Primary Appointments

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Pattie McNatt

Administrative Assistant


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Mandar Dewoolkar
 Chair and Professor


Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; Hazard mitigation; Applications of laboratory, in-situ and field testing and numerical methods in geomechanics; Natural and built infrastructure; Engineering applications for heritage preservation; Geotechnical aspects of space exploration; Engineering Education

Lisa Aultman-Hall

Transportation: long-distance travel, system resiliency, bicycle transportation, travel surveys and data

Appala Raju Badireddy
Assistant Professor

Water Quality Engineering, Membrane Separation Processes, Resource Recovery from Solid- and Liquid-Waste, Environmental Photochemistry

Arne Bomblies
Associate Professor

Luis Garcia
Water resources, agricultural water use, and decision support systems

Ehsan Ghazanfari
Associate Professor
Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; Geo-energy systems; Sensors/sensing for civil infrastructure

Courtney Giles
Director of Curricular Enrichment and Lecturer

Phosphorus biogeochemistry, laboratory instrumentation & management, technical writing, active & project based learning
Scott Hamshaw
Research Assistant Professor
Water Resources, Geomatics, Machine Learning, Environmental Sensing
Eric Hernandez
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Structural engineering, structural dynamics, state estimation, structural health monitoring, Bayesian reliability

Britt A. Holmén

Particle Interface Chemistry, Airborne Particle Emissions & Processes, Herbicide Gas/Particle Partitioning, Lidar Remote Sensing, Transportation & Air Quality, Nonpoint Source Emissions

John Lens
Professor of Practice

Geotechnical Engineering, Capstone Design Experience
Clelia Marti
Assistant Professor
Coupled physical and biogeochemical processes in surface water systems, field monitoring and numerical modeling of surface water systems, environmental fluid dynamics, climate change, and sustainability

Bree Mathon

Hydrology, geochemistry, diversity in engineering, technical communication

George Pinder
University Distinguished Professor 
National Academy of Engineering

Mathematic methods applied to groundwater hydrology

Douglas Porter
Research Assistant

Architectural Conservation

Donna Rizzo

Development of new computational tools, including artificial neural networks, to improve the understanding of human induced changes on natural systems and the way we make decisions about natural resources

Victor Rossi

Computer-aided engineering technology

David Rosowsky

Structural engineering and mechanics, wind and earthquake engineering, structural reliability, risk analysis, modeling natural hazards
Dana Rowangould Environmental Justice, Transportation and Health, Transportation Planning
Gregory Rowangould Transportation System and Land-use Modeling, Mobile Source Emissions and Air Quality Analysis, Regional Transportation Planning, Transportation Policy Analysis, Active Travel (bicycling and walking)
Matthew Scarborough
Assistant Professor
Biological Wastewater Treatment, Anaerobic Bioprocessing of Wastes, Microbiome Engineering, Modeling of Microbiomes

Ting Tan
Associate Professor

Fracture of materials, energy infrastructure materials, experimental mechanics, art-structure conservation
Kristen Underwood
Research Assistant Professor
Hydrology, Geomorphology, Geostatistics

Priyantha Wijesinghe
Senior Lecturer

Structural health monitoring, fatigue monitoring and detection of steel highway bridges, linear and nonlinear finite element modeling/analysis and restoration and preservation of historic structures

Affiliated Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and Research Staff

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Dr. Huijie Lu
Adjunct Assitant Professor

Environmental biological processes, water and wastewater
William Gray
Adjunct Professor
National Academy Engineering
Physics of flow and transport in porous media

James Sullivan

Research Projects Director, Transportation Research Center

Sustainable transportation infrastructure systems,  travel modeling, roadway snow and ice control, transportation energy, network modeling, system efficiency & optimization,  and survey data analysis

Joshua Faulkner

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Agricultural hydrology, soil and water resource engineering, nutrient fate and transport, and climate change adaptation

Affiliated Staff

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Sanfeng Miao CEMS Graduate Program Coordinator

Floyd Vilmont

CEMS Machine Shop Supervisor

Geeda Searfoorce

Director of Communications

Becca Kronenbitter

CEMS Career Readiness Program Coordinator
Amanda Wells, Genevieve Anthony and Matt Manz CEMS Student Services Team

Emeritus Faculty

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Richard Downer

Water Resources

Nancy Hayden


David Hemenway


Jeff Laible


Jim Olson


Joe Openlander