Our faculty members have extensive and impressive research backgrounds, working closely with students in their research activities. The department performs innovative research in the architectural, geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources and construction management fields. Contact the appropriate person to learn more.


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Richard A Miller

Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Civil Eng

765A Baldwin Hall


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Eric T. Inglert

Asst. Department Head, CEAS - Architectural Eng

606H Old Chemistry Building


Architectural Engineering

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Anton C Harfmann

Professor and Director of Architectural Engineering and Director of DAAP Infrastructure and Facilities, DAAP School of Arch & Interior Design

765BA Baldwin Hall


Anton Harfmann is a licensed architect and builder who teaches BIM, construction and structures, and graduate studio courses in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati where he also served as Associate Dean for Technology and Facilities in the College of DAAP from 2004 to 2014. He was the lead faculty member for the University’s participation in the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition and has taught net-zero design studios on several occasions since. His research interests include net-zero architectural design as well as Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the component level and he has published many papers on this approach since the early 1990s. He is an early adopter of computing in practice and education that was recognized by Apple who inducted him into the Apple Distinguished Educator program in 2004. His commitment to teaching has also been recognized by the American Institute of Architects who named him one of the top ten educators in architecture in 2009 as well as receiving an honorable mention award from the AIA’s Technology in Practice group in 2013 for his introductory class on teaching the logic of construction and structures through BIM. 
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Nabil Nassif

Assoc Professor, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

799 Rhodes Hall


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Amanda L. Webb

Assistant Professor, CEAS - Architectural Eng

787 Rhodes Hall


Civil Engineering

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Steven G. Buchberger

Professor, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

765F Baldwin Hall


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Gian A. Rassati

Assoc Professor, CEAS - Civil Eng

765C Baldwin Hall


Dr. Rassati earned a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Trieste in 2001. His research interests include steel and steel-concrete composite structures, with particular interest on lateral force resisting systems, dynamic behavior of structures, and earthquake engineering.  He is licensed as a professional engineer in Italy, and he is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, of the American Institute of Steel Construction, of the Research Council on Structural Connections, and of ASTM International.
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James A. Swanson

Assoc Professor, CEAS - Civil Eng

765D Baldwin Hall


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Rachel A Chicchi

Asst Professor, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

792 Rhodes Hall


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Hazem M. Elzarka

Professor, CEAS - Construction Management

765A Baldwin Hall


 Dr. Hazem Elzarka is a Professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and Chair of the Construction Management Program at the University of Cincinnati, USA.  He also taught at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, College of Business, University of Denver. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the State of Ohio, a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM), a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and a certified Green Building Engineer (GBE). He has consulted for major US and international construction firms.  His consulting/research work is in the areas of Green Buildings, applications of advanced computer technologies in the construction industry, and Total Quality Management.  His work related to Green Buildings has focused on construction waste management, commissioning, energy conservation, and renewable energy and LEED education.  Hundreds of industry professionals who have taken his LEED course have passed their LEED examinations the first time.  His work related to the applications of advanced technologies in the construction industry has focused on integrated design and management systems, computer-aided design, knowledge based systems, relational databases, and object-oriented methodologies. At Stone & Webster, He contributed to the development of a state of the art integrated 3D CAD system that is used to facilitate the flow of information between design, construction, and facility operations for major industrial projects.  At Fluor Daniel, he participated in the development of a client/server-based Plant Management System that simplifies day-to-day activities in maintenance, planning and scheduling, inventory control, and purchasing.   His work related to Total Quality Management has focused on business process improvement.  At Centex Rooney, he participated in the development of an online Standard Operating Policies Manual.  The Manual describes all Policies and Procedures used by Centex.   
His work has been published in refereed journals and conference proceedings sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, The American Institute of Constructors, the Associated Schools of Construction, and the Construction Industry Institute.
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Sara Khoshnevisan

Asst Professor, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

795 Baldwin Hall


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Jiaqi Ma

Asst Professor, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

795 Baldwin Hall


UC Next Mobility Lab:

Short Bio: Dr. Jiaqi Ma is the Director of Advanced Transportation Collaborative at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to that, he is a Project Manager and Research Scientist at the Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, and a contractor researcher at the Virginia Transportation Research Council of the Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT).  He has led and managed many research projects worth of a total value of more than $ 6 million funded by U.S. DOT, NSF, state DOTs, covering a wide range areas of smart transportation systems, such as vehicle-highway automation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), connected vehicles, shared mobility, and large-scale smart system modeling and simulation, travel behavior modeling and demand forecasting, and artificial intelligence and advanced computing applications in transportation. He is a Member of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and Co-Chair of IEEE ITS Society Technical Committee on Smart Cities and Smart Mobility.
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Munir D. Nazzal

Professor, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


Dr. Munir Nazzal is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Nazzal's research focuses on developing, evaluating, and implementing novel methods, technologies, and design approaches for achieving efficient, economic, environment-friendly transportation infrastructures. Dr. Nazzal has served as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 4 million dollars of research projects funded by different agencies. Dr. Nazzal has published more than 100 peer reviewed technical papers and reports. One of his papers was nominated for the TRB K. B. Wood award for best paper in design and construction. Dr. Nazzal is an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and Louisiana.
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Hisham M Nofal

Assoc Professor - Visiting, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

820C Old Chemistry Building


Dr. Nofal has more than 18 years of experience as a consultant in the geotechnical engineering evaluation of slope stability and stabilization, bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations, static and seismic settlement, seismic deformation of embankements and earth retaining structures.
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Bahram M. Shahrooz

Professor, CEAS - Civil Eng

798 Rhodes Hall


Dr. Bahram Shahrooz is a professor of structural engineering at the University of Cincinnati.  After receiving his doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley, he worked as a consultant for Chevron’s offshore structures division.  He joined the faculty in 1988.

Dr. Shahrooz has received numerous research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, Ohio Department of Transportation, and Federal Highway Administration to examine seismic performance of innovative hybrid structural systems; to study load-carrying capacity and resistance mechanisms of existing, deteriorated bridges; to revise bridge codes to allow the use of high-strength materials and to improve design of concrete bridges; and to use advanced composite materials for construction of new bridges and repair and retrofit of existing bridges.  He has published more than 150 refereed journal papers, peer-reviewed conference proceeding papers, technical reports, and magazine articles.  He is the recipient of the 2012 ASCE State of the Art of Civil Engineering Award, and the 2005 ASCE Moisseiff Award. 

Dr. Shahrooz is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.  He is an active member of several ACI and ASCE technical committees, past chairman of ASCE Composite Construction committee, and past chairman of ACI Composite and Hybrid Structures committee.  He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and has served as a consultant on several projects dealing with the use of innovative concepts for strengthening of existing bridges and storage tanks, the use of fiber reinforced concrete in culverts, and product development for leading construction industries
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Heng Wei

Professor, CEAS - Civil Eng

730 Engineering Research Cntr


Construction Management

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Abhijeet Deshpande

Program Director, CEAS - Construction Management

821D Old Chemistry Building


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Amanda Jean Albrecht

Assistant Dean of Academics, CEAS - Advising

Baldwin Hall


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George O. Okere

Associate Professor Educator, Heavy Highway Chair (Endowed Position) , CEAS - Civil Eng

821C Old Chemistry Building



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Star Higgins

Financial Administrator

(513) 556-5131

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Jordan Kruse

Business Manager

(513) 556-3114

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Rob McLeod

Program Coordinator

(513) 556-3648


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Herbert L Bill

Emeritus, CEAS - Civil Eng

749 Baldwin Hall

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Daniel James Durbin

Professor - Emeritus, CEAS - Mech Eng and Materials Eng

747 Baldwin Hall


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George G Suckarieh

Professor - Emeritus, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

747 Baldwin Hall


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Thomas M Baseheart

Emeritus, CEAS - Civil Eng

765 Baldwin Hall


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Andrew Bodocsi

Emeritus, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt


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Issam Minkarah

Emeritus, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

791 Rhodes Hall


Adjunct Faculty

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George M. Armstrong

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Engineering Research Cntr


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Stephen D Brown

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


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Thomas M. Burns

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


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John Buttelwerth

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Mark T Costello

Instructor - Adj, CEAS - Department of CEAS

2830 Victory Parkway


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Christopher James Dutton

Instructor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

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Daniel G Frondorf

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Harold L. Glorius

Instructor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt



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Jason Eric Mack

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Construction Management

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Christopher Jon Mealy

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


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Nauman K Mysorewala

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


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James Sheanshang

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


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Gregory L. Sizemore

Asst Professor - Adj, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

Baldwin Hall


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Marc Yemiola

Asst Professor - Adj Ann, CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt

820C Old Chemistry Building