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Faculty

PhotoNameTitleContactResearch
Sang-Wook BaeSang-Wook Bae, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4792
F: 806.742.3446
  • Use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials in repair and strengthening of concrete structures
  • Performance improvement of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures through analytical and experimental investigation
  • Progressive collapse mitigation of concrete structures under external abnormal loads
  • Development of advanced repair and strengthening methods for corrosion-damaged concrete structures.
Xinzhong ChenXinzhong Chen, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6794
F: 806.742.3446
  • Bridge and Building Aerodynamics
  • Wind Engineering
  • Fatigue and Extreme Loads and Responses of Large Wind Turbines
  • Aeroelastic Instability of Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Cable-Supported Bridges and Tall Buildings
  • Structural Dynamics and Random Vibration
  • Structural Reliability and Performance-Based Design
  • Codes and Standards
Theodore ClevelandTheodore Cleveland, Ph.D., P.E.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5101
F: 806.742.3449
  • Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and Contaminant Transport Modeling Water Resource Systems Optimization
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling Water Resource Systems Optimization
  • Instrumentation
Clifford B. FedlerClifford B. Fedler, Ph.D., P.E.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3964
F: 806.742.3449
  • Environmental Processing
  • Mathematical Modeling
W. Andrew JacksonW. Andrew Jackson, Ph.D.Professor and Associate ChairEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6575
F: 806.742.3449
  • Occurrence, Impact and Fate of Perchlorate
  • Biological wastewater pre-treatment for wastewater recycling
  • Fate of micro-contaminates in the environment
  • Crude oil fate in wetlands and marshes
  • Use and development of passive samplers for contaminant fate studies
Priyantha W. JayawickramaPriyantha W. Jayawickrama, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0681
F: 806.742.3488
  • Soil/Structure Interaction
  • Unsaturated Soil Behavior
  • Design and Construction of Earth Retaining Structures
  • Load Response Behavior of Culvert Systems
  • Design of Bridge Foundations
  • Design of Bridge Approach Systems
  • Improved Quality Control Protocols for Pavement Materials
William D. LawsonWilliam D. Lawson, Ph.D., P.E.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4484
F: 806.742.0444
  • Expansive/unsaturated soil behavior
  • Soil/structure interaction
  • Mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls
  • Compressed earth blocks
  • Pavement edge drop-offs
  • Pavement maintenance methods
  • Methodology for conducting forensic studies of residential foundation failures
Hongchao LiuHongchao Liu, Ph.D., P.E.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7853
F: 806.742.4168
  • Traffic operation and control
  • Focused on development and assessing operational and control strategies for optimal control of highway facilities
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Focused on application of AVL and other advanced technologies to bus transit systems and Fundamental traffic flow theory
  • Focused on car-following models
Kishor C. MehtaKishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E.Horn ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3476
F: 806.742.3446
  • Wind loads, damage analysis
  • Design for tornadoes and hurricanes
  • Interdisciplinary research and studies
  • Wind engineering
Audra N. MorseAudra N. Morse, Ph.D., P.E.Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water reclamation systems and Fate of personal products in treatment systems.
Stephen M. MorseStephen M. Morse, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3268
F: 806.742.3446
  • Window Glass Strength Design
  • Wind loads on Structures
  • Finite Element Modeling of Brittle Materials
  • Large Scale Data Processing and Data Mining
H. Scott NorvilleH. Scott Norville, Ph.D., P.E.Department Chair and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4534
F: 806.742.3488
  • Strength and Behavior of Window Glass under Extreme Loading
  • Blast Resistant Glazing Design
  • Strength of Heat Treated Glass
  • Behavior of Triple Glazed Insulating Glass Units
  • Strength and Behavior of Laminated Glass with High Performance Interlayers
  • Development of Standards for Testing and Designing Window Glass
Ken A. RainwaterKen A. Rainwater, Ph.D., P.E., D.W.R.E.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7775
F: 806.742.3449
  • Water Resources Management
  • Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport
  • Groundwater Rights
  • Remediation of Contaminated Soil
  • Groundwater and Watershed Management
Danny ReibleDanny Reible, Ph.D., P.E.Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8050
F: 806.742.3488
  • Contaminant fate and behavior in the environment
  • Modeling environmental processes
  • Assessment and management of contaminated sediments
  • Treatment and recycling of produced and flowback waters
  • Sustainable management of water resources
Sanjaya SenadheeraSanjaya Senadheera, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Interim Director, TechMRTEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5815
F: 806.742.3448
  • Pavement Engineering
  • Pavement Preservation
  • Asphalt-aggregate interaction
  • Materials education
  • Sustainable Design
  • Engineering Education
Hoyoung SeoHoyoung Seo, Ph.D., P.E.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5690
F: 806.742.3488
  • Foundation engineering
  • Analytical and numerical methods in geomechanics
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring
  • Development of in situ-test- and reliability-based design methods
  • Rock mechanics and rock engineering
  • Water jet applications in construction engineering
Douglas A. SmithDouglas A. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6179
F: 806.742.3446
  • Bluff body aerodynamics
  • Structural response to wind induced loading
  • Atmospheric boundary layer flows
  • Hurricane wind and surge damage prediction
  • Papercrete material usage and properties
Lianfa SongLianfa Song, Ph.D.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4356
F: 806.742.3448
  • Membrane Processes in Water Desalination and Reclamation
  • Characterization and Mitigation of Membrane Fouling
  • System Modeling and Optimization of Full-scale reverse osmosis (RO) processes
  • Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for wastewater treatment
Annette Hernandez UddameriAnnette Hernandez Uddameri, Ph.D., P.E.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2617
F: 806.742.3449
  • Sustainable watershed management through the development of scientifically rigorous consensus-driven decision making tools
    • Role of uncertainty
      • Climate change
      • Various model conceptualizations
    • Technology Transfer across international boundaries
    • Municipal - Agricultural water resource interactions
Venkatesh UddameriVenkatesh Uddameri, Ph.D., P.E.Professor and Interim Director, Water Resources CenterEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8340
F: 806.742.3449
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Sustainable Water Resources Management
  • Conjunctive Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • Decision Support Systems for Water Resources Planning
  • Climate Change
Moon WonMoon Won, Ph.D., P.E.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2248
F: 806.742.3448
  • Concrete Pavement Design & Performance Evaluation
  • Concrete Materials Characterization
  • Forensic Investigations of Concrete Pavement Failures
  • Preservation and Rehabilitation of Rigid Pavement
  • Pavement Deterioration Mechanisms
Weile YanWeile Yan, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3478
F: 806.742.3449
  • Environmental applications and implications of nanomaterials.
  • Surface-mediated reactions and interactions in environmental systems.
  • Iron-based nanoparticles for groundwater and hazardous waste remediation.
Delong ZuoDelong Zuo, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6535
F: 806.742.3446
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Wind loading of Structures

