Architectural Engineering

Major: Architectural Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSAE)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 190.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
17-2199

About the Program

The architectural engineering major prepares graduates for professional work in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. The program develops engineers familiar with all aspects of safe and economical construction. Students study the principles of structural support and external cladding, building environmental systems, and project management and develop depth in at least one area.

The program integrates building disciplines, including coordination with architects, construction managers, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, and others. Students use computer-aided design tools to understand system interactions, perform analysis, design, scheduling, and cost analysis, and present their work.

The first two years of the curriculum cover fundamentals necessary for all engineers. The pre-junior and junior years emphasize building systems and the principles governing their performance. In addition to the core engineering and science, students learn architectural approaches through studio design. Seniors focus on either structural or building environmental systems design, as well as a full-year realistic design project. The academic program is complemented by exposure to professional practice in the co-op experience.

A special feature of the major is senior design. A group of students works with a faculty advisor to develop a significant design project selected by the group. All architectural engineering students participate in a design project.

Mission Statement

The civil and architectural engineering faculty are responsible for delivering an outstanding curriculum that equips our graduates with the broad technical knowledge, design proficiency, professionalism, and communications skills required for them to make substantial contributions to society and to enjoy rewarding careers.  

Program Educational Objectives

Architectural engineering graduates will become responsible professionals who analyze, design, construct, manage, or operate various types of buildings and their systems, and/or advance knowledge of the field.

Student Outcomes

The department’s student outcomes reflect the skills and abilities that the curriculum is designed to provide to students by the time they graduate. These are:  

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of the engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Concentration Options

Mechanical Concentration (HVAC)

Students who choose the mechanical concentration (HVAC) prepare for careers dealing with the building environment. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in the many design aspects of building environmental control, including:

  • building load definitions
  • equipment selection and design
  • distribution system design
  • control systems design
  • energy analysis and system optimization
  • building operation for safety, economy and maximum performance

Structural Concentration

Students who choose the structural concentration prepare for careers dealing with the building structure. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in the design of the many aspects of building structure including:

  • building load definitions
  • structural system design
  • foundation system design

Digital Building Concentration

Students who choose the digital building concentration prepare for careers dealing with the role of computer technology in building design, construction and operation. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in:

  • development and use of Building Information Models (BIM) and databases
  • configuration and operation of building sensor and actuator networks and monitoring systems
  • developing and maintaining construction schedules, databases and monitoring systems

Additional Information

The Architectural Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

For more information about this major, contact the program director:
Michael Waring, PhD
Associate Professor
Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
msw59@drexel.edu

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education requirements *12.0
Free elective3.0
Foundation Requirements
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design & Data Analysis3.0
ENGR 113First-Year Engineering Design3.0
ENGR 131Introductory Programming for Engineers3.0
or ENGR 132 Programming for Engineers
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Major Requirements
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
AE 391Architectural Engineering Design II4.0
AE 544Building Envelope Systems3.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 191Studio 1-AE3.0
ARCH 192Studio 2-AE3.0
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CAEE 202Introduction to Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering3.0
CAEE 203System Balances and Design in CAEE 3.0
CAEE 212Geologic Principles in Engineering4.0
CAEE 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
Concentration Courses29.0-34.0
Students select one of the following concentrations for a total of 29.0-34.0 credits:
Building Systems Concentration
Control Systems for HVAC
Structural Analysis I
Structural Design I
Heat Transfer
HVAC Loads
HVAC Equipment
Three professional electives
Structural Concentration
Structural Analysis I
Structural Design I
Soil Mechanics I
Soil Mechanics II
First Principles of Structural Design
Structural Design II
Structural Design III
Dynamics
Two professional electives
Digital Building Concentration
Intelligent Buildings
Structural Analysis I
Structural Design I
Contracts And Specifications I
Techniques of Project Control
Database Management Systems
Information Technology for Engineers
Three professional electives
Total Credits190.0-195.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.


