About the Program
Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's (CEE) undergraduate program offers opportunities for rigorous academic learning, fellowship, hands-on experience, and leadership. Classes are relatively small, so students get to know both the faculty and fellow students.
The program in civil and environmental engineering, which is top-ranked nationally, provides students with a strong fundamental background in engineering science, design, and practice. Students learn to solve societal problems—in California, the United States, and the world—such as:
- Improving civil infrastructure
- Protecting resources
- Mitigating hazards
- Creating efficient and sustainable civil systems
CEE's four-year curriculum leads to an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Civil Engineering. Undergraduates at Berkeley have opportunities for professional interactions and community service. CEE has active student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the national honor society of Chi Epsilon as well as seven competition teams.
Areas of Emphasis
Students with a specific interest within civil engineering may choose to emphasize one of the following areas: engineering and project management; environmental engineering; geosystems; structural engineering, mechanics and materials; or transportation engineering. See suggestions for elective courses and the capstone design project.
Selection of an area of emphasis is optional. A BS in Civil Engineering is awarded whether or not a student follows the broad and general program or chooses an area of emphasis.
The BS program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, Inc.
Admission to the Major
Prospective undergraduates to the College of Engineering will apply for admission to a specific program in the college. For further information, see the College of Engineering's website.
Admission to Engineering via a Change of College application for current UC Berkeley students is highly unlikely and very competitive as there are few (if any) spaces that open in the college each year to students admitted to other colleges at UC Berkeley. For further information regarding a Change of College to Engineering, see the college's website.
In addition to the University, campus, and college requirements, students must fulfill the below requirements specific to their major program.
All technical courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.
No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minor programs.
A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for all work undertaken at UC Berkeley.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all technical courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements.
For information regarding residence requirements and unit requirements, see the College Requirements tab.
For a detailed plan of study by year and semester, see the Plan of Study tab.
Lower Division Foundation Requirements
|MATH 53||Multivariable Calculus||4|
|MATH 54||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||4|
|CHEM 1A||General Chemistry||3|
|PHYSICS 7A||Physics for Scientists and Engineers||4|
|PHYSICS 7B||Physics for Scientists and Engineers||4|
|ENGIN 7||Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers||4|
|CIV ENG 11||Engineered Systems and Sustainability||3|
|CIV ENG C30/MEC ENG C85||Introduction to Solid Mechanics||3|
|CIV ENG 60||Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials||3|
|CIV ENG 92A||Design for Future Infrastructure Systems (recommended)||2|
|CIV ENG 93||Engineering Data Analysis||3|
|COMPSCI/DATA/INFO/STAT C8||Foundations of Data Science||4|
|Basic Science Elective - Complete one of the following: 1|
|CIV ENG 70||Engineering Geology||3-4|
|or CHEM 1B||General Chemistry|
|or BIOLOGY 1B||General Biology Lecture and Laboratory|
Subject Matter Requirements
Students with a specific interest within civil engineering may choose to emphasize one of the following areas in their choice of electives: engineering and project management, environmental engineering, geosystems (geoengineering), structural engineering, or transportation engineering. See suggested courses for each area of interest.
|CIV ENG 100||Elementary Fluid Mechanics||4|
|or CIV ENG 132||Applied Structural Mechanics|
|Engineering Fundamentals Elective - Complete one of the following:||3-4|
|Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations |
|Principles & Techniques of Data Science |
|Optimization Models in Engineering |
|Engineering Thermodynamics |
|Engineering Mechanics II |
|CEE Applications - Complete three of the following (9 units):||9|
|Terrestrial Hydrology |
|Environmental Engineering |
|Structural Engineering |
|Transportation Systems Engineering |
|Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering |
|Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis |
|CIV ENG 167||Engineering Project Management||3|
|Capstone Design - Complete one of the following:||3-4|
|Design for Global Transformation |
|Environmental Engineering Design |
|Design of Steel Structures|
and Structural Steel Design Project
|Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures|
and Structural Concrete Design Project
|Transportation Facility Design |
|Geosystems Engineering Design |
|Life-Cycle Design and Construction |
|Design of Internet-of-Things for Smart Cities |
|CEE Extensions: Complete nine units of additional CIV ENG courses 2||9|
Basic Science Elective cannot be fulfilled by an exam score.
CEE Extensions-Nine letter-graded units chosen from upper division CIV ENG courses not being counted toward other major requirements. Students may use up to three units of CIV ENG graduate courses numbered 200-295, taken Fall 2017 or later, toward their CEE Extensions units. Students must have a technical GPA of 3.0 or higher to obtain permission to enroll in CIV ENG graduate courses. Students may receive up to three units of credit toward their CEE Extensions units for work on a research project in CIV ENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).
Students in the College of Engineering must complete no fewer than 120 semester units with the following provisions:
- Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study.
- A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (C average) and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical coursework required of the major.
- The final 30 units and two semesters must be completed in residence in the College of Engineering on the Berkeley campus.
- All technical courses (math, science, and engineering) that can fulfill requirements for the student's major must be taken on a letter graded basis (unless they are only offered P/NP).
- Entering freshmen are allowed a maximum of eight semesters to complete their degree requirements. Entering junior transfers are allowed five semesters to complete their degree requirements. Summer terms are optional and do not count toward the maximum. Students are responsible for planning and satisfactorily completing all graduation requirements within the maximum allowable semesters.
- Adhere to all college policies and procedures as they complete degree requirements.
- Complete the lower division program before enrolling in upper division engineering courses.
Humanities and Social Sciences (H/SS) Requirement
To promote a rich and varied educational experience outside of the technical requirements for each major, the College of Engineering has a six-course Humanities and Social Sciences breadth requirement, which must be completed to graduate. This requirement, built into all the engineering programs of study, includes two Reading and Composition courses (R&C), and four additional courses within which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Follow these guidelines to fulfill this requirement:
- Complete a minimum of six courses from the approved Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) lists.
- Courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units (or 4 quarter units).
- Two of the six courses must fulfill the College's Reading and Composition (R&C) requirement. These courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. Please see the Reading and Composition Requirement page for a complete list of R&C courses available and a list of exams that can be applied toward the R&C Part A requirement. Students can also use the Class Schedule to view R&C courses offered in a given semester. Note: Only R&C Part A can be fulfilled with an AP, IB, or A-Level exam score. Test scores do not fulfill R&C Part B for College of Engineering students.
- The four additional courses must be chosen from the five areas listed in #13 below. These four courses may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.
- Special topics courses of 3 semester units or more will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Two of the six courses must be upper division (courses numbered 100-196).
- One of the six courses must satisfy the campus American Cultures (AC) requirement. Note that any American Cultures course of 3 units or more may be used to meet H/SS.
- A maximum of two exams (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or A-Level) may be used toward completion of the H/SS requirement. View the list of exams that can be applied toward H/SS requirements.
- No courses offered by any engineering department other than BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, ENGIN 185, and MEC ENG 191K may be used to complete H/SS requirements.
- Language courses may be used to complete H/SS requirements. View the list of language options.
- Courses may fulfill multiple categories. For example, CY PLAN 118AC satisfies both the American Cultures requirement and one upper division H/SS requirement.
- Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any H/SS requirement.
- The College of Engineering uses modified versions of five of the College of Letters and Science (L&S) breadth requirements lists to provide options to our students for completing the H/SS requirement. The five areas are:
- Arts and Literature
- Historical Studies
- International Studies
- Philosophy and Values
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Within the guidelines above, choose courses from any of the Breadth areas listed above. (Please note that you cannot use courses on the Biological Science or Physical Science Breadth list to complete the H/SS requirement.) To find course options, go to the Class Schedule, select the term of interest, and use the Breadth Requirements filter.
