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Civil Engineering Department Hires New Faculty

After a busy spring semester that included the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Richard ’39 and Opal Vanderhoof Infrastructure Research and Education Facility, the Civil Engineering Department continued to move forward, hiring three new full-time professors. To accommodate the growing size of the department, three positions were advertised and filled over the summer. Dr. Michael Pollino and Dr. Banu Sizirici Yildiz joined the department as assistant professors and Dr. Brian Metrovich was brought on as an associate professor.

With focuses in Structures and in Earthquake Engineering, Dr. Pollino comes to Case Western Reserve from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., where he served as a Senior Structural Engineer. In his first semester here, he will be teaching Structural Analysis I.

Joining the department as Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Dr. Yildiz has research focuses in sustainable engineering systems as well as waste management. She is teaching both Environmental Chemistry and Solid and Hazardous Waste Management this semester.

As associate professor of Structural Engineering, Dr. Metrovich’s research interests focus on simulation and assessment of damage mechanisms in the built infrastructure. This fall, Dr. Metrovich is teaching ENGR200 – Statics and Strength of Materials.