Structural, Construction, and Geotechnical Engineering

Arindam Gan Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor

PI and Director, NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF)
Co-Director, Lab. Wind Engineering Research, Extreme Events Institute, an FIU Preeminent Program
Fellow, Extreme Events Institute

Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2004
Structural and Wind Engineering

Office: EC 3604
Phone: (305) 348-0518

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure & Sustainability

Vasant H. Surti Professor of Civil Engineering
Director, MOSS School of Construction, Infrastructure & Sustainability
Director, Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
Director, Preeminent Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure (InteRaCt)
2015 White House Champion of Change: Transportation Innovator

Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1985
Structural and Bridge Engineering

Office: EC 3677
Phone: 305-348-3821

Website: https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/


Hesham Ali, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.M

Green Paving Professor of Practice

Ph.D., The City University of New York, 1997
Structural and Pavement Engineering

Office: EC 3602
Phone: (305) 348-6755

Carlos M Chang, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M, 2007
Civil Engineering Systems and Management

Carlos M. Chang, Ph.D., P.E., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). Prior to joining FIU in August 2020, he worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Associate Researcher at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), external consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and international engineering companies.

Dr. Chang’s main research interests are in the fields of asset management with emphasis on “smart” infrastructure systems, materials and resilient pavements, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA). His overall research objective is to foster the development and implementation of an integrated analytical approach towards sustainable design, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure assets. His research work involves the development of advanced decision-making models, methodologies, and tools based on multi-objective decision criteria, statistical analysis, simulation processes, optimization techniques, and risk analysis methods to assess infrastructure performance under complex scenarios.  Dr. Chang’s research work has been sponsored by  the National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP), Metropolitan Transportation Commission in California (MTC), Accelerated Bridge Construction Center (ABC), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT),  El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the City of El Paso. His research work is documented in more than 100 publications including papers in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, books, and technical reports.

During his tenure period at the University of Texas at El Paso, Dr. Chang’s developed a teaching portfolio of 14 undergraduate and graduate level courses and served as the faculty advisor of student chapter including Chi Epsilon, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE),  Transportation Leadership Council (TLC); and International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship program. He developed two study abroad programs: (1) “Global and Regional Sustainability Engineering” in partnership with the University of Piura (UDEP) in Perú; and “Developing Multidisciplinary Global Skills to Prepare Engineering Students for Leading Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions” with the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina. Dr. Chang was also instrumental in the implementation of the Transatlantic Dual Master’s Degree Program in Transportation and Logistics Systems with the participation of the Czech Technical University and University of Zilina. Due to his unique combination of academic and practical experience, Dr. Chang developed the “Engineering in Practice” program that was conceived to extend the students’ education beyond the classroom by merging teaching, research, and service. This program was three-times recipient of the “Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education” by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Dr. Chang received the TSPE Excellence Award from the Texas Society of Professional Engineering for promoting professional practice through education.

Dr. Chang is a member of many technical committees and expert groups. He is the Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Systems Committee (ASCE – ISC); Research Coordinator of the Transportation Research Board Pavement Management Systems Committee; Vice President of the International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (iSMARTI) in the United States; and Executive Board member of the Instituto de la Construcción y Gerencia (ICG) in Perú. He is also former Chair of the International Road Federation (IRF) Asset Management Task Force, U.S. Delegate of the Ibero-Latin-American Asphalt Congress (CILA), Chair of the Committee for the Implementation of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design (CIDMEP),  visiting professor at EAFIT University  and Universidad del Norte in Colombia, and Ricardo Palma University and University of Piura in Perú.

Office: CE 1241

Website: cchang.fiu.edu


Amal Elawady, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario, 2016
Structural and Wind Engineering

Office: EC 3629
Phone: (305) 348-0256

David Garber, Ph.D. P.E.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Civil Engineering

Office: EC 3627
Phone: (305) 348-4879

Larry Griffis, P.E.

Professor of Practice

M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1971.
Structures Engineering


Kingsley Lau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2010
Structural Engineering

Office: EC 3607
Phone: (305) 348-6124

Seung Jae Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Civil Engineering

Office: EC 3626
Phone: (305) 348-1086

Website: http://web.eng.fiu.edu/sjlee


Armin Mehrabi, Ph.D., P.E., MBA

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
Civil Engineering

Office: EC 3627
Phone: (305) 348-3653

Emil Simiu, Ph.D.

Wall of Wind™ Professor of Practice

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
Stuctural and Wind Engineering


Ioannis Zisis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Concordia University, 2011
Structural and Environmental Wind Engineering

Office: EC 3608
Phone: (305) 348-4869

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Anna Bernardo-Bricker, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor

Ph.D., Florida International University, 2008
Environmental Engineering and Air Pollution

Office: EC 3746
Phone: (305) 348-3825

Ali Ebrahimian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2015
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office:

Hector R. Fuentes, Ph.D, P.E., B.C.E.E.

Professor

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1982
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Office: EC 3671
Phone: (305) 348-2837

Website: http://myweb.fiu.edu/fuentes/


Shonali Laha, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor and Fellow of The Honors College

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1992
Environmental Engineering

Office: EC 3742
Phone: (305) 348-1092

Arturo S. Leon, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
Water Resources Engineering

Office: EC 3361
Phone: (305) 348-1370

Website: web.eng.fiu.edu/arleon/


Cora Martinez, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor

Ph.D., Florida International University, 2009
Water Resources Engineering

Office: EC 3601
Phone: (305) 348-0258

Walter Tang, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1993
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Office: EC 3675
Phone: (305) 348-3046

Berrin Tansel, Ph.D., P.E.

Undergraduate Program Director and Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
Environmental Engineering

Office: EC 3676
Phone: (305) 348-2928

Transportation Engineering

Priyanka Alluri, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Clemson University, 2010
Transportation Engineering

Office: EC 3628
Phone: (305) 348-3485

Fabian Cevallos, Ph.D.

Transit Program Director

Lehman Center for Transportation Research
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2006
Transportation Engineering

Office: EC 3609
Phone: (305) 348-3144

Website: lctr.org/PeoplePic/fcevallos.htm


Albert Gan, Ph.D.

Professor

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1996
Transportation Engineering

Office: EC 3674
Phone: (305) 348-3116
Email : gana@fiu.edu

Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990
Transportation Engineering

Office: EC 3605
Phone: (305) 348-0092

Xia Jin, Ph.D., AICP

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Transportation Engineering

Office: EC 3603
Phone: (305) 348-2825

Khokiat Kengskool, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice (I.E.) and Director of International Programs for Southeast Asia

Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986
Industrial Engineering

Office: EC 3673
Phone: (305) 348-1094

Professors Emeriti

Lambert Tall, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1961
Structural Engineering


LeRoy Thompson, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Rice University, 1971
Structural Engineering


Oktay Ural, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1964
Civil Engineering