Class Schedule Requirements
- Minimum units per semester: 12.0
- Maximum units per semester: 20.5
- Minimum technical courses: College of Engineering undergraduates must include at least two letter graded technical courses (of at least 3 units each) in their semester program. Every semester students are expected to make satisfactory progress in their declared major. Satisfactory progress is determined by the student's Engineering Student Services Advisor. (Note: For most majors, normal progress will require enrolling in 3-4 technical courses each semester). Students who are not in compliance with this policy by the end of the fifth week of the semester are subject to a registration block that will delay enrollment for the following semester.
- All technical courses (math, science, engineering) that satisfy requirements for the major must be taken on a letter-graded basis (unless only offered as P/NP).
Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements
- Minimum overall and semester grade point averages of 2.00 (C average) are required of engineering undergraduates. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall UC GPA falls below a 2.00, or their semester GPA is less than 2.00.
- Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C average) in upper division technical courses required for the major curriculum each semester.
- A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical course work required for the major are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in the College of Engineering.
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, students must complete at least 120 semester units of courses subject to certain guidelines:
- Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study.
- A maximum of 16 units of special studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) is allowed to count towards the B.S. degree, and no more than 4 units in any single term can be counted.
- A maximum of 4 units of physical education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
Passed (P) grades may account for no more than one third of the total units completed at UC Berkeley, Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF), UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), or UC Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC) toward the 120 overall minimum unit requirement. Transfer credit is not factored into the limit. This includes transfer units from outside of the UC system, other UC campuses, credit-bearing exams, as well as UC Berkeley Extension XB units.
Students in the College of Engineering must enroll in a full-time program and make normal progress each semester toward the bachelor's degree. The continued enrollment of students who fail to achieve minimum academic progress shall be subject to the approval of the dean. (Note: Students with official accommodations established by the Disabled Students' Program, with health or family issues, or with other reasons deemed appropriate by the dean may petition for an exception to normal progress rules.)
UC and Campus Requirements
University of California Requirements
All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Satisfaction of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all Reading and Composition courses at UC Berkeley.
The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a U.S. resident graduated from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.
The American Cultures requirement is a Berkeley campus requirement, one that all undergraduate students at Berkeley need to pass in order to graduate. You satisfy the requirement by passing, with a grade not lower than C- or P, an American Cultures course. You may take an American Cultures course any time during your undergraduate career at Berkeley. The requirement was instituted in 1991 to introduce students to the diverse cultures of the United States through a comparative framework. Courses are offered in more than fifty departments in many different disciplines at both the lower and upper division level.
The American Cultures requirement and courses constitute an approach that responds directly to the problem encountered in numerous disciplines of how better to present the diversity of American experience to the diversity of American students whom we now educate.
Faculty members from many departments teach American Cultures courses, but all courses have a common framework. The courses focus on themes or issues in United States history, society, or culture; address theoretical or analytical issues relevant to understanding race, culture, and ethnicity in American society; take substantial account of groups drawn from at least three of the following: African Americans, indigenous peoples of the United States, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and European Americans; and are integrative and comparative in that students study each group in the larger context of American society, history, or culture.
This is not an ethnic studies requirement, nor a Third World cultures requirement, nor an adjusted Western civilization requirement. These courses focus upon how the diversity of America's constituent cultural traditions have shaped and continue to shape American identity and experience.
Visit the Class Schedule or the American Cultures website for the specific American Cultures courses offered each semester. For a complete list of approved American Cultures courses at UC Berkeley and California Community Colleges, please see the American Cultures Subcommittee’s website. See your academic adviser if you have questions about your responsibility to satisfy the American Cultures breadth requirement.
Plan of Study
For more detailed information regarding the courses listed below (e.g., elective information, GPA requirements, etc.), see the College Requirements and Major Requirements tabs.
|CHEM 1A||3||CIV ENG 11||3|
|CIV ENG 92A1||2||CIV ENG 93||3|
|COMPSCI C8, INFO C8, or STAT C8||4||MATH 1B||4|
|MATH 1A||4||PHYSICS 7A||4|
|Reading and Composition Course Part A6||4|
|CIV ENG 60||3||CIV ENG C30 or MEC ENG C85||3|
|MATH 53||4||ENGIN 7||4|
|Basic Science Elective2||3-4||MATH 54||4|
|Reading and Composition Course Part B6||4||Humanities/Social Science Course6||3-4|
|CIV ENG 100 or 132||3-4||CEE Applications Electives3||6|
|CEE Applications Elective3||3||CIV ENG 126, MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 104, EECS 127, or COMPSCI COMPSCI/DATA/STAT C100||3-4|
|PHYSICS 7B||4||Upper Division Humanities/Social Sciences course6||3-4|
|Humanities/Social Sciences course6||3-4||Free Electives||3|
|CIV ENG 167||3||CEE Extensions Electives4||6|
|CEE Extensions Elective4||3||Free Electives||9|
|CE Capstone Design5||3-4|
|Upper Division Humanities/Social Sciences course6||3-4|
|Total Units: 120-128|
CIV ENG 92A is recommended.
CEE Extensions - Complete nine letter-graded units chosen from upper division CIV ENG courses not being counted toward other major requirements. Students may use up to three units of CIV ENG graduate courses numbered 200-295, taken Fall 2017 or later, toward their CEE Extensions units. Students must have a technical GPA of 3.0 or higher to obtain permission to enroll in CEE graduate courses. Students may receive up to three units of credit toward their CEE Extensions units for work on a research project in CIV ENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).
Capstone Design - Choose one course (or sequence) from the following: CIV ENG 105, CIV ENG 112, CIV ENG 122N and CIV ENG 122L, CIV ENG 123N and CIV ENG 123L, CIV ENG 153, CIV ENG 179, CIV ENG 180, CIV ENG 186.
The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition “A” and “B” must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.
Student Learning Goals
The Civil Engineering undergraduate program educates engineering leaders who will contribute to solving societal problems by improving the civil infrastructure, resource protection, natural hazard mitigation, and the efficient and sustainable functioning of engineered and natural systems in California, the United States, and the world. These objectives are achieved by:
- Educating students with fundamental mathematical, scientific, and engineering knowledge to have a significant and positive long-term impact on the field of civil and environmental engineering.
- Inspiring students and preparing them for successful professional careers, for further studies in high-quality graduate programs in engineering or other professional fields, and for a lifetime of learning.
- Emphasizing the importance of professional and personal ethics, business and management leadership, and service to society.
Learning Goals for the Major
- Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
- Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Major Maps help undergraduate students discover academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities at UC Berkeley based on intended major or field of interest. Developed by the Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with academic departments, these experience maps will help you:
Explore your major and gain a better understanding of your field of study
Connect with people and programs that inspire and sustain your creativity, drive, curiosity and success
Discover opportunities for independent inquiry, enterprise, and creative expression
Engage locally and globally to broaden your perspectives and change the world
Reflect on your academic career and prepare for life after Berkeley
Use the major map below as a guide to planning your undergraduate journey and designing your own unique Berkeley experience.
Students in CEE are encouraged to seek mentoring from CEE faculty advisers.
Faculty advisers (and, indeed, all faculty members) hold office hours throughout the school year to help students with course content; to advise on courses, career objectives and graduate school; to provide guidance about summer internships; to mentor students researchers; and to write letters of recommendation as appropriate. They also can be contacted (by e-mail or phone) to schedule an appointment.
CEE students should meet with a faculty advisor of their choice at least twice a year for academic advising. The department hosts Academic Advising Forums each semester to facilitate advising. The faculty advisor reviews the student's proposed academic schedule, suggests coursework based on the student's interest and offers mentoring for career development. If a student struggles academically, as evidenced by their GPA, the department will require academic advising prior to enrollment in classes the following semester.
