Recognition, Motion Tracking, Mobile 3D Printer, Additive Manufacturing, Telepresence Teaching Robot in Remote Education, Robot Companion with Social Capabilities.

Zhou, Jianpeng (Jim), Professor, Ph.D., P.E., University of British Columbia, 2003. Wastewater treatment and process modeling, wastewater sludge treatment and biosolids management, green infrastructure for stormwater management, life cycle assessment.