2118 Fiedler Hall
Interim Department Head:
Director of graduate studies:
*Sunanda Dissanayake, Ph.D., University of South Florida
*Asad Esmaeily, Ph.D., University of Southern California
*Eric Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., Iowa State University
*Mustaque Hossain, Ph.D., Arizona State University
*Jeongdae Im, Ph.D., University of Michigan
*Christopher Jones, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
*Stacey Kulesza, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Landon Marston, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Alexander P. Mathews, Ph.D., University of Michigan
*Hani G. Melhem, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
*Prathap Parameswaran, Ph.D., Arizona State Univeristy
*Dunja Peric, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
*Robert J. Peterman, Ph.D., Purdue University
*Hayder A. Rasheed, Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin
*David R. Steward, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
*Robert W. Stokes, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.
Graduate Faculty Associate:
Shahin Nayyeri Amiri, Ph.D., Kansas State University
The Department of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University offers comprehensive programs leading to the degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy in civil engineering. Specializations include environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. An active research program is conducted in each of these areas, and it is the goal of the department to maintain a close association between graduate study, research, teaching, and engineering practice.
The Department of Civil Engineering has several laboratories which can be used to perform a wide variety of graduate research projects. These include laboratories in the areas of environmental engineering, hydraulic engineering, materials testing, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering.
The department also has the Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (CISL) which includes a full-scale Accelerated Pavement Testing facility.
In addition, the department has modern computing facilities including a number of personal computers and workstations.
The department offers several graduate research and teaching assistantships. These positions are generally 0.4 or 0.5 time appointments and the stipends vary accordingly. In addition, a number of graduate research assistantships are supported through externally funded research projects obtained by individual faculty members. Student fees are assessed at the in-state level for graduate students who receive research or teaching assistantships.
Graduate study in civil engineering will provide students with training for a wide variety of academic, technological, and public service careers. Students completing the master of science degree program typically find employment related to their chosen discipline in either private consulting firms or governmental agencies. Students completing the doctor of philosophy degree program can also expect to find employment in academic positions, or in government and private research laboratories.
Areas of emphasis
Environmental and water resources engineering: Mathews, Parameswaran, Starrett, Steward
Structural analysis and design: Melhem, Peterman, Rasheed
Geotechnical engineering: Peric, Tucker
Transportation and materials engineering: Dissanayake, Fitzsimmons, Hossain, Riding, Stokes