Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty members are conducting research across five (5) major civil engineering specialty areas:
Solid hazardous waste management, bioremediation of soil and water contaminated with chlorinated solvents and hydrocarbons, in situ treatment of municipal landfill leachate, water supply and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, air pollution control, air quality monitoring, and atmospheric dispersion modeling
Current research in the area of environmental engineering is being funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) via the Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence program. This research is conducted to aid the rehabilitation of sewer infrastructure. Through AREP, NASA and DOE are funding soil remediation research with respect to petroleum and chlorinated solvent contamination.
Subsurface exploration that leads to proper design and analysis of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, tunnels, and dams
Work in structural mechanics and computational methods, analysis and design of reinforced concrete, timber, and steel structures
Pavement design and microstructure characterization, modeling, simulation and visualization for pavement materials and geo-materials, and composite geo-materials
Transportation research projects - including pavements and concrete applications - are funded by the Louisiana Transportation Research Center, the United States Department of Transportation, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Department of Defense, via the Army Research Office, as well as the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Water Resources Engineering
Dam safety, streamflow modeling, groundwater pollution control, and runoff calculations using GIS
The United States Bureau of Reclamation is funding dam safety research in the area of water resources engineering.
Faculty Areas of Interest
Carriere, Patrick Ph.D., P.E, Professor - Patrick_Carriere@subr.edu
Areas of Interest: Water Supply and Treatment, Wastewater Collection and Treatment, Remediation of Contaminated Soils, and Water Resources Management
Lawson, Huey, Assistant Professor - Huey_Lawson@subr.edu
Areas of Interest: Structures, Technology Applications, Multimedia Communications
Onu, Chukwu, Ph.D., Professor - Chukwu_Onu@subr.edu
Areas of Interest: Biochemical Processes, Biomass Energy Recovery, Landfill Treatment, and Solid/Hazardous Waste Management, Wastewater Treatment Design and Optimization
LINK TO Chukwu Onu Brief
Shin, Alex Hak-Chul, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor - HakChul_Shin@subr.edu
Areas of Interest: Pavement Design and Rehabilitation, Concrete Material Characterization and Testing, Mechanical Behavior of Bi-material Interfaces, Strain-rate Effect on Material Behavior, Numerical Modeling and Analysis of Material/Structures under Impact/Explosive Loading
Yin, Hang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Hang_Yin@subr.edu
Areas of Interest: Size Kinetics and Mechanics of Soft Clays, Low-dimensional Clay-exopolymer Micro Flocs for Energy and Marine Ecosystem Sustainability, Mechanisms of Clay-exopolymer Interactions and Numerical Simulation, Hydrological Modeling, Water Resources Management, Wastewater Treatment
LINK TO Hang Yin Brief