All faculty

Alphabetical

Braden Allenby

Braden Allenby

Braden Allenby
Professor, President’s Professor, and Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Technology

Research Interests
Sustainable engineering, earth systems engineering and management, industrial ecology, emerging technology (especially military and security technologies), weaponized narrative and identity

[email protected]

480-727-8594

CAVC 405

Tempe campus

Absar Alum

Absar Alum

Absar Alum
Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests
Health related environmental microbiology, microbial pathogen survival and detection

[email protected]
480-965-6268
ISTB4 395C
Tempe campus

Samuel Ariaratnam

Samuel Ariaratnam

Samuel Ariaratnam
Professor, Undergraduate/Graduate Program Chair for Construction Engineering

Research Interests
Sustainable urban underground infrastructure systems, trenchless engineering and construction methods, underground asset management, performance modeling

[email protected]
480-965-7399
CAVC 480
Tempe campus

Mounir El Asmar

Mounir El Asmar

Mounir El Asmar
Associate Professor and Co-director, EPA National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations

Research Interests
Sustainable building performance, integrated project delivery (IPD), cost engineering

[email protected]
480-727-9023
CAVC 576
Tempe campus

Steven Ayer

Steven Ayer

Steven Ayer
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Building information modeling (BIM), mixed (and “augmented”) reality, virtual reality, cyber-learning, engineering education

[email protected]
480-727-4579
CAVC 564
Tempe campus

William Badger

William Badger
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Leadership and Management, Construction Management, Construction Contracting, Construction Equipment Engineering

[email protected]
480-965-2499
CAVC 547
Tempe campus

Gary Barras

Gary Barras

Gary Barras
Beavers – Ames Lecturer in Heavy Construction

Research Interests
Project management of heavy construction projects, heavy construction equipment, construction methods and materials, microcomputer applications for construction

[email protected]

CAVC 464

Tempe campus

Paul Basha

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Paul Basha
Faculty Associate

Research Interests
Transportation Engineering

[email protected]
480-449-4686
ECG
Tempe campus

Wylie Bearup

Wylie Bearup

Wylie Bearup
Faculty Associate

Research Interests
Construction project delivery methods, Virtual Design and Construction, Design-construction interface, Construction contracting and procurement methods, Partnering and dispute resolution processes

[email protected]
Tempe campus

Treavor H. Boyer

Treavor H. Boyer

Treavor Boyer
Professor, Undergraduate/Graduate Program Chair for Environmental Engineering

Research Interests
Drinking water and wastewater treatment, urine source separation, nutrient management and resource recovery

[email protected]
480-965-7447
ISTB4 361
Tempe campus

Mikhail Chester

Mikhail Chester

Mikhail Chester
Professor and Director of the Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering

Research Interests
Infrastructure resilience and sustainability, climate change and extreme events, interdependent infrastructure systems, transportation life cycle assessment, infrastructure complexity and adaptation

[email protected]
480-965-9779
CAVC 527A
Tempe campus

Oswald Chong

Oswald Chong

Oswald Chong
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Sustainable design and project planning, eco-efficiency and technical metabolism, sustainable engineering knowledge system & clusters

[email protected]
480-727-6547
CAVC 570
Tempe campus

Otakuye Conroy-Ben

Otakuye Conroy-Ben

Otakuye Conroy-Ben
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Antibiotic and metal resistance in bacteria, environmental endocrine disruption, wastewater epidemiology, solid waste management, bacterial gene expression, bioremediation of petroleum contaminated water and soil, wastewater reuse, boron stable isotopes, proteoliposomes for water treatment

[email protected]
480-727-4514
ISTB4 363
Tempe campus

Paul Dahlen

Paul Dahlen

Paul Dahlen
Assistant Professor of Research

Research Interests
Impacts to groundwater resources from leaking underground storage tanks, Oxygen injection technologies for in-situ permeable reactive barriers

[email protected]
480-727-2960
ISTB4 L1-09
Tempe campus

Wanda Dalla Costa

Wanda Dalla Costa

Wanda Dalla Costa
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Indigenous placekeeping (urban and rural), Indigenous design engagement, climate resiliency & passive design in architecture, bioclimate principles derived from regional Indigenous architectural precedents.

