University of Southern California

Viterbi School of Engineering

Civil Engineering — Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kaprielian Hall 210
(213) 740-0603
FAX: (213) 744-1426

Chair: Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D.

Associate Chair: Erik Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Environmental Engineering: Amy Childress, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Environmental Engineering: Massoud Pirbazari, Ph.D.


Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Burcin Becerik-Gerber, D.Des.

Fred Champion Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D.

Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology: Roger Ghanem, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering)

Professors: James C. Anderson, Ph.D.*; Amy Childress, Ph.D.; Roger Ghanem, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Erik A. Johnson, Ph.D.; Jiin-Jen Lee, Ph.D., P.E.*; Vincent W. Lee, Ph.D.; Patrick Lynett, Ph.D.; Sami F. Masri, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D., CPE (Industrial and Systems Engineering); Massoud Pirbazari, Ph.D.; Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D.; Lucio Soibelman, Ph.D.; Costas Synolakis, Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering); Mihailo Trifunac, Ph.D.; L. Carter Wellford, Ph.D.; Hung Leung Wong, Ph.D.*

Associate Professor: Burcin Becerik-Gerber, D.Des.

Assistant Professors: George Ban-Weiss, Ph.D.; Felipe deBarros, Ph.D.; Kelly Sanders, Ph.D.; Ketan Savla, Ph.D.; Adam Smith, Ph.D.; Qiming Wang, Ph.D.

Professors of Engineering Practice: Gregg E. Brandow Jr., Ph.D., P.E.; Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. (Public Policy); Henry M. Koffman, P.E.

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice: Amy Rechenmacher, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer: Dana Sherman, Esq.* (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

Joint Appointments: David J. Gerber, D.Des. (Architecture); Genevieve Giuliano, Ph.D. (Public Policy); Behrokh Khoshnevis, Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering); James Moffett, Ph.D. (Marine Environmental Biology); James Moore, Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering, Public Policy); Firdaus E. Udwadia, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering); John P. Wilson, Ph.D. (Sociology)

Research Professor: Michael Orosz (Information Sciences Institute)

Research Assistant Professor: Scott Fruin, Ph.D. (Environmental Health, Keck School of Medicine)

Adjunct Associate Professor: Hanh Dam Le-Griffin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Navid Nastar, Ph.D.

Adjunct Research Professors: Maria I. Todorovska, Ph.D.; Yan Xiao, Ph.D., P.E.; Dongxiao Zhang, Ph.D.

Adjunct Research Assistant Professors: Jose C. Borrero, Ph.D.; John Caffrey, Ph.D.; Mohammad R. Jahanshahi, Ph.D.; Mazen Wahbeh, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors: Mihran S. Agbabian, Ph.D., P.E.; George V. Chilingar, Ph.D.; Joseph S. Devinny, Ph.D.; Geoffrey Martin, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as a profession. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers.

Chi Epsilon is based on broad principles of scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. Civil engineering students who rank in the upper one-third of the junior or senior class are eligible for membership. These qualifications will make one eligible but not necessarily acceptable. Each member must be well skilled in all four of the basic principles.