Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty

Sunny Jiang

Sunny Jiang, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, 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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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
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Adeyemi Adeleye

Adeyemi Adeleye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: water chemistry; environmental applications of nanotechnology; fate and effects of emerging contaminants (engineered nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, and microplastics); nanotoxicity; water and wastewater treatment
Email: adeyemi.adeleye@uci.edu

Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Hydrology, climatology, remote sensing of environment, climate extremes, water-energy nexus, climate change, stochastic modeling, water resources management
Email: amir.a@uci.edu
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Kristen Davis

Kristen 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 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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Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: hydrology and geomorphology with emphasis on modeling the interactions between the atmosphere, land, and the terrestrial environment at plot to large-watershed scale
Email: efi@uci.edu
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Stanley Grant

Stanley 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
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Kuo-Lin Hsu, Ph.D.

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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Michael Hyland

Michael Hyland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: modeling, design, control, and analysis of smart city transportation systems with emphases on shared-use autonomous mobility services and urban transit networks
Email: hylandm@uci.edu

R. Jayakrishnan

R. Jayakrishnan, Ph.D.

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

Wenlong Jin, Ph.D.

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

Joel Lanning, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: seismic design of civil structures, large-scale testing, alternative building materials, teaching methods in engineering education
Email: joel.lanning@uci.edu

Anne Lemnitzer

Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D.

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

Mo Li, Ph.D.

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

Michael McNally, Ph.D.

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

Ayman Mosallam, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Materials & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Research Interests: advanced composites and hybrid systems, seismic repair and rehabilitation of structures, diagnostic/prognostic structural health monitoring techniques, 3D printing in Construction and sustainable and green building technology
Email: mosallam@uci.edu

Farzad Naeim

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
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Phu Nguyen

Phu Nguyen, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: hydrology, GIS, satellite precipitation estimation algorithms, databases and visualization tools for remotely-sensed data and information, crowdsourcing, water resources systems
Email: ndphu@uci.edu
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Wilfred Recker, Ph.D.

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

Stephen 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
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Diego Rosso, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Director of the UCI WEX Center
Research Interests: environmental process engineering, mass transfer, wastewater treatment, carbon- and energy-footprint analysis
Email: bidui@uci.edu
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Brett Sanders

Brett Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Urban Planning and Public Policy
Research Interests: urban flooding, coastal flooding, dam-break flooding, flood hazard modeling, flood risk management, sediment management, shallow-water hydrodynamics and morphodynamics, computational methods, remote-sensing with drones, translational research for flood modeling targeting community resilience, population health and poverty alleviation
Email: bsanders@uci.edu
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Jean-Daniel Saphores

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Economics; Planning, Policy, and Design
Research Interests: transportation and environmental systems (with a focus on air pollution and energy use), travel behavior analysis, alternative fuel vehicles, automated vehicles, transit use, sustainable infrastructure management, and decision making under uncertainty using real options
Email: saphores@uci.edu
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Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.

Distinguished 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
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Lizhi Sun

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 Vrugt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Earth System Science
Research Interests: examining how (eco)systems work, why theories deviate from data, how scientists diagnose change, as applied to biogeosciences, ecology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, soils
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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