Civil Engineering (323) 343-4450


Anjan K. Bhaumik

Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Contact: (323) 343-4450

E-mail: abhaumi@calstatla.edu

Dr. Bhaumik is widely published in the area of applied mechanics and is an expert in computer application-finite element analysis of structures. He has served as chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Cal State L.A.


Irving Kett

Professor of Civil Engineering; D. Eng. Sc., New York University

Contact: (323) 343-4457

E-mail: ikett@calstatela.edu

Dr. Kett is a retired colonel in the United States Army and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He spent five years in Israel as chief engineer of the Israeli Highway Department. As a U.S. Army colonel for three years, he oversaw the construction of air bases built in Israel by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Camp David Accords. His eight years in the Middle East also include time spent in Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is an independent writer with a specialization in Middle East studies. He has published Strategic Challenges Confronting U.S. Interests and Policies in the 21st Century Middle East, in the military magazine, The Officer, June 2004. An expert on transportation, Dr. Kett is on the transportation committee of Mobility 21—a state, county, city government/industry collaboration, and speaks on the ramifications of the Los Angeles Metro system. He is the author of four Civil Engineering textbooks.


Young C. Kim

Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., USC

Contact: (323) 343-4460

E-mail: ykim@calstatela.edu

Dr. Kim’s major field of interest is in coastal and hydraulics engineering. In 1971, he was a visiting scholar of Coastal Engineering at UC Berkeley. In 1975, he spent a year at the Delft Technological University and Delft Hydraulics Laboratory in the Netherlands as a NATO Senior Fellow in Science, and in 1976, he spent six months in Japan as a visiting scientist for the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Program. He was a consultant to the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory and Science Engineering Associates, where he investigated the wave forces on the Howard-Doris platform structure in Ninian Field, North Sea. He is past chairman of the Executive Committee of the Technical Council on Research and the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was the conference organizer of the Symposium of Utilization of Ocean Waves held at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in 1986, and he served on the Organizing Committee of the XXVII Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research in 1997. He is the recipient of the 1994-94 Outstanding Professor Award from Cal State L.A.


Mark Tufenkjian

Professor of Civil Engineering; Ph.D., UCLA

Contact: (323) 343-4434

E-mail: mtufenk@calstatela.edu

Dr. Tufenkjian is in charge of the geotechnical engineering program and teaches all geotechnology related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Civil Engineering Department at CSULA. He possesses more than 15 years of geotechnical engineering research and practice experience and is a registered civil engineer in the State of California. He has published numerous technical papers related to geotechnical engineering in journals and at national and international conferences. He is the recipient of a 2002 ASCE Trent Dames & William Moore Fellowship. He served as a summer faculty fellow with the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Washington D.C. from 1999 to 2002, and received a Letter of Commendation from the Commanding Officer in 1999. Tufenkjian’s research interests include seafloor engineering, soil nailing, geotechnical earthquake engineering, non-destructive testing, foundation engineering, and engineering education. He has worked as a geotechnical consultant on many prominent projects in Southern California including the downtown Staples Center, Alameda Corridor, and the Getty Center, along with dozens of other infrastructure projects on land and over water.