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