Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chair

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Bill Yu

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professorship
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Multiscale multiphysics processes in geosystems and infrastructure, interdisciplinary innovations in intelligent infrastructure technologies towards resilience and sustainability.

Faculty

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Elias Ali

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Bridget Hegarty

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Focusing on the microbiology of the built environment, my research program seeks to understand and then engineer microbiomes to preserve both human and environmental health.

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Yue Li

Leonard Case, Jr. Professorship in Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Designs and improves resilient buildings and infrastructure

New! Immediate positions for post-doc and  Ph.D. students in the following areas:  Probabilistic analysis, structural and systems reliability, multi-hazard assessment and mitigation, risk-informed decision making, optimization, vulnerability modeling, resilience quantification, resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems, earthquake engineering, wind engineering, impact of climate change and adaptation strategies. Those interested should email Dr. Li a cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience and research interests, CV, and transcripts. 

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Kurt Rhoads

Faculty Director, Roger E. Susi First-Year Engineering Experience
Roger E. Susi Associate Professor, Division of Engineering Leadership & Professional Practice
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineers environmental water, wastewater and energy processes using biotechnology

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Hyoung Suk Suh

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Solving energy and environmental geotechnics problems through the lens of theoretical and computational poromechanics.

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Katie Wheaton

Senior Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Bill Yu

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professorship
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Multiscale multiphysics processes in geosystems and infrastructure, interdisciplinary innovations in intelligent infrastructure technologies towards resilience and sustainability.

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Chris Yingchun Yuan

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Researches design, manufacturing and sustainability science of lithium ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies.

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Huichun (Judy) Zhang

Frank H. Neff Professorship in Civil Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Examines fate and transformation of environmental contaminants in natural and engineered environments and develops advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies

Emeritus Faculty

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Aaron Jennings

Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Adel Saada

Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Adjunct Faculty 

Robert Yin, Adjunct Instructor

Tyler Stillings, Adjunct Instructor

Vincent Beach, Adjunct Instructor

Esmaeel Asadi, Adjunct Professor

Jamal Nusairat, Adjunct Professor

Dan Chiocel, Adjunct Professor, dan.ghiocel@ghiocel-tech.com

Michael Pollino, Adjunct Professor

Gina Beim, Adjunct Instructor

Ruth Klee, Adjunct Instructor

Zeng (David) Xiangwu, Adjunct Professor

Martin L. Schmidt, Adjunct Professor

Katherine Holmok, Adjunct Instructor

John Picuri, Adjunct Instructor, jpp121@case.edu

Phillip Nagle, Adjunct Instructor, pnagle630@gmail.com

Xijin (Emma) Zhang, Adjunct Assistant Professor, xxz677@case.edu

Administrative Staff

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Jim Berilla

Technician, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Ramona David

MEM Admissions and Program Manager, Masters of Engineering and Management
Department Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Works with staff and faculty to ensure a quality student experience for the MEM program

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Denise Miller

Assistant to the Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Develops, implements and manages procedures for the administration and operation of the Office of the Chair for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Angelika Szakacs

Academic and Research Team Leader/ Business Manager, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Nathaniel Vishner

EMAE & ECIV Student Affairs Specialist

Handles student affairs for Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering.