Civil Engineering (323) 343-4450

Michael W. Ibrahim
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., University of Wisconson-Madison
Contact: (323) 343-4457
E-mail: mibrah22@calstatela.edu

  • Construction
  • Built environment
  • Economic sustainability
  • Business strategy for engineering applications

Fluent in: Arabic.


Irving Kett
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering; D. Eng. Sc., New York University
Contact: (323) 343-4450
E-mail: ikett@calstatela.edu

  • Israeli Highway Department
  • Construction of air bases built in Israel
  • Middle East studies
  • Transportation
  • Los Angeles Metro system

Young C. Kim
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-4460
E-mail: ykim@calstatela.edu

  • Coastal and hydraulics engineering
  • NATO Senior Fellow in Science
  • U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Program
  • U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory
  • Howard-Doris platform structure in Ninian Field, North Sea

Sonya Lopez
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D.
Contact: (323) 343-4455
E-mail: sonya.lopez@calstatela.edu

  • Hydrology and water resources engineering
  • Physically-based and conceptually-based hydrologic modeling
  • Remote sensing of the environment

Gustavo Menezes
Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Contact: (323) 343-4578
E-mail: gmeneze@calstatela.edu

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources

Rupa Purasinghe
Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Contact: (323) 343-4459
E-mail: rpurasi@calstatela.edu

  • Structural Analysis
  • Finite Element Method
  • Computer Aided Structural Design/Experimentation

Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Contact: (323) 343-4456
E-mail: trodrig7@calstatela.edu

  • Structural Engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Structural testing
  • Blast mitigation
  • Fiber reinforced polymers
  • Green building materials and systems

Mark Tufenkjian
Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4434
E-mail: mtufenk@calstatela.edu

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Washington D.C.
  • Safloor engineering
  • Soil nailing
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Foundation engineering
  • Engineering education
  • Infrastructure projects on land and over water