Civil and Environmental Engineering


Savage, Bruce Ph.D., P.E. - Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Savage received his Ph.D. from Utah State University in 2002. His research interests include application of computational fluid dynamics (RANS) to hydraulic structures, physical modeling of hydraulic structures, flood control structures, fish passage and habitat, dams and spillways, and wave energy.

Ebrahimpour, Arya Ph.D., P.E. - Professor and Director of M.S. Program in Civil Engineering

Dr. Ebrahimpour received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (structures) from the University of Idaho in 1987. His research interests include experimental and analytical studies in structural vibrations, applications of advanced materials in structural engineering, and structural seismic risk assessment.

Leung, Solomon Ph.D., P.E. - Professor, Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Program

Dr. Leung received his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 1989 from the University of Iowa. His research interests include physicochemical treatment processes, environmental systems modeling, environmental risk assessment, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

Mahar, James Ph.D., LPG, PG, PHG - Senior Lecturer

Dr. Mahar has had 30 years of experience as a geotechnical consultant on projects such as tunnels; bridge foundations; building foundations and damage; highways; air fields; levees; open cut excavations; soil and rock slopes; shafts; dredging; rock and soil excavations; lock and dam structures; and dams.

Sato, Chikashi Ph.D. - Professor, Director of Environmental Science and Management

Dr. Sato received his Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Iowa. His research interests include microbial fuel cells, water treatment (disinfection, photolysis, sonolysis), and water quality modeling.

Sorensen, Andrew Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Dr. Sorensen received his Ph.D. in Engineering with a Specialization in Architectural Engineering (structures) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. His research interests include the analysis of historic and distressed structures, non-destructive testing using experimental modal analysis, finite element model validation, blast analysis and design, fiber reinforced concrete and mortars, and architectural acoustics.

Adjunct Faculty


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