Faculty Directory

Farhad Ansari, Professor
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983

Professor Ansari’s technical areas of interest include the broad discipline of Structural Engineering with emphasis in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM); smart sensors; and Nondestructive Testing.

Current research topics include: Integrated Fiber Optic Sensors for Condition Monitoring of bridges; Fiber Optic Acoustic Emission Sensors for real time monitoring of corrosion and fracture; Development of MEMS based sensors for civil structural systems; Optical Fiber Distributed Sensor for Post Seismic Monitoring of Damaged Structures; Monitoring the state of repaired and Strengthened structures; Development of weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems; Image Processing Techniques for Characterization of Entrained Air Bubble System in Concrete.

email - web page - 2095 ERF - 312.996.2437

Sheng-Wei Chi, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

My research interests include: image-based computational methods for biomedical applications; multiscale material modeling; advanced numerical methods, such as, meshfree methods, collocation methods, and generalized finite element methods; large deformation and contact mechanics; fragment and impact simulations

email - web page - 3087 ERF - 312.996.5024

Sybil Derrible, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Toronto, 2010

Professor Derrible’s main goal is to develop new planning and design practices for more intelligent, integrated and distributed urban infrastructure systems. Whether it is the water/wastewater system, the electricity grid, the building stock, or the transportation system, all are part of a nexus of co-dependent and ubiquitous elements of infrastructure that is vital to our cities. This network aspect of urban infrastructure is paramount and may hold the key for a more sustainable and resilient future. Research interests include: sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure planning, infrastructure network design, urban economics, network science, complex systems, agent-based modeling

email - web page - 2071 ERF - 312.996.2429

Craig D. Foster, Assistant Professor
PhD, Stanford University, 2006

My research focuses on computer modeling of deformation in solid materials with an emphasis on geomaterials such as rocks, soils, and concrete. In particular, I use finite elements to investigate a variety of problems, from plasticity and damage to fracture, shear banding and other types of localized deformation.

email - web page - 3085 ERF - 312-996-3428

J. Ernesto Indacochea, Professor
PhD, Colorado School of Mines, 1982

Joining and Welding Science; Surface Modification and Coatings; Corrosion and Materials Degradation; Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis; Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation and Remaining Life Assessment of Structural Materials; New Materials Development for Fuel Cells.

email - web page - 3075 ERF - 312.996.5283

Mohsen A. Issa, Professor
PhD, University of Texas, 1986

(1) analysis, design, and testing of structural models and prototypes subjected to static, fatigue and simulated seismic loading, (2) development of experimental and analytical techniques for monitoring and rating existing highway bridges to assess and evaluate their physical condition, vulnerability and reliability, (3) development of an optimum structural bridge deck system for rehabilitation (Rapid Replacement of Bridge Decks) and new bridge construction, (4) size effects, and fractal surface characterization in fracture of cementitious materials, (5) development of High Performance Concrete: mechanical and durability properties, (6) failure mechanisms and damage assessment of materials and structures, (7) strength and durability assessment of advanced composite materials, such as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) for rehabilitation of bridges, and (8) finite element modeling of structures.

email - web page - 2095 ERF - 312.996.3432

Eduard Karpov, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Southampton, 2002

Nanomaterials and Surface-Driven Processes; Emerging Behavior in Material Systems; Energy Harvesting & Conversion at the Nanometer Scale; Computational Mechanics, Multiphysics Modeling Methods

email - web page - 3071 ERF - 312.413.8391

Amid Khodadoust, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1997

(1) Environmental separations technologies: solid phase extraction, solvent extraction, green solvents
(2) Remediation of contaminated soils and sediments: soil washing, soil flushing
(3) Biodegradation of PCBs in sediments: enhanced reductive dechlorination with hydrogen
(4) Arsenic in fly ash: leaching and adsorption of arsenic by subsurface soils

email - web page - 2085 ERF - 312.996.3435

Jie Lin, Associate Professor
PhD, University of California, Davis, 2002

Research Interests: (a) Sustainable transportation systems, (b) Goods movement analysis, (c) Intelligent transportation systems, (d) Public transit planning and operations

email - web page - 2089 ERF - 312.996.3068

Mustafa Mahamid, Lecturer
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2004

Dr. Mahamid’s research areas and interest include behavior of steel structure with the focus on steel connections for seismic applications, behavior of concrete structures with the focus on reinforced concrete joints and connections for seismic applications, earthquake resistant design, computations & mechanics, structural mechanics, building codes and code development. As a practicing structural engineer, Dr. Mahamid is interested in studying the methods & techniques to bridging theory into practice, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools in structural engineering.

email - web page - 3069 ERF - 312.355-0364

Michael J. McNallan, Professor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

High temperature chemistry of materials, including: Materials Processing and Characterization, Oxidation and corrosion of metals and alloys, High temperature corrosion in halogen containing environments, Corrosion of ceramics, Tribology and Tribochemistry of Ceramics, Injection refining of liquid metals.

email - web page - 3083 ERF - 312.996.2436

Abolfazl Mohammadian, Professor
PhD, University or Toronto, 2001

Travel Behavior Analysis, Transportation Planning, Activity-Based Travel Demand Modeling, Microsimulation Modeling Methods of Urban Activities, Integrated Land-Use and Transportation Models, Applied Econometrics and Disaggregate Choice Models, Urban Travel Survey Data and Data Mining, Transportation Systems Analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Performance Evaluation of Transportation Systems

email - web page - 2087 ERF - 312-996-9840

Ben O'Connor, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota, 2006

My research incorporates study of hydrology and hydraulics in natural and engineered systems with respect to how they affect aquatic ecosystems. Specific interests include the effects of fluid motion on metabolism and nutrient cycling in rivers, surface water-groundwater interactions, environmental flow considerations on regulated rivers, stream restoration, and urban hydrology.