College of Engineering Advising
Students are also assigned an engineering student services (ESS) adviser in the College of Engineering. ESS advisers help with a wide range of issues by assisting with course selection and academic decision-making, suggesting enrichment opportunities, explaining graduation requirements and college policies, monitoring progress towards the degree, and providing support or referrals to campus resources to help students reach their academic and personal goals. Explore the ESS website for detailed information on advising services.
CEE's undergraduate adviser answers registration questions, assists with course selection and academic decision-making, describes courses, interprets departmental policy, and makes referrals to resources on campus. The department’s undergraduate adviser is located in the CEE Academic Affairs Office, 750 Davis Hall.
See CEE Advising for more advising resources.
Join one or more of the active student organizations with CEE and the College of Engineering. Learn to apply CEE knowledge outside of the classroom, get leadership and teamwork experience, meet students with similar interests, go on tours and field trips, and participate in community service projects.
- ASCE Student Chapter has a membership of over 230 students.
- Chi Epsilon is the undergraduate honor society in CEE (invitation only).
- Competition teams: Concrete Canoe team, Steel Bridge team, Environmental team, Construction team, Transportation team, and the Seismic Design team.
- Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter.
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
- Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
Undergraduate Participation in Research
Gain hands-on research experience while at Berkeley. Research experience adds to the quality of the undergraduate program and introduces students to the importance of graduate study.
- COE's undergraduate research opportunities
- Undergraduate Research at Berkeley
- Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
- Supervised independent study CIV ENG 99, CIV ENG 199, and CIV ENG H194. Receive course credit.
- Competition teams: Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, Environmental, Construction, Transportation and Seismic Design.
- Laboratory volunteer
Civil and environmental engineering is a profession that depends on collaboration with colleagues nationally and internationally. Thus, the department strongly encourages its students to expand their horizons through an international educational experience. See the CEE Department Study Abroad page for policy details, sample study plans and a list of pre-approved courses for the major. Also read Berkeley's extensive Education Abroad Program.
Faculty and Instructors
+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor. Civil and environmental engineering, earthquake ground motions, spectral attenuation relations .
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Professor. Environmental microbiology, biodegradation of environmental contaminants, microbial carbon cycling, molecular tools for microbial ecology, metagenomics, biological hazardous waste treatment, bioremediation of groundwater pollutants such as PCE, TCE, DCE, VC, TCA, DCA, MTBE, BTEX, PBDEs, NDMA, Dioxane, PFOS, PFOA, fire-fighting foams.
Joshua Apte, Assistant Professor. Energy, civil infrastructure and climate, environmental engineering.
Francisco Armero, Professor. Computational mechanics, nonlinear continuum mechanics.
Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Assistant Professor. Energy, civil infrastructure and climate, geosystems, multi-hazard stressors on geotechnical engineering infrastructure, age-related deterioration, population growth and densification, natural and human-made hazards, and new demands from climate change.
Roger Bales, Adjunct Professor. Hydrology, water resources, climate, earth science, environmental engineering .
Alexandre M. Bayen, Professor. Transportation, modelling and control of distributed parameters systems, large scale infrastructure systems, water distribution.
Tracy Becker, Assistant Professor. Structural dynamics and design, earthquake engineering, isolation and other high performance systems, use of novel materials in design.
Jonathan D. Bray, Professor. Earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, physical and numerical modeling, environmental geotechnics.
Michael J. Cassidy, Professor. Traffic and transportation operations, traffic control.
Fotini Katopodes Chow, Professor. Environmental fluid mechanics, large-eddy simulation, turbulence modeling, atmospheric boundary layer flow, flow over complex terrain, urban dispersion modeling, coupled land-atmosphere modeling, wind energy applications .
Carlos F. Daganzo, Professor. Logistics, networks, urban transportation, traffic flow .
Matthew De Jong, Associate Professor. Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials.
Filip C. Filippou, Professor. Nonlinear analysis of structures, finite element analysis, seismic response simulation, seismic evaluation of structures by computer analysis .
