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Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Faculty

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 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, 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.

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.

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.

Harackiewicz, Frances J., Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1990; 1989. Electromagnetics, antenna theory and design, microwaves, microstrip phased arrays and anisotropic materials.

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, Interim Director, 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.

Farhang, Kambiz, Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989; 1990. CAD/CAM, controls, vibrations, kinematics, dynamics, control and stability of flexible and rigid-body mechanical, electromechanical, mechanical-drive systems; manufacturing processes and process control.

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.

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

Bouvier, Dennis J., Professor, Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1994. Computer science education, cognitive tutoring, human computer interaction.

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

Chen, Xin, Assistant 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.

Crk, Igor, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona in Tucson, 2010. Quantifying usability, energy management in interactive systems, distributed software engineering.

Cross, Brad, Professor, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Johns Hopkins University, 1992. Structural engineering: historic preservation, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, computational mechanics.

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

Engel, George L., Professor, D.Sc., Washington University, 1990. Analog and digital electronics, VLSI.

Ercal, Gunes, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008. Graph theory, machine learning, complex networks.

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

Fujinoki, Hiroshi, Professor, Ph.D., University of Southern Florida, 2001. Network routing algorithms and protocols, application protocols over TCP/IP, multicast data transmissions, operating systems, graph theory.

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.

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, Heungsoon F., Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989. Computer simulation & operations research, CAD/CAM/CAE and 3D modeling industrial applications, design and operation of advanced manufacturing systems, continuous quality improvements.

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

Luo, Albert, Professor, Ph.D., University of ManitobaWinnipeg, 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., P.E., 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.

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

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

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

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

Weinberg, Jerry B., Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1996. Conceptual clustering, human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, mobile robotics, robotics in education, abductive reasoning.

Werner, Anne, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004. Material science, construction materials, sustainability, sustainable materials, green building.

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.

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.