Sample Plan of Study

BS Architectural Engineering, Building Systems Concentration

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0PHYS 1014.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0PHYS 1024.0 
UNIV E1011.0   
 15.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0ARCH 1913.0AE 3403.0AE 2203.5
ENGL 103 or 1133.0CAEE 2033.0ARCH 1413.0ARCH 1423.0
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0CAEE 2124.0CIVE 3304.0
PHYS 2014.0ENGR 2323.0CIVE 3203.0MEM 2304.0
 MEM 2023.0  
 17 18 16 18.5
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3904.0AE 3914.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1433.0CIVE 3033.0  
CIVE 3024.0General Education elective*3.0  
MEM 3454.0Professional elective*3.0  
Free elective3.0   
 18 13 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
AE 5443.0CAE 4923.0AE 4303.0 
CAE 4913.0MEM 4143.0CAE 4933.0 
CAEE 3613.0Professional elective*3.0Professional elective*3.0 
MEM 4133.0General Education elective*3.0General Education elective*3.0 
General Education elective*3.0   
 15 12 12 
Total Credits 190

BS Architectural Engineering, Building Systems Concentration

5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0PHYS 1014.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0PHYS 1024.0 
UNIV E1011.0   
 15.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0ARCH 1913.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENGL 103 or 1133.0CAEE 2033.0  
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0  
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0  
PHYS 2014.0ENGR 2323.0  
 MEM 2023.0  
 17 18 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3403.0AE 2203.5COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1413.0ARCH 1423.0  
ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0  
CAEE 2124.0CIVE 3304.0  
CIVE 3203.0MEM 2304.0  
 16 18.5 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3904.0AE 3914.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1433.0CIVE 3033.0  
CIVE 3024.0General Education elective*3.0  
MEM 3454.0Professional elective*3.0  
Free elective3.0   
 18 13 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
AE 5443.0CAE 4923.0AE 4303.0 
CAE 4913.0MEM 4143.0CAE 4933.0 
CAEE 3613.0Professional elective*3.0Professional elective*3.0 
MEM 4133.0General Education elective*3.0General Education elective*3.0 
General Education elective*3.0   
 15 12 12 
Total Credits 190

BS Architectural Engineering, Structural Concentration

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0 
UNIV E1011.0   
 15.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0ARCH 1913.0AE 3403.0AE 2203.5
ENGL 103 or 1133.0CAEE 2033.0ARCH 1413.0ARCH 1423.0
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0CAEE 2124.0CIVE 3304.0
PHYS 2014.0ENGR 2323.0CIVE 3203.0MEM 2304.0
 MEM 2023.0  
 17 18 16 18.5
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3904.0AE 3914.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1433.0CIVE 3033.0  
CIVE 3024.0General Education elective*3.0  
MEM 3454.0Professional elective*3.0  
Free elective3.0   
 18 13 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
AE 5443.0CAE 4923.0AE 4303.0 
CAE 4913.0MEM 4143.0CAE 4933.0 
CAEE 3613.0Professional elective*3.0Professional elective*3.0 
MEM 4133.0General Education elective*3.0General Education elective*3.0 
General Education elective*3.0   
 15 12 12 
Total Credits 190

BS Architectural Engineering, Structural Concentration

5 year, 3 co-ops

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0 
UNIV E1011.0   
 15.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0ARCH 1913.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENGL 103 or 1133.0CAEE 2033.0  
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0  
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2204.0  
PHYS 2014.0ENGR 2313.0  
 MEM 2023.0  
 17 19 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3403.0AE 2203.5COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1413.0ARCH 1423.0  
ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0  
CAEE 2124.0CIVE 3304.0  
CIVE 3203.0MEM 2304.0  
 16 18.5 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3904.0AE 3914.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1433.0CIVE 3033.0  
CIVE 3024.0Professional elective3.0  
CIVE 3124.0General Education elective3.0  
MEM 2384.0Free elective3.0  
 19 16 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
AE 5443.0CAE 4923.0CAE 4933.0 
CAE 4913.0CIVE 3154.0CIVE 4023.0 
CAEE 3613.0CIVE 4013.0Professional elective 
CIVE 4003.0General Education elective3.0General Education elective 
General Education elective3.0   
 15 13 6 
Total Credits 190

BS Architectural Engineering, Digital Building Concentration

4 year, one co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0 
UNIV E1011.0   
 15.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0ARCH 1913.0AE 3403.0AE 2203.5
ENGL 103 or 1133.0CAEE 2033.0ARCH 1413.0ARCH 1423.0
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0CIVE 3203.0CIVE 3304.0
PHYS 2014.0ENGR 2323.0CAEE 2124.0MEM 2304.0
 MEM 2023.0  
 17 18 16 18.5
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3904.0AE 3914.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1433.0INFO 2103.0  
CIVE 3024.0CIVE 3033.0  
Free elective3.0General Education Elective*3.0  
Professional elective3.0Professional Elective3.0  
 17 16 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
AE 5443.0AE 5103.0CAE 4933.0 
CAE 4913.0CAE 4923.0CMGT 3613.0 
CAEE 3613.0CMGT 4674.0General Education elective*3.0 
INFO 203**3.0General Education elective*3.0Professional elective3.0 
General Education elective3.0   
 15 13 12 
Total Credits 193

