Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chair

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Bill Yu

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professorship
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advances geosystems, infrastructure and geotechnical engineering with expertise in smart and multifunctional materials and multi-scale multiphysics processes

Faculty

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YeongAe Heo

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Promotes the resilience of structural systems and communities against natural and man-made hazards

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Yue Li

Leonard Case, Jr. Professorship in Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Designs and improves resilient buildings and infrastructure

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Michael Pollino

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Director, Vanderhoof Infrastructure Research and Education Facility

Examines performance of structural systems and components subjected to loading and develops design approaches for resilience and sustainability

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Kurt Rhoads

Director of the First-year Engineering Experience,
Assistant Professor, Division of Education and Student Programs

Engineers environmental water, wastewater and energy processes using biotechnology

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Adel Saada

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Katie Wheaton

Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaches undergraduate civil engineering core classes with focus on geomatics and surveying, probabilistic/statistical analyses and structural design

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Bill Yu

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professorship
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advances geosystems, infrastructure and geotechnical engineering with expertise in smart and multifunctional materials and multi-scale multiphysics processes

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Chris Yingchun Yuan

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Researches design, manufacturing and sustainability science of lithium ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies.

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Xiangwu Zeng

Frank H. Neff Professor

Develops geotechnical solutions for earthquake design, space exploration, wind turbines and vibration attenuation

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Huichun (Judy) Zhang

Frank H. Neff Professorship in Civil Engineering
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Examines fate and transformation of environmental contaminants in natural and engineered environments and develops advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies

Emeritus Faculty

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Aaron Jennings

Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
 

Associated Faculty 

Administrative Staff

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Jim Berilla

Technician, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Michael Butler

Department Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Angelika Szakacs

Academic Team Leader/ Business Manager, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Leads the academic team for both the Civil Engineering and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments