OUR TEAM

Ning Ai, PhD

Assistant Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Department of Urban Planning and Policy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Urban environmental planning and its integration with land use, industrial ecology, sustainable economic development, system analysis of urban sustainability, waste management
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Farhad Ansari, PhD

Professor

Department of Civil and Materials Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Integrated fiber optic sensors for condition monitoring of bridges, fiber optic acoustic emission sensors for real time monitoring of corrosion and fracture, development of MEMS based sensors for civil structural systems, optical fiber distributed sensor for post seismic monitoring of damaged structures, monitoring the state of repaired and strengthened structures, development of weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems, image processing techniques for characterization of entrained air bubble system in concrete
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Isabel Cruz, PhD

Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Databases, geographic information systems, semantic web, information visualization, and security, semantic data integration, ontology matching, geospatial interoperability, context-aware role based access control, privacy-preserving record linkage, personal information management, and semantic desktop
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Sybil Derrible, PhD

Assistant Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Department of Civil and Materials Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure planning, infrastructure network design, urban economics, network science, complex systems, agent-based modeling
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Samuel Dorevitch, MD

Associate Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Environmental epidemiology, waterborne illness, indicators of water quality, evaluating methods for measuring water exposure, communicating environmental information to the public effectively, health of low-income urban communities
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Sarah Dunn, MArch

Associate Professor

School of Architecture

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Green architecture, planning and design
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J. Ernesto Indacochea, PhD

Professor

Department of Civil and Materials Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Joining and welding science, surface modification and coatings, corrosion and materials degradation, materials characterization and failure analysis, advanced non-destructive evaluation and remaining life assessment of structural materials, new materials development for fuel cells
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Kazuya Kawamura, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Urban Planning and Policy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Freight transportation, transportation economics, congestion pricing, accessibility
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Jie (Jane) Lin, PhD

Associate Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Department of Civil and Materials Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Sustainable transportation modeling and assessment of private, freight, and public transportation, intelligent transportation applications and policies
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Emily Minor, PhD

Assistant Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Department of Biological Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Environmental patterns at broad spatial scales and how those patterns affect ecological processes and systems, particularly how urban development alters these patterns and processes
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Karl J. Rockne, PhD

Professor

Department of Civil and Materials Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Active capping and contaminated sediment cleanup, biodegradation of hazardous pollutants, ecological and human health threat mapping in the Great Lakes, fate of brominated flame retardants, transport of organic contaminants in soil and sediment, micro-structure characterization of sediment, soil, and soot particles, soot transport to Great Lakes sediments/role of soot as vector for semi-volatile organic pollutant transport
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Thomas L. Theis, PhD

Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

Professor of Civil and Materials Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes, the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances, interfacial reactions, subsurface contaminant transport, hazardous waste management, industrial pollution prevention, industrial ecology
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Eric Welch, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Public Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Environmental policy, science and technology policy, R&D performance evaluation, electronic government
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David Wise, PhD

Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Department of Biological Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Food-web dynamics, ecosystem processes and restoration ecology, and the dynamics of urban socio-ecological systems
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Moira Zellner, PhD

Assistant Professor

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy/Department of Urban Planning and Policy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests: Assessing the environmental impacts of urbanization, and exploring how to enhance the sustainability and resilience of urban areas, agent-based modeling of land-use change and ecological impacts
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