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Department Administration


Department Chair

Sherif Ishak PhD, PE

    PROFESSOR & CHAIR
    135 KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5572
  • sishak@odu.edu

  • Research Interests:

    Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Flow Theory, Artificial Intelligence in Transportation, Traffic Safety, Traffic Operation and ...View More


Graduate Program Director

Xixi Wang Ph.D., P.E.

    Professor
    130B KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4882
  • x4wang@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Effects of climate change versus human activity on water resources; evaporation from water-limited soils; hydrology-soil-vegetation ...View More

Chief Departmental Advisor

Gangfeng Ma

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    129G KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4732
  • gma@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Estuarine and Coastal Hydrodynamics, Coastal Hazard Assessment, Sediment Transport Dynamics, Wetland Hydrodynamics, Sea Level Rise ...View More



Office Manager

Vacant

Academic Support Services Specialist

Sara Champlin

    ACADEMIC SVCS SUPP SPECIALIST
    135 KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3753
  • schampli@odu.edu





Faculty


Mecit Cetin

    PROFESSOR
    133B KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6700
  • mcetin@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), mobile devices/sensors, connected and automated vehicles, system-state prediction, traffic flow ...View More

Dr. Mujde Erten-Unal

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    133C KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4412
  • munal@odu.edu

  • Research Interests:

    Biological and hazardous wastewater treatment, green infrastructure, adaptive design to sea level rise, pollution prevention and ...View More

Isao Ishibashi Ph.D., P.E.

    PROFESSOR
    134 KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4641
  • iishibas@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering

Sandeep Kumar

    INTERIM ASSISTANT DEAN
    137C KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3898
  • skumar@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Biofuels, biomass, supercritical fluids, subcritical and supercritical water, hydrothermal, reaction engineering

Gangfeng Ma

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    129G KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4732
  • gma@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Estuarine and Coastal Hydrodynamics, Coastal Hazard Assessment, Sediment Transport Dynamics, Wetland Hydrodynamics, Sea Level Rise ...View More

Shahin NAYYERI AMIRI Ph.D., P.E.

    LECTURER
    137 B KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4412
  • snayyeri@odu.edu

  • Research Interests:

    My research interest is very diverse and generally covers several fields of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Duc Nguyen

    PROFESSOR
    319 ENGR & COMP SCIENCE BLDG
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3761
  • dnguyen@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Structural Dynamics, Engineering Design Sensitivity Analysis & Optimization, Parallel ...View More

Zia Razzaq

    PROFESSOR
    130A KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3762
  • zrazzaq@odu.edu

Gary Schafran

    Professor
    129D KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4673
  • gschafra@odu.edu

  • Research Interests:

    Environmental engineering, aquatic chemistry, physicochemical treatment processes, natural systems water quality, lake oxygenation, ...View More

Navid Tahvildari

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    130C KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3549
  • ntahvild@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    My research involves understanding coastal hazards, their impacts on coastal infrastructure, how climate change and sea level rise are ...View More

Xixi Wang Ph.D., P.E.

    Professor
    130B KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4882
  • x4wang@odu.edu
  • Web Page

  • Research Interests:

    Effects of climate change versus human activity on water resources; evaporation from water-limited soils; hydrology-soil-vegetation ...View More

Kun Xie

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    129C KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4304
  • kxie@odu.edu

  • Research Interests:

    Transportation Safety;
    Transportation Reliability and Resilience;
    Incident/Emergency Management;
    Transportation Planning and ...View More

Jaewan Yoon

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    130 KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4724
  • jyoon@odu.edu

  • Research Interests:

    Stochasticity in Water ResourcesWater Quality Management and ModelingDiffusive/Dispersive Substance Fate and TransportMacro- and ...View More



David Basco, Ph.D, P.E., Emeriti Faculty

David Basco

Dr. David Basco served as the Director of the Coastal Engineering Center and Professor for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department from 1986 through 2014. Dr. Basco is the pioneer of what is now the Online Coastal Engineering Certificate Program (CECP) and Master of Science Degree through the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Basco has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as the 2016 International, Coastal Engineer of the Year. He has also been selected in 2017 as a Distinguished Alumni from the IHE-UNESCO, International Hydraulic Engineering Courses in Delft, the Netherlands. He is the author of five books that include, "Design of Coastal Hazard Mitigation Alternatives for Rising Seas" (July 2020). He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and President of Beach Consultants, Inc. Norfolk, Virginia, where he is still active as a coastal engineering consultant and research engineer.


Isao Ishibashi, Ph.D, P.E., Emeriti Faculty

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Dr. Ishibashi served as the graduate program director of the department from 1997-2021 and as assistant chair from 2017-2022. An expert in the area of geotechnical and earthquake engineering, he authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers and published four textbooks, including "Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications" (July 2015). In addition to serving as graduate program director and associate chair, Dr. Ishibashi took on membership and leadership roles on many University-level committees throughout his 36 years of service at ODU.


Osman Akan oakan@odu.edu
David Basco dbasco@odu.edu