Dr. Adil Al-Mayah

P. Eng, Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Material characterization using imaging-mechanics integration Biomechanical properties of soft tissues Biomechanical-based image registration for surgery and radiotherapy Mechanics and structural applications of composite materials

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC CFI ORF MTO CIHR-RIF University of Waterloo Start-up fund

Selected Publications:

Dr. William (Bill) B. Anderson

Research Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Source to tap drinking water issues including:

Dr. William K. Annable

P. Eng., P. Geo., Associate Professor

Research Interests:

River restoration / rehabilitation and aquatic habitat improvements Field and numerical modeling studies on urban river mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology Basin scale isotope hydrology and sediment transport of non-point source contaminants Numerical and field studies of groundwater surface water interaction and karst hydrology

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, CFI, EPA, Water Districts, Municipalities, DFO

Dr. Chris Bachmann

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Interaction between transportation and economics, trade, energy, transportation network resiliency/criticality/robustness/vulnerability, risk, dangerous goods movement, transport economics, transport project and policy evaluation Methods: Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, Input-Output (IO) analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Random Utility Models (RUMs), Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), travel demand modeling, microscopic traffic simulation, optimization Current Projects:

Dr. Dipanjan Basu

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Energy Geomechanics – compressed air energy storage, enhanced geothermal energy systems, shallow geothermal energy Foundation Engineering – pile foundations, geothermal energy piles, wind energy foundations, LRFD Soil Structure Interaction – dynamics of moving loads, random spatial heterogeneity, probabilistic analysis Constitutive Modeling – hypo-plasticity models for high strain-rate and thermal behavior of soil

Dr. Nandita Basu

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Nutrient legacies in anthropogenic landscapes Watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry under climate and land-use change Fate and transport of nutrients and emerging contaminants in human-dominated landscapes Catchment travel-time distributions and their role in predicting water quality across scales Modeling hydrology and water quality in depressional landscapes (prairie potholes in US and Canada, rainwater harvesting systems in India)

Dr. David Brush

Lecturer

Research Interests:

Using a mix of automated online tools and human tutors for first year courses based on Mathematics and Science Solute and colloid transport in rough-walled fractures CFD in rough-walled fractures – transition between laminar, non-linear laminar, and turbulent flow regimes Multiphase flow and transport in traditional porous media and single rough-walled fractures

Courses Taught:

Dr. Donald H. Burn

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Impacts of climate change on hydrologic variables and water resource systems Regional flood frequency analysis Analysis of drought characteristics

Current Sources of Research Funding:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Environment Canada

Dr. G. Wayne Brodland

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Arresting cancer metastasis Cell and tissue mechanics Computational modeling Mechanical testing and constitutive equations

Current Sources of Research Funding:

HFSP, CIHR, NSERC, NIH

Dr. Giovanni Cascante

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Nondestructive testing of civil infrastructure using mechanical waves Digital signal processing, non-contact vibration measurements Numerical simulations of wave propagation Dynamic soil characterization (MASW, resonant column, BE, and ultrasonics)

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, CFI, OCE, MTO, Thurber Engineering Ltd., Golder Associates, Hydro-One

Dr. Jeff Casello

P. Eng., Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Development and implementation of utility-based multi-modal travel forecasting models Traveler behavior – data collection and modeling Design and operation of public transportation systems Application of GPS/GIS to urban transportation analysis

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC - Discovery grant on sustainable transportation modeling SSHRC - Partnership Development grant assessing the impacts of Light Rail Transit on land use and transportation behavior in Waterloo Region

Dr. James R. Craig

P. Eng., Associate Professor

Dr. Monica B. Emelko

Professor & Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:

Climate change impacts on water and treatability. Physico-chemical drinking water and wastewater treatment processes. Integrated water and land management. Implications/characterization of nutrients (NOM, P, and N) for drinking water treatment. Pathogen and nanoparticle removal during drinking water and wastewater treatment. Pathogen transport in the subsurface. Quantitative microbial risk assessment. Source water protection. Riverbank (in-bank) filtration

Dr. Liping Fu

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Winter Maintenance Operations Highway Safety and Risk Analysis Traffic and Transit Operations Control under Real-time Information Vehicle Routing and Scheduling in Dynamic and Stochastic Traffic Networks Adaptive Signal Control under Real-time Information Development of On-line and Off-line Routing and Scheduling Systems for Dial-A-Ride Paratransit Systems Planning and Evaluation of Intelligent Paratransit Systems.

