Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Directory

Tim Colling

  • Director, Center for Technology & Training
  • Staff, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

John S. Gierke, PE

  • Chair, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Ground water Engineering
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Subsurface Remediation

Research Interests

  • Field performance of air sparging for removing volatile organic chemicals from ground water
  • Volatile organic vapor transport in unsaturated soils
  • Sulfur dioxide interactions with volcanic ash

Chris Gilbertson

  • Associate Director, Center for Technology & Training
  • Staff, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Robert M. Handler

  • Staff, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Operations Manager/Senior Research Engineer, Sustainable Futures Institute

Research Interests

  • Sustainable water and energy systems
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Biofuels
  • Aquaponics and hydroponics
  • Sustainable manufacturing processes
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Iron chemistry
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Natural resource economics
Andrea Hernandez

Andrea Munoz Hernandez

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

William Leder

  • Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Public transportation planning and engineering
  • Airport planning and design
  • Railroad engineering
  • Design-build contracting for large transportation projects
  • Project management

Thomas Oommen

  • Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Methods in Geomechanics
  • Computational Geoscience
  • Remote Sensing for Geotechniques
  • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Engineering Geology and Geoinformatics

Research Interests

  • Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations
  • Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture
  • Geotechnical asset monitoring

Kurt Paterson

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering