Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD Students

Delgado Vela, Jeseth

Advisor: Dr. Nancy Love
Research Interest(s): Microbial ecology in water treatment systems, bioprocess modeling

Feng, Chen

Advisor: Dr. Vineet Kamat
Research Interest(s): Construction and Civil Engineering Automation and Robotics via Computer Vision, Photogrammetry, Machine Learning, and AR/VR.

Gu, Wenyu

Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Semrau
Research Interest(s): Microbial genetic engineering; biofuel production; bioremediation; microbial migration of greenhouse gas emissions; microbial metal uptake.

Hubler, Jonathan

Advisor: Dr. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
Research Interest(s): Static and dynamic response of soils in the laboratory and field, Soil liquefaction, Laboratory testing of soils, Sustainability in geotechnical engineering

Jebelli, Houtan

Advisor: Dr. SangHyun Lee
Institution: University of Michigan

Otero-Diaz, Margarita

Advisor: Dr. Avery Demond
Research Interest(s): Impact of biofuels on surface water quality due to desorption of organochlorine pesticides from contaminated sediments


Das, Saikat

Advisor: Dr. Brian Ellis
Research Interest(s): Oil & Natural Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Thin Films, Catalysis, Interfacial Science, Surfactants, Nanotechnology, Separations

Fonoll Almansa, Xavier

Advisor: Dr. Lutgarde Raskin and Dr. Steven Skerlos
Research Interest(s): Biological process for solid waste and waste water treatment; Bio-refinery; Life cycle assessment; Sustainability; Integrated waste systems; Process modelling

Haig, Sarah Jane

Advisor: Dr. Lutgarde Raskin
Research Interest(s): Detection of emerging contaminant degraders, design of new plumbing materials & understanding the factors that affect antibiotic resistance in premise plumbing

Sotomayor, Francisco

Advisor: Dr. Christian M. Lastoskie
Research Interest(s): Air Pollution Control Systems, Sustainable Material Design, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Carbon Dioxide Capture, Adsorption Processes, Molecular Simulations