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
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Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., P.E.

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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Tirtha Banerjee

Tirtha Banerjee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, turbulent fluid dynamics, land/water/vegetation - atmosphere interaction, wildfires, vegetation dynamics, carbon and water cycles, hydrology, wetlands and terrestrial aquatic interfaces
Email: tirthab@uci.edu
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Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis, Ph.D.

Associate 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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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
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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.

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.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: Unconventional infrastructure materials, and their interfaces with structural engineering, advanced manufacturing, spatial damage sensing, and the environment
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., P.E.

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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Christopher Olivares Martinez

Christopher Olivares Martinez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Environmental biotechnology, remediation, metabolomics, pollutant fate in natural and engineered systems, microbial toxicity, environmental organic chemistry
Email: chris.olivares@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

Diego Rosso, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; 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
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.

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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