[email protected]
(480) 727-2433
Tempe campus

Anca Delgado

Anca Delgado

Anca Delgado
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Soil and groundwater microbial processes; Microbial chain elongation; Bioremediation of halogenated compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, and heavy metals; Conversion of biomass to biochemicals; Microbial kinetics; Bioreactors for environmental biotechnology; Analytical chemistry in environmental engineering

[email protected]
480-727-0046
BIA 214B
Tempe campus

James Ernzen

James Ernzen

James Ernzen
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Alternate project delivery methods, project management and safety, reinforced concrete design

[email protected]
480-965-0389
CAVC 566
Tempe campus 

Elham (Ellie) Fini

Elham (Ellie) Fini

Elham (Ellie) Fini
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Sustainable Construction, Bio-based and Bio-inspired Materials, Adhesives and Sealants for Use in Construction, Multi-scale Characterization and Modeling, Surface and Interface Characterization

[email protected]
480-965-4273
CAVC 584
Tempe campus

Margaret Garcia

Margaret Garcia

Margaret Garcia
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Water resources engineering, infrastructure sustainability, and resilience, couple human and natural systems, numerical modeling.

[email protected]
ISTB7 414
Tempe campus
480-965-8838

David Grau

David Grau

David Grau
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Systems engineering, uncertainty and risk, automation, computing, and remote sensing, lean philosophy and processes, construction productivity

[email protected]
480-727-0665
CAVC 574
Tempe campus

Rolf Halden

Rolf Halden

Rolf Halden
Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering

Research Interests
Public health engineering, sustainable cities, urban water cycle, green chemistry and engineering, urban metabolism & exposure assessment

[email protected]
480-727-0893
ISTB4 481
Tempe campus

Sandra Houston

Sandra Houston

Sandra Houston
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Unsaturated soils, expansive and collapsible soils, arid region soils, foundations, modeling of unsaturated flow/deformation

[email protected]
480-965-2790
ISTB2 221b
Tempe campus 

Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush
Professor and Director of the National Center of Excellence on Smart Innovations

Research Interests
Pavements, materials, design and evaluation, management, urban heat island

[email protected]
480-965-5509
ISTB2 229D
Tempe campus

Edward Kavazanjian, Jr.

Edward Kavazanjian, Jr.

Edward Kavazanjian, Jr.
Regents Professor and Director of Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics

Research Interests
Biogeotechnical engineering, ground improvement, geotechnical earthquake engineering, waste containment system design, mechanical properties of municipal solid waste

Edward.Kavaza[email protected]
480-727-8566
GWC 112B
Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics
Tempe campus

Klaus Lackner

Klaus Lackner

Klaus Lackner
Professor

Research Interests
Closing the carbon cycle by capturing carbon dioxide from the air, carbon sequestration, carbon foot-printing, innovative energy and infrastructure systems and their scaling properties

[email protected]
480-727-2499
BDC 141C
Tempe campus

Anthony J. Lamanna

Anthony J. Lamanna

Anthony J. Lamanna
Associate Professor, Sundt Professor of Alternative Delivery Methods and Sustainable Development, Undergraduate/Graduate Program Chair for Construction Management

Research Interests
Anchorage to concrete, Sustainable development, Strengthening, repair, retrofit, and adaptive reuse of existing structures.

[email protected]
480-727-0155
CAVC 521
Tempe campus

Peter Lammers

Peter Lammers

Peter Lammers
Research Professor

Research Interests
Biochemical pathway discovery, Large-scale algae cultivation, Algae-based wastewater treatment systems, Algal strain characterization

[email protected]
480-727-1484
ISTB3 103B
Polytechnic campus

Chris Lawrence

Chris Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence
Lecturer Senior, Honors faculty

Research Interests
Vector mechanics, mastery based and collaborative learning, geotechnical engineering, unsaturated soil mechanics, advanced soil testing systems

[email protected]
480-965-2893
Tempe campus, CAVC 470

Larry Mays

Larry Mays

Larry Mays
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Multimodal transportation systems planning, water resources sustainability, real-time operation of water resources systems, ancient water technologies, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, real-time operation of water distribution systems

[email protected]
480-965-2524
CAVC 384
Tempe campus

Rebecca Muenich

Rebecca Muenich

Rebecca Muenich
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Food-energy water nexus, watershed and environmental modeling, urban agriculture, ecosystem services, nutrient recycling.

[email protected]
ISTB4 367
Tempe Campus
(480) 965-1077

Narayanan Neithalath

Narayanan Neithalath

Narayanan Neithalath

Fulton Professor of Structural Materials, Graduate Programs Chair for the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Research Interests
Materials in civil infrastructure, novel cement-based materials and design, microstructure and mechanics, sustainable materials, computational materials science

[email protected]
480-965-6023
ISTB2 201B
Tempe campus

Hasan Ozer

Aaron Cohen

Hasan Ozer
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Airfield and highway pavements, asphalt materials characterization, pavement design and structural analysis, computational fracture mechanics, life-cycle assessment and sustainability, preservation and rehabilitation of pavements.

