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Idaho State University



Bruce Savage

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


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


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


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


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 Ph.D., P.E., CPEng, IntPE(NZ), M.ASCE, MIPENZ –Assistant Professor

Mustafa Mashal

Ph.D., P.E., SECB, CPEng, IntPE(NZ) – Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor for ASCE Student Chapter

(208) 282–4587

(208) 282-4538

Dr. Mashal received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural and Earthquake Engineering) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 2015. His research interests include Accelerated Bridge Construction, large-scale testing, bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, precast/prestressed concrete, seismic assessment and retrofitting, structural concrete insulated panels, and analytical investigation.

Chikashi Sato

Chikashi Sato

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


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

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Jared Cantrell

Research Engineer - Lab Manager

Office: ERC 121