Ecological sanitation and resource reuse; Pathogens and micropollutants; sustainable international development; water quality and reuse.
John E. Bolander
Seismic analysis and design; Cement-based composites; Nondestructive testing; Material and structural design optimization.
Development and use of computational-fluid-dynamics and computational-hydraulics techniques to address problems belonging to the field of environmental fluid mechanics.
Ross W. Boulanger
Geotechnical earthquake engineering with emphases on liquefaction and its remediation, seismic soil-pile-structure interaction, and seismic performance of earth dams and levees.
Physical, chemical and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols.
Rob Y.H. Chai
Performance-based design and assessment of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges. Earthquake engineering with emphasis on structural design and retrofit.
Lijuan Dawn Cheng
Infrastructure design and renewal using fiber reinforced polymer composite materials.
Yannis F. Dafalias
Development and implementation of constitutive models for engineering materials and biomaterials.
Jeannie L. Darby
Prof. DeJong directs research in the areas of bio-mediated soils processes, integrated site characterization, behavior of intermediate and gravelly soils (iBPT), earthquake engineering, sustainable geotechnical practice, and deep foundations.
Applied mathematics and computation focusing on transportation and energy systems modeling and optimization: network modeling, resilient infrastructure system planning, non-cooperative games over networks, and acquisition and identification of networked data.
Pavement engineering, including materials, construction, design, management, life cycle cost and environmental life cycle assessment.
Water resources planning and management under uncertainty, multi-objective optimization and decision support, system dynamics simulation of coupled human-environmental systems, sensitivity analysis of model assumptions.
Miguel A. Jaller Martelo
Industrial and Transportation Engineering. Sustainable Transportation Systems. Humanitarian Logistics. Supply Chain Management. Operations Research.
Seismic response and design of steel structures, with an emphasis on understanding and simulating extreme limit states such as fracture, fatigue, and collapse. To achieve this, his research addresses structural performance at the material, component, as well as the building scales. His work involves a combination of large and small scale testing, along with computational simulation and analytical modeling. Some of his recent and ongoing research topics include: (1) Fracture reliability of welded column splices, (2) Seismic performance of column bases, (3) Continuum models for fracture in steel structures, (4) Simulation of localization phenomena in beam-column elements.
M. Levent Kavvas
Mathematical modeling of the integrated hydrologic-atmospheric processes at global, continental, country and watershed scales for the simulation and prediction of hydrologic water balances toward quantifying phenomena such as floods and droughts; mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes at regional, watershed and hillslope scales; investigations on the mathematical modeling of contaminant transport by inland surface waters, unsaturated flow and groundwater flow, and physical hydraulic modeling of environmental fluid flows.
Applies and advances the methods and perspectives of Industrial Ecology to understand and reduce the environmental effects of transport, civil infrastructure, energy, and agricultural systems. Specific research and teaching interests include life cycle assessment and other structured environmental assessment methods, and the development of new methods for carbon accounting.