[email protected]
480-727-4309
ISTB2 229A
Tempe campus

Kristen Parrish

Kristen Parrish

Kristen Parrish
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator for Construction Management

Research Interests
Energy efficiency in buildings, building energy analysis, efficient process design and execution, construction planning, engineering education

[email protected]
480-727-6363
CAVC 572
Tempe campus

Ram Pendyala

Ram Pendyala

Ram Pendyala
Professor and Director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

Research Interests
Multimodal transportation systems planning, activity-travel behavior analysis, transportation demand forecasting/modeling, travel surveys and data analytics, land use-transportation policy analysis

[email protected]
480-727-4587
CAVC 502
Tempe campus

François Perreault

François Perreault

François Perreault
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Combine microbiology, chemistry and nanotechnology to address critical issues related to water quality and water treatment, Antimicrobial properties of graphene-based nanomaterials, Biofouling control in membrane-based water treatment processes

[email protected]
480-965-4028
ISTB4 375
Tempe campus

Jafar Razmi

Jafar Razmi

Jafar Razmi
Research Professor

Research Interests
Material behavior, fatigue and damage in engineering structures, infrastructural design and behavior under transportation, environmental, and other dynamic loads in geotechnical engineering. Additive Manufacturing and its numerous applications such as in the fabrication of new materials, process optimization for AM of metals, and experimental characterization of metallic powders.

[email protected]
480-965-2543
ISTB2
Tempe campus

Bruce Rittmann

Bruce Rittmann

Bruce Rittmann
Regents Professor and Director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology

Research Interests
Environmental biotechnology, biofilms, resource recovery, modeling, microbial ecology

[email protected]
480-727-0434
BDA 210B
Tempe campus

Thomas P. Seager

Thomas P. Seager

Thomas P. Seager
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Resilient infrastructure, anticipatory environmental life cycle assessment, team science, sustainable systems & technologies, energy analysis

[email protected]
(480) 727-0531
ISTB4 369
Tempe campus

Peter Stopher

Brian Volker

Peter Stopher
Research Professor

Research Interests
Travel Surveys, Transportation Policy Issues, Application of new technology to surveys, travel demand modeling and forecasting, evaluation of transportation projects

[email protected]
435-592-4023
Tempe Campus

Kenneth Sullivan

Kenneth Sullivan

Kenneth Sullivan
Professor

Research Interests
Organizational transformation, expertise-based project delivery, performance measurement, human factors, and accountability systems, procurement & supply chain, facility management

[email protected]
480-965-4213
CAVC 582
Tempe campus

Enrique Vivoni

Enrique Vivoni

Enrique Vivoni
Fulton Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering

Research Interests

Numerical modeling of watershed processes, eco-hydrology and hydro-meteorology of semiarid regions, applications of environmental sensing technologies, climate and land use change impacts on water resources, stakeholder engagement and decision making support

[email protected]
480-727-3575
ISTB4 769
Tempe campus

Zhihua Wang

Zhihua Wang

Zhihua Wang
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Multiscale urban climate modeling, land-atmospheric interactions, landscape and infrastructure management, urban environmental sustainability study, energy efficiency analysis

[email protected]
480-727-2933
ISTB4 367
Tempe campus

Paul Westerhoff

Paul Westerhoff

Paul Westerhoff
Regents Professor and Fulton Chair of Environmental Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Research Interests
Environmental geochemistry; food, water, and energy nexus; drinking water treatment, water quality

[email protected]
480-965-2885
ISTB4 395D
Tempe campus

Avi Wiezel

Avi Wiezel

Avi Wiezel
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Facilities

Research Interests
Leadership for project-based companies, construction process modeling, entrepreneurial-ism, adult education, mathematical models of decision making

[email protected]
480-965-4121
CAVC 580
Tempe campus

Matthew Witczak

Professor Emeritus

Matthew Witczak
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
Advanced pavement design, Pavement rehabilitation, Pavement management, Dynamic material characterization

Tianfang Xu

Tianfang Xu
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Numerical simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport, uncertainty quantification, and applications of machine learning in hydrology

[email protected]
480-965-7666
ISTB4 469
Tempe campus

Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala

Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala

Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Experimental and theoretical mechanics,damage mechanics, data-driven structural engineering

[email protected]

Tempe campus

Xuesong Zhou

Xuesong Zhou

Xuesong Zhou
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Transportation network modeling, railway engineering, intelligent transportation systems, dynamic traffic assignment

[email protected]
480-965-5827
CAVC 474
Tempe campus