Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty

Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: hydrology, hydroclimatology, data assimilation, remote sensing of critical global water resource issues
Email: amir.a@uci.edu
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Alfredo H.-S. Ang, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: structural and earthquake engineering, risk and reliability engineering
Email: ahang@uci.edu
 

Jack Brouwer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: high-temperature electrochemical dynamics, fuel cells, renewable and sustainable energy
Email: jbrouwer@uci.edu
 

William J. Cooper, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Planning, Policy, and Design
Research Interests: environmental chemistry, advanced oxidation processes for water treatment, aquatic photochemistry of carbon cycling
Email: wcooper@uci.edu
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Donald Dabdub, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: mathematical modeling of urban and global air pollution, dynamics of atmospheric aerosols, secondary organic aerosols, impact of energy generation on air quality, chemical reactions at gas-liquid interfaces
Email: ddabdub@uci.edu
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Kristen A. Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Earth System Science
Research Interests: coastal oceanography, fluid mechanics, turbulent flows
Email: davis@uci.edu
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Russell L. Detwiler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: groundwater hydrology, contaminant fate and transport, subsurface process modeling, groundwater/surface-water interaction
Email: detwiler@uci.edu
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Derek Dunn-Rankin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Environmental Health Sciences
Research Interests: combustion, optical particle sizing, particle aero-dynamics, laser diagnostics and spectroscopy
Email: ddunnran@uci.edu
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Xiaogang Gao, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: hydroclimatology, hydrology, fluid dynamics, engineering mathematics
Email: gaox@uci.edu
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Stanley B. Grant, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: environmental engineering, inland and coastal water quality, coagulation and filtration of colloidal contaminants, environmental microbiology
Email: sbgrant@uci.edu
 

Gary L. Guymon, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: water resources, groundwater, modeling uncertainty
Email: gguymon@worldnet.att.net


Kuo-Lin Hsu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: remote sensing of precipitation, hydrologic systems modeling, stochastic hydrology, water resources systems planning
Email: kuolinh@uci.edu
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R. (Jay) Jayakrishnan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: transportation systems analysis
Email: rjayakri@uci.edu
 

C. Sunny Jiang, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Environmental Health Sciences
Research Interests: water pollution microbiology, environmental biotechnology, aquatic microbial ecology
E-mail: sjiang@uci.edu
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Wenlong Jin

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: intelligent transportation systems, traffic flow theory, transportation network analysis
E-mail: wjin@uci.edu
 

Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: geotechnical and earthquake engineering, soil structure interaction, RC design, seismic monitoring
Email: alemnitz@uci.edu
 

Michael G. McNally, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Planning, Policy, and Design
Research Interests: travel behavior, transportation systems analysis
Email: mmcnally@uci.edu
 

Ayman S. Mosallam, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: advanced composites and hybrid systems, seismic repair and rehabilitation of structures, blast mitigation and diagnostic/prognostic techniques for infrastructure security
Email: mosallam@uci.edu
 

Betty H. Olson, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: molecular applications for optimizing biological processes in wastewater treatment, environmental health, drinking water microbiology
Email: bholson@uci.edu
 

Gerard C. Pardoen

Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: structural analysis, experimental structural dynamics
Email: gpardoen@uci.edu
 

Wilfred W. Recker

Ph.D. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: transportation systems modeling, traffic control, and urban systems analysis
Email: wwrecker@uci.edu
 

Stephen G. Ritchie

Ph.D. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies
Research Interests: transportation engineering, advanced traffic management and control systems, development and application of emerging technologies in transportation
Email: sritchie@uci.edu
 

Diego Rosso

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Director of the Urban Water Research Center and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Director of the Urban Water Research Center
Research Interests: environmental process engineering, mass transfer, wastewater treatment, carbon- and energy-footprint analysis
Email: bidui@uci.edu
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G. Scott Samuelsen

Ph.D. Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Director of Advanced Power and Energy Program
Research Interests: energy, fuel cells, hydrogen economy, propulsion, combustion and environmental conflict, turbulent transport in complex flows, spray physics, NOx and soot formation, laser diagnostics and experimental methods, application of engineering science to practical propulsion and stationary systems, environmental ethics
Email: gss@uci.edu
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Brett F. Sanders

Ph.D. Department Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: environmental hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, coastal water quality
Email: bsanders@uci.edu
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Jean-Daniel M. Saphores

Ph.D. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Economics; Planning, Policy, and Design
Research Interests: transportation economics, planning and policy, environmental and natural resource economics and policy, quantitative methods
Email: saphores@uci.edu
 

Jan W. Scherfig

Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: water reclamation, waste treatment processes, environmental engineering
Email: scherfig@uci.edu
 

Robin Shepherd

Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: structural dynamics, earthquake-resistant design
Email: edac@earthquake-damage.com
 

Masanobu Shinozuka

Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: continuum mechanics, structural dynamics, system reliability, risk assessment, remote sensing and GIS for disaster assessment
Email: shino@uci.edu
 

Soroosh Sorooshian

Ph.D. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Earth System Science, Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
Research Interests: hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydroclimate modeling, remote sensing, water sources management
Email: soroosh@uci.edu
 

Lizhi Sun

Ph.D. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: micro- and nano-mechanics, composites and nanocomposites, smart materials and structures, multiscale modeling, elastography
Email: lsun@uci.edu
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Roberto Villaverde

Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
Email: rvillave@uci.edu
 

Jasper A. Vrugt

Ph.D. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Earth System Science
Research Interests: surface hydrology and soil physics
Email: jasper@uci.edu
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Jann N. Yang

Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: system identification and damage detection, structural health monitoring, structural control, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics
Email: jnyang@uci.edu
 

Farzin Zareian

Ph.D. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: structural engineering, performance-based earthquake engineering, structural reliability, structural control
Email: zareian@uci.edu
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