Faculty

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty


Amir AghaKouchak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Hydrology, meteorology, data assimilation and remote sensing to address critical global water resource issues
Email: amir.a @ uci . edu

 



Alfredo Ang, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Reliability engineering; structural and earthquake engineering
Email: ahang @ uci . edu



 
William Cooper, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests:  Carbon cycling in natural waters, the treatment and, fate and transport, of pharmaceuticals in water, and, the development of ozone as a treatment process in ballast water of ships to prevent the spread of invasive species
Email: wcooper @ uci . edu
 
Kristen Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science
Research Interests: Coastal ocean circulation, cross-shelf exchange, benthic-pelagic coupling, stratified-shear flows, internal waves, boundary layers, and turbulent flows
Email: davis @ uci . edu
 
 
 
 

Russell Detwiler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Groundwater hydrology, contaminant transport, coupled processes in porous and fractured media
Email: detwiler @ uci . edu


James Famiglietti, Ph.D., Professor, Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental
Engineering
Research Interests: Hydrology and climate, remote sensing of the terrestrial and global water cycles, hydrological and Earth system modeling
Email: jfamigli @ uci . edu



Xiaogang Gao
, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Hydroclimatology; remote sensing; precipitation estimation
Email: gaox @ uci . edu
 
 
 

 
Stanley Grant, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Coastal water quality, environmental dispersion of pathogens, and fate and transport modeling. 
Email: sbgrant @ uci . edu
 
 



Gary Guymon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email: gguymon @ worldnet.att.net






Kuo-lin Hsu, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Residence, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Hydrologic modeling; artificial neural network applications in hydrology
Email: kuolinh @ uci . edu


 

 
 
Jay Jayakrishnan, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Urban transportation network modeling, traffic flow theory, traffic and advanced transit systems control, real time traffic control, large scale traffic simulation
Email: rjayakri @ uci . edu

 

 


Sunny Jiang, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Environmental biotechnology, water quality microbiology, molecular microbial ecology, coastal ecosystem health, recreational risk assessment
Email:  sjiang @ uci . edu






Wenlong Jin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Intelligent transportation systems, traffic flow theory, and transportation network analysis
Email:  wjin @ uci . edu

 



Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Structural and earthquake engineering
Email: alemnitz @ uci . edu

 

 


Michael McNally, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests:  Travel behavior, transportation systems analysis, transportation planning and policy
Email: mmcnally @ uci . edu

 

 
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    Ayman Mosallam, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Structural and earthquake engineering with a specialization in advanced composites and hybrid systems for infrastructure applications
    Email: mosallam @ uci . edu
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    Betty H. Olson, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Environmental molecular microbiology and biotechnology, wastewater treatment, biohydrogen production, public health microbiology, water quality
    Email: bholson @ uci . edu
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    Gerard Pardoen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Structural analysis, experimental structural dynamics
    Email: gpardoen @ uci . edu
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    Wilfred Recker, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Transportation modeling, traffic control, and urban systems analysis
    Email: wwrecker @ uci . edu
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    Stephen Ritchie, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Transportation engineering advanced traffic management and control systems, development and application of emerging technologies
    Email: sritchie @ uci . edu
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    Diego Rosso, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    Research Interests:  Environmental process engineering, carbon footprint analysis, wastewater treatment, water and energy nexus, energy efficiency
    Email: bidui @ uci . edu
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    Brett Sanders, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Computational and environmental fluid dynamics, flood mitigation, non-point sources of pollution
    Email: bsanders @ uci . edu
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    Jean-Daniel Saphores, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Transportation systems; transportation and urban economics; sustainability; green materials; energy and the environment; environmental economics and policy
    Email:  saphores @ uci . edu

     
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    Jan Scherfig, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Water reclamation, waste treatment processes, environmental engineering
    Email: scherfig @ uci . edu
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    Robin Shepherd, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Structural dynamics; earthquake resistant design
    Email: edac @ earthquake-damage.com
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    Masanobu Shinozuka, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Chair: World-renowned expert in earthquake and structural engineering, field theory and risk assessment methodology in civil engineering
    Email: shino @ uci . edu
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    Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science
    Research Interests:  Hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydroclimate modeling, remote sensing, water sources management
    Email: soroosh @ uci . edu
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    Lizhi Sun, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    Research Interests:  Micro/nano-mechanics of heterogeneous composite materials, with applications for civil, mechanical, aerospace, electronic, and biomedical engineering
    Email: lsun @ uci . edu
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    Roberto Villaverde, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
    Email: rvillave @ uci . edu
  • Jasper Vrugt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests: Environmental systems modeling
    Email: jasper @ uci . edu
  • Jann Yang, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Structural dynamics, structural control, structural system identification and damage detection, earthquake engineering
    Email: jnyang @ uci . edu
  • Farzin Zareian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Interests:  Structural engineering, earthquake engineering, performance-based earthquake engineering, collapse analysis, structural reliability, and structural control
    Email: zareian @ uci . edu