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Civil Engineering, Faculty

Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, Ph.D., P.E.

Director of NIATT & Professor

Engineering Physics 113C

208-885-2957

ahmed@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Surveying, Highway Design & Traffic Systems, Simulation of Transportation Systems, Traffic Flow Theory, Intersection Traffic Operations
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering
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Buchanan 131

208-885-6784

bayomy@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Properties of Construction Materials, Pavement Design & Evaluation, Engineering Mechanics of Materials
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering and Pavement Materials
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Kevin Chang, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 110B

208-885-4028

kchang@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Civil Engineering, Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering, Traffic Systems Design, Civil Engineering Professional Seminar, Public Transportation
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering
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Erik R. Coats, P.E., Ph.D.

Director, Engineering Management Program; Associate Professor

Buchanan 129

208-885-7559

ecoats@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Systems Design I/II, Engineering Law & Contracts, Advanced Topics in Waste Management & Treatment
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Engineering
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Patricia J. S. Colberg, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair & Professor, National Academies Education Fellow

Buchanan 104

208-885-5041

colberg@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Engineering Fundamentals, Civil Engineering Professional Seminar
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Engineering and Environmental Microbiology
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Buchanan 100

208-885-2980

fritz@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Civil Engineering Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Hydrologic Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering, Engineering Hydrology, Senior Design Project
Areas of Expertise: Hydrologic Engineering and Humanitarian Engineering
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Peter Goodwin, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER); Director, Idaho EPSCoR/IDeA; DeVlieg Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

208-364-6164

pgoodwin@uidaho.edu

Campus: Boise
Courses: Engineering Hydrology, Open Channel Flow, PE Review Course, Physical Processes in River Management, Sedimentation Engineering, Water Resources Planning, Stochastic Hydrology, Natural Channel Flow
Areas of Expertise: Water Resources and Ecohydraulics
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Buchanan 108

208-885-1328

aibrahim@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Theory of Structures, Reinforced Concrete Design, Steel Design, Bridge Design, Strengthening & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures, Advanced Concrete Design, Dynamics of Structures
Areas of Expertise: Structural Engineering
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Buchanan 101

208-885-6481

sjung@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Graphics, Rock Mechanics, Tunnel Design & Construction, Excavation & Materials Handling
Areas of Expertise: Geological Engineering
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Emad Kassem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 128

208-885-1025

ekassem@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Properties of Construction Materials, Pavement Preservation and Management, Engineering Statics, Engineering Mechanics of Materials
Areas of Expertise: Materials and Pavements Engineering
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Chyr Pyng (Jim) Liou, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Fulbright Scholar

Buchanan 105

208-885-6202

liou@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Hydraulics, Hydraulics Structures Analysis & Design, Open Channel Hydraulics, Hydraulic Transients, Numerical Methods
Areas of Expertise: Hydraulics
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Engineering Physics 115H

208-885-0139

mlowry@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Civil Engineering Analysis & Design, Sustainable Transportation and Community Design, Transportation Planning, Transportation Safety Analysis
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering and Transportation Planning
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Buchanan 106

208-885-8961

rnielsen@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Theory of Structures, Steel Design, Advanced Design of Steel Structures, Structural Reliability of Engineered Systems, Dynamics of Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Matrix Structural Analysis, Engineering Statics
Areas of Expertise: Structural Engineering
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JJ Petersen

Engineering Lecturer, Engineering Scholars Program Director

McClure 405A

jpetersen@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Economy, Engineering Surveying, Principals of Transportation Engineering, Traffic Systems Design
Areas of Interest: Advisor to students interested in joining the Engineering Scholars program
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Buchanan 107

208-885-6403

ssharma@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering Design, Engineering Properties of Soils, Advanced Foundation Engineering, Seepage and Slope Stability, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Engineering Statics
Areas of Expertise: Geotechnical Engineering
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Daniele Tonina, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

208-364-6194

dtonina@uidaho.edu

Campus: Boise
Courses: Environmental Hydrodynamics, Aquatic Habitat Modeling, Sedimentation Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Hydrologic Engineering and Ecohydraulics
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Andy Tranmer, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

208-364-6165

andyt@uidaho.edu

Campus: Boise
Areas of Expertise: Hydrology, Water resources, Numerical and physical modeling, Fluvial geomorphology, Sediment transport, Channel evolution, River restoration
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Elowyn Yager, Ph.D., P.G.

Associate Professor

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

208-364-4935

eyager@uidaho.edu

Campus: Boise
Courses: Green Engineering of Riverine Systems, CER Keystone Course, Reading, Writing & Communicating Scientific Content, River Restoration, Fluvial Geomorphology & River Mechanics
Areas of Expertise: Fluvial Geomorphology and Ecohydraulics
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Civil Engineering, Staff

Cynthia Brinkman

Research Scientist

Buchanan 200

208-885-6943

cbrinkman@uidaho.edu

Jessica Mader

Department Manager

Buchanan 103

208-885-6783

jessicamader@uidaho.edu

Linda Moser

Administrative Coordinator

Buchanan 102

208-885-6782

lmoser@uidaho.edu

Don Parks

Engineering Research Technician

Buchanan G3

208-885-7761

donparks@uidaho.edu

Simon Smith

Research Associate

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Mailing Address:

Civil Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

Phone: 208-885-6782

Fax: 208-885-6608

Email: civilengr@uidaho.edu