University of Southern California
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Sonny Astani Department of Civil Engineering

Kaprielian Hall 210
(213) 740-0603
FAX: (213) 744-1426

Chair: Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D.


Fred Champion Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D.

Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology: Dongziao Zhang, Ph.D.

Professors: James C. Anderson, Ph.D.*; Jean Pierre Bardet, Ph.D. (Chair, Director of Environmental Engineering); Joseph S. Devinny, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering); Roger Ghanem, Ph.D.; Peter Gordon, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development; Economics); Genevieve Giuliano, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Ronald C. Henry, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering); Jiin-Jen Lee, Ph.D., P.E. (Environmental Engineering);* Vincent W. Lee, Ph.D.; Geoffrey R. Martin, Ph.D.; Sami F. Masri, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D., C.P.E. (Industrial and Systems Engineering); James Moore, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); William J. Petak, D.P.A. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Massoud Pirbazari, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of Environmental Engineering); Costas Synolakis, Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering); Mihailo Trifunac, Ph.D.; Firdaus E. Udwadia, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); L. Carter Wellford, Ph.D.; John P. Wilson, Ph.D. (Geography, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences); Hung Leung Wong, Ph.D.*; Yan Xiao, Ph.D., P.E.; Teh Fu Yen, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering)

Associate Professor: Erik A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Amy L. Rechenmacher, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor: Gregg E. Brandow, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

Research Professors: Craig Taylor, Ph.D.; Maria I. Todorovska, Ph.D.; Dennis E. Williams, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor: Robert Nigbor, Ph.D., P.E.

Research Assistant Professors: Jose C. Borrero, Ph.D.; John Caffrey, Ph.D.; Philip M. Fine, Ph.D.; Michael D. Geller, Ph.D.; Le Dam Hanh-Griffin, Ph.D.; John A. Kuprenas, D.Eng., P.E.; Andrea Polidori, Ph.D.; Jennifer N. Swift, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturers: Henry M. Koffman, P.E.; Dana Sherman, Esq.

Emeritus Professors: Mihran S. Agbabian, Ph.D., P.E.; Edwin L. Bidwell, Ph.D.; George V. Chilingar, Ph.D.; Kenneth C. Reynolds, Sc.D.; Paul Seide, Ph.D.; Victor I. Weingarten, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as a profession. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers.

Chi Epsilon is based on broad principles of scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. Civil engineering students who rank in the upper one-third of the junior or senior class are eligible for membership. These qualifications will make one eligible but not necessarily acceptable. Each member must be well skilled in all four of the basic principles.