Full-time Faculty

Perry Adebar

Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2033

Research Interests

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

Zeina Baalbaki

Lecturer

Environmental Design, Water Management and Treatment

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Office: CEME 2013

Research Interests

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

Nemkumar Banthia

Professor

Structural Materials Engineering

Office: CEME 2024

Research Interests

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

Sara Beck

Assistant Professor

Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: CEME 2031

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

Pierre Bérubé

Professor

Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: CEME 2034

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.

Alex Bigazzi

Associate Professor and Associate Head (Undergraduate Program)

Transportation Engineering

Office: CEME 2029

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

Trevor Carey

Assistant Professor

Geotechnical Engineering, Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2004D

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

Tamara Etmannski

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Engineering Education, Impacts in Engineering

Office: CEME 2020

Research Interests

Sustainability, engineering leadership, entrepreneurship, impact metrics, LCA, water management and treatment, water treatment technologies, curricula design and assessment, experiential teaching and learning in engineering

Jonathan Fannin

Professor

Geotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2032

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

Terje Haukaas

Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2014

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

Michael Isaacson

Professor

Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2208B

Research Interests

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

Jasmin Jelovica

Assistant Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering

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Research Interests

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

Amy Kim

Associate Professor

Transportation Engineering

Office: CEME 2019

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

Bernard Laval

Professor and Department Head

Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2002E

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.

Gregory Lawrence

Professor

Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2030

Research Interests

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

Jongho Lee

Assistant Professor

Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: CEME 2021

Research Interests

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

Barbara Lence

Professor

Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2012

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.

Loretta Li

Professor

Environmental Systems Engineering, Geo-Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2027

Research Interests

Emerging contaminants; Microplastics; 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.

Carlos Molina Hutt

Assistant Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2007

Research Interests

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

Yahya Nazhat

Lecturer

Geotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2015

Research Interests

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

Tarek Sayed

Professor

Transportation Engineering

Office: CEME 2026

Research Interests

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

Rachel Scholes

Assistant Professor

Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: CEME 2004B

Research Interests

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

Ziad Shawwash

Assistant Professor

Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2035

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

Sheryl Staub-French

Professor

Project & Construction Management

Office: CEME 2208C

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

Omar Swei

Assistant Professor

Project & Construction Management, Transportation Engineering

Office: CEME 2004C

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.

Mahdi Taiebat

Professor and Associate Head (Graduate Programs)

Geotechnical Engineering, Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2023

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.

Reza Vaziri

Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering, Structural Materials Engineering

Office: CEME 2028

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.

Carlos Ventura

Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2018

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.

Steven Weijs

Associate Professor

Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2011

Research Interests

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

Dharma Wijewickreme

Professor

Geotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2037

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.

Pamela Wolf

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Engineering Communication

Office: CEME 2009

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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Tony Yang

Professor

Structural & Earthquake Engineering

Office: CEME 2022

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.

Noboru Yonemitsu

Associate Professor of Teaching

Hydrotechnical Engineering

Office: CEME 2025

Research Interests

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

Cristina Zanotti

Associate Professor

Structural Materials Engineering

Office: CEME 2016

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.

Ryan Ziels

Assistant Professor

Environmental Systems Engineering

Office: CEME 2036

Research Interests

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

Zhengbo Zou

Assistant Professor

Project & Construction Management

Office: CEME 2007

Research Interests

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