Meet Our Faculty

“The engineering program is amazing. They have exactly the right mix of full-time professors and adjunct professors who tell you what it’s like in the real world.”

— Ingrid Davis-Colato, BS Civil and Infrastructure Engineering ’16, MS Civil and Infrastructure Engineering ’19

Civil Engineering Faculty

  • Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Volgenau Instructor, Water Resources Engineering, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

    David Binning is a water resources engineer with over 30 years in the design, construction, operation and management of public water and wastewater systems. He is a former Chief Engineer of Fairfax Water where he oversaw the 75 MGD expansion of the Potomac River water treatment plant and the design, construction, and start-up of the 150 MGD Occoquan River plant. Currently, he is the Director of Infrastructure Programs at Applied Engineering Management Corporation. He also serves as a Commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    Doaa Bondok is an assistant professor of structural engineering in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering. Bondok co-instructs the senior design projects and serves as the faculty advisor to Mason's ASCE student chapter, the Steel Bridge team. and the Concrete Canoe team. Bondok was nominated for the Career Connection Faculty Award in 2019, and she is a proud member of Mason's Career Influencer Network.
  • Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

    Before joining George Mason University, Behzad Esmaeili was an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. He actively conducts research in the field of construction safety, specializing in injury prevention strategies, hazard identification, risk management, and decision-making.
  • Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

    Kirin Emlet Furst (she/they) joined the Volgenau School as an assistant professor in 2020 and is a member of the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering group. The goal of her research is to identify engineering and policy strategies to mitigate health risks posed by contaminant mixtures in drinking water. To achieve this goal, the Furst lab takes an interdisciplinary approach spanning environmental chemistry, water quality engineering, human exposure analysis, and data science.
  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

    Lucas Henneman’s research focuses on air pollution and health. He is most interested in telling success stories—for example, about how environmental regulations have improved our air quality and health—and the opportunities to create more success stories by identifying air pollution sources that make people sick. His day-to-day research leverages large datasets and computer models to track pollution after it’s emitted to where it is breathed in by people like us.
  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    Wenying Ji received his PhD in construction engineering and management from the University of Alberta. He also holds a master's degree from Texas A&M University and a bachelor's degree from Southeast University. Ji is an interdisciplinary scholar focused on the integration of advanced data analytics, complex system simulation, and construction management to enhance decision-support processes of the AEC industry having authored numerous, high-quality publications.
  • Associate Chair, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau Director of CEIE Graduate Program, Volgenau

    Laura Kosoglu earned her PhD from Virginia Tech, where she studied factors that influence clay behavior for time-dependent processes such as secondary compression, shear deformation, and fault dynamics behavior as a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Doctoral Fellow, and Marion Via Doctoral Fellow. Her work resulted in the development of a novel experimental method to measure the coefficient of friction between clay particles at the micro-scale using an Atomic Force Microscope.
  • David Lattanzi

    Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

    Using new techniques to improve transportation safety.
  • Associate Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau

    Viviana Maggioni’s research interests lie at the intersection of hydrometeorology and remote sensing. Her research activities span from the local scale, by developing advanced environmental monitoring systems at the Mason campus, to the global scale, combining water resources engineering with hydrometeorology and remote sensing to evaluate conditions in remote regions, where ground truthing is impossible, but where environmental and health consequences can be devastating.
  • Professor , Volgenau
    Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed Chair in Infrastructure Engineering, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
    Affiliate Faculty, SEOR, Systems Engineering and Operations…

    For over two decades, Elise Miller-Hooks has been applying and advancing concepts of operations research to civil and infrastructure systems applications.