Directory

Directory


Michael A. Perez, Ph.D., CPESC
Assistant Professor
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Office: 207 Harbert Engineering Center
Phone: (334) 844-6267
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Research Interests: Construction Stormwater Management; Large Scale Testing; Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure; Construction Engineering and Management

Bio: Dr. Perez specializes in the evaluation of construction, post-construction, and agricultural stormwater practices, methods, and technologies. He is Auburn University (Ph.D., M.S.) and Florida State University (B.S.) graduate.   Prior to joining Auburn University, Michael was an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University's Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.  He also worked as a consultant in Atlanta, GA where he was responsible for MS4 program management for the Georgia Department of Transportation, designing construction site erosion and sediment control practices, and designing low impact development and green infrastructure stormwater practices for roadway projects.

Wesley N. Donald, Ph.D., CPESC
Research Fellow IV
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Office: 232 Harbert Engineering Center
Phone:  (334) 844-6249
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Dr. Donald received a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. The focus of his doctoral research was on the use of ditch check practices in channelized flow for controlling erosion on highway construction sites.

Guy Savage
Facility Manager
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Office: 1600 Lee Rd. 151, Opelika, AL 36804
Phone: (334) 444-0102

Guy Savage is the research technician at the Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility.  He was born and raised in Detroit Michigan and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.  Mr. Savage has over 35 years of experience in heavy highway construction and project management with companies and organizations including: APAC, East Alabama Paving, Alabama Department of Transportation, and Nix Construction.  Guy also has ten years of laboratory management conducting research work with the National Center for Asphalt Technology.
Billur Kazaz
Ph.D. Student
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Billur is a graduate research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management.  She earned her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (2018) and her M.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University (2019). Her academic interests consist of Erosion and Sediment Control, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Her career goal in the long term is becoming a professional by developing her knowledge at maximum level in the light of new technologies. She aims to contribute international construction industry by combining her research interest in a way that provides efficient and sustainable design. Outside of school and research, Billur is passionate about playing electric guitar, dancing tango & salsa, traveling, learning new cultures, swimming, and playing volleyball. 
Lan Liu
Ph.D. Student
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Lan is a graduate research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and is developing and assessing passive treatment methods for construction site sediment basins.  She is originally from Beijing, China and received a joint bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering in 2016 from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Auburn University.  She also earned a master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2018 from Auburn University. Her previous research conducted sample preparation, experimental design, and quantitative analysis with liquid chromatography techniques to analyze behavior and fate of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Alabama estuaries.  Lan is interested in studying.  In her free time, Lan enjoys singing in the church choir, volunteering, drawing, photography, yoga, and traveling.
Christy Manning
M.S. Student
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Christy Manning is a Graduate Research Assistant with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a B.A. in Music and Economics from Agnes Scott College. Her interest in Civil Engineering stemmed from her time as a Construction Site Supervisor with Habitat for Humanity. At Auburn she interned in marine construction, conducted catalysis research with the Chemical Engineering department, and assisted Auburn's C-Analysis class. She is both a North Carolina transplant and a second-generation Auburn Tiger. She enjoys powerlifting and spending time in the Alabama sunshine.
Matt Ricks
Ph.D. Student
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Jaime Schusslet
Ph.D. Student
Jaime Schusslet

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Jaime is a graduate research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering focusing on evaluating construction stormwater management practices.   Jaime received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University (2018) and MS from Iowa State University (2019). During her undergraduate degree, she participated in the Water and Environmental Management Program at UniLaSalle in Beauvais, France. This interdisciplinary program involved an intensive study of the EU Water Framework Directive and fieldwork throughout Northern France to analyze its implementation.  Jaime’s experience abroad exposed her to the collaborative research process and inspired her to pursue a graduate degree.  At WVU, Jaime was heavily involved in Alpha Omega Epsilon, a sorority for women in STEM fields. Jaime enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and running. 
Collin Sharpe
M.S. Student
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Collin is a graduate research assistant pursuing a M.S. in Civil Engineering. Collin received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University in 2020. At Auburn he interned in both the construction and transportation industries, and was a member of the Chi Epsilon Honor Society. His research is partnered with the Air Force Civil Engineering Center and focused on the possible detrimental effects of cool roofing. Collin is from Alexander City, Alabama and is a third-generation Auburn Tiger. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on Lake Martin, exercising, and pulling for the Tigers in any sport.