Dr. Robert Gracie

Assistant Professor

Please see http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/rgracie/index.html for research interests, current sources of research funding, selected publications, professional affiliations and courses taught.

Dr. Carl T. Haas

P. Eng., Professor, Canada Research Chair

Research Interests:

Areas such as 3D machine vision and modeling, data fusion, and robotics, while also applying the fundamentals of optimization, graph theory, statistical analysis, discrete event simulation, system dynamics modeling, process modeling and management, and decision theory Applications including capital projects process management and sustainability Construction engineering, management, and industrialization, Infrastructure management including roads as well as water utilities, and Workforce development

Dr. Tarek Hegazi

P. Eng., F.CSCE, Professor

Research Interests:

Computational tools for asset management and construction project management Decision support systems for scheduling, project control, and delay analysis Computerized systems for inspection planning and voice-visual project tracking Optimization models for very large-scale projects and infrastructure networks Economics of infrastructure sustainability, PPP, budgeting, and backlog   Application of neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic in construction

Dr. Bruce R. Hellinga

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Real-time prediction of near-future traffic conditions on arterials and freeways The use of Bluetooth detectors for traffic state monitoring Quantitative measures of safety of cyclists in urban areas (and potential impacts of the proposed "1m rule" in Bill 173)  Travel time reliability - measuring and estimating Public transportation operations Use of Connected Vehicle data for traffic management

Current Sources of Research Funding:

Dr. Peter M. Huck

P. Eng., Professor, Industrial Research Chair

Research Interests:

Robustness of water supply systems, with a focus on treatment Facilitating application of newer treatment technologies (e.g. UV disinfection, membranes), including integration into existing facilities Development of biological filtration as a sustainable pretreatment to reduce fouling in membranes Identification and removal of trace chemical contaminants (pharmaceuticals & endocrine disrupters) Known and emerging pathogens, and their removal/inactivation by treatment processes

Dr. Nicholas Kouwen

P. Eng., Dist. Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:

Development of the WATFLOOD hydrological modelling system Application of WATFLOOD for climate change impacts and operations The effects of vegetation on flow resistance in natural and artificial channels

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC

Dr. Hyung-Sool Lee

Associate Professor

Waterloo Environmental Biotechnology Lab

Research Interests:

Production of bio-energy (electricity, H2, and CH4) and bio-chemicals from biomass Nutrients recovery from organic waste and wastewater Thermodynamic/kinetic analyses on microbial metabolisms in engineered and natural systems

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, MEDI, CFI, GE

Dr. Bill C. Lennox

P. Eng., Dist. Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:

Stochastic modelling with application to environmental problems in groundwater, surface water, air mass transport

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, Industry

Dr. Bruce MacVicar

P. Eng., Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

River engineering, hydraulics and fluvial geomorphology. Research objectives relate to the mechanics of river processes, such as sediment transport, flow turbulence and the transport of wood, and the emergence of large scale properties of rivers such as riffle-pool bedforms, meanders, and floodplains. Practical benefits of the research include urban stormwater management, stream restoration, and the maintenance of critical habitats in rivers.

Current Sources of Research Funding:

Dr. Robert McKillop

P. Eng., Lecturer

Research Interests:

The development of deterministic event-based and continuous wetland models. Modelling the interaction between wetlands and the underlying groundwater system. Modelling the impact of urbanization and agricultural practices on wetland ecosystems.

Selected Publications:

McKillop, R. et al., Modeling the rainfall-runoff response of a headwater wetland, Water Resources Research, 35(4), pp 1165-1177, 1999.

Dr. Sriram Narasimhan

P. Eng., Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair

Research Interests:

Structural Dynamics Structural Identification and Control Vibration based Signal Processing Earthquake Engineering

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, OCE and various industrial partners

Dr. Jatin Nathwani

P. Eng., Professor, Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)

Research Interests:

Global energy transitions for a low carbon energy economy; focus on energy access and energy poverty challenges to deliver sustainable energy for all Comparative analysis of efficacy of energy policy instruments across jurisdictions Entrepreneurship models for sustainable energy Technological innovations for affordable energy to mitigate energy poverty Energy policy and life quality value assessments of energy options Life cycle energy risk management

Dr. Stefano Normani

P. Eng., Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Development and application of advanced multi-physics computational models for simulating complex subsurface environments. Modelling of density-dependent groundwater flow, contaminant fate and transport, hydromechanical coupling, and multi-phase fluid flow in porous and fractured media. Paleohydrogeological modelling of the impact of continental ice-sheets on pore fluid migration at depth in both sedimentary and crystalline rock settings.

