2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Department of Civil and Urban Engineering


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Chair: Magued G. Iskander

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering is to produce graduates capable of contributing to and advancing the practice of civil engineering and its sub-disciplines.

The Department

The Department of Civil and Urban Engineering mission involves its faculty in a wide variety of state-of-the-art research and in the development of innovative curricula for the civil engineers of the 21st century.

Research is focused on developing and implementing intelligent infrastructure-monitoring technologies, including smart materials, and optimizing infrastructure system planning, design, operation and management. Sustainability is a critical objective function and overarching theme.

Through the department’s involvement in local, regional and national issues, students are exposed to a daily laboratory of infrastructure issues and projects all around them. The department participates in four major interdisciplinary research centers: The Urban Infrastructure Institute, the Urban Utilities Institute, the Transportation Research Institute and the Urban Security Initiative. Department research covers a broad range of topics, including highway capacity and level of service, remote monitoring of infrastructure elements and use, management of urban utilities, intelligent transportation systems technologies, construction materials properties and monitoring, urban infrastructure security and construction operations.

Faculty members teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The curriculum exposes students to instructors in the forefront of their fields; men and women who frequently work on projects and topics of current interest, often within the region. The full-time faculty is augmented by excellent adjunct faculty who teach specialty courses in areas of their expertise, bringing a strong practical element to the classroom.

Programs are well-rounded and balanced. They combine all necessary theoretical elements with a strong emphasis on design and application. Graduates are well-versed in state-of-the-art techniques and develop the skills needed to become leaders in the profession. Among these skills are the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form and the ability to understand the context of civil engineering projects in a complex society.

Contact Information

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Six MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (646) 997-3223
Web: https://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/departments/civil-and-urban-engineering

Civil Engineering Profession

Civil engineers are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and operating today’s infrastructure. These areas cover a wide range of urban and regional systems and functions, including buildings, roads, bridges, airports, rail systems, dams, irrigation systems, water supply systems, environmental ecosystems and solid- and liquid-waste treatment and disposal systems and processes. The civil engineer practices in a broad and exciting field with a major impact on society in general and on its infrastructure environment in particular.

Modern civil engineering also deals with rapidly expanding information technologies. These technologies monitor, control, operate and manage complex infrastructure systems. From smart buildings to remote monitoring of transportation, water supply, sewage and other infrastructures, the modern civil engineer applies information technologies to improve the quality of the infrastructure environment.

Degree Programs

The department’s undergraduate programs deliver a broad civil-engineering background to the engineer beginning a professional career. Graduate programs allow students to specialize in particular areas or sub-disciplines and to pursue general graduate work across several different areas. The department offers the following degree and certificate programs:

Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Minors

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Advanced Certificates

*Offered in conjunction with the Department of Management

Faculty

Professors

John C. Falcocchio, PE, Professor of Transportation Planning and Engineering, Executive Director of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Travel demand forecasting, transportation system evaluation, planning and management

Fletcher H. (Bud) Griffis, F.ASCE, PE, Professor of Civil Engineering, Construction Management Program Director, Director of Center for Construction Management Technology
PhD, Oklahoma State University
Building Information Modeling (BIM), model-based simulation, applications of operations research principles to construction, magnetic levitation (Maglev) transportation systems, dredging and dredged material disposal, infrastructure design, construction and management, engineering economics

Michael Horodniceanu, Professor & Chair the Institute of Construction Innovations
PhD, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Engaging stakeholders across the construction industry, including developers, designers, contractors, and government officials, in formulating new approaches to the construction challenges​ 

Magued G. Iskander, F.ASCE, PE, Department Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Foundation engineering, modeling soil structure interaction and flow using transparent soils, long term behavior of sustrainable piling made of recycled polymers, marine geotechnology, pile foundations, alternative foundations, geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring

llan Juran, Professor of Civil Engineering, Executive Director of Urban Infrastructure Institute, Director of the Urban Utilities Center
PhD, DSc, University of Paris IV, École Nationale de Ponts et Chaussées (France)
Geotechnical engineering, soil improvement technologies, geosynthesis engineering, in-situ soil testing, urban systems engineering and management

Samer Madanat, Global Network Professor of Engineering; Dean of Engineering, NYUAD
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transportation infrastructure management

