Ph.D. Civil Engineering

The Ph.D. Program in Civil Engineering is designed for students who want both specialized coursework in topics around the built environment and the judicious use of natural resources, as well as the flexibility to tailor their program to specific career needs.

Summary

Our program educational objectives are reflected in the achievements of our recent
alumni.

  • Research and Practice: Alumni will successfully engage in the research, practice, or both, related to the practice of civil engineering within academia, industry, government and private practice, where they will work toward sustainable solutions in a technical specialty area. These sectors include construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering and water resources. Alumni will be able to synthesize technical knowledge of engineering analysis and design to identify, formulate and solve problems of professional interest and importance.
  • Professional Growth: Alumni will advance their skills through research, innovation, professional growth and development activities.
  • Service: Alumni will perform service to society and the engineering profession through membership and participation in professional societies, government, educational institutions, civic organizations and humanitarian endeavors.

Graduates of the Ph.D. program in the Civil Engineering program will be able to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a designed experiment and the implications of the resulting data.
  • Verify and justify the solution to a complex civil engineering problem, including the use of appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Develop and evaluate new, advanced technical knowledge in a specialized area of civil engineering.
  • Synthesize and explain the relevance and application of new, advanced technical knowledge in both technical and non-technical terms.

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Saigal, Sunil

Distinguished Professor

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Saigal, Sunil
Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Jonathan Smitherson

Bagheri, Sima

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Bagheri, Sima
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Jonathan Smitherson

Boufadel, Michel

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Boufadel, Michel
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Jonathan Smitherson

Chien, I Jy Steven

Professor

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Chien, I Jy Steven
Professor, Civil Environ. Eng.
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Dresnack, Robert

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Dresnack, Robert
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Hsieh, Hsin-Neng

Professor

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Hsieh, Hsin-Neng
Professor, Civil Environ. Eng.
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Konon, Walter

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Konon, Walter
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223 Colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Liu, Rongfang

Dr.

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Liu, Rongfang
Dr., Civil and Environmental Engineering
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217 Colton Hall
Jonathan Smitherson

Marhaba, Taha F.

Professor & Chairman

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Marhaba, Taha F.
Professor & Chairman, Civil Environ. Eng.
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245 Colton Hall
Jonathan Smitherson

Meegoda, Jay N.

Professor and Director of Geotechnical Program

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Meegoda, Jay N.
Professor and Director of Geotechnical Program, Civil Environ. Eng.
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221 Colton Hall
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Saadeghvaziri, Mohamad A.

Professor

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Saadeghvaziri, Mohamad A.
Professor, Civil Environ. Eng.
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260 Colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Schuring, John R.

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Schuring, John R.
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225 Colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Spasovic, Lazar

Professor/ Director NCTIP

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Spasovic, Lazar
Professor/ Director NCTIP, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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