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Department Chair

Professor & Chair Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Decarbonization, Microalgae, Circular Economy, Renewable Carbon, Biofuels, Bioproducts, Electrochemical Hydrogenation, Microplastics, Lithium Extraction, Adsorption, Waste Management, and Nutrients Recycling.

Graduate Program Director

Associate Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Biological and hazardous wastewater treatment, green infrastructure, adaptive design to sea level rise, pollution prevention and sustainable development.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research & Innovation

Professor & Associate Dean Engineering & Technology
Research Interests
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Flow Theory, Artificial Intelligence in Transportation, Transportation Safety, Transportation Operation, Management and Control

Chief Departmental Advisor

Associate Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Estuarine and Coastal Hydrodynamics, Coastal Hazard Assessment, Sediment Transport Dynamics, Wetland Hydrodynamics, Sea Level Rise Impacts, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Staff

Academic Svcs Supp Specialist Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Faculty

Professor Academic Affairs
Research Interests
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), mobile devices/sensors, connected and automated vehicles, system-state prediction, traffic flow theory and simulation, big data analytics, congestion pricing, traffic signal control and optimization.
Associate Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Biological and hazardous wastewater treatment, green infrastructure, adaptive design to sea level rise, pollution prevention and sustainable development.
Professor & Associate Dean Engineering & Technology
Research Interests
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Flow Theory, Artificial Intelligence in Transportation, Transportation Safety, Transportation Operation, Management and Control
Professor & Chair Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Decarbonization, Microalgae, Circular Economy, Renewable Carbon, Biofuels, Bioproducts, Electrochemical Hydrogenation, Microplastics, Lithium Extraction, Adsorption, Waste Management, and Nutrients Recycling.
Associate Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Estuarine and Coastal Hydrodynamics, Coastal Hazard Assessment, Sediment Transport Dynamics, Wetland Hydrodynamics, Sea Level Rise Impacts, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Senior Lecturer Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
My research interest is very diverse and generally covers several fields of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Structural Dynamics, Engineering Design Sensitivity Analysis & Optimization, Parallel Computing for FEA, Efficient Sparse/Dense Linear Solvers, Non-linear Solvers, Eigen-Solvers, Branch & Bound Mixed Real-Integer Linear Programming Problems, etc....
Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Environmental engineering, aquatic chemistry, physicochemical treatment processes, natural systems water quality, lake oxygenation, reservoir management
Associate Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Coastal Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Flooding, Natural and Nature-Based Mitigation of Coastal Hazards, Computational Modeling and Field Observations of Coastal ProcessesRefer to my personal website for up-to-date information on my research grants and publications.
Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Effects of climate change versus human activity on water resources; evaporation from water-limited soils; hydrology-soil-vegetation interactions in changing climate; stormwater, watershed hydrology, LID, and BMP; groundwater.
Assistant Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Seismology, and Applied Statistics, emphasizing regional geo-hazard modeling and analysis, multi-hazards risk assessment, geospatial analysis, and statistical learning and modeling in civil engineering applications.
Assistant Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Transportation Safety;Transportation Reliability and Resilience;Incident/Emergency Management;Transportation Planning and Management;Connected and Autonomous Vehicles;AI in Transportation;Intelligent Transportation Systems
Associate Professor Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interests
Stochasticity in Water ResourcesWater Quality Management and ModelingDiffusive/Dispersive Substance Fate and TransportMacro- and Meso-scale Spatiotemporal SimulationStatistical Characterization and Optimization

Adjunct Faculty

Emeriti Faculty

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.

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

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.

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

 

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.

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

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.

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

 


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