Kaan Ozbay, Professor, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Transportation modeling for safety and emergency management operations, real-time traffic control, ITS technology, transportation network organization

Maurizio Porfiri, Professor
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Dynamical Systems Theory and Applications, Mechanics of Advanced Materials, Multiphysics Modeling

Industry Professors

Lawrence Chiarelli, F.ASCE, PE, Esq., Industry Professor of Construction Management, Director of Construction Management Program, Associate Director of the Center for Construction Management Technology
JD, Brooklyn Law School
MEng, The Cooper Union
Construction law, risk management, program and construction management; structural engineering and cost estimating

Mohsen Hossein, Industry Professor of Civil Engineering, Coordinator of Graduate Progams in Civil Engineering
PhD, McGill University
Geotechnical engineering, environmental geotechnology, environmental impact assessment

Weihua Jin, Industry Professor
PhD, Columbia University
Sustainable cement-based materials, multi-scale materials mechanics, structural and earthquake engineering

Anne Dudek Ronan, PE, Industry Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD, Stanford University
Water resources engineering, groundwater flow and transport modeling, numerical modeling uncertainty, climate adaptation

José M. Ulerio, Industry Professor of Transportation Engineering
MS, Polytechnic University
Transportation and traffic engineering; collection, handling and analysis of large-scale transportation data bases; highway capacity and quality of service analysis; travel demand forecasting; geometric design of highways

Associate Professors

Masoud Ghandehari, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD, Northwestern University
Mechanics of fracture, durability of concrete structures, structural materials

Nikhil Gupta, Associate Professor
PhD, Louisiana State University
Multifunctional micro and nano-composites materials, Additive manufacturing, Sensing of damage and structural health monitoring

Debra Laefer, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geotechnical and structural engineering

Elena S. Prassas, Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering, Director of Transportation Programs
PhD, Polytechnic University
Traffic engineering, software systems and simulation for transportation applications, transportation economics, AI application

Assistant Professors

Joseph Chow, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of C2SMART 
PhD, University of California, Irvine
Transportation systems, multimodal networks, behavioral urban logistics, smart cities, transport economics

Semiha Ergan, Assistant Professor
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
IT to support design, construction and operations of civil infrastructure systems, urban challenges for AEC/FM

Chen Feng, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Michigan
Robotic vision and robotics for construction and civil engineering

Said Jabari, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Traffic flow theory and dynamical modeling, real-time traffic analytics, network flows and sensor placement problems, applied probability and uncertainty quantification

Li Jin, Assistant Professor
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Resilient operations of smart transportation systems​

Constantine E. Kontokosta, Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics
PhD, Columbia University
Intersection or urban planning, data science, and systems engineering

Andrea Silverman, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Detection and control of waterborne pathogens, wastewater and fecal sludge treatment for reuse, natural disinfection mechanisms

Cassandra Thiel, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Systematically measuring and analyzing environmental inefficiencies in medical services

Industry Assistant Professor

Jack Bringardner, Industry Assistant Professor
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Smart Cities Technology, Transportation

Research Faculty

Stephan Bless, Research Professor
ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Granular mechanics, soil structure interaction, ballistics

Senior Lecturer

Roula Maloof, Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York
Non-destructive evaluation, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, stress analysis

Adjunct Lecturers

Construction Management and Engineering

Peter Amato, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, John Jay College
President, Site Safety, LLC

Ralph D. Amicucci, CCIM, CPM, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, New York University
MBA, Iona College

Pooyan Aslani, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University
Resource-constrained scheduling, building information modeling (BIM), risk analysis

Andrew J. Bates, Adjunct Lecturer of Construction Management, USAF Ret.
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Strategic planning and construction operations, risk analysis, statics

Anthony F. Caletka, PE, CCM, CFCC, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BS, Syracuse University
Managing Director, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PricewaterhouseCoopers

John F. Caruso, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BS, City College of New York
Principal, John F. Caruso Consultant

Salvatore Castelli, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Manhattan College
Project Manager, G.S. Engineering, P.C.

