Civil and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering


Faculty List

Tarek Abdoun

  • Thomas Iovino Chaired Professor
  • Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Geotechnical Engineering M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Geotechnical Engineering B.S., Cairo University Structural Engineering

Mohammed Alnaggar

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Structural Engineering
    M.Sc., Zagazig University, Structural Engineering
    B.Sc. Zagazig University Civil Engineering

Victoria Bennett

  • Assistant Professor
  • B.S., M.Eng., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Geotechnical Engineering, Field Instrumentation, Remote Sensing

Ricardo Dobry

  • Institute Professor and Director, NEES-NSF Geotechnical Centrifuge Research Center
  • Sc.D. Civil Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971)
    M.S. Soil Mechanics (National University of Mexico, 1964)
    B.S. Structural Engineering (University of Chile, 1963)

Yuri Gorby

  • Associate Professor, Blitman Chair in Environmental Engineering
  • Ph.D. University of New Hampshire

Jose Holguin-Veras

  • William H. Hart Chair Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin Transportation M.S., Universidad Central de Venezuala Transportation B.S., Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo Civil Engineering

James (Chip) Kilduff

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
    Environmental Engineering

Chris Letchford

  • Professor and Department Head
  • BE(Hons) Civil - University of Queensland, Australia, 1980 DPhil(Oxf) - University of Oxford, England, 1987

Marianne Nyman

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (Purdue University, 1997), M.S. Organic Chemistry (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 1991) B.S. Chemistry (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 1990)

Michael O’Rourke

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University Civil Engineering M.S., Northwestern University Civil Engineering B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology Civil Engineering

John M. Reilly

  • Professor of Practice
  • B.S., M. Eng., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mark S. Shephard

  • Samuel A. Johnson '37 and Elizabeth C. Johnson Professor of Engineering.
  • Ph.D. Cornell University

Michael Symans

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (University at Buffalo)

Shun Uchida

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD and MPhil in Engineering, University of Cambridge (UK), BA in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)

William Wallace

  • Yamada Corporation Professor
  • PhD/MS, Management Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and BChE, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


Xiaokun (Cara) Wang

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD degree in Civil Engineering The University of Texas at Austin, MS degree in Civil Engineering Tsinghua University, China, BS degree in Civil Engineering Tsinghua University, China

Mourad Zeghal

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Princeton University Civil Engineering M.A., Princeton University Civil Engineering

Thomas Zimmie