Civil Engineering – Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kaprielian Hall 210
(213) 740-0603
FAX: (213) 744-1426

Chair: Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D.


John and Dorothy Shea Early Career Chair in Civil Engineering: Patrick Lynett, Ph.D.

Fred Champion Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D.

Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology: Roger Ghanem, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering)

Professors: James C. Anderson, Ph.D.*; Jean Pierre Bardet, Ph.D.; Peter Gordon, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development; Economics); Genevieve Giuliano, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Ronald C. Henry, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering); Jiin-Jen Lee, Ph.D., P.E. (Environmental Engineering)*; Vincent W. Lee, Ph.D.; Sami F. Masri, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D., CPE (Industrial and Systems Engineering); James Moffett, Ph.D. (Marine Environmental Biology); James Moore, Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering; Public Policy); Massoud Pirbazari, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of Environmental Engineering); Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D.; Costas Synolakis, Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering); Mihailo Trifunac, Ph.D.; Firdaus E. Udwadia, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); L. Carter Wellford, Ph.D.; John P. Wilson, Ph.D. (Sociology); Hung Leung Wong, Ph.D.*

Associate Professor: Erik A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Associate Chair)

Assistant Professors: Burcin Becerik-Gerber, D.Des.; Amy L. Rechenmacher, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor: Le Dam Hanh‑Griffin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Navid Nastar, Ph.D.

Research Professors: Maria I. Todorovska, Ph.D.; Yan Xiao, Ph.D., P.E.; Dongxiao Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professors: Jose C. Borrero, Ph.D.; John Caffrey, Ph.D.; Philip M. Fine, Ph.D.; Scott Fruin, Ph.D. (Environmental Health, Keck School of Medicine); John A. Kuprenas, D.Eng., P.E.; Andrea Polidori, Ph.D.

Professors of Engineering Practice: Gregg E. Brandow Jr., Ph.D., P.E.; Henry M. Koffman, P.E.

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice: Dana Sherman, Esq.

Emeritus Professors: Mihran S. Agbabian, Ph.D., P.E.; George V. Chilingar, Ph.D.; Joseph S. Devinny, Ph.D.; Geoffrey Martin, Ph.D.; Paul Seide, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as a profession. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers.

Chi Epsilon is based on broad principles of scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. Civil engineering students who rank in the upper one-third of the junior or senior class are eligible for membership. These qualifications will make one eligible but not necessarily acceptable. Each member must be well skilled in all four of the basic principles.