Dr. Mahesh Pandey

P. Eng., Professor, Industrial Research Chair

Selected Publications:

Mishra, A., Pandey, M.D., Knochenhauer, M., (2010). Probabilistic Safety Criteria and Core Degradation Mechanism. Int. J. Performability Engineering, 6(1), 3-18. Deng, J., Pandey, M.D., (2009). Using partial probability weighted moments and partial maximum entropy to estimate quantiles from censored samples. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 24, 404-417.

Dr. Wayne J. Parker

P. Eng., Professor, Director of Centre for Control of Emerging Contaminants (CCEC)

Research Interests:

Anaerobic membrane bioreactors for wastewater and sludge treatment Fate of emerging contaminants in wastewater systems Pretreatment of sludges for enhanced digestion Advanced sludge digestion processes Nutrient recovery from wastewater

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC Canadian Water Network WERF Region of Waterloo Halton Region York Region

Selected Publications:

Dr. Sigrid Peldszus

Research Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Drinking water treatment Treatment of cyanotoxins and perfluorinated compounds by adsorption Models predicting organic micropollutant removals by oxidation processes Elucidate factors leading to fouling of low and high pressure membranes Fouling mitigation for membrane processes through biofiltration pre-treatment (bench and pilot scale)

Current Sources of Research Funding:

Dr. Maria Anna Polak

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Mechanics of reinforced concrete structures: constitutive modelling, shear in slabs, strengthening and rehabilitation. Constitutive modelling of engineering materials, nonlinear finite element analysis and nondestructive testing techniques for structural evaluations. Analysis and testing of polyethylene pipes installed underground using horizontal directional drilling (HDD); trenchless technologies methods.

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, ESTAC, CATT

Dr. Stanislav Potapenko

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Elasticity, Composite Materials Integral and Functional Equations of Continuum Mechanics Cosserat Solids Plates and Shells

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC

Dr. Frank F. Saccomanno

P. Eng., Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:

Transportation of dangerous goods Risk uncertainty Road accident prediction and analysis

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, Transport Canada, MTO

Dr. Eric D. Soulis

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Physics of water movement, particularly for distributed hydrological models

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, MTO, CFCAS, MSC

Dr. John Straube

P. Eng., Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Building performance (durability, energy efficiency, health, sustainability) as a function of use, climate regions, microclimates, etc. Heat air and moisture transport within building materials and systems and the resulting problems of freeze-thaw, corrosion, rot, mould, dissolution, etc. Modelling of same. New and sustainable building products, materials, and systems.

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC ASHRAE CMHC NRCan Royal Building Systems

Dr. Jon F. Sykes

P. Eng., Professor Emeritus

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC

Dr. Neil R. Thomson

P. Eng., Professor & Chair

Research Interests:

Environmental fate of contaminants in porous and fractured subsurface systems Development and assessment of soil and groundwater remediation technologies Development and application of simulation models

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, OCE, CWN, MOE

Dr. Susan L. Tighe

P. Eng., Professor, Canada Research Chair, Norman W. McLeod Chair, Director of the Centre for Pavement & Transportation Technology

Research Interests:

Incorporating Sustainability into Pavement Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management Climate Change Impacts on Long Life Infrastructure Life Cycle Economic Analysis in Public and Private Sector Infrastructure Integrating Laboratory and Field Testing to Improve Pavement Performance

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC MTO CAC OHMPA Public and Private Sector Partners

Selected Publications:

Dr. Bryan Tolson

Associate Professor

Research Interes​ts:

Advanced methods for environmental simulation model development and subsequent use in environmental decision-making  Environmental simulation model calibration, optimization, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, particularly methods for computationally expensive simulation models Water distribution system design and operational optimization Other interests include parallel computing, multi-objective optimization and the risk-based management of water and environmental systems

Dr. Timothy H. Topper

P. Eng., Dist. Professor Emeritus

Selected Publications:

Al Hammoud, R. Soudki, K.A., Topper, T., (2009). Bond Analysis of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Beams under Monotonic and Fatigue Loads, Cement and Concrete Composites, accepted.