Ashok Gadgil, Professor. Fuel-efficient stoves, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, developing countries, drinking water, buildings energy efficiency .
Allen Goldstein, Professor. Global change, air pollution, environmental science, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry .
Marta Gonzalez, Associate Professor. Data Science, computer modeling.
Sanjay Govindjee, Professor. Finite element analysis, Theoretical and computational solid mechanics, constitutive theory, micromechanics, polymer mechanics, elastomer modeling, thermomechanics, continuum mechanics, failure analysis .
Mark Hansen, Professor. Transportation economics, policy and planning, air transportation, public transportation .
Robert Harley, Professor. Air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, motor vehicle emissions, ozone, sustainable transportation, air quality, emission inventory, photochemical air quality modeling, gasoline, diesel .
Slav W. Hermanowicz, Professor. Water quality management, biofilms, membrane processes, water reuse, biological processes for water quality, physical sustainability .
Arpad Horvath, Professor. Life cycle assessment, LCA, sustainability, green design, transportation, water, construction, biofuels, energy, environmental management, infrastructure systems .
C. William Ibbs, Professor. Strategic trends, strategic planning, construction industry, project control, management systems, construction disputes, management of engineering and contruction projects, labor productivity, construction accounting and project finance .
Adib Kanafani, Professor. Transportation economics, air transportation, transportation planning, transportation systems analysis, aviation policy and planning, urban and regional planning .
Robert Kayen, Adjunct Professor. GeoSystems.
Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Adjunct Professor. Air pollution .
Dimitrios Konstantinidis, Associate Professor. Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, nonstructural components, seismic isolation, passive control.
Laurel Larsen, Associate Professor. Hydroecology, landscape dynamics, complex environmental systems, environmental restoration.
Shaofan Li, Professor. Structural mechanics, computational mechanics and computational physics, finite element methods and meshfree particle methods, atomistic simulation and multiscale simulations, nonlinear continuum mechanics, soft matter mechanics, wave propagations, Modeling and simulation of material failures, Nano-mechanics, bio-mechanics and bio-physics, Cellular mechanics, micromechanics & composite materials .
Baoxia Mi, Associate Professor. Membrane separation, transport and interfacial phenomena, physicochemical processes, drinking water purification and wastewater reuse, desalination, environmental nanotechnology, and innovative applications of membrane technology to renewable energy generation, public health protection, and_hygiene and sanitation improvement for underdeveloped and disaster-ridden regions .
Jack P. Moehle, Professor. Earthquake engineering, structural engineering, reinforced concrete, performance-based earthquake engineering, high-rise buildings, lifeline systems, rehabilitation (retrofitting), laboratory testing .
Paulo J.M. Monteiro, Professor. Concrete behavior, structural materials .
Khalid M. Mosalam, Professor. Earthquake engineering, concrete and masonry structures, fracture mechanics, damage mechanics .
Scott Moura, Associate Professor. Optimal control, PDE control, estimation, adaptive control, dynamic system modeling, energy management, battery management systems, vehicle-to-grid, smart grid .
Kara L. Nelson, Professor. Water and wastewater treatment, water reuse, detection and inactivation of pathogens in water and sludge, appropriate technologies .
Claudia P. Ostertag, Professor. Fiber reinforced concrete, mechanical behavior, toughening mechanisms .
James W. Rector, Professor. Geophysics, Oil and Gas, Unconventional Shale Gas Reservoirs, Horizontal Drilling, Fracking, Near Surface Seismology, Tunnel Detection, Treasure Hunting, and Geophysical Archaeology, Borehole Seismology .
Michael Riemer, Adjunct Professor. Static evaluation, dynamic evaluation of soil properties, constitutive behavior of sands, liquefaction of unusual soils .
Yoram N. Rubin, Professor. Risk assessment, hydrogeology, contaminant transport, geostatistics .
