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Construction Engineering and Management 

 

Hanna, Awad S. - Professor
Construction Engineering and Management Program, Construction and Materials Support Center

 

Russell, Jeffrey S. - Professor

construction management -- constructor pre-qualification and failure -- constructability -- maintainability -- innovative project delivery systems -- risk in construction -- construction automation and robotics
Construction Engineering and Management Program

 

 

Environmental Engineering and Science



Anderson, Marc A. - Professor
ceramic membranes -- microporous ceramic materials -- colloidal thin-film ceramics -- colloid chemistry -- catalysis, gas and liquid ceramic membrane separation processes -- adsorption in aqueous systems -- photocatalysis -- photoelectrochemistry -- batteries -- ultra-capacitors -- fuel cells
Materials Science Program


 

Andren, Anders W. - Professor, Emeritus

fresh and marine water chemistry -- behavior and fate of chemicals in the environment -- sediment remediation technology -- industrial waste treatment technology -- air-water transfer of chemicals -- structure-activity relationships and environmental fate

Environmental Toxicology Graduate ProgramLimnology and Marine ScienceUW Sea Grant InstituteUW Water Resources Institute


 

Ginder-Vogel, Matthew - Assistant Professor
Environmental Chemistry and Technology


 

Harrington, Gregory W. - Professor
environmental engineering -- aquatic chemistry in treatment and distribution of drinking water -- removal and inactivation of waterborne pathogens and other microbes during drinking water treatment and distribution -- mathematical modeling
Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


 

Holloway, Tracey A. - Associate Professor
Also Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies


 

Hurley, James P. - Associate Professor and Director, Aquatic Sciences Center

Civil and Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental Toxicology Graduate ProgramLimnology and Marine Science,Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


 

McMahon, Katherine (Trina) - Professor
Also Bacteriology, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Microbial ecology -- environmental biotechnology -- biochemical engineering -- environmental engineering -- water quality -- metabolic engineering -- freshwater microbiology
Biotechnology Training Program, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Limnology and Marine Science, Microbiology Doctoral Training Program


 

Noguera, Daniel R. - Wisconsin Distinguished Professor
Environmental engineering, bioenergy, biotechnology, microbial ecology, biological nutrient removal, biofilms, mathematical modeling, biodegradation pathways.
Biotechnology Training Program, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


 

Park, Jae (Jim) K. - Professor
industrial waste treatment -- bioremediation of hazardous waste sites -- pollutant transport modeling -- water quality -- nutrient removal -- organic chemical transport in landfills
Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


 

Pedersen, Joel A. - Professor
Also Soil Science
Behavior of toxic organic chemicals, biomacromolecules and engineered nanoparticles in natural and engineered systems -- Bioavailability of organic contaminants
Environmental Chemistry and Technology ProgramEnvironmental Toxicology Graduate Program


 

Remucal, Christina R. - Assistant Professor

Photochemical processes in natural waters -- Metal redox cycling -- Reactive oxygen species production Contaminant transformation processes


 

Schauer, James Jay - Professor
Also Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Atmospheric chemistry -- Source Apportionment -- Measurement of atmospheric pollutants -- Measurement of air pollution source emissions -- Atmospheric Aerosols -- Atmospheric Mercury -- Trace metals in the environment and redox cycling of metals -- Air quality in developing and underdeveloped nations
Air Resources Management Program, Environmental Chemistry and Technology ProgramMolecular and Environmental Toxicology CenterWisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


 

Geotechnical Engineering 

 

Benson, Craig H. - Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Chair
geo-environmental engineering -- landfill design and construction -- remediation of hazardous waste sites -- field testing and performance evaluation -- transport of groundwater pollutants -- statistical construction quality control -- stochastic modeling of flow and transport -- data sufficiency
Consortium for Fly Ash Use in Geotechnical Applications, Geological Engineering Program

 

Edil, Tuncer B. - Professor
behavior of soils and wastes -- behavior of peats and organic soils -- geotechnics of soft ground and wastes -- geotechnics of industrial by-products -- filtration and interface friction of geosynthetics -- friction piles and anchors -- soil-structure interface friction -- coastal erosion and slope stability
Consortium for Fly Ash Use in Geotechnical Applications, Engineering Mechanics, Geological Engineering Program

 

Fratta, Dante - Associate Professor
Also Geology and Geophysics
Assessment of the near-surface underground using non-invasive tomographic studies (geotomography). -- On-shore and off-shore near surface geophysics -- Non-destructive detection of anomalies in civil engineering infrastructure. -- Study of low strain stiffness in rock masses and soils with P- and S-waves. -- Geomaterial process evaluation using elastic and and electromagnetic waves.
Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science

