Civil Engineering – Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chair: Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D.
FacultyFred Champion Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D.
Professors: James C. Anderson, Ph.D.*; Jean Pierre Bardet, Ph.D. (Chair, Director of Environmental Engineering); Roger Ghanem, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); 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.; Sami F. Masri, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D., C.P.E. (Industrial and Systems Engineering); James Moore, Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering; 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, Letters, Arts and Sciences); Hung Leung Wong, Ph.D.*; Yan Xiao, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor: Erik A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Associate Chair)
Assistant Professors: Burcin Becerik-Gerber, D.Des.; Amy L. Rechenmacher, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Navid Nastar, Ph.D.
Research Professors: Craig Taylor, Ph.D.; Maria I. Todorovska, Ph.D.; Dennis E. Williams, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professors: Aggeliki Barberopoulou, Ph.D.; 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.; Katharine Moore, Ph.D.; Zhi Ning, Ph.D.; Andrea Polidori, Ph.D.
Professors of Engineering Practice: Gregg E. Brandow Jr., Ph.D., P.E.; Henry M. Koffman, P.E.
Senior Lecturer: Dana Sherman, Esq.
Emeritus Professors: Mihran S. Agbabian, Ph.D., P.E.; George V. Chilingar, Ph.D.; Joseph S. Devinny, Ph.D.; Geoffrey Martin, Ph.D.; Paul Seide, Ph.D.
*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.
Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor SocietyChi 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.