Active Faculty

Thumbnail Mathieu Bauchy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Development of high-performance and sustainable glasses and cement for infrastructure and handled devices applications; multi-scale simulations of materials.
         5731B Boelter Hall         (310) 825-9991
bozorgniasmall Yousef Bozorgnia, Ph.D., P.E.
Visiting Professor
Structural engineering, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology.
5731 Boelter Hall (510) 642-3489
Thumbnail Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs
Geotechnical earthquake engineering with a focus on soil-structure interaction, liquefaction, data acquisition and processing, and numerical analysis.
         5731D Boelter Hall         (310) 825-9819
Thumbnail Henry V. Burton, Ph.D., S.E.
Assistant Professor
Structural/Earthquake engineering, structural reliability, enhanced seismic performance systems, performance-based design and assessment methods, community resilience.
         5732E Boelter Hall         (310) 825-2843
Thumbnail J.R. DeShazo, Ph.D.
Professor, Joint Appointment with Public Policy and Urban Planning
Regulatory policy, institutional design, environmental economics, energy economics, and electric vehicles.
         5731 Boelter Hall         (310) 593-1198
Thumbnail Jay Famiglietti, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Hydrologic modeling, climate change impact on water cycle and freshwater resources, water and sustainability issues.
         5731 Boelter Hall         (310) 825-2471
Thumbnail Mekonnen Gebremichael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Hydrologic remote sensing; Uncertainty analysis; Water resource management and governance; International water resource development.
         5732F Boelter Hall         (310) 794-4239
Thumbnail Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D.
Membrane materials and processes; Nanoscience and nanotechnology; Interfacial science and engineering; Bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation; Desalination and advanced water treatment.
         5732G Boelter Hall         (310) 206-3735
Thumbnail Jennifer A. Jay, Ph.D.
Aquatic chemistry, environmental microbiology.
         5732H Boelter Hall         (310) 267-5365
Thumbnail Jiann-Wen Woody Ju, Ph.D., P.E.
Damage mechanics, micromechanics of composites, advanced material modeling, computational mechanics, nanomechanics, nondestructive and destructive testing, durability and damage of concrete and stucco, construction defects, fracture mechanics, biomechanics, failure analysis, geomechnanics, reliability and service life.
         5731K Boelter Hall         (310) 206-1751
Thumbnail Robert E. Kayen, Ph.D., P.E.
Adjunct Professor
Geomatics and Terrestrial Laser-Topographic Modeling, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Engineering Geology, Applied Geophysics.
         5732 Boelter Hall         (650) 329-4195
Thumbnail Donald R. Kendall, Ph.D., P.E.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Water supply reliability, water quality, and resource planning.
         5731G Boelter Hall         (209) 724-4337
Thumbnail Dennis Lettenmaier, Ph.D., NAE
Professor, Joint Appointment with Geography
Hydrologic modeling and prediction, hydrology-climate interactions, and hydrologic change.
         1145 Bunche Hall         (310) 794-4327
Thumbnail Shaily Mahendra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Environmental microbiology, biodegradation of groundwater contaminants, microbial-nanomaterial interactions, nanotoxicology, applications of molecular biological and isotopic tools in environmental engineering.
         5732C Boelter Hall         (310) 794-9850
McGuire Michael J. McGuire, Ph.D., NAE
Adjunct Professor
Control of trace contaminants in drinking water.
         5713 Boelter Hall         (310) 560-2357
Thumbnail Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Graduate Affairs
Surface hydrology, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and data assimilation.
         5732D Boelter Hall         (310) 267-5490
Thumbnail George Mylonakis, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Geotechnical earthquake engineering, Soil structure interaction.
         5731 Boelter Hall
Thumbnail Issam N. Najm, Ph.D., P.E.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Optimization of physical and chemical processes in drinking water treatment.
         5731G Boelter Hall         (818) 366-8340
Thumbnail Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., G.E.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Geotechnical engineering, slope stability, constitutive modeling.
         5732E Boelter Hall         (310) 825-2843
Thumbnail Thomas A. Sabol, Ph.D., S.E.
Adjunct Professor
Structural engineering design, steel seismic systems, earthquake engineering, seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structures.
         5732E Boelter Hall         (323) 733-2640×360
sant Gaurav Sant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Henry Samueli Fellow
Development and design of sustainable low-CO­2 foot-print materials for infrastructure construction applications.
         5731J Boelter Hall         (310) 206-3084
stenstrom2 Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.
Process development and control for water and wastewater treatment plants.
         5714 Boelter Hall         (310) 825-1408
Thumbnail Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Chair
Geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and engineering seismology.
         5731 Boelter Hall         (310) 206-2990
Thumbnail Keith D. Stolzenbach, Ph.D., P.E.
Environmental fluid mechanics and transport.
         5732J Boelter Hall         (310) 206-7624
Thumbnail Ertugrul Taciroglu, Ph.D.
Computational solid and structural mechanics, constitutive modeling of materials, structural health monitoring, performance-based earthquake engineering, and soil-structure interaction.
         5731E Boelter Hall         (310) 267-4655
Thumbnail Mladen Vucetic, Ph.D.
Geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, laboratory testing of soils.
         5750 Boelter Hall         (310) 206-6260
Thumbnail John W. Wallace, Ph.D., P.E.
Structural/Earthquake engineering, design methodologies, seismic evaluation and retrofit, large-scale laboratory and field studies/testing. Structural instrumentation and monitoring.
         5731C Boelter Hall         (310) 206-7124
Thumbnail William W-G. Yeh, Ph.D., NAE
Richard G. Newman AECOM Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering
Groundwater hydrology, modeling of solute transport in groundwater, optimization of water resources systems.
         5732B Boelter Hall         (310) 825-2300
Thumbnail Jian Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and mechanics, seismic protective devices and strategies, soil-structure interaction and bridge engineering.
         5731G Boelter Hall         (310) 825-7986