 

Likos, William J. (Bill) - Associate Professor

Unsaturated soil mechanics -- expansive clay behavior & applications -- laboratory soil characterization (mechanical, hydrologic, thermal) -- pore-scale imaging and analysis (micromechanics) -- field monitoring & instrumentation -- beneficial reuse
Geological Engineering Program


Tinjum, James M. - Assistant Professor
Also Engineering Professional Development
Subgrade/subbase improvement and design -- wind energy civil and geotechnical design -- geothermal heating and cooling -- unsaturated soil testing and research -- rail ballast testing and research -- stabilization and remediation of metal-contaminated material -- beneficial reuse of industrial byproducts
Geological Engineering Program

 

 

Construction Materials

 

Bahia, Hussain U. - Vilas Distinguished Professor; Director of MARC

Materials for Constructed Facilities and Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC)

 

Structural Engineering 

 

Cramer, Steven M. - Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
structural engineering -- wood structures -- timber structures -- concrete materials
Construction Engineering and Management Program, Materials Science Program, Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory

 

Hedegaard, Brock - Assistant Professor

Structural Engineering

Oliva, Michael G. - Professor
compressive membrane action -- arching action -- sustainable building design/construction -- structural engr. -- highway bridges -- reinforced-precast-prestressed concrete design -- timber structures -- structural testing -- earthquake resistance -- development of structural design methods
Construction and Materials Support Center, Structural Engineering Program, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory, Wisconsin Transportation Center

 

Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo - C.K. Wang Professor of Structural Engineering

Behavior and design of reinforced concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, and composite steel-concrete structures – earthquake engineering
Structural Engineering Program, Wisconsin Structures and Materials Laboratory 

 

Pincheira, José A. - Associate Professor
design and behavior of reinforced concrete members and structural systems -- seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures -- non-destructive testing of steel and concrete elements

 

 

Transportation Engineering

 

Adams, Teresa M. - Professor
Director and Principal Investigator, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
Chair, Transportation Management and Policy Program
Director, National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education
Also Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
infrastructure asset management -- geographic information systems in transportation -- location referencing systems -- spatial/temporal data modeling for transportation -- bridge management
Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Spatial Information and Analysis Consortium, Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, Transportation Management and Policy Program, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, Wisconsin Transportation Center

 

Ahn, Soyoung- Associate Professor

 

Noyce, David A. - Professor
Also Industrial and Systems Engineering
Transportation Safety -- Vehicle Crash Analysis -- Traffic Operations -- Geometric Design -- Traffic Simulation -- Driving Simulation -- Human Factors -- Intelligent Transportation Systems -- Bicycles and Pedestrians
Institute on Aging, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory

 

Ran, Bin - Professor
Intelligent Transportation Systems -- Dynamic Transportation Network Models -- Traffic Simulation and Control -- Dynamic Traffic Prediction -- Internet -- Information Systems and Technologies -- Wireless Technology -- Telematics -- GIS -- Location Commerce
Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, Transportation Management and Policy Program, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory

 

 

Water Resources Engineering and Science

 

Block, Paul -Assistant Professor
Methods, models, and tools for managing climate variability and chage -- hydrologic forecasting and integration into decision models -- addressing water quality and quantity extremes -- hydro-economics and policy mechanisms -- risk, reliability, and uncertainty -- sustainable approaches
Water Resources Engineering and Science, Water Systems & Society

Loheide II, Steven P. - Associate Professor
Also Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
hydroecology/ ecohydrology -- hydrogeology -- river restoration -- remote sensing -- hydrologic consequences of climate change -- vegetative water use / vegetation patterning -- sustainable land-use practices -- stream-aquifer interactions -- ecosystem function / services -- human interaction with aquatic ecosystems
Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science

 

Potter, Kenneth W. - Professor
hydrological modeling and design -- stormwater modeling, management and design -- estimation of hydrologic risk -- estimation of hydrological budgets -- restoration of aquatic systems
Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science

 

Wu, Chin H. - Professor
Air-sea interactions and surface wave dynamics -- Coastal-riverine processes and sediment transport -- Environmental fluid mechanics and limnology -- Environmental monitoring and aerial photogrammetry -- Experimental and computational fluid dynamics -- Groundwater and surface water interactions
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science, Water Resources Engineering Program