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College of Engineering


Rolando Bravo

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.H., P.E., D-WRE

Rolando Bravo

Office Phone: 618-453-7809
Email: rbravo@siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B22

Research Interests: Storm Water Management, Flood Routing, Ground Water Flow Modeling, Flood Plain Analysis; Surface Water Quality Modeling, Water Distribution Systems Classes: ENGR 370- Fluid Mechanics CE 471- Ground Water Hydrology CE 472- Hydrological Systems and Design CE 474- ...read full profile >>

Lizette Chevalier

Associate Provost for Academic Programs, P.E., D-WRE, Fellow ASCE

Lizette R. Chevalier

Office Phone: 618-453-7653
Email: Lizette.Chevalier@siu.edu
Office: Engineering, Room B-34


Overview: Dr. Chevalier’s teaching, research and service interests are aligned with national and global issues in environmental engineering, water resources engineering, and engineering education.   Specifically, her expertise is focused on the fate ...read full profile >>

Bruce DeVantier

Associate Professor PHD, PE, DWRE

Bruce A. DeVantier

Office Phone: 618-453-7819
Email: bdevanti@siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B 38

Research Interests: Drinking water quality and treatment, soil and groundwater remediation, water quality modeling and finite element analysis for flow processes Classes: CE 210 – Biology for Environmental Engineering CE 310 – Introduction to Environmental ...read full profile >>

William Eichfeld

Associate Professor M.S., P.E.

William  Eichfeld

Office Phone: 618-453-7838
Email: eichfeld@engr.siu.edu
Building: Engineering B, Room ENGR B30

Research Interests: Highways and highway construction materials, construction contract documents, professional ethics, and student project teams. Classes: CE 263 - Basic Surveying CE 331 - Transportation Engineering CE 431 - Pavement Design CE 495A - Civil Engineering Design ...read full profile >>

J. Kent Hsiao

Professor, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Fellow ASCE

J. Kent Hsiao

Office Phone: 618-453-7811
Email: hsiao@engr.siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B24A

RESEARCH INTERESTS Seismic design and seismic retrofit of buildings and bridges; structural reliability; design of prestressed concrete bridges and buildings; design of steel and reinforced concrete for tall buildings; and computer modeling and simulation of steel structural systems ...read full profile >>

Ajay Kalra

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

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Office Phone: 618-453-7008
Email: kalraa@siu.edu
Building: Engineering: B, Room 114
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Research Interests: My research interests are interdisciplinary in the area of hydro-climatology, urban sustainability, artificial intelligence, water resources management, drought frequency, and probabilistic forecasting and downscaling. Classes:  ENGR 370- Fluid ...read full profile >>

Aslam Kassimali

Professor and Distinguished Teacher, Ph.D.

Aslam Kassimali

Office Phone: 618-453-7807
Email: aslam@siu.edu
Building: Engineering: B, Room 36

Research Interests: Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Framed Structures Subjected to Static, Dynamic and Thermal Loads; Computer Aided Analysis of Structural Systems; Structural Stability and Failure Behavior; Finite Element Analysis; Composite Structures; Classes:  CE ...read full profile >>

Prabir Kolay

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Prabir Kolay

Office Phone: 618-453-7843
Email: pkolay@siu.edu
Building: Engineering B, Room 26

Research Interests: Soft and expansive soil stabilization using different chemical stabilizers, Characterization of PFA (Pulverized Fuel Ash) from coal based thermal power plant, Leaching studies, Dry separation of Cenosphere, Thermal & electrical properties of soil, ...read full profile >>

Sanjeev Kumar

Chair, Professor and Distinguished Teacher, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASCE Interim Associate Dean, College of Engineering

Sanjeev Kumar

Office Phone: 618-536-2368
Email: kumars@ce.siu.edu 
Building: Engineering A, Room 108

Research Interests: Integration of professional practice and academia, large-scale utilization of fly ash and bottom ash, stabilization of soils, dynamic soil-structure interaction, piles under lateral loads, ground motion amplification in soils, liquefaction of sands, hydraulic ...read full profile >>

Jia Liu

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

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Office Phone: 618-453-7006
Email: jialiu@siu.edu
Building: Engineering: B, Room 116

Research Interests: Nanomaterials for water treatment and reuse Impacts of nanomaterials on aquatic and soil ecosystems Phytoremediation of contaminated soil and groundwater Renewable energy production using bioelectrochemical systems Classes:  CE 301: Introduction to ...read full profile >>

Vijay Puri

Professor, Ph.D.

Vijay Puri

Office Phone: 618-453-7818
Email: puri@engr.siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B-28

Research Interests: Soil dynamics, machine foundations, design of foundations to resist seismic loads, liquefaction of soils, determination of dynamic soil properties, waste disposal, utilization of coal preparation and combustion wastes, clay liners, and soil improvement using ...read full profile >>

Jale Tezcan

Professor, Ph.D., P.E.

Jale Tezcan

Office Phone: 618-453-6125
Email: jale@siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B32

Research Interests: Dr. Tezcan’s research covers a wide-range of topics including ground motion modeling, signal processing, material characterization, machine learning algorithms, data mining and uncertainty estimation. Classes: CE 251 - Introduction to Probability and ...read full profile >>

John Warwick

Dean of Engineering and Professor, Ph.D., P.E.

John Warwick

Office Phone: 618-453-4321
Email: warwick@siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room E-0104

Research Interests: Surface water quality simulation and the overall relationships between model aggregation and input parameter uncertainty.  Special interests include nutrient cycling and associated dissolved oxygen impacts along with the transport and fate of mercury in ...read full profile >>