Eric-AhlbergSMALL Eric Ahlberg, Ph.D., P.E.
Lecturer and Managing Engineer at Exponent
Soil-structure interaction of foundation elements.
         2549 Boelter Hall         (310)825-6516
K. Dirk Bondy, S.E.
Lecturer and President of Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc.
Post-tensioned concrete design.
         5731 Boelter Hall         (310) 825-1851
IMGP000_000 Phillip Gedalanga, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Scholar
Environmental microbiology, environmental biotechnology, biodegradation of groundwater contaminants.
        5732L Boelter Hall         (310) 267-5465
photo_Gibson_Patsmall Patrick Gibson, P.E., PTOE
Lecturer and President of Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc.
Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Parking
        5731 Boelter Hall         (213) 683-0088
saeedsmall Saeedreza Hafeznezami, Ph.D., P.E.
Geochemical modeling and remediation of groundwater.
        5732L Boelter Hall         (562) 852-6243
Mark HershbergSMALL Mark Hershberg, S.E.
Lecturer and Principal at KPFF
Structural engineering design, steel structures, earthquake engineering, seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structures.
        5732L Boelter Hall         (310) 665-1536
IMGP000_000 Sim-lin Lau, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Staff Research Associate at UCLA Computer Science
Climate variability, impact assessment of agricultural technology uptake, agricultural policy.
        3561J Boelter Hall         (310) 825-2303
walter-okitsuSMALL Walter Okitsu
Lecturer and Co-Founder of KOA Corporation
Traffic engineering, ground transportation engineering; transportation planning.
        5731 Boelter Hall         (213) 342-1208
BuWangsmall Bu Wang, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Scholar
Material design, multiscale simulations.
        5732L Boelter Hall         (310) 860-6212

Emeriti Faculty

Thumbnail Stanley B. Dong, Ph.D., P.E.
dong@seas.ucla.edu 5731 Boelter Hall (310) 825-5353
Structural mechanics, mechanics of composite materials, computational methods.
Thumbnail Lewis P. Felton, Ph.D.
felton@seas.ucla.edu 5731D Boelter Hall (310) 825-5633
Structural analysis, structural mechanics, automated optimum structural design, including reliability based design.
Thumbnail Michael E. Fourney, Ph.D., P.E.
fourney@seas.ucla.edu 5731D Boelter Hall (310) 825-5633
Experimental mechanics, laser holography, optical metrology, experimental mechanics, fracture of concrete.
Thumbnail Gary C. Hart, Ph.D., P.E.
hart@wai.com 5731D Boelter Hall (310) 998-9154
Earthquake design of buildings, evaluation and strengthening of existing and historic buildings for earthquake hazard, limit state structural design criteria development, base isolation of buildings, probabilistic structural dynamics.
Perrine Richard L. Perrine, Ph.D.
perrine@seas.ucla.edu 5731D Boelter Hall (310) 825-2636
Flow through porous materials, transport phenomena, environmental science and engineering with applications to problems of air and water pollution.
Thumbnail Moshe F. Rubinstein, Ph.D.
mrubinst@ucla.edu 5731D Boelter Hall (310) 825-7731
Systems analysis and design, problem-solving and decision-making models.
Thumbnail Lawrence G. Selna, Ph.D., S.E.
selna@seas.ucla.edu 5731D Boelter Hall (310) 825-5502
Reinforced concrete, earthquake engineering.