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Core Faculty

Name / Title Contact Information Specialization
Ahmet Aktan
John Roebling Professor of Inf
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215.895.6135
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-D
Health monitoring and management of Large Infrastructure Systems with emphasis on Structural Health Monitoring

Curriculum Vitae

Franklin Moon
Associate Professor
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215.895.6099
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 280-G
Full-scale structural testing, structural dynamics, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures
Ivan Bartoli
Assistant Professor
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215.895.2087
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 273-B
Non-Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring, Dynamic Identification, Stress Wave Propagation Modeling.
Antonios Kontsos
Assistant Professor
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akontsos@coe.drexel.edu
215.895.2297
AEL 172 A
Applied Mechanics; Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics; Modeling of smart/multifunctional materials
Anu R. Pradhan
Assistant Professor
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215.571.3540
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 273-E
Infrastructure Management, construction engineering, transportation engineering, sensing system, geographic information system, statistical machine learning
Franco Montalto
Assistant Professor
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fmontalto@coe.drexel.edu
215.895.1385
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 273-F
Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, water interventions


Affiliated Faculty

Name / Title Contact Information Specialization
Peter DeCarlo
Assistant Professor
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Patrick Gurian
Assistant Professor
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pgurian@drexel.edu
215.895.2889
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-K
Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems, novel adsorbent materials, environmental standard setting, Bayesian statistical modeling, community outreach and environmental health
Charles N. Haas
L.D. Betz Professor of Environ
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215.895.2283
Curtis 251
Water treatment, risk assessment, bioterrorism, environmental modeling and statistics, microbiology, environmental health
Thomas Hewett
Director, PhD (ACBS); Professo
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215.895.2461
PSA D-204
Human computer interaction, cognitive engineering, design of computing systems to support creative work
Alan C.W. Lau
Associate Department Head, Pro
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215.895.2377
Curtis Hall 155 B
Damage and damage tolerance in biological tissues and engineered materials; Deformation and fracture in nano-devices and macroscopic structures; Structural integrity and structural health monitoring; Health-care inspired engineering; Computational simulation.
Karen Miu
Professor
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miu@ece.drexel.edu
215.895.6207
Bossone 413a
Power systems; distribution networks; distribution automation; optimization; system analysis.
Kurt Sjoblom
Associate Teaching Professor
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215.895.6425
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 273-A
Laboratory Testing of Geomaterials, Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Engineering
Sabrina Spatari
Assistant Professor
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215.571.3557
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-G
Research in Industrial Ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Joseph Mullin
Associate Department Head
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joseph.v.mullin@drexel.edu
215.895.2350
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-I
Structural engineering - failure analysis, experimental stress analysis, materials of contruction - timber, concrete and steel; marine structures
Tein-Min Tan
Associate Professor
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tan@drexel.edu
215.895.2293
Curtis Hall 155C
Mechanics of composites; computational mechanics and finite-elements methods; structural dynamics.
Jin Wen
Assistant Professor
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jinwen@drexel.edu
215.895.4911
Alumni Engineering Labs Room 270-H
Building Energy Efficiency, Intelligent Building, Net-zero Building, and Indoor Environment Quality

Current Ph.D. Students Supervised

  • John DeVitis
    Thesis: Characterizing Large Populations of Bridges through Rapid Modal Testing
    Expected Graduation: Winter 2014
  • David Masceri
    Thesis Title: Automated Modeling and Structural Identification
    Expected Graduation: Winter 2014
  • Benjamin Cohen
    Thesis Title: Asset Management of Civil Infrastructure and the Management of Today's Aging Complex Built Networks
    Expected Graduation: Fall 2015

Past Ph.D. Students Supervised

Past Post-Doctoral Research Associates Supervised

  • Dr. Yun Zhou (Assistant Professor, Hunan University, China)
  • Dr. Jian Zhang (Assistant Professor, Southeast University, China)
  • Dr. F. N. Catbas (Assistant Professor,University of Central Florida)
  • Dr. M. Pervizpour (Assistant Professor, Widener University)

Current M.S. Students Supervised

  • Aliya Turner
    Thesis Title: Aiding Historic Preservation through Structural Identification
    Expected Graduation : Spring 2013

Undergraduate Students Supervised through Research

  • Charlie Young (Drexel University)
  • Michael Psito (Northwestern University)
  • Edward Gormley (Drexel University)
  • Jordan Reimer (Oregon Institute of Technology)
  • Kelly Shanahan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Katherine Sitter (Drexel University)
  • Thomas Golecki (Drexel University)
  • Nathaniel Dubbs (Drexel University)
  • Mark Donovan (Drexel University)