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Environmental Engineering

Dr. Khan

Dr. Eakalak Khan, P.E.
Professor and Environmental & Conservation Sciences Program Director

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Office: CIE 201
Telephone: (701) 231-7717
Email: Eakalak.Khan@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Water and wastewater quality especially on biodegradability
  • Biological process development for water and wastewater treatment
  • Removal of hazardous chemicals from water and wastewater
  • Stormwater and non-point source pollution control
Dr. Bezbaruah

Dr. Achintya N. Bezbaruah
Assistant Professor

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Office: CIE 201G
Telephone: (701) 231-7461
Email: A.Bezbaruah@ndsu.edu
Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/nrg/index.html

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials for Pollution Control
  • Environmental sensors
  • Recalcitrant and micro pollutants
  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Small community water and wastewater treatment
  • Environmental management
Dr. Lin

Dr. Kelly Rusch, PE
Professor and Vice President for Research and Creative Activity (RCA), NDSU

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Office: 1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Telephone: (701) 231-6542
Email: Kelly.rusch@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Microbial System Design and Modeling
  • Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Engineering Education Research
  • Aquaculture Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
Dr. Lin

Dr. Wei Lin
Associate Professor

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Office: CIE 201N
Telephone: (701) 231-6288
Email: Wei.Lin@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Kinetic studies of physic-chemical and biological processes
  • Contaminant adsorption during water and wastewater treatment
  • Impact of temperature on nitrification in wastewater treatment
  • River and lake water quality and non-point source pollution

Water Resources Engineering

Dr. Chu

Dr. Xuefeng (Michael) Chu
Associate Professor

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Office: CIE 201N
Telephone: (701) 231-9758
Email: Xuefeng.Chu@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Watershed Hydrologic and Environmental Modeling
  • Overland Flow and Infiltration
  • Integrated modeling of flow and multi-phase contaminant transport in
    surface and subsurface environments
  • Non-point source pollution and environmental assessment
  • Groundwater modeling and management
Dr. Padmanabhan

Dr. G. Padmanabhan, P.E., F. ASCE
Professor and Director, ND Water Resources Research Institute

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Office: CIE 201E
Telephone: (701) 231-7043
Email: G.Padmanabhan@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Hydrology
  • Water Resources
  • Hydraulic Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Dr. Varma

Dr. Amiy Varma, P.E.
Associate Professor

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Office: CIE 201G
Telephone: (701) 231-7041
Email: Amiy.Varma@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Transportation Systems
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Airports
  • Infrastructure Management
Dr. Abdelrahman

Dr. Magdy Abdelrahman
Associate Professor

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Office: CIE 201F
Telephone: (701) 231-7249
Email: M.Abdelrahman@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Pavement Materials
  • Recycled Materials
  • Sustainability Research
  • Academic Development
Dr. Huang

Dr. Ying Huang
Assistant Professor

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Office: CIE 201Q
Telephone: (701) 231-7651
Email: ying.huang@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Structural Health Monitoring/Smart Structures for Transportation
    Infrastructure
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Applications of Adaptive and Smart Materials
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Multi-Hazard Assessment and Mitigation

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr. Katti

Dr. Dinesh Katti, P.E.
Professor and Interim Department Chair

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Office: CIE 201C
Telephone: (701) 231-7245
Email: Dinesh.Katti@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~dkatti

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Constitutive Modeling of Materials
  • Expansive Soils
  • Multiscale Modeling of Material Response
  • Bio-Nanocomposites
  • Finite Element Method
  • Geosynthetics
Dr. Gajan

Dr. Sivapalan Gajan
Associate Professor

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Office: CIE 201Q
Telephone: (701) 231-5648
Email: S.Gajan@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/gajan

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Dynamic Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction
  • Computational Modeling of Geotechnical Systems
  • Current Research Projects

Structural Engineering

Dr. Yazadani

Dr. Frank Yazdani, P.E.
Professor

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Office: CIE 201K
Telephone: (701) 231-7878
Email: Frank.Yazdani@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering/Mechanics
  • Constitutive Modeling of Materials
  • Damage Mechanics
  • Plasticity
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Finite Elements
  • Concrete and Masonry Materials
Dr. Kim

Dr. Mijia Yang, P.E.
Assistant Professor

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Office: CIE 201L
Telephone: (701) 231-5647
Email: Mijia.yang@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Impact and blast protection and retrofit hardening with advanced
    engineering materials
  • Structural optimization
  • Multi-scale modeling of composite and concrete materials
  • Smart health monitoring in Civil Infrastructure
  • Self-healing, self-heating concrete
  • Smart painting sensors
Dr. Kim

Dr. Zhibin Lin, P.E.
Assistant Professor

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Office: CIE 203
Telephone: (701) 231-7204
Email: Zhibin.lin@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • High-Performance, Resilient and Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
  • Structural Durability and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Computational Mechanics and Simulations
  • Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Seismic Retrofitting and Rehabilitation

Material Science and Engineering

Dr. Katti

Dr. Kalpana Katti
University Distinguished Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

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Office: CIE 201B
Telephone: (701) 231-9504
Email: Kalpana.Katti@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~kkatti/

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomimetic Nanotechnology
  • Clay fluid interactions
  • Clay nanocomposites
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