Stefano Schiavon, Associate Professor. Sustainable building design, indoor environment quality, mechanical systems, building energy efficiency, thermal comfort well-being, post-occupancy evaluation, indoor air quality.
David L. Sedlak, Professor. Fate and transport of and transformation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, water reuse and water recycling, urban water infrastructure, engineered treatment wetlands .
Raja Sengupta, Professor. Transportation, wireless communications, inertial navigation for vehicle systems .
Susan Shaheen, Professor In-Residence. Policy analysis, behavioral research, transportation, energy/environment, mobility and sharing economy, ITS (smartphone apps, automated vehicles), alternative fuels, and mobility for special populations (accessibility) .
Zuo-Jun Max Shen, Professor. Logistics, supply chain design and management, inventory management, auction mechanism design .
Nicholas Sitar, Professor. Geotechnical earthquake engineering, wireless sensors, seismic slope stability, seismic earth pressure, rock erosion, groundwater remediation .
Alexander Skabardonis, Professor In-Residence. Transportation, traffic engineering, traffic control systems, traffic management, the environment .
Kenichi Soga, Professor. Infrastructure sensing and geomechanics for energy and sustainability .
Mark Stacey, Professor. Environmental fluid mechanics, transport and mixing in stratified flows, dynamics of estuaries, lakes and the coastal ocean, interdisciplinary applications of environmental fluid mechanics .
Robert L. Taylor, Professor. Computational mechanics, mechanics of solids, finite element methods, finite element software .
Sally Thompson, Associate Adjunct Professor. Nonlinear dynamics, spatial ecology, Ecohydrology, surface hydrology, arid and semi-arid watersheds and ecosystems, pattern formation, plant physiology, water resource sustainability .
Iris D. Tommelein, Professor. Lean construction, lean production, design management, sustainability, supply-chain management, life-cycle engineering, civil infrastructure systems, adaptive project leadership, megaproject delivery, construction process engineering, integrated project delivery IPD, building information modeling BIM, virtual design and construction VDC .
Evan A. Variano, Associate Professor. Fluid mechanics, turbulence, wetlands, imaging, plankton, sediment transport .
Joan Walker, Professor. Behavioral modeling, with an expertise in discrete choice analysis and travel behavior .
Dimitrios Zekkos, Associate Professor. GeoSystems, robotics and informatics, seismic response of landfills, energy recovery from landfills through biodegradation, multi-scale frameworks for system-level stability and landslide assessments, in-situ and laboratory testing of static and dynamic properties of earth materials.
Paolo D'Odorico, Professor. Ecohydrology, Surface Hydrology, Ecosystem Ecology, Aeolian Processes, Desertification, Stochastic, Nonlinear Environmental Dynamics, Water and Food Security.
Paul Waddell, Professor. UrbanSim, land use models, transportation models, urban sustainability.
Jasenka Rakas, Continuing Lecturer. Availability and reliability of communications, navigation and surveillance systems, airport systems planning and design, airport and airspace capacity and delay analysis, systems modeling and performance analysis, National Airspace System (NAS) infrastructure performance and investment analysis, air traffic flow management, cost/benefit analysis, simulation modeling and analysis, human factors and cognitive psychology .
Ronald Shumway, Continuing Lecturer. Legal Resolution of Construction-Related Disputes.
James M. Anderson, Professor Emeritus. Detection of faultline movements, modern surveying techniques, image processing applications, photogrammetry.
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering, bridges, buildings, eathquake engineering, collapse of structures, Steel structures, welds, bolts, protection of buildings and bridges against terrorist attacks, self anchored suspension Bay Bridge, fatigue and fracture of structures, failure analysis, gusset plates, base plates, seismic design, ethics in engineering, registered professional engineer, long span bridges, skyscrapers, World Trade Center collapse studies.
Robert G. Bea, Professor Emeritus. Risk management, risk assessment, reliability, human and organizational factors, quality assurance, quality control, design, construction, maintenance, operations, decommissioning, ocean engineered systems.
