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W.H. Gardner, Jr. Chair

Henri P. Gavin

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mitigation for building contents, nonlinear dynamics, system identification, optimal control with application to systems with controllable damping.

Primary Faculty

Wilkins Aquino

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Computational mechanics, finite element methods, computational inverse problems and their applications in engineering and biomedicine, scientific computing, computational acoustics and acoustics-structure interaction, coupled chemo-mechanics (e.g., electrochemistry-mechanics).

Michael Howard Bergin

Sternberg Family Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Aerosols are generated by a variety of natural and anthropogenic sources. I am interested in the processes that emit, transform and deposit particulate matter. A current focus of my research is how particles in the atmosphere directly modify the surface radiation balance of the…

Fred K. Boadu

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: How the engineering, environmental and petrophysical properties of porous media (soils, fractured rock, biological tissues) affect measurable geophysical responses, and subsequently develop methodologies by which these properties can be obtained from non-invasive geophysical…

Mark Edward Borsuk

James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems; Bayesian network modeling with regular application to environmental and human health regulation and decision making; novel approaches to climate change assessment, combining…

Andrew Bragg

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Fundamental and applied problems in fluid dynamics, especially turbulence, and its role in environmental systems.

David Carlson

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Machine learning, predictive modeling, health data science, statistical neuroscience

Nathaniel Chaney

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Laura Elizabeth Dalton

Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: 4D Imaging; Carbon sequestration in porous materials; sustainable material development; structural integrity of carbon capture and storage wells; reactive transport in porous materials

Jeseth Delgado Vela

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Biofilms in the urban water cycle, nitrogen cycling microbial communities, public health surveillance via wastewater, and microbial communication in biofilms

Marc Deshusses

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Design, analysis and application of remediation, waste-to-energy and decentralized sanitation processes, including novel reactors and processes for air, water and solid wastes treatment.

John Everett Dolbow

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels

P. Lee Ferguson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Environmental analytical chemistry and applications of high resolution mass spectrometry to trace organic contaminant analysis, environmental fate and effects of carbon nanomaterials in the aquatic environment, proteomics in environmental toxicology, and mechanisms of…

Leanne Gilbertson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: My research focuses on manipulating material chemistry in a way that tunes properties for advancing solutions in the areas of food production using fewer resources and lower environmental impact, and water disinfection using inherently benign materials. I study fundamental…

Johann Guilleminot

Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Computational mechanics, mechanics of heterogeneous materials, molecular dynamics simulations and atomistic-to-continuum coupling, stochastic solvers, statistical inverse problem and model validation, stochastic analysis, uncertainty quantification in science and engineering

Claudia K. Gunsch

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Identifying genetic adaptation mechanisms resulting from anthropogenic contaminant exposure; developing biosensors capable of pathogen and contaminant detection in water and air; studying the impact of emerging contaminants on aquatic microbial ecology; and the development of…

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Aquatic chemistry and geochemistry, trace element environmental chemistry, nanogeoscience, mercury biogeochemistry, water-particle surface processes.

Akhenaton-Andrew Dhafir Jones

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Biofilms, cardiovascular infections, infectious diseases, biomaterials, antibiotics, porous media flows, fate and transport of nanomaterials in biofilms, water quality sensors, environmental systems analysis, environmental equity, environmental justice

Zbigniew J. Kabala

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Dr. Kabala's principal research interests cover stochastic and deterministic theory of fluid flow and contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated heterogeneous porous media, theory of related measurements, field and laboratory studies in subsurface hydrology, stochastic…

Gabriel G. Katul

George Pearsall Distinguished Professor

Research Interests: Describing the reciprocal influences between the biosphere and the atmosphere are becoming a scientific imperative as human-induced changes in land surface characteristics are impacting the composition of the atmosphere, which in turn is threatening to excite changes in weather…

Jerome Peter Lynch

Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Prof. Lynch's research interests are in advancing cyber-physical system architectures that combine sensing, computing, and control to create intelligent civil infrastructure systems.  He is best known for his research portfolio in structural health monitoring (SHM) that allow…

Joseph C. Nadeau

Professor of the Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and applied mechanics, micromechanics, composite materials, and probabilistic methods

Nicole C Rockey

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Environmental persistence of endemic and emerging pathogens, mechanisms of virus inactivation, environmental virology, development and identification of engineering controls to reduce infectious disease burden, detection of microbes in air, water, and on surfaces

Hossein Salahshoor

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Mechanics of biological and bio-inspired systems, brain mechanics, data-driven methods, advanced (meta)materials and (meta)structures, material design, and mathematics of materials and structures.

