Full-time Faculty

Professor

Perry Adebar

August 3, 2021

6048226820
Research Interests:

Concrete structures: seismic design, high-rise buildings, shear design, evaluation and repair of structures.

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Lecturer

Zeina Baalbaki

March 24, 2022

Research Interests:

Environmental design, water management and reuse, sustainability in environmental engineering, contaminants of emerging concern, environmental modelling, water technology, emissions management, interactive learning

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Professor

Nemkumar Banthia

August 3, 2021

6048229541
Research Interests:

Materials science, concrete; FRPs, shotcrete, fiber composites, 3D printing, carbon-neutrality, rehabilitation, sensors, self-healing materials, biomimicry

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Assistant Professor

Sara Beck

August 3, 2021

6048271997
Research Interests:

Ultraviolet disinfection mechanisms, applications of UV LEDs (light emitting diodes), water disinfection, water reuse, decentralized systems, appropriate technology, applied environmental microbiology, molecular biology

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Professor

Pierre Bérubé

August 3, 2021

6048225665
Research Interests:

Filtration/membrane processes for water/seawater treatment and resource recovery from wastewater; passive technologies for small/remote/decentralized systems; distribution system water quality assessment and modeling.

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Associate Professor and Associate Head (Undergraduate Program)

Alex Bigazzi

August 3, 2021

6048224426
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Active travel behaviour (walking and bicycling), micromobility and emerging human-electric hybrid vehicles (such as e-bikes), motor vehicle emissions and air quality, and bicycle facility design

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Assistant Professor

Trevor Carey

August 3, 2021

6048222846
Research Interests:

Geotechnical earthquake engineering, static and dynamic liquefaction and its effects on geosystems, laboratory testing of soils, development of numerical tools, case-history based approaches for developing knowledge

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Assistant Professor of Teaching

Tamara Etmannski

August 3, 2021

6048270961
Research Interests:

Sustainability, engineering leadership, entrepreneurship

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Professor

Jonathan Fannin

August 3, 2021

6048223557
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Micromechanics of internal erosion, triaxial-permeability testing, internal erosion of earth dams and their foundations, grain shape and the strength of sands, geosynthetics for soil stabilization, slope stability in engineering practice, debris flow travel distance

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Professor

Terje Haukaas

August 3, 2021

6048275557
Research Interests:

Probabilistic mechanics, structural reliability and optimization, timber engineering, earthquake engineering, decision making, risk, advanced structural analysis, finite elements, response sensitivity analysis, software development

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Professor

Michael Isaacson

August 3, 2021

6048224338
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Coastal and offshore hydrodynamics, with a particular emphasis on ocean waves and their effects on structures.

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Assistant Professor

Jasmin Jelovica

August 3, 2021

6048275071
Research Interests:

Beams, plates and shells, finite element analysis, machine learning and optimization, efficient structural forms

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Associate Professor

Amy Kim

August 3, 2021

6048222877
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Transportation systems analysis, multimodal networks, transportation infrastructure planning, adaptation, long-distance transportation, air transportation, resource allocation and optimization, multicriteria analysis and decision-making, supply-and-demand models

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Professor and Department Head

Bernard Laval

August 3, 2021

6048222204
Research Interests:

Field and 3D numerical modeling techniques to describe the spatial and temporal variations of physical processes and their impacts on transport in lakes and coastal waters.

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Professor

Gregory Lawrence

August 3, 2021

6048225371
Research Interests:

Environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrodynamic stability and mixing, physical limnology, water quality management.

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Assistant Professor

Jongho Lee

August 5, 2021

6048224694
Research Interests:

Membranes, Nanoporous Media, Electrokinetics, Resource Recovery (energy, biochemicals, metals), Desalination, Water/Wastewater Treatment

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Professor

Barbara Lence

August 5, 2021

6048221365
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Optimizing design and operational strategies of water resources projects; identifying reliable water quality management systems for natural and built environments in the face of uncertainty; adapting to climate change.

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Professor

Loretta Li

August 5, 2021

6048221820
Research Interests:

Emerging contaminants; Contaminant fate and transport; Environmental assessment; Stormwater, Mine leachate, Water-soil/sediment treatment; Sustainable remediation technology; Landfill and leachate management; Sewage-sludge/biosolid management; Waste-to-resources processes; Water distribution pipe corrosion control.

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Assistant Professor

Carlos Molina Hutt

August 9, 2021

6048222196
Research Interests:

Earthquake engineering, performance-based seismic design, seismic resilience, risk analysis, high-rise buildings, innovative structural systems.

