Affiliated Faculty Members
Dr. Rebecca Atadero is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. She earned her Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include evaluation, management, and repair of existing infrastructure emphasizing bridges and how diversity, equity and inclusion impact engineering practice. She has served as PI on several projects for the Colorado Department of Transportation and is the past CSU director of the MPC. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Bridge Engineering and the Journal of Composites for Construction. She is a PI of the Partnership 4 Equity, a NSF sponsored collaboration of four schools working to teach engineering and computer science students about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion so they can become inclusive professionals. Dr. Atadero is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Colorado. She teaches courses related to civil engineering materials, concrete design, and other structural engineering topics. She is the advisor to the ASCE student chapter and leads ABET accreditation preparation for the department.
Dr. Neil S. Grigg is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (B.S. in Engineering), Auburn University (M.S. in Hydraulic/Structural Engineering), and Colorado State University (Ph.D. in Hydraulic Engineering). Dr. Grigg is also a former university administrator, consulting engineer and state environmental official. His research is concentrated on infrastructure and water resources management and water distribution systems management. He has worked on several government policy and advisory panels. Dr. Grigg is the author of several recent books about infrastructure, including: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management; Water Finance: Public Responsibilities and Private Opportunities; Infrastructure Finance: The Business of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future; and Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners. He is a registered professional engineer in three states.
Dr. Yanlin Guo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). She received her Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. Her research expertise lies in the areas of real-time structural health monitoring (SHM), system identification and diagnosis, signal processing, structural dynamics and vibration, big data interpretation, remote sensing, as well as data-driven simulation and modeling of extreme winds. These research topics embrace the advances in monitoring, dynamics, modeling, hazard engineering and data science to help evaluate the health conditions of bridges, and other infrastructure, provide quick decision-making support regarding operating, maintenance or retrofitting, etc., and ultimately improve the life-long performance and resilience of structures subjected to both in-service loadings and multiple hazards. Recently, Dr. Guo has conducted several studies on developing unmanned aerial vehicle based bridge inspection system using machine learning and computer vision techniques.
Dr. Hussam Mahmoud is an associate professor and director of the Structural Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to arriving at CSU, his experience included seismic performance of structures and fatigue and fracture evaluation of steel bridges. He has also conducted numerous field tests on bridges across the country and recommended retrofits that have been implemented on bridges. Mahmoud's current research focus includes evaluation of the built environment under natural hazards. This has been realized through conducting various small-scale and large-scale experimental testing as well as conducting various analytical and numerical simulations.
Dr. Erika E. Miller is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Systems Engineering Program at Colorado State University. Her research primarily focuses on driver behavior, human factors, the interaction and integration of humans with autonomous systems, human-machine trust, and safety analysis. Her lab at Colorado State University has a driving simulator (National Advanced Driving Simulator MiniSim), and she has conducted numerous on-road tests using instrumented vehicles in the past. Her education and research background is in civil engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and transportation engineering. Dr. Miller received her B.S. from Oregon State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Dr. Mehmet E. Ozbek is a professor and the graduate program coordinator in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Construction Engineering and Management. Since the beginning of his graduate studies at Virginia Tech’s Center for Highway Asset Management Programs, he has been performing research related to road infrastructure asset management, bridge management, performance and productivity measurement-improvement-benchmarking, performance-based contracts and specifications, traffic safety, warranties in contracts, public-private partnerships, condition assessment, road maintenance performance measurement/improvement, optimization models, sustainable infrastructure, project delivery, construction contracts, and service-learning. He received grant funding from Federal, state, and private entities. In addition to being an active reviewer for and serving in the editorial board of ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management and ASC International Journal of Construction Education & Research, Dr. Ozbek is a reviewer for numerous other journals and conference proceedings. He serves on three national committees related to construction and infrastructure: (i) Transportation Research Board Maintenance and Operations Management Committee, (ii) ASCE Construction Institute Management Practices in Construction Committee, and (iii) ASCE Transportation and Development Institute Infrastructure Systems Committee. Dr. Ozbek is the faculty advisor for the Construction Management Association of America Student Chapter at Colorado State University and served as the faculty coach for the ASC Competition Commercial Team and the Integrated Project Team.
Dr. Stephen J. Reynolds, CIH, is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University and is head of the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Section of ERHS. He is also a faculty member in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department of the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Reynolds serves as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH) funded High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and deputy director for the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, providing graduate training and continuing education for occupational health professionals. He is board certified in Industrial Hygiene and has more than 27 years of experience in exposure assessment/industrial hygiene and is internationally recognized for his research involving exposure and health effects of organic dusts, bioaerosols and endotoxins, particularly in agricultural settings. Dr. Reynolds has published 130 articles in peer reviewed journals and he served on the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Bioaerosols Committee until 2008 when he was elected as an officer on the ACGIH Board of Directors. He was Chair of ACGIH in 2010 and was also named as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association in 2010.
Terry A Ruhl, P.E., F. ASCE, is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of CH2M and served as President of CH2M’s global Transportation business from 2012-2016. Under Mr. Ruhl’s leadership, the company became one of the largest transportation consulting practices in the industry, doubling in size and profitability and achieving the No. 3 Transportation Design Firm ($1 billion in revenue) ranking by Engineering News-Record. He is an expert in civil planning and design, with hands-on involvement in some of the world’s most significant programs, including the expansion of the Panama Canal, the modernization of the Mumbai International Airport, the development of the public transport system in Riyadh and numerous transportation infrastructure projects and programs throughout the U.S. and UK.