5 YR UG Co-op Digital Building Concentration

5 year, 3 co-ops

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
COOP 1011.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0PHYS 1014.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0PHYS 1024.0 
UNIV E1011.0   
 15.5 16.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0ARCH 1913.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENGL 103 or 1133.0CAEE 2033.0  
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0  
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0  
PHYS 2014.0ENGR 2323.0  
 MEM 2023.0  
 17 18 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3403.0AE 2203.5COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1413.0ARCH 1423.0  
ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0  
CIVE 3203.0CIVE 3304.0  
CAEE 2124.0MEM 2304.0  
 16 18.5 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
AE 3904.0AE 3914.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ARCH 1433.0INFO 2103.0  
CIVE 3024.0CIVE 3033.0  
Free elective3.0General Education elective*3.0  
Professional elective3.0Professional elective3.0  
 17 16 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
AE 5443.0AE 5103.0CAE 4933.0 
CAE 4913.0CAE 4923.0CMGT 3613.0 
CAEE 3613.0CMGT 4674.0General Education elective*3.0 
INFO 203**3.0General Education elective*3.0Professional Elective3.0 
General Education elective*3.0   
 15 13 12 
Total Credits 193

Co-op/Career Opportunities

The major in architectural engineering prepares students for professional work in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial building systems, in cooperation with architects and other engineers.

Sample Co-op Experiences

When students complete their co-op jobs, they are asked to write an overview of their experiences. These brief quotes are taken from some recent student reports:

Project technician, major university: “Studied and surveyed existing buildings and facilities for: their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, heating and air conditioning equipment sizing, electrical loads, and their planning and usage of space. Designed improvements from the field surveys taken, and developed construction drawings. Worked closely with the workforce in implementing these changes.”

CAD technician, private engineering firm: “Prepared computer generated construction plans for various water and sewer reconstruction projects. . . .Was able to expand my knowledge of Auto CAD to include Advanced Design Modules."

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Dual/Accelerated Degree

The Accelerated Programs of the College of Engineering provides opportunities for highly talented and strongly motivated students to progress toward their educational goals essentially at their own pace. Primarily through advanced placement, credit by examination, flexibility of scheduling, and independent study, the program makes it possible to complete the undergraduate curriculum and initiate graduate study in less than the five years required by the standard curriculum. Programs include: Architectural Engineering BS - Building Systems Concentration / Architectural Engineering MS and Architectural Engineering BS - Structural Concentration / Civil Engineering MS -Structural Track.

Dual Degree Bachelor’s Programs

A student completing the Bachelor of Science degree program in architectural engineering may complete additional courses (specified by the department) to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. (The reverse is difficult because of prerequisites in the sequence of architectural studio design courses, which begins in the sophomore year.)

Bachelor's/Master's Dual Degree Program

Exceptional students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science. Exceptional students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science. For more information about this program, visit the Department's BS/MS Dual Degree Program page.

Facilities

The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities:

  • The department computer labs are in operation: a computer-assisted design (CAD) and computerized instructional lab; and a graduate-level lab (advanced undergraduates can become involved in graduate-level work).
  • External labs are used for surveying, building diagnostics, and surface and ground-water measurements.

