Home > Academics > Civil & Environmental Engineering > Civil Engineering Faculty Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Department Chair Zhiqiang Hu Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.E. Faculty Yaw Adu-Gyamfi Assistant Professor Amir H. Alavi Assistant Professor Andrew Boeckmann Research Engineer, P.E. John J. Bowders Jr. William A. Davidson Professor, P.E. Henry Brown Research Engineer, P.E. Bill Buttlar Glen Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology Zhen Chen C.W. LaPierre Professor Tom Clevenger Research Professor Baolin Deng C.W. LaPierre Professor Praveen Edara James C. Dowell Professor, P.E., Director of Graduate Studies Maria Fidalgo Associate Professor Vellore Gopalaratnam Professor, P.E. Zhiqiang Hu Department Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, P.E. Enos Inniss Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies Erik Loehr Associate Professor, P.E. Timothy Matisziw Associate Professor Charles Nemmers Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Center Sarah Orton Associate Professor, P.E. Brent Rosenblad Associate Professor, P.E. Hani Salim Associate Dean for Academic Programs Carlos Sun Professor, P.E. Kathleen Trauth Croft Associate Professor, P.E. Glenn Washer Professor, P.E. Civil Engineering Areas of Emphasis ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCES Environmental engineers attempt to protect the fragile resources of our planet. Structural Structural engineers analyze and design structures to ensure that they safely perform their purpose. Geotechnical Geotechnical engineering deals with the facilities that make up our infrastructure in, on, or made with earth materials. Transportation Transportation engineers develop facilities like highways, traffic signals, transit systems, airports and seaports.