Dr. Jeffrey S. West

P. Eng., FACI, Professor

Research Interests:

Concrete Materials: use of recycled materials and self-consolidating concrete Modular bridge systems for accelerated construction FRP materials for strengthening of existing concrete and timber structures Strength evaluation of existing concrete and timber structures Automated construction progress tracking

Selected Publications:

Dr. Michele Van Dyke

Research Associate

Research Interests:

Pathogen occurrence in watersheds Removal and treatment of microorganisms by water disinfection strategies

Contact Dr. Michele Van Dyke.

Dr. Scott Walbridge

P. Eng. Alberta, Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Fatigue performance improving post-weld treatments Fatigue behaviour of welds in steel and aluminum bridge structures Evaluation and rehabilitation of existing steel bridge structures

Current Sources of Research Funding:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) The Aluminum Association of Canada (AAC)

Dr. Wei-Chau Xie

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

Seismic risk analysis and design of engineering structures, such as nuclear power plants Reliability and safety analysis of engineering systems Dynamic stability of structures, structural dynamics and random vibration, nonlinear dynamics, and stochastic mechanics

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC Discovery Grant, NSERC CRD Grant, UNENE CRD Grant

Dr. Lei Xu

P. Eng, Professor

Research Interests:

Analysis and design of cold-formed steel structures. Stability analysis, design and optimization of steel framed structures. Performance-based seismic analysis and design of building structures. Fire performance of steel framed structures and cold-formed steel structures. Vibration performance of lightweight floor systems.

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, CSSBI

Jessica Rossi

Acting Research Administration Assistant - CPATT

Responsibilities

Victoria Tolton

(on secondment until January 2019) Administrative Co-ordinator, Graduate Studies

Responsibilities

Scheduling (Graduate courses) Graduate applicants Graduate Research Studentship (GRS) management Graduate scholarship representative Graduate program inquiries and advising

Lisa Schneider

Administrative Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Studies - EnvE & GeoE

Responsibilities

Scheduling (Undergraduate courses) EnvE & GeoE Undergraduate program inquiries & advising Undergraduate marketing, communications & recruitment Undergraduate website & calendar

Lorraine Quast

Administrative Assistant to the Chair

Responsibilities

Coordinate Chair's schedule Faculty recruitment, DACA process and new Faculty orientation Adjunct, cross, sessional and Faculty appointments Reimbursements (not research related)

Shirley Springall

Administrative Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Studies - Civil

Responsibilities

Midterm, final exam & Undergraduate course scheduling Text Books Civil Undergraduate program inquiries & advising TA/CA inquiries URI’s, NSERC & USRA’s

Anne M. Allen

Technologist - Geotechnical Engineering

Responsibilities

Teaching of Geotechnical Undergraduate labs

Assistance with other Undergraduate labs within Civil & Environmental Engineering

Assistance with Research related to the Geotechnical discipline

Dr. Rania Al-Hammoud

Graduate Attributes Lecturer

Research Interests:

Rehabilitation and Durability of Concrete Structures Advanced Materials such as Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) Design and rehabilitation of infrastructure specifically bridges Reliability and Risk Assessment of Structures Active Learning in Engineering Education

Current Sources of Research Funding:

University of Waterloo Start-up fund

Selected Publications:

Mark Merlau

Technologist - Environmental Engineering

Responsibilities

  Instruction of undergraduate Water Quality labs.   Technical support for teaching and research activities.   Assistance with the design of experimental set-ups.   Operation and troubleshooting of lab equipment.   Maintain stock of chemicals and lab supplies.

Dr. Rebecca K. Saari

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Air pollution, greenhouse gases, and trade Air quality impacts and benefits under energy and climate policy Health impacts of air pollution under future climate Environmental inequality; pollution and policy impacts by income group Integrated economic, health impact, and air quality modeling

Current Sources of Research Funding:

University of Waterloo Start-up Fund

Selected Publications:

Hassan Baaj

P. Eng., Associate Professor | Associate Chair – Pavement Materials, Norman W. McLeod Chair in Sustainable Pavements | Associate Director, Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology

Research Interests:

Characterisation and modelling of the behaviour of construction materials (aggregates, cement, concrete, bitumen, and asphalt mixes). Smart pavement materials and structures for the road of the future (Nanomaterials, Self-Healing Materials, Phase-Change Materials, Anti-oxidants, Connected pavements) Mechanistic pavement design methods for flexible and rigid pavements

Eleanor Clarke

Acting Department Secretary

Responsibilities

General inquiries and customer service Conference, seminar and general room bookings Key distribution Supply orders Mail distribution and courier Mailboxes Assistance with exam and course note printing

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