student and faculty conducting research

PhDs and Post-Doctoral Students

Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD Candidates


Randa Khaleel Asmar

  • Advisor:
    • Prof. Youssef Hashash
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Geotechnical Engineering

Srinidhi Balasubramanian

  • Advisor:
    • Professor Mark J Rood and Dr. Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Air quality modeling
      • Emissions inventories
      • Geographical Information Systems

Alexander Sebastian Brand

  • Advisor:
    • Jeff Roesler
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Pavement engineering
      • Concrete materials science
      • Infrastructure materials engineering

Daniel I. Castaneda

  • Advisor:
    • David A. Lange
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • instrumentation of civil infrastructure
      • rheology of Bingham fluids and concrete

Pinlei Chen

  • Advisor:
    • Arif Masud
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Sturctural engineering
      • Computational mechanics
      • Multiscale and stabilized method

Jaime Alberto Hernandez-Urrea

  • Advisor:
    • Imad Al-Qadi
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Pavement Analysis
      • Tire-pavement interaction
      • Finite element modeling
      • Pavement Instrumentation

William A. Hunnicutt

  • Advisor:
    • Paramita Mondal
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Concrete Materials
      • Materials Characterization
      • Experimental Viscoelasticity

Hao Luo

  • Advisor:
    • Prof. Marcelo Garcia and Prof. Arthur Schmidt
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics
      • Wastewater Infrastructure
      • Environmental fluid mechanics
      • Informational theory and risk analysis

Fernando Moreu-Alonso

  • Advisor:
    • Bill F. Spencer, Jr.
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Wireless Smart Sensors
      • Structural Dynamics
      • Structural Health Monitoring
      • Intelligent Infrastructure Management

Steven James Schuldt

  • Advisor:
    • Professor Khaled El-Rayes
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:
      • Construction Management
      • Optimization
      • Genetic Algorithm

Tianfang Xu

  • Advisor:
  • Departments:
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

    Lu Zhang

    • Advisor:
      • Nora El-Gohary
    • Departments:
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Areas of Expertise:
        • Construction management
        • Sustainability
        • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
        • Information and Knowledge Management

    Peng Zhou

    • Advisor:
      • El-Gohary Nora
    • Departments:
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Areas of Expertise:
        • Automated Code Compliance Checking
        • Automation in Construction
        • Building Information Modeling
        • Information Technology
        • Environmental Sustainability
        • Semantic Modeling
        • Automated Reasoning
        • Data Analytics
        • Sustainable Infrastructure System
        • Computing in Construction

    Mojtaba Ziyadi

    • Advisor:
      • Prof. Imad Al-Qadi
    • Departments:
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Areas of Expertise:
        • Machine & Statistical Learning, Big Data
        • Infrastructure Sustainability & LCA
        • Uncertainty Quantification

    Postdoctoral Researchers


    Juan C. Medina

    • Advisor:
      • Rahim F. Benekohal
    • Departments:
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Areas of Expertise:
        • Agent-based Control
        • Connected Vehicles
        • Transportation Safety
        • Intelligent Transportation Systems
        • Traffic Control Systems