March W. Chadwick, AIA, LEED AP
M.Arch., Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal, M.Arch Architects

Frank DarConte, Research Professor
PhD, NYU Tandon
Vice President, The DeMatteis Organizations

Omar Elsherief, PE
PhD, Polytechnic University
President, Structuretech Engineering

Dominick J. Fickeria, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Manhattan College
Vice President, Director of Construction Management, URS Corp.

Robert N. Harvey, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Executive Director, Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center

Omar Khair-Eldin, PE
CE, Columbia Unversity
Senior Supervising Engineer, Parsons PTG Engineers

Robert Maffia, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MBA, Columbia University
Senior Director, Construction Management, Real Estate Development and Facilities, NYU Langone Medical Center

Michael P. Meehan, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, New York Institute of Technology
Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Ret.)

Lewis Mintzer, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MBA, Pace University
Director of Marketing, URS Corp.

Robert Otruba, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BS, Syracuse University
University Director, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, FTI

Ronald J. Pennella, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Polytechnic University
Project Executive, StructureTone Inc.

Patrick Prancl, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
PhD, City University of New York
Project Manager, El Sol Contracting and Construction Corp.

Salvador Rozenberg, RPA, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
EMBA, University of New Haven
Principal, Transaction Maintenance Company

Joel Sciascia, Esq., Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering,
JD, Fordham Law School
MS, Arizona State University, Del Webb
School of Construction General Counsel, Pavarini McGovern LLC

Jeffrey S. Seigel, Esq., Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
JD, Pace University School of Law
Director Business Development and Marketing, Pavarini/StructureTone

Jerome White, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BS, Polytechnic University
President, Jerome B. White PC

James Vandezande, AIA, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BS, New York Institute of Technology
Senior Associate, HOK

Exec 21 Program in Construction Management

Mark A. Bloom, Esq., Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
JD, Fordham University School of Law
Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Albert DiBernardo, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Polytechnic University
Principal, Weidlinger Associates

Peter M. Chorman, AIA, LEED AP, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BS, New York Institute of Technology
Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle America’s, Inc.

Joseph M. Giglio, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD, Northeastern University
Senior Academic Specialist; Executive Professor of General Management Northeastern University Vice-chairman, Hudson Institute

Francis J. Lombardi, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Columbia University
Chief Engineer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Ret.)

John E. Osborne, Esq., Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
JD, University of South Carolina Law Center
Partner, John E. Osborne, PC

Raymond R. Savino, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MBA, Bernard Baruch College
Chief Financial Officer, The DeMatteis Organizations

Luis M. Tormenta, PE, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BCE, Manhattan College
Vice-chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LiRo Group

Louis A. Tucciarone, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MSCE, University of California at Berkeley
Senior Vice-President, URS Corp.

Lou Venech, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
BA, Columbia College
General Manager, Transportation Policy & Planning, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Mahmoud Ahmed, Adjunct Professor
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Project Engineer, New York State DOT

Roy Messaros, Adjunct Professor
PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology
US Army Corps of Engineers

Joon Om, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University

Haralambos V. Vasiliadis, PE, DEE, D.WRE, CIH, Adjunct Professor
PhD, Polytechnic University
Senior Civil and Environmental Engineer and Technical Advisor, EPM

Dan Westervelt, Adjunct Professor
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

Walid Aboumoussa, PE, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Partner, Antonucci & Associates, Architects & Engineers, LLP

J. Jong Lou, PE, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering
PhD, Northwestern University
President, J.J. Lou Associates LLPC

Alfonso Whu, Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering
MS, Polytechnic University

Transportation and Highway Engineering

Andrew Bata, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering
MS, Northwestern University
New York City Transit Authority

Philip A. Habib, PE, Adjunct Professor of Transportation Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York
President, Philip A. Habib Associates

Michael Horodniceanu, PE, Adjunct  Professor of Transportation Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York
President, MTA Capital Construction Company

Richard Malchow, Adjunct Professor of Transportation Engineering
MS, Union College
Vice President, Management and Budget, Urbitran Associates

Raman Patel, Adjunct Professor of Transportation Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic University

Genaro Sansone, Adjunct Lecturer of Transportation Engineering
MBA, Iona College
New York City Transit Authority

Faculty Emeriti

Alvin S. Goodman, PE, Professor Emeritus
PhD, New York University

Roger P. Roess, Professor Emeritus
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

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