Engineering Faculty

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Faculty:

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

Chevalier, Lizette R., Professor, 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.

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

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, Unsaturated Soil, ANN Modeling.

Kumar, Sanjeev, Professor, Distinguished Teacher and Chair, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1996; 1998. Dynamic soilstructure 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.

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 and Dean of Engineering, Ph.D., Penn State University, 1983; 2011. Environmental engineer, surface water hydrology, surface water quality simulation.


Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Faculty:

Although ECE has its own PhD program, prospective students continue to have ECE concentration available if they want to pursue their PhD degree in Engineering Science.

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

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

Aruma Baduge, Gayan L. A., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2013; 2016. Wireless communication systems, communication theory, information theory, detection and estimation theory, probability and stochastic processes, and statistical signal processing.

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

Chen, Kang, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Clemson, 2014; 2015. Computer networks, cloud computing, connected vehicle.

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.

Gupta, Lalit, Professor, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1986; 1986. Computer vision, pattern recognition, digital signal processing, neural networks.

Haniotakis, Themistoklis, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Athens, 1998; 1998. Digital VLSI Design and Test, RF IC Design and Test, Low Power VLSI Design, 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.

Hatziadoniu, Konstantine, Professor, Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1987; 1987. Power systems modeling, simulation and control, high voltage DC transmission, power electronics, power systems transient.

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

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

Lu, Chao, Assistant Professor, Ph. D., Purdue University, 2012. VLSI system, energy harvesting, H.265/HEVC video encoding, emerging device-circuit co-design and optimization, power management IC.

Montemagno, Carlo, Professor and Chancellor, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1995; 2017. Biotechnology, nanotechnology.

Qin, Jun, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Duke University, 2008. Medical device development, instrumentation and sensors, medical data acquisition and analysis, medical acoustics, 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 Chair, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1991;1999. Design automation for VSLI, testing and verification of digital circuiting, 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, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2005; 2005. High performance routers, network processors, system-on-a-Chip, computer architectures.


Industrial and Quality Engineering (IQE) Faculty:

Crosby, Garth, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Florida International University, 2007; 2008. Wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, ad hoc networks, network security and trust modeling.

DeRuntz, Bruce, Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005; 1998. Technical leadership development.

Dunston, Julie K., Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Ph.D., Florida State University, 1995; 1995. Intelligent manufacturing; process modeling and control; quality improvement through integration of artificial intelligence and statistical methods.

Savage, Mandara, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1999; 1999. Machine tool dynamics, manufacturing systems and processes; lean manufacturing systems design.

Spezia, Carl J., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2002; 2005. Power systems design, power systems protection, power market development, electric motor controls and applications; energy management and conservation; industrial automation.

Velasco, Tomas, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1991; 1993. Quality assurance, reliability, six sigma and artificial intelligence applications in manufacturing environments.


Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes (MEEP) Faculty:

Abrate, Serge, Professor, Ph.D. Purdue University, 1983; 1995. Impact, penetration, structural dynamics, composites.

Agrawal, Om, Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 1984; 1985. Computer-aided analysis and design of rigid/flexible multibody systems, numerical analysis, finite element methods, and continuum mechanics, CAD/Simulation of mechanical systems.

Chowdhury, Farhan H., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011; 2015. Cellular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology.

Chu, Tsuchin P., Professor, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1982; 1990. CAD/ CAM, imaging systems, mechanical vibrations, computer graphics, machine vision, optical methods in experimental mechanics and manufacturing, image processing.

Esmaeeli, Asghar, Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995; 2000. CFD, two-phase heat transfer.

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.

Kim, Dal Hyung, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Drexel University, 2013; 2017. Robotics, brain imaging, microscope design, optimal control, microrobotics.

Koc, Rasit, Professor and Chair, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1989; 1994. Ceramic materials, powder processing, nonstoichiometry of oxides; sintering of oxide and non-oxide ceramics, methods preparing high purity oxides from organometallics, perovskies for use as high temperature electrodes, synthesizing submicron carbide, nitride and boride powders.

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

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

Nsofor, Emmanuel C., Professor, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 1993; 1999. Experimental and computational flow and heat transfer, advanced energy systems, HVAC & R, energy storage, environmental engineering, thermodynamics and combustion.

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.

Wiltowski, Tomasz, Professor and Director of the Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center, Ph.D., Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Cracow, Poland, 1982; 2003. Coal transformation and characterization, coal gasification, alternative energy sources, hydrogen production from coal, catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons and alcohols to hydrogen, fuel cells, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization.


Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering (MMRE) Faculty:

Harpalani, Satya, Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1985; 2002. Mine ventilation, coal bed methane reservoir engineering, in situ mining, and carbon dioxide sequestration.


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING—SIU Edwardsville Faculty participating in the Engineering Science Ph.D. Program (see below):

Graduate Faculty (SIU Edwardsville):

Benjankar, Rohan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, 2009.

Bouvier, Dennis J., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1994.

Celik, Serdar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2007.

Chen, Xin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2009.

Cho, Sohyung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 2000.

Crk, Igor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arizona in Tucson, 2010.

Cross, Brad, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 1992.

Darabi, Jeff, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland, 2000.

Eneyo, Emmanuel S., Ph.D., Professor, Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, Indiana, 1991.

Engel, George L., D.Sc., Professor, Washington University, 1990.

Ercal, Gunes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008.

Fries, Ryan, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Clemson University, 2007.

Fujinoki, Hiroshi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Southern Florida, 2001.

Gordon, Chris, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006.

Gu, Keqin, Ph.D. Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988.

Huang, Jianwei, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, 2010.

Karacal, Seref C., Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, Oklahoma State University, 1991.

Ko, Hoo Sang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2010.

Kweon, Soondo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.

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

Lee, Heungsoon F., Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan, 1989.

Lozowski, Andy G., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Louisville, 1999.

Luo, Albert, Ph.D., Professor, University of ManitobaWinnipeg, 1996.

Mayer, Gary R., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 2009.

McKenney, Mark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2008.

Molki, Majid, Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota, 1982.

Morgan, Susan, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Clemson University, 1995.

Noble, Brad, D.Sc., Associate Professor, Washington University, 2000.

Onal, Sinan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, 2014.

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

Qi, Yan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, 2010.

Umbaugh, Scott E., Ph.D., Professor, University of Missouri Rolla, 1989.

Wang, Fengxia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2008.

Wang, Xin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marquette University, 2011.

Weinberg, Jerry B., Ph.D., Professor, Vanderbilt University, 1996.

Werner, Anne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.

White, William W., Ph.D., Professor, Ohio State University, 1989.

Yan, Terry, Ph.D., Professor, University of California at Davis, 1993.

York, Tim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington University, 2015.

Yu, Xudong W., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, 1994.

Zhou, Jianpeng (Jim), Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, 2003.