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Exchange Program Brings PSU Water Quality Tool to Brazil Exchange Program Brings PSU Water Quality Tool to Brazil
Nayara de Souza came to Portland State University to study environmental engineering as an exchange student. She returned to her native Brazil armed with an abundant understanding of PSU’s exclusive water quality modeling tool that allowed her to serve as a teacher to her University of Sorocaba classmates.
Undergraduate Student
Arash Khosravifar Arash Khosravifar
Dr. Khosravifar’s research and work experience revolves around geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil liquefaction, geotechnical numerical and physical modeling, soil-structure interaction (SSI), probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and ground motions.
Faculty Member
Thomas Schumacher Thomas Schumacher
Dr. Schumacher's research interests involve developing new sensing methodologies for non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil infrastructure.
Faculty Member
Avinash Unnikrishnan Avinash Unnikrishnan
Dr. Unnikrishnan is interested in enhancing system sustainability and efficiency by developing novel traffic and freight network equilibrium models.
Faculty Member
Annette Dietz Annette Dietz
Dr. Dietz is interested in water resources, sustainability, international development, and multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving.
Faculty Member
Lost Tides Lost Tides
At Portland State University, a mix of researchers, high school teachers, and students investigate the ways manmade and natural alterations to the environment affect the Lower Columbia River Estuary.
Research
Predicting the Past Predicting the Past
Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Stefan Talke employs a novel approach to evaluating long-term changes to coastal water-levels, rivers and water properties.
Faculty Member
Transportation Technology and People (TTP) Lab Transportation Technology and People (TTP) Lab
Evaluation of new technologies and application of advanced modeling and data analysis techniques to enable the optimal use of infrastructure, as well as ensuring environmental quality, livable communities, and economic growth.
Research
A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants
Clean Tech Challenge finalist Alex Bigazzi has developed a portable, low-cost sensor suite and data management application to help bicyclists map air pollutants while measuring pollutant intake during rides.
Research
Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters
With her research, Dr. Kelly Clifton is paving the way for multi-modal transportation in the Portland metro region.
Research
A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies
Dr. Hamid Moradkhani’s research focuses on improving hydrologic forecasting models used by water resource managers.
Research
The Civil Engineering Writing Project The Civil Engineering Writing Project
Dr. Susan Conrad and her collaborators study documents written by civil engineers and students to develop materials that will hone students' writing skills without adding courses to the curriculum.
Research
The Big Barometer The Big Barometer
An elegantly timeless instrument goes to the extreme.
Resource
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Ultra-Light Weight & Corrosion Resistant Buckling Restrained Brace
Research
Evan Kristof Evan Kristof
Evan Kristof's academic interests include statics, mechanics of materials, materials testing, structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, and steel design.
Faculty Member
Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting Shaking Up Seismic Retrofitting
Peter Dusicka is engineering a seismic brace technology for retrofitting buildings and bridges that will save infrastructure as well as lives.
Research
Meet Andrew Robinson Meet Andrew Robinson
Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumnus is literally moving mountains.
Alumnus
Meet Chad Norvell Meet Chad Norvell
Civil Engineering Student
Graduate Student
Wentai Luo Wentai Luo
Dr. Luo’s research focuses on physical and analytical chemistry of organic compounds in water and atmosphere.
Faculty Member
Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Travel Choices - Rethinking transportation choices for healthy communities
Faculty Member
Ed Zaron Ed Zaron
Dr. Zaron's current research interests include ocean forecasting, ocean tides, and laboratory-scale models of atmospheric and oceanic flows.
Faculty Member
Stefan Talke Stefan Talke
Dr. Talke's research focuses on hydrodynamic processes and sediment transport in estuaries, rivers, and the ocean, using a combination of field research,data analysis, and modeling.
Faculty Member
Trevor Smith Trevor Smith
Dr. Smith's research has focused on providing geotechnical engineers improved input for computer modeling of design problems.
Faculty Member
Franz Rad Franz Rad
Dr. Rad's research projects include conducting a survey of the seismic hazards for about 50,000 non-residential buildings in Portland, Oregon, and developing earthquake damage and loss estimation models for buildings.
