Faculty profiles

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

Assistant 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

Dr. James R. Craig

P. Eng., Associate Professor

Dr. Monica B. Emelko

Associate 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

Assistant 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

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