University of Southern California
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Civil Engineering

Kaprielian Hall 210
(213) 740-0603
FAX: (213) 744-1426

Chair: L. Carter Wellford, Ph.D.


Professors: Ahmed Abdel-Ghaffar, Ph.D.; James C. Anderson, Ph.D.*; Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D.; George V. Chilingar, Ph.D. (Petroleum Engineering); Joseph S. Devinny, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering); Peter Gordon, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development; Economics); Genevieve Giuliano, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Ronald C. Henry, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering); Jiin-Jen Lee, Ph.D., P.E. (Environmental Engineering)*; Vincent W. Lee, Ph.D.; Geoffrey R. Martin, Ph.D.; Sami F. Masri, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering); James Moore, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); William J. Petak, D.P.A. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Massoud Pirbazari, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of Environmental Engineering); Costas Synolakis, Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering); Mihailo Trifunac, Ph.D.; Firdaus E. Udwadia, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering); L. Carter Wellford, Ph.D. (Chair) (Director of Environmental Engineering); Hung Leung Wong, Ph.D.*; Teh Fu Yen, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering)

Associate Professors: Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D., C.P.E. (Industrial and Systems Engineering); Constantinos Sioutas, Sc.D.; Yan Xiao, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor: Erik A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor: Gregg E. Brandow, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

Research Professors: Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., P.E., G.E.; Dennis E. Williams

Research Associate Professors: Jose C. Borrero, Ph.D.; Robert Nigbor, Ph.D., P.E.; Craig Taylor, Ph.D.; Maria I. Todorovska, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professors: John Caffrey, Ph.D., Le Dam Hanh, Ph.D.; John A. Kuprenas, D.Eng., P.E.; Philip M. Fine, Ph.D.; Jennifer N. Swift, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer: Henry M. Koffman, P.E.

Emeritus Professors: Mihran S. Agbabian, Ph.D., P.E.; Edwin L. Bidwell, Ph.D.; Kenneth C. Reynolds, Sc.D.; Paul Seide, Ph.D.; Victor I. Weingarten, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as a profession. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers.

Chi Epsilon is based on broad principles of scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. Civil engineering students who rank in the upper one-third of the junior or senior class are eligible for membership. These qualifications will make one eligible but not necessarily acceptable. Each member must be well skilled in all four of the basic principles.