email - web page - 2069 ERF - 312-355-4722

Didem Ozevin, Assistant Professor
PhD, Lehigh University, 2005

My research interests focus on sensor development to combine a variety of sensing elements and to develop new structural evaluation methods for understanding the damage states using variety of structural health monitoring techniques (e.g. acoustic emission, low frequency ultrasonics). I use multi-physic models to understand the wave propagation phenomena on various structures (e.g. composite) to develop simple damage characterization methodologies those can be used as embeddable algorithms into low power wireless sensor nodes.

email - web page - 3073 ERF - 312.413.3051

Krishna R. Reddy, Professor
PhD, Illinois Institute ot Technology, 1990

Geoenvironmental Engineering: Polluted site assessment and remediation, sediments, groundwater, brownfields, electrokinetic remediation, chemical oxidation/reduction, environmental nanotechnology, air sparging, integrated bio-/phyto-remediation, green and sustainable remediation, waste containment, waste mechanics, bioreactor landfills, recycling, beneficial use of waste/recycled materials, sustainable waste management

Geotechnical Engineering: Subsurface investigations, foundations, earth/earth-retaining structures, ground improvement, geotechnical earthquake engineering, geomechanics

email - web page - 2091 ERF - 312.996.4755

Karl J. Rockne, Professor
PhD, University of Washington, 1997

Eco-hydrology, Sustainable Environmental Restoration and Applied Environmental Biotechnology

email - web page - 3077 ERF - 312.413.0391

Zou Bo Zou, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Research interests include: Transportation Systems Analysis, Transportation Economics, Planning and Policy, Sustainable Transportation, Infrastructure Asset Management, Air Transportation, Port Management and Waterborne Shipping

email - web page - 2073 ERF - 312.996.3404

Professors of Practice

Christopher B. Burke, Professor of Practice
PhD, Purdue University, 1983

Dr. Burke is a practicing Civil Engineer who specializes in water resources, and municipal engineering focusing on the Midwest. His firm Christopher B. Burke Engineering includes a staff of about 250 located in 12 offices in Illinois and Indiana.

email - web page - 2095 ERF - 312.996.3428

Muthiah Kasi, Professor of Practice
MSCE, Michigan State University, 1968

Mr. Kasi, currently Chairman of the Board at Alfred Benesch & Company, is a practicing civil/structural engineer specializing in bridge design. He is an internationally recognized contributor in the fields of Value Engineering (VE) and life cycle cost analysis. With more than 43 years of experience as a project manager and project engineer on highway, bridge and building projects. He has authored and co-authored several publications for ASCE, CRSI, NIST and ASTM. He is currently the Recertification Director for SAVE International and Sub-Committee Chairman for ASTM E06.81-Building Economics.

email - web page - 312.565.0450

Affiliate Faculty

Thomas Theis, Professor
PhD, Notre Dame University, 1972

Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

The mission of IESP is to advance multidisciplinary research and scholarship within the environmental and health sciences, engineering, economics, and the social sciences among UIC's faculty and students, to prepare the next generation of environmental scientists and decisionmakers, and to transmit workable solutions for environmental problems to the public sector. Learn more »

email - web page - 530 SPHW - 312.996.1081

Emeritus Faculty

David E. Boyce, Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1965

During 37 years of academic research and teaching, Professor Boyce has addressed key methodological issues related to metropolitan transportation and land use planning. His early monograph, Metropolitan Plan Making, critically examined the experience with the land use and travel forecasting models during the 1960s. Recognizing that these methods lacked an adequate scientific basis, he has since devoted himself to the formulation and solution of urban travel and location forecasting models as constrained optimization problems and related constructs, which synthesize elements of network analysis and modeling, discrete choice theory and entropy-based methods. He also extended this integrated approach to the study of regional economies, interregional commodity flows and freight transportation systems. Currently, he is writing a history of these models, as well as conducting experiments with a new multiple-class traffic assignment algorithm, TAPAS, that uniquely determines route flows and multiple-class links flows.

email - web page - 2049 Grey Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 - 847.570.9501

Alexander Chudnovsky, Professor Emeritus
PhD, Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute, 1965

Theoretical and experimental fracture mechanics, critical phenomena, probability and statistics in engineering applications, reliability and failure analysis.

email - web page - 2083 ERF - 312.996.8258

Thomas C. Ting, Professor Emeritus
PhD, Brown University, 1962

Wave propagation, continuum mechanics, anisotropic elasticity, composite materials, surface waves, plastic waves, nonlinear waves.

email - web page

Wu Chien H. Wu, Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of Minnesota, 1965

(1) Configurational evolutions and forces in material structures
(2) Diffusion in solids, phase transformations and interfacial phenomena
(3) Eshelby stress and its thermodynamic conjugate
(4) Elasticity, stability and fracture mechanics
(5) Continuum mechanics, nonlinear elasticity and very large deformations of nonlinear membranes
(6) Linear and nonlinear vibrations, and theory of plates and shells

email - web page - 3079 ERF - 312.413.2644
 
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