Civil and environmental engineers are involved with the systems that are essential
to our modern way of life. For example, civil and environmental engineers plan,
design, and construct roads, bridges and airports, buildings, water supply and wastewater
treatment plants, waterways, ports, and dams. They also work to protect the environment
by developing and applying remedial technologies to contaminated groundwater and
soil. Civil and environmental engineers are well qualified to participate in public
and private decision-making processes regarding infrastructure systems, and, as
such, serve as technical and policy advisors. They may also choose to serve as appointed
or elected officials.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers programs of study leading
to the Bachelor of Science Degree (128 semester hours), Master of Engineering Degree
(30 semester hours), Master of Science Degree (24 semester hours plus thesis) and
Doctor of Philosophy Degree (24 semester hours above the Master degree plus dissertation)
in the following areas: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structures, Transportation,
and Water Resources Engineering. Facilities for the Department include workspace
and laboratories for Environmental, Geotechnical, Hydraulic, Engineering Materials,
and Structural research.
The College of Engineering and Computing offers excellent computer resources via
dedicated workstations, parallel processing systems and clusters, as well as intricate
intranet and internet resources. There are also serveral computer-aided drawing,
graphics, word processing, statistics, and other discipline specific software available
in student accessible computer labs.
Department Contact Information
Nichole D. Berge, Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Environmental Engineering with emphasis in environmental remediation.
Joseph R. V. Flora, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Treatment processes, process modeling, and electrolytically enhanced biodegradation.
Anthony S. McAnally, Associate
Professor, Ph.D., Auburn University
Water and wastewater treatment, waste minimization, and constructed wetland treatment
Saleh, Navid, Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Environmental applications and implications of engineered nanomaterials.
Yeomin Yoon, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
water and wastewater treatment to remove conventional/emerging inorganic and organic
contaminants including natural organic matter, perchlorate, chromate, endocrine
disrupting compounds, and pharmaceutical compounds from surface and ground waters.
Ronald Baus, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Foundations and pavement design, testing and rehabilitation.
Chunyang Liu, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of
Numerical and physical modeling of multiphase porous media, soil-structure interaction, and pavement
Sarah Gassman, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., Northwestern University
non-destructive evaluation of deep foundations and bridge structures, leak detection
and field performance of pipe, liquefaction, and controlled-low strength materials.
Charles Pierce, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Time domain reflectometry engineering applications, soil-structure interaction,
slope stability and slope monitoring, ground deformation instrumentation, controlled
low strength materials, blast and construction vibration analysis.
Richard Ray, Professor Emeritus,
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Soil dynamics, unsaturated flow laboratory testing, and field data acquisition.
J. Hugh Bradburn, Professor Emeritus,
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Nonlinear analysis, finite element analysis, cables and cable stayed structures.
Juan M. Caicedo, Associate Professor,
D.Sc., Washington University in St. Louis, Chi Epsilon Advisor and Undergraduate Student Director
John R. Dickerson, Professor
Emeritus, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Dynamics and mathematical modeling
Dimitris Rizos, Associate Professor,
Director of Advanced Railroad Technology Group, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Wave propagation and earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and soil-structure
Fabio Matta, Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology
Robert Mullen, Professor and Department
Chair, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Computer modeling of engineering systems, biomechanics, mechanical behavior of micro
electro-mechanical systems, coupled field problems, and interval methods for treating
Jeong-Hoon Song, Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Computational solid mechanics, predicting static/fatigue/dynamic fracture in micro/macro
scales, developing multiscale analysis frameworks for failure of advanced composite
materials, predicting fluid-soild interaction systems.
Paul H. Ziehl, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Oversees and maintains an active research program in the areas of nondestructive
evaluation, structural health monitoring, in-situ evaluation, repair and strengthening,
composite materials, and prestressed/reinforced concrete structures.
Nathan Huynh, Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, TX
Research areas includes seaport operations, logistics, and drayage truck operations.
M. Hanif Chaudhry, Mr. &
Mrs. Irwin B. Kahn Professor and Associate Dean (International Programs and Continuing
Education) CEC, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Mathematical modeling of open-channel and closed conduit flows, and hydraulic transients.
Jonathan L Goodall, Assistant
Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Water resources engineering with emphasis on watershed-scale hydrology.
Jasim Imran, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
River mechanics, fluvial and marine sediment transport, geomorphology, and mass
Michael Meadows, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Stormwater management and modeling, urban water infrastructure, life cycle analysis,
Enrica Viparelli, Assistant Professor, Doctorate,
Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Development of large-scale models of river
morphodynamics that can be used for river and coastal restoration, and to study sediment transport,
erosion and deposition at laboratory and field scales. Transport, deposition and erosion of non-uniform
sediment in fluvial, deltaic and submarine environments. Transport and the overbank
deposition of very fine sediment in rivers. Effects that changes in land use and
climate may have on rivers and floodplains.