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Bruce Savage

Ph.D., P.E. - Professor and Chair

Office: Colonial Hall 221



Dr. Savage received his Ph.D. from Utah State University in 2002. His research interests include application of computational fluid dynamics (RANS) to hydraulic structures, physical modeling of hydraulic structures, flood control structures, fish passage and habitat, dams and spillways, and wave energy.


Arya Ebrahimpour

Ph.D., P.E. - Professor and Director of M.S. Program in Civil Engineering

Office: Colonial Hall 224



Dr. Ebrahimpour received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (structures) from the University of Idaho in 1987. His research interests include experimental and analytical studies in structural vibrations, applications of advanced materials in structural engineering, and structural seismic risk assessment.

Prof. Solomon W. Leung

Solomon Leung

Ph.D., P.E. - Professor, Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Program

Office: Colonial Hall 219



Dr. Solomon Leung CV

Dr. Leung received his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 1989 from the University of Iowa. His research interests include physicochemical treatment processes, environmental systems modeling, environmental risk assessment, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.


James Mahar

Ph.D., LPG, PG, PHG - Senior Lecturer

Office: Colonial Hall 9



Dr. Mahar has had 30 years of experience as a geotechnical consultant on projects such as tunnels; bridge foundations; building foundations and damage; highways; air fields; levees; open cut excavations; soil and rock slopes; shafts; dredging; rock and soil excavations; lock and dam structures; and dams.

Mustafa Mashal

Mustafa Mashal

Ph.D., P.E., CPEng, IntPE(NZ), F.SEI – Professor, Associate Director of CAES, Director of Disaster Response Complex & Structural Lab

Office: Center for Advanced Energy Studies 286, Colonial Hall 218

(208) 282–4587

(208) 282-4538



Dr. Mashal received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 2015. His research interests include structural/earthquake engineering, concrete materials and structures, bridge engineering, low damage seismic technologies, large-scale testing, and topics related to energy and critical infrastructure.

Associate Director of CAES, Director of Disaster Response Complex

Chikashi Sato

Chikashi Sato

Ph.D. - Professor, Director of Environmental Science and Management

Office: Colonial Hall 6



Dr. Sato received his Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Iowa. His research interests include microbial fuel cells, water treatment (disinfection, photolysis, sonolysis), and water quality modeling.

Guest Editor for Microbial Fuel Cell 2020-Submission Information

Jared Cantrell

Manager, Disaster Response Complex


Jared received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2018 from Idaho State University. His research interests include large-scale testing, emergency response, bridge engineering, energy dissipation, precast concrete, prestressed concrete, Accelerated Bridge construction and hydraulic structures.