Alex Becker, Professor Emeritus. Civil and environmental engineering, geoengineering, airborne electromagnetic sensing systems, detection and classification of buried metallic objects, high frequency impedance measurements for non-invasive permittivity determination.
Jack G. Bouwkamp, Professor Emeritus.
+ Anil K. Chopra, Professor Emeritus. Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics.
George A. Cooper, Professor Emeritus. Novel drilling methods, drill bit design, borehole stability, cryogenic drilling, diamond tooth wear, electro-osmosis to reduce bit balling .
Keith C. Crandall, Professor Emeritus. Construction engineering.
Armen Der Kiureghian, Professor Emeritus. Risk analysis, earthquake engineering, structural reliability, random vibrations .
John A. Dracup, Professor Emeritus. Hydroclimatology, water resources systems, surface water hydrology .
Mostafa Foda, Professor Emeritus. Continental shelf water dynamics, seabed mechanics .
Steven D. Glaser, Professor Emeritus. Wireless sensor networks, ecological monitoring, rock mechanics, geophysics, nano-seismology .
Richard E. Goodman, Professor Emeritus. Rock mechanics, characterization and analysis of discontinuous rocks .
Alexander J. Horne, Professor Emeritus. Water pollution, behavior of pollutants in an aqueous environment .
David Jenkins, Professor Emeritus. Biological wastewater treatment, water chemistry, wastewater chemistry .
James M. Kelly, Professor Emeritus. Seismic response of structures, seismic-resistant design .
Jacob Lubliner, Professor Emeritus. Plasticity, viscoelasticity .
Samer M. Madanat, Professor Emeritus. Transportation systems analysis, transportation infrastructure management, transportation sustainability .
Adolf D. May, Professor Emeritus. Operations, control systems, simulation modeling, detector systems, capacity Analysis, HOV Systems .
James K. Mitchell, Professor Emeritus.
Carl L. Monismith, Professor Emeritus. Pavement design, pavement rehabilitation, asphalt paving technology, transportation facilities design .
H. Frank Morrison, Professor Emeritus. Applied geophysics, electromagnetic methods, electrical properties of rocks, soils, field surveys and interpretation .
William W Nazaroff, Professor Emeritus. Indoor air quality, pollutant-surface interactions, transport/mixing phenomena, aerosols, semivolatile organic compounds, bioaerosol dynamics, environmental tobacco smoke, source characterization, control techniques, exposure analysis .
+ Juan M. Pestana, Professor Emeritus. Geotechnical engineering, environmental geotechnics, constitutive modeling of soil behavior, soil properties, numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction, geotechnical earthquake engineering .
Karl S. Pister, Professor Emeritus. Technology, K-12 math and science education, technological literacy, society .
Graham H. Powell, Professor Emeritus. Bridges, earthquake engineering, computing, buidings .
+ Raymond B. Seed, Professor Emeritus. Geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil/structure interaction, slope stability, performance of dams, waste fills.
Hsieh Wen Shen, Professor Emeritus. Fluvial hydraulics, environmental river mechanics, basic sediment transport .
Rodney J. Sobey, Professor Emeritus. Civil and environmental engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, estuaries and wetlands, wave theory, hydrodynamic circulation in the coastal-zone, transient response modes of water bodies .
Garrison Sposito, Professor Emeritus.
Martin Wachs, Professor Emeritus. Urban Transportation Planning , Transportation Economics and Finance, Ethics in Planning.
William C. Webster, Professor Emeritus. Nonlinear coupled motions of offshore structures, operations research, shallow-water wave mechanics .
Edward L. Wilson, Professor Emeritus. Computational mechanics, civil and environmental engineering, systems, numerical methods, analysis and design, large structural, field testing of structures .
Department of Civil Engineering
760 Davis Hall
Mark Stacey, PhD
763 Davis Hall
Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
760 Davis Hall
Undergraduate Departmental Advisor
750 Davis Hall