Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty

Brett F. Sanders, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: environmental hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, coastal water quality
Email: bsanders@uci.edu
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Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: mechanics and physics of multi-scale porous materials, nano- and meso-chemo-mechanics, engineering advanced materials for sustainable infrastructures
Email: mjaq@uci.edu

Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & 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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Jack Brouwer, Ph.D.

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

 

William Cooper

William J. Cooper, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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 & 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 Davis

Kristen A. Davis, Ph.D.

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

Russell L. Detwiler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & 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

Derek Dunn-Rankin, Ph.D.

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

Stanley B. Grant, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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


Kuo-Lin Hsu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & 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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Jay Jayakrishnan

R. (Jay) Jayakrishnan, Ph.D.

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

Sunny Jiang

C. Sunny Jiang, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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

Wenlong Jin, Ph.D.

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

Anne Lemnitzer

Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D.

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

 

Mo Li

Mo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Responsive materials, multifunctional materials and structures, fracture mechanics, cement chemistry, industrial ecology, materials-structure-environment interaction
Email: mo.li@uci.edu

Michael G. McNally, Ph.D.

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

Ayman Mosallam

Ayman S. Mosallam, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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

Farzad Naeim, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: performance-based earthquake engineering; structural health monitoring; seismic instrumentation; structural design of tall buildings; nonlinear response of structures; seismic isolation; energy dissipation systems and devices; design characteristics of earthquake ground motions; seismic analysis and design of complex structures
Email: fnaeim@uci.edu

 

Betty Olson

Betty H. Olson, Ph.D.

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

Wilfred W. Recker, Ph.D.

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

Stephen G. Ritchie, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & 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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Jean-Daniel Saphores

Jean-Daniel M. Saphores, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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

Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & 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, Department of Civil & 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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Jasper Vrugt

Jasper A. Vrugt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Earth System Science
Research Interests: surface hydrology and soil physics
Email: jasper@uci.edu
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Farzin Zareian

Farzin Zareian, Ph.D.

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