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. Directors Praveen Edara Professor, P.E., Director of Graduate Studies Enos Inniss Director of Student Success and Mentoring, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Teaching Professor 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 Maria Fidalgo Associate Professor Vellore Gopalaratnam Professor, P.E. 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 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.