Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Faculty


Wesley C. Zech, Ph.D., LEED AP
Brasfield & Gorrie Professor of Construction Engineering and Management
Wesley C. Zech, Ph.D., LEED AP

Office: 233 Harbert Engineering Center
Phone: (334) 844-6272
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Research Interests: Construction Safety; Erosion and Sediment Control Practices on Construction Sites; GIS & GPS Applications in the Construction Industry; Work Zone Safety

Bio: Wesley C. Zech is the Brasfield & Gorrie Associate Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at Auburn University.  He earned a B.S., M.E., and a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.  He has been at Auburn University since 2004 and has conducted external research in collaboration with ALDOT that led to the development of the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF).  Many of the research results from his efforts have been adopted as standard ESC practices used on highway construction projects in the state of Alabama.

Xing Fang, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
Arthur H. Feagin Chair Professor of Civil Engineering
Xing Fang, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE

Office: 229 Harbert Engineering Center
Phone: (334) 844-8778
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Research Interests: Hydrologic Analysis and Design; Floodplain Hydraulics and Hydrology; Detention/Retention Pond Design and Analysis; Hydrologic Modeling; Open Channel Hydraulics; Numerical Modeling of Hydrologic Processes; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Surface Water Quality Modeling in Lakes/Streams/Estuaries; Impacts of Climate Change in Aquatic Systems
Bio: Dr. Xing Fang is the Arthur H. Feagin Chair Professor of Civil Engineering.  His focus is in hydraulics and hydrology with areas of expertise including hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and modeling, environmental hydrodynamics, water quality modeling, and fluid flow simulations.  He has conducted various research projects funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the ALDOT, for example, regional characteristics of storm hyetographs, regional characteristics of unit hydrographs and rainfall loss analysis, estimating time parameters of direct runoff and unit hydrographs for Texas watersheds, evaluating scour potential of cohesive soils, and assessing performance characteristics of sediment basins constructed in Franklin County, AL.
Jose G. Vasconcelos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Jose G. Vasconcelos, Ph.D.

Office: 208 Harbert Engineering Center
Phone: (334) 844-6280
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Research Interests: Hydraulics and Hydrology Processes, Stormwater Hydraulics, Experimental and Field Investigations, Numerical Modeling

Bio: Dr. Vasconcelos is an Associate Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University since January 2010.  Dr. Vasconcelos taught previously for 3.5 years at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Brasilia, and had 7 years of consulting and working experience in waterworks and infra-structure companies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2005.