Pitt | Swanson Engineering
CEE Faculty Research Areas

Faculty Name Rank Area of Interest Personal or lab website
Bilec, Melissa M. Associate Professor, Deputy Director MCSI Sustainable engineering, high-performance buildings, life cycle assessment, sustainable healthcare Website
Budny, Daniel D. Associate Professor, Director of the First Year Program Engineering education, service learning, water resources Website
Bunger, Andrew P. Associate Professor  Hydraulic fracturing, Interaction between shale formations and drilling fluids, Emplacement mechanics of magma intrusions, Fracture mechanics, poroelasticity, Stress measurement  
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 material design, life cycle assessment of emerging technologies, nanotechnology, green engineering, sustainable agriculture, mechanisms of interactions at the material-bio interface  Website
Haig, SarahAssistant Professor
Microbiology, microbial ecology, water quality, public health, environmental biotechnologyWebsite 
Harries, Kent A. Bicentennial Board of Visitors Faculty Fellow and Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering 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.
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  
Khanna, Vikas Assistant Professor Sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, complex systems, biobased fuels and products  
Liang, Xu Professor Eco-hydrology, water resources  
Lin, Jeen-Shang Associate Professor 
Magalotti, Mark J. Senior Lecturer and Co-director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
Transportation Planning and Operations  
Ng, Carla A. Assistant Professor Bioaccumulation, ecosystem modeling, environmental fate and exposure modeling, chemical hazard and risk assessment, biological fate and predictive modeling of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).  Website
Oyler, John F. Adjunct Associate Professor
Rizzo, Piervincenzo Associate Professor Nondestructive evaluation, Structural health monitoring, Sensors development, Signal processing Website
Sanchez, David V. Assistant Professor
Sustainable and Environmental Engineering, Analytical Chemistry for Water Quality, Real-time sensor design (water quality, green infrastructure, aquaculture, hydroponics), Bio-electrochemical systems, Modeling Global/National Water Use intensities, Engineering Education (Sustainability ABET outcomes, Academic Integrity, Time Management, Habits, Design) Website
Sebastian, John T. Assistant Professor, McKamish Director of Construction Management Construction Management Website
Stephens, MaxAssistant Professor
Resilient Civil Infrastructure and Buildings; Advanced Materials in Structures; Bridge Engineering; Seismic Design 
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 Physical chemical unit processes in environmental engineering, surface science, membrane distillation, membrane (NF/RO) filtration, water reuse, water-energy nexus 


Alavi, Amir H.Assistant ProfessorStructural Health Monitoring, Advanced Sensing Systems, Energy Harvesting, Data Analytics, Machine LearningWebsite