Core Faculty

Name / Title Contact Information Specialization
A. Emin Aktan
John Roebling Professor of Inf
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AEL Room 270
Health monitoring and management of Large Infrastructure Systems with emphasis on Structural Health Monitoring

Curriculum Vitae


Franklin Moon
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Rutgers University, CoRE 620
Structural health monitoring, structural identification, long-term bridge performance, asset management, infrastructure resilience
Ivan Bartoli
Associate Professor
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AEL 273-B
Non-Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring, Dynamic Identification, Stress Wave Propagation Modeling.
Antonios Kontsos
Associate Professor
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AEL 172 A
Applied Mechanics; Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics; Modeling of smart/multifunctional materials
Kurt Sjoblom
Assistant Professor
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Laboratory Testing of Geomaterials, Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Engineering
Yaghoob Farnam
Assistant Professor
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AEL 273-E
Advanced and sustainable materials for civil engineering applications; advanced materials characterization, monitoring, and nondestructive evaluation; service life assessment and improvement of concrete infrastructure.

Affiliated Faculty

Name / Title Contact Information Specialization
Franco Montalto
Associate Professor
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Alumni Engineering Labs Room 273-F
Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, water interventions
Peter DeCarlo
Assistant Professor, Graduate
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Outdoor air quality, particulate matter size and composition instrumentation and measurements, source apportionment of ambient particulate matter, climate impacts of particulate matter
Patrick Gurian
Associate Professor
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Alumni Engineering Labs Room 280-G
Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems, novel adsorbent materials, environmental standard setting, Bayesian statistical modeling, community outreach and environmental health
Thomas Hewett
Professor Emeritus
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PSA D-204
Human computer interaction, cognitive engineering, design of computing systems to support creative work
Alan C.W. Lau
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Curtis Hall 155 B
Damage and damage tolerance in biological tissues and engineered materials; Deformation and fracture in nano-devices and macroscopic structures; Structural integrity and structural health monitoring; Health-care inspired engineering; Computational simulation.
Karen Miu
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Bossone 413a
Power systems; distribution networks; distribution automation; optimization; system analysis.
Sabrina Spatari
Associate Professor
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Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-G
Research in Industrial Ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Tein-Min Tan
Associate Professor
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Curtis Hall 155C
Mechanics of composites; computational mechanics and finite-elements methods; structural dynamics.
Jin Wen
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Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-H
Building Energy Efficiency, Intelligent Building, Net-zero Building, and Indoor Environment Quality
Marcello Balduccini
Assistant Professor
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Saint Joseph's University, MV247
Knowledge representation, logic programming, constraint programming, planning, diagnosis, agent architectures, cognitive robotics, natural language processing, information retrieval, question answering, malware detection and mitigation, cyber-physical systems

Current Ph.D. Students Supervised

  • Benjamin Cohen, PhD Student, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University,
  • Qiang Mao, PhD Student, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University,
  • Shi Ye, PhD Student, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University,
  • Mustafa Omer Furkan, PhD Student,Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University
  • Xiangang Lai, PhD Student, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University,
  • John Braley, PhD Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University

Post-Doctoral Research Associates Supervised

  • Matteo Mazzotti, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University

Past Ph.D. Students Supervised

Past Post-Doctoral Research Associates Supervised

  • Dr. Yun Zhou (Assistant Professor, Hunan University, China)
  • Dr. Jian Zhang (Assistant Professor, Southeast University, China)
  • Dr. F. N. Catbas (Assistant Professor,University of Central Florida)
  • Dr. M. Pervizpour (Assistant Professor, Widener University)

Post M.S. and Undergraduate Students Supervised through Research

  • Michelle Burnworth (Drexel University)
  • Charles Young (Drexel University)
  • Aliya Turner (Drexel University)
  • Edward Gormley (Drexel University)
  • Katherine Sitter (Drexel University)
  • Thomas Golecki (Drexel University)
  • Nathaniel Dubbs (Drexel University)
  • Mark Donovan (Drexel University)