Faculty Member
Hamid Moradkhani Hamid Moradkhani
Dr. Moradkhani's research interests include inverse modeling and data assimilation, hydrologic and hydraulics modeling, uncertainty quantification, risk analysis, hydroinformatics, remote sensing, climate change impact assessment, extreme event analysis, and water resources management.
Faculty Member
Christopher Mooers Christopher Mooers
Dr. Mooers' research interests include ocean prediction science, coastal ocean circulation dynamics, circulation of marginal and semi-enclosed seas, and mesoscale oceanography; regional circulation models; interface between models and observations: model-data comparisons, data assimilation, and nowcast-forecast experiments; and shelfbreak processes.
Faculty Member
Bill Fish Bill Fish
Dr. Fish's research centers on the transformation and transport of heavy metals and other contaminants in soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater systems.
Faculty Member
Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Dr. Clifton conducts research and teaches courses in various aspects of transportation planning and policy, including: travel behavior, land use and transportation, physical activity and health, and non-motorized modes.
Faculty Member
Christopher Berger Christopher Berger
Dr. Berger has been involved in the development of water quality models for Lake Whatcom, Washington; Tualatin River, Oregon; Columbia Slough, Oregon; Willamette River, Oregon; Pend Oreille River, Idaho; Spokane River, Washington; and Wahiawa Reservoir, Hawaii.
Faculty Member
Alex Bigazzi Alex Bigazzi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Student
Scott Wells Scott Wells
Clean Water Acts - Keeping surface water safe from pollution
Faculty Member
Dr. James F. Pankow Dr. James F. Pankow
Dr. Pankow's research has involved the application of chemical principles to understanding how chemicals partition between important phases in the environment.
Faculty Member
Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design
A guidebook to designing and planning bicycle boulevards
Publication
Miguel Figliozzi Miguel Figliozzi
"I believe that technology, research and innovation not only benefit public/private agencies/companies but also enable the optimal use of infrastructure, as well as ensuring environmental quality, livable communities, and economic growth."
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Kristin Tufte Meet Professor Kristin Tufte
"I hope that by applying data stream technology to ITS systems we can develop improved real-time traffic performance measurements and metrics to help ITS professionals manage our nation's roads."
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Scott Wells Meet Professor Scott Wells
Scott Wells specializes in developing computer models for reservoirs, lakes, and rivers in order to maintain their quality.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor David Jay Meet Professor David Jay
David Jay is working to reinvent the field study of tidal analysis.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Peter Dusicka Meet Professor Peter Dusicka
Peter Dusicka's research revolves around promoting survivability through materials and engineering.
Faculty Member
TREC TREC
TREC is the Transportation Research and Education Center for Portland State University.
Research
Meet Robert Iwai Meet Robert Iwai
Up until now it's been a juggling act to balance work and school. Receiving the Maseeh Fellowship has relieved some of that pressure and allowed me to focus on my studies and research.
Graduate Student
Meet Professor Christopher Monsere Meet Professor Christopher Monsere
"PSU's unique urban setting and the collaborative spirit of my colleagues in the transportation profession, both on campus and off, creates an environment that allows me to develop as a researcher and bring relevant case studies to the classroom."
Faculty Member
Meet Chik Erzurumlu Meet Chik Erzurumlu
"Look at the track record of where we started in the 60s and where the college is now. At this rate, the Maseeh College promises to be an exciting place for creating the next generation of technology."
Faculty Member
Meet Chris Pangilinan Meet Chris Pangilinan
"Thanks to my professors at PSU and my experiences in and out of the classroom, I believe I am fully prepared for what lies ahead."
Alumnus
Structural Sherlock Creates Engineering Professorship Structural Sherlock Creates Engineering Professorship
For over half a century, engineer Arthur (Art) M. James has wondered what makes badly designed buildings and bridges fail, and built sound ones that don't.
Gift
Meet Professor Gwynn Johnson Meet Professor Gwynn Johnson
Gwynn Johnson's enthusiasm for teaching and research helps make PSU extraordinary.
Faculty Member