Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil Infrastructure at Khalifa University

Civil engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, encompassing many interdependent technical specialties. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise construction of a wide variety of facilities such as space stations, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, irrigation projects, distribution facilities for water, and collection and treatment facilities for wastewater and hazardous wastes. Civil engineers give solutions to pollution, aging infrastructure, traffic congestion, energy needs, floods, earthquakes, urban development, and community planning. Graduates may work at established public and private organizations or in entrepreneurial endeavours. Future career opportunities for civil engineers may range from project management to collaboration with architects, contractors, and government officials on construction efforts.

B.Sc. Civil Engineering

The B.Sc. in Civil Engineering program lays the foundation for the core civil engineering disciplines while engaging students to study and understand the overall global civil engineering profession and industry. In their senior year the students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a particular subject like structures, project management or the environment. After graduation they can pursue careers in building, structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, water management, environmental and transport engineering. Alternatively, they can enroll in high ranking national or international Universities for an M.Sc. degree.

M.Sc. in Water & Environmental Engineering 

The M.Sc. in Water & Environmental Engineering program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges behind ensuring sufficient and equitable access to clean water. Furthermore, the program gives candidates the opportunity to focus in one of two specialization tracks, namely Water and Environmental Technologies or Water and Environmental Resources and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering - Civil Engineering 


Dr. Tom Skarpas

Professor & Interim Chair

Dr. Farrukh Ahmad

Associate Professor

Dr. Young-Ji Byon 

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Dr. Chung-Suk Cho

Assistant Professor

Dr. Haris Doumanidis

Professor and Acting Chair

Dr. Hosni Ghedira

Professor of Practice
Director of the UAE Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment

Dr. Kenan Hazirbaba

Assistant Professor

Dr. Malik Khalfan 

Associate Professor

Dr. Tae Yeon Kim

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tadahiro Kishida

Assistant Professor

Dr. Riaan van der Merwe

Assistant Professor

Dr. Annalisa Molini

Associate Professor

Dragana Randelovic


Dr. Rita Sousa

Assistant Professor

Dr. Marouane Temimi

Associate Professor

Dr. Banu Yildiz

Assistant Professor

Prof. Linda Zou


The following is a list of areas that faculty members of the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering are currently working on, or planning research in the future:


Geotechnical Engineering

Addresses a wide range of problems posed by the spatial variability and complex material properties of soils and rocks.

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Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Focuses on solving the environmental problems faced by the Gulf Region.

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Urban Infrastructure Engineering

Focuses on the planning, design, analysis & construction management of infrastructure systems.

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Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Analysis and design of a variety of structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels etc.

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