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD (University of Alberta). Professor. Structural design - concrete, steel and wood; structural failure analysis; retrofitting of existing structures; new structural systems and materials; engineering education.
Ivan Bartoli, PhD (University of California, San Diego). Associate Professor. Non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring; dynamic identification, stress wave propagation modeling.
Robert Brehm, PhD (Drexel University). Teaching Professor. International infrastructure delivery; response to natural catastrophes; risk assessment and mitigation strategies; project management techniques.
Shannon Capps, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Atmospheric chemistry; data assimilation; advanced sensitivity analysis; inverse modeling.
S.C. Jonathan Cheng, PhD (West Virginia University). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geosynthetics; geotechnical engineering; probabilistic design; landfill containments; engineering education.
Eugenia Ellis, PhD, AIA (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Professor. Natural and electric light sources and effects on biological rhythms and health outcomes; ecological strategies for smart, sustainable buildings of the nexus of health, energy and technology.
Yaghoob (Amir) Farnam, PhD (Purdue University). Assistant Professor. Advanced and sustainable infrastructure materials; multifunctional, self-responsive and bioinspired construction materials; advanced multiscale manufacturing; characterization, and evaluation of construction materials; durability of cement-based materials.
Patricia Gallagher, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Professor. Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; soil improvement; soil improvement; recycled materials in geotechnics.
Patrick Gurian, PhD (Carnegie-Mellon University). Professor. Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems; novel adsorbent materials; environmental standard setting; Bayesian statistical modeling; community outreach and environmental health.
Charles N. Haas, PhD (University of Illinois-Urbana) L. D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Department Head, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Water treatment; risk assessment; bioterrorism; environmental modeling and statistics; microbiology; environmental health.
Ahmad Hamid, PhD (McMaster University). Professor. Engineered masonry; seismic behavior, design and retrofit of masonry structures; development of new materials and building systems.
Simi Hoque, PhD (University of California - Berkeley). Associate Professor. Computational methods to reduce building energy and environmental impacts, urban metabolism, thermal comfort, climate resilience.
Y. Grace Hsuan, PhD (Imperial College). Professor. Durability of polymeric construction materials; advanced construction materials; and performance of geosynthetics.
Joseph B. Hughes, PhD (University of Iowa). Distinguished University Professor. Biological processes and applications of nanotechnology in environmental systems.
L. James Lo, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Assistant Professor. Architectural fluid mechanics; building automation and autonomy; implementation of natural and hybrid ventilation in buildings; airflow distribution in buildings; large-scale air movement in an urban built environment; building and urban informatics; data-enhanced sensing and control for optimal building operation and management; novel data gathering methods for building/urban problem solving; interdisciplinary research on occupant behaviors in the built environment.
Joseph P. Martin, PhD (Colorado State University). Professor. Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; hydrology; transportation; waste management.
Franco Montalto, PhD (Cornell University). Professor. Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, and water interventions.
Nariman Mostafavi, PhD (University of Massachusetts - Amherst). Assistant Teaching Professor. Simulation tools for analyzing urban metabolism; environmentally responsive design; urban resilience; engineering economics; industrial ecology.
Mira S. Olson, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Peace engineering; source water quality protection and management; contaminant and bacterial fate and transport; community engagement.
Miguel A. Pando, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Associate Professor. Laboratory testing of geomaterials; geotechnical aspects of natural hazards; soil-structure-interaction; geotechnical engineering.
Michael Ryan, PhD (Drexel University) Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies. Associate Teaching Professor. Microbial Source Tracking (MST); Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA); dynamic engineering systems modeling; molecular microbial biology; phylogenetics; metagenomics; bioinformatics; environmental statistics; engineering economics; microbiology; potable and waste water quality; environmental management systems.
Christopher Sales, PhD (University of California, Berkeley). Associate Professor. Environmental microbiology and biotechnology; biodegradation of environmental contaminants; microbial processes for energy and resource recovery from waste; application of molecular biology, analytical chemistry and bioinformatic techniques to study environmental biological systems.
Sabrina Spatari, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor. Industrial ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Robert Swan Teaching Professor. Geotechnical and geosynthetic engineering; soil/geosynthetic interaction and performance; laboratory and field geotechnical/geosynthetic testing; data acquisition and instrumentation; test equipment development and test method standardization; Quality System Management (QSM) and continuous improvement.
Sharon Walker, PhD (Yale University) Dean of the College of Engineering. Distinguished University Professor. Water quality systems engineering.
Michael Waring, PhD (University of Texas-Austin) Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs; Director of Architectural Engineering Program. Professor. Indoor air quality and building sustainability; indoor particulate matter fate and transport; indoor chemistry and particle formation; secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies.
Jin Wen, PhD (University of Iowa). Professor. Building energy efficiency; building-grid interaction; building control and operation; fault detection and diagnosis; human-building interactions; dynamic building system simulation; big data.
Aspasia Zerva, PhD (University of Illinois - Urbana). Professor. Earthquake engineering; engineering seismology; structural reliability; system identification; advanced computational methods in structural analysis.

Emeritus Faculty

A. Emin Aktan, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) John Roebling Emeritus Professor of Infrastructure Studies. Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering; health monitoring of large infrastructure systems; infrastructure evaluation; intelligent systems.
Harry G. Harris, PhD (Cornell University). Professor Emeritus. Structural models; dynamics of structures, plates and shells; industrialized building construction.
James E. Mitchell, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus. Architectural engineering design; building systems; engineering education.
Joseph V. Mullin, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Associate Department Head. Teaching Professor. Structural engineering; failure analysis; experimental stress analysis; materials of construction; marine structures; engineering education.
Richard Weggel, PhD (University of Illinois) Samuel S. Baxter Professor Emeritus; Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Emeritus. Coastal engineering; hydraulics engineering; hydrology.
Richard Woodring, PhD (University of Illinois) Dean of Engineering Emeritus. Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering, reinforced concrete.
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