Lecturers & Instructors

PhotoNameTitleContact
Russell CarterInstructorEmail
Ameri GurleyInstructorEmail
David SpearsInstructorEmail
Tony VercellinoInstructorEmail

Adjunct Faculty

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Joel RobinettAdjunct InstructorEmail

Staff

PhotoFirst NameLast NameTitleOfficePhoneEmail
Sylvia BermeaSylviaBermeaAdministrative Business Assistant, Murdough CenterCEE 215806.834.5445sylvia.bermea@ttu.edu
Richard BurgessRichardBurgessResearch Associate, Murdough CenterCEE 215B806.834.8902richard.burgess@ttu.edu
Alisa DollarAlisaDollarAdministrative Assistant, Water Resources CenterCEE 203C806.834.3010alisa.dollar@ttu.edu
Patti HarperPattiHarperUnit Coordinator, Murdough CenterCEE 215F806.834.0944Patti.Harper@ttu.edu
Kim HarrisKimHarrisEditor, TechMRTCEE 167806.834.8136kim.harris@ttu.edu
Shannon HutchisonShannonHutchisonUnit ManagerCEE 191806.834.2462shannon.hutchison@ttu.edu
MikeNicholsTechnician IIICEE 191806.742.3523michael.r.nichols@ttu.edu
Cory NormanCoryNormanAcademic AdvisorCEE 168806.834.6761cory.norman@ttu.edu
MelissaPenaBusiness Assistant, TechMRTCEE806.834.6101melissa.a.pena@ttu.edu
Sonie PinkertSoniePinkertSenior Business AssistantCEE 150806.834.6009sonie.pinkert@ttu.edu
RitaSchumacherSenior Business AssistantCEE806.834.3216rita.schumacher@ttu.edu
Susan SechristSusanSechristSenior Business AssistantCEE 153806.834.4788susan.sechrist@ttu.edu
Debbie StarcherDebbieStarcherUnit CoordinatorCEE 171806.834.4476debbie.starcher@ttu.edu
BradThornhillUnit Manager, Water Resources CenterCEE 015A806.834.1223brad.thornhill@ttu.edu