Pitt | Swanson Engineering
CEE Faculty Research Areas

Faculty Name Rank Area of Interest CV link Personal or lab website
Bibby, Kyle J. Assistant Professor Microbiology, microbial ecology, water quality CV Link Website
Bilec, Melissa M. Associate Professor, Deputy Director MCSI Sustainable engineering, high-performance buildings, life cycle assessment, sustainable healthcare CV Link Website
Budny, Daniel D. Associate Professor, Director of the First Year Program Engineering education, service learning, water resources CV Link Website
Bunger, Andrew P. Assistant Professor Hydraulic fracturing, Interaction between shale formations and drilling fluids, Emplacement mechanics of magma intrusions, Fracture mechanics, poroelasticity, Stress measurement CV Link  
Casson, Leonard W.  Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator
Adsorption, fate, transport and transformation of chemicals, particles and environmental pathogens in unit operations and the natural environment. Vulnerability assessments, methodologies and analytical techniques to ensure the security of water treatment and distribution systems and wastewater collection and treatment systems.    
Gilbertson, Leanne M. Assistant Professor Sustainable nanotechnology, material design for enhanced function and reduced hazard, life cycle assessment of emerging technologies CV Link Website
Harries, Kent A. Bicentennial Board of Visitors Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor FRP materials in civil infrastructure; repair and retrofit of civil infrastructure; bridge engineering; design and behavior of high-rise structures; structural application of bamboo; seismic design.
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Iannacchione, Anthony T. Associate Professor and Director of the Mining Engineering Program Environmental controls in mining, strata control engineering, mining health and safety, mine ventilation engineering, risk management CV Link  
Khanna, Vikas Assistant Professor Sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, complex systems, biobased fuels and products CV Link  
Liang, Xu Professor Eco-hydrology, water resources CV Link  
Lin, Jeen-Shang Associate Professor 
Magalotti, Mark J. Senior Lecturer and Co-director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
Transportation Planning and Operations CV Link  
Ng, Carla A. Assistant Professor Bioaccumulation, ecosystem modeling, environmental fate and exposure modeling, green chemistry, chemical risk assessment, sustainability of ecosystems, toxicokinetics of fluorinated chemicals. CV Link Website
Oyler, John F. Adjunct Associate Professor
Rizzo, Piervincenzo Associate Professor Nondestructive evaluation, Structural health monitoring, Sensors development, Signal processing CV Link Website
Sanchez, David V. Assistant Professor
Sebastian, John T. Assistant Professor, McKamish Director of Construction Management Construction Management CV Link   Website
Stephens, MaxAssistant Professor
Resilient Civil Infrastructure and Buildings; Advanced Materials in Structures; Bridge Engineering; Seismic Design  
Sun, HaoAssistant Professor
Structural Informatics and Intelligent Structures; Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics; Data-driven Assessment of Structural Reliability and Resilience; Ambient Seismic Interferometry for Temporal Structural Monitoring; Computational Inverse Problems and Uncertainty Quantification; Computational Mechanics
Torkamani, Morteza A M Associate Professor
Vallejo, Luis E. Professor Application of fracture mechanics and fractal theories to geotechnical engineering, cracking of soils; interface shear strength between soils and geomembranes; mechanical properties of cellular concrete; mechanics of crushing of granular materials; mechanics of sand liquefaction; mechanics of slaking of shales; mobilization mechanics of mudflows and debris flows; shear strength of soils; stability and evolution mechanics of natural slopes; subsidence due to long wall mining
Vandenbossche, Julie M. Associate Professor
Geotechnical and pavements engineering
Vidic, Radisav D. William Kepler Whiteford Professor and Chair Environmental engineering, physical chemical processes, surface science, water management for unconventional gas resource extraction, water reuse CV Link Website
Yu, Qiang Assistant Professor
Composite materials; fracture characteristics of energy-efficient and crash-worthy materials; mechanical properties of concrete; risk analysis of advanced structural materials under extreme conditions; safety, reliability and life-long performance of critical structures; smart materials and hybrid structures; structural capabilities of bio-inspired materials and sustainable materials