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Lecturer

Yahya Nazhat

August 9, 2021

6048220581
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Ground improvement methods, specially GI by Dynamic Compaction; application of high speed photography in geotechnical research; geotechnical physical modelling

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Professor

Tarek Sayed

August 9, 2021

6048224379
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Full Bayes safety models, Automated safety analysis using computer vision techniques, Safety evaluations, Traffic conflicts techniques, Pedestrian modeling, and ITS.

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Assistant Professor

Rachel Scholes

August 17, 2021

6048221987
Research Interests:

Environmental chemistry, trace contaminants, water reuse, nature-based treatment systems, stormwater treatment

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Assistant Professor

Ziad Shawwash

August 17, 2021

6048222674
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Modeling and optimization of large-scale civil engineering systems; planning, design and operation of hydroelectric generating facilities; use of decision, policy and risk analysis techniques in water resource planning and management; use of artificial intelligence systems in water resource and hydroelectric systems

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Professor

Sheryl Staub-French

August 17, 2021

6048275118
Research Interests:

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), collaboration and integrated project delivery, design and construction coordination, 4D (3D + time) visualization, interactive workspaces

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Assistant Professor

Omar Swei

August 17, 2021

6048226764
Research Interests:

Asset Management, Life Cycle Modeling, Optimization Methods, Real Options, Reinforcement Learning, Risk Analysis, Sequential Decision-Making, Stochastic Modeling, Sustainable Infrastructure Management, Time-Series Methods, Uncertainty Estimation and Propagation.

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Professor and Associate Head (Graduate Programs)

Mahdi Taiebat

August 17, 2021

6048223279
Research Interests:

Theoretical and computational geomechanics, constitutive modeling of engineering materials, physics and mechanics of granular materials, geotechnical earthquake engineering, static and dynamic soil-structure interaction.

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Professor

Reza Vaziri

April 28, 2021

6048222800
Research Interests:

Finite element analysis; Mechanics of composite materials; Constitutive modeling of engineering materials, Plasticity, Damage mechanics; Process modeling of composite structures; Analysis of impact and blast loading of metallic and composite structures.

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Professor

Carlos Ventura

August 17, 2021

6048226946
Research Interests:

Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, full scale vibration testing, shake table testing. Seismic risk evaluation and hazard management studies. Investigation of earthquake effects on man-made structures.

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Associate Professor

Steven Weijs

August 17, 2021

6048226301
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Water Resources Management, Mountain Hydrology, Catchment Hydrology, Flood Forecasting, Uncertainty, Information Theory, Control of Water Systems

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Professor

Dharma Wijewickreme

August 17, 2021

6048225112
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Response of soils under earthquake loading with particular emphasis on liquefaction of silts; Advanced Soil Pipe Interaction Research (ASPIReTM) program with physical modeling to solve pipeline engineering problems; and advanced laboratory geomaterial characterization research to solve earthquake geotechnical engineering problems.

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Assistant Professor of Teaching

Pamela Wolf

August 17, 2021

6048225229
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Classroom culture in engineering communication and the development of post-secondary curriculum with a special focus on facilitation, collaboration, and decolonization.

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Professor

Tony Yang

August 17, 2021

6048223864
Research Interests:

Seismic behavior and design of steel, concrete and composite structures, seismic behavior and design of tall buildings, develop performance-based evaluation methodology and code design procedures for new and existing structures, energy dissipation systems.

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Associate Professor of Teaching

Noboru Yonemitsu

July 7, 2021

6048229642
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

IR-NDT technologies, Turbulent Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Ecological Fluid Mechanics, Waste water treatment.

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Associate Professor

Cristina Zanotti

April 26, 2021

6048224471
Research Interests:

Infrastructure repair and durability, sustainable construction materials, alternative cementitious materials, durability of concrete structures, historical heritage structures, concrete-concrete bond, numerical analysis of reinforced concrete structures, early-age thermal cracking, fiber reinforced concrete.

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Assistant Professor

Ryan Ziels

August 17, 2021

6048275211
Research Interests:

Sustainable biological wastewater treatment, resource recovery, microbial ecology, multi-omics, anaerobic digestion, biological nutrient removal, microbial biotechnology.

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Assistant Professor

Zhengbo Zou

August 17, 2021

6048270998
Research Interests:

construction robotics, responsive environment, reinforcement learning, machine learning, virtual/augmented reality

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