David E. Schaad

Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Sustainable engineering, community development, water and wastewater treatment design, stormwater retention/detention and treatment design, hazardous waste remediation, urban hydrology, constructed wetland and stream restoration design, ecological stabilization, sustainable…

Guglielmo Scovazzi

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Finite element methods, computational fluid and solid mechanics, multiphase porous media flows, computational methods for fluid and solid materials under extreme load conditions, turbulent flow computations, instability phenomena.

Manolis Veveakis

Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and applied mechanics, Geomechanics, Irreversible Thermodynamics. Emphasis on the multiphysical modelling of plasticity of solids, solid-fluid interactions, friction laws and rheology of geomaterials

Mark Wiesner

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis

Marta Zaniolo

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Water resources planning and management, drought modeling and control, flexible climate change adaptation, conceptual and data-driven systems modeling, reinforcement learning for water systems, multi-objective control, feature extraction.

Secondary Faculty

Richard T. Di Giulio

Research Professor of Environmental Toxicology in the Division of Environmental Science and Policy

James Hench

Associate Professor of Oceanography

David E. Hinton

Nicholas Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Quality

Dana E. Hunt

Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology

Marc A. Jeuland

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Prasad S. Kasibhatla

Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Wenhong Li

Associate Professor of Climate

Joel Meyer

Professor of Environmental Genomics in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Ram Oren

Nicholas Distinguished Professor of Earth Systems Science

Heather M. Stapleton

Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Distinguished Professor

Research Interests: Human exposure in indoor environments Use of silicone wristbands to measure human exposure Chemical exposures and cancer risk Targeted & Nontargeted mass spectrometry methods applied to environmental samples Effects of halogenated organic contaminants (e.g. BFRs, PFAS) on…

Avner Vengosh

Nicholas Distinguished Professor of Environmental Quality

Lawrence N. Virgin

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Study of the behavior of nonlinear dynamical systems, including the investigation of the fundamental nature of nonlinear systems based on a mathematical description of their underlying equations of motion and the application of recent results from nonlinear dynamical systems…

Research Faculty

Lisa L Satterwhite

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Satterwhite studies the genomics and epigenetics of environmental exposures in populations with clear health disparity. Her group identified the first genomic signature for pesticide exposure and is developing simple blood tests to diagnose early stage asymptomatic…

Adjunct Faculty

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Melanie Auffan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Chris E. Brasier

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ryan Calder

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Massimo Germano

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Turbulence in fluids and its representation. Multiscale decompositions of turbulent flows. The Navier-Stokes, the Large Eddy and the Reynolds equations. Reynolds modeling and subgrid scale modeling for the Large Eddy Simulation of turbulent flows. Hybrid RANS/LES modeling.

Christine Ogilvie Hendren

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Lyesse Laloui

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Eric Pierce

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Jerome C. Rose

Adjunct Associate Professor

Research Interests: Relation between nanostructure of materials and their reactivity and toxicity. Characterization of the structure of ultra-small (colloids and molecular clusters), and/or amorphous and highly divided materials down to the molecular scale.

Daniel Vallero

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Executives in Residence

Sara Katherine Oliver

Executive In Residence in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emeritus Faculty

Ana P. Barros

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Physics of water cycle processes in mountainous regions with a focus on cloud formation and precipitation; remote sensing of the environment using microwave and infrared sensors; long– range predictability and risk analysis of natural hazards; computational environmental fluid…

Tomasz Hueckel

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Mechanics of materials, theoretical soil mechanics, rock mechanics, theory of plasticity, multi-physics processes in geomechanics, nuclear waste disposal, energy and environmental geomechanics.

Miguel A. Medina

Profesor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Environmental engineering, cyberinfrastructure networks, sensors, geotropospheric interactions, engineering systems optimization.

J. Jeffrey Peirce

Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering