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 Emeritus and Director, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES)
  • 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)

Omar El-Shafee

  • Lecturer
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering - RPI 2016

    Master of Science in Civil Engineering - RPI 2011 

    Bachelors of Civil Engineering - Alexandria University (Egypt) 2007

Sean (Xiaozheng) He

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Transportation M.S., B.S, Nanjing University, Computational Mathematics

Jose Holguin-Veras

  • William H. Hart Chair Professor and Director, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE)
  • 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

Daniel Chapman Lander

  • Lecturer
  • Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2017

    B.S. in Civil Engineering & Commerce, The University of Sydney, December 2009

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

Raphael Rodrigues

  • Lecturer
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences / University of São Paulo, 2015

    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, University of São Paulo, 2010

Mark S. Shephard

  • Samuel A. Johnson '37 and Elizabeth C. Johnson Professor of Engineering and Director, Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC)
  • Ph.D. Cornell University

Michael Symans

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

Shun Uchida

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD and MPhil in Engineering, University of Cambridge (UK), B.Eng in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)

William Wallace

  • Yamada Corporation Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Acting Department Head
  • PhD/MS, Management Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and BChE, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


Xiaokun (Cara) Wang

  • Associate 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