Applications of optimization techniques and statistics in water resources planning and operation. Statistical design of hydrologic and environmental data gathering networks. Optimization of scheduling of repetitive construction activities.
Soil and water engineering, drainage and irrigation systems planning, design and installation; integrated water management system operations and performance evaluations; impact of irrigation and drainage on water and solute movement in soils, soil salinity control and windblown dust mitigation
Reliability Theory and Applications of Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering
Application of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Reliability Problems
Computational Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering
Applications to Wood Structures.
Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment, membrane fouling, modeling and simulation of wastewater treatment systems, fate of emerging contaminants during secondary treatment, microbial ecology of biological treatment systems.
Biological process applications in waste treatment and utilization [aerobic and anaerobic treatments of and nutrients recovery from food processing and agricultural wastewaters and solid wastes including composting, and anaerobic digestion. Application of microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process in nutrients solubilization from organic slurries.
Landfill leachate management, biological waste treatment processes, wastewater residuals treatment, nitrification and denitrification processes, phosphorus removal and recovery, diffused aeration studies, drinking water pipe corrosion studies and disinfection by-products in drinking water.
The execution phase of building and civil engineering construction, decision analysis on scale, feasibility, risks and their assignment, selection of procurement mode, etc.