School of Engineering

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  • Eduardo Miranda

    Eduardo Miranda

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    BioProf. Miranda specializes in structural engineering with emphasis on performance-based earthquake engineering. Using measurements made on the ground and on instrumented structures he studies how structures respond to earthquakes and conducts research to assess the impacts of earthquakes on structures and on society in general. He then uses this knowledge to develop ways to design and build structures that will have an improved performance. Also interested in developing computer tools for automating analysis, design and construction.

  • William Mitch

    William Mitch

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    BioBill Mitch received a B.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Harvard University in 1993. During his studies, he excavated at Mayan sites in Belize and surveyed sites dating from 2,000 B.C. in Louisiana. He switched fields by receiving a M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He worked for 3 years in environmental consulting, receiving his P.E. license in Civil Engineering in California. Returning to UC Berkeley in 2000, he received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2003. He moved to Yale as an assistant professor after graduation. His dissertation received the AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2004. At Yale, he serves as the faculty advisor for the Yale Student Chapter of Engineers without Borders. In 2007, he won a NSF CAREER Award. He moved to Stanford University as an associate professor in 2013.

    Employing a fundamental understanding of organic chemical reaction pathways, his research explores links between public health, engineering and sustainability. Topics of current interest include:

    Public Health and Emerging Carcinogens: Recent changes to the disinfection processes fundamental to drinking and recreational water safety are creating a host of highly toxic byproducts linked to bladder cancer. We seek to understand how these compounds form so we can adjust the disinfection process to prevent their formation.

    Global Warming and Oceanography: Oceanic dissolved organic matter is an important global carbon component, and has important impacts on the net flux of CO2 between the ocean and atmosphere. We seek to understand some of the important abiotic chemical reaction pathways responsible for carbon turnover.

    Sustainability and Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs): While PCBs have been banned in the US, we continue to produce a host of structurally similar chemicals. We seem to understand important chemical pathways responsible for POP destruction in the environment, so we can design less persistent and problematic chemicals in the future.

    Engineering for Sustainable Wastewater Recycling: The shortage of clean water represents a critical challenge for the next century, and has necessitated the recycling of wastewater. We seek to understand ways of engineer this process in ways to minimize harmful byproduct formation.

    Carbon Sequestration: We are evaluating the formation of nitrosamine and nitraminecarcinogens from amine-based carbon capture, as well as techniques to destroy any of these byproducts that form.

  • Stephen Monismith

    Stephen Monismith

    Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHydrodynamics of lakes, estuaries, coral reefs, kelp forests and the coastal ocean

  • Jose Luis Moscovich

    Jose Luis Moscovich


    BioJosé Luis has 36 years’ experience in transportation planning and engineering, infrastructure program management and finance. He was Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority for twelve years. In that capacity, he spearheaded, among others, the development of the 30-year $3B Countywide Transportation Plan for San Francisco; the reauthorization of Prop K (the local transportation sales tax); and the initiative to deliver the Presidio Parkway as a public private partnership with availability payments, the first of its kind in California.
    He currently leads an active consulting practice at IDS California, based in San Francisco. In that capacity, he has most recently acted as advisor to TIFIA on major project infrastructure loans, as well as to the Chilean government, for the restructuring of the Transantiago metropolitan bus service, and to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority on a study of governance and project delivery alternatives for the DTX project, to bring high speed rail trains into the new Salesforce Transit Center. He has led feasibility studies for public-private partnerships for a number of projects, including the SR37 project in the Bay Area. He has also advised major Silicon Valley companies on transportation infrastructure development issues.
    José Luis is a recognized leader in exploring alternatives to traditional project delivery methods. His ability to work with elected officials, navigate bureaucratic structures and strategize the leveraging of traditional funding mechanisms to help deliver P3s makes him particularly effective. José Luis’ technical capabilities as a transportation engineer and urban planner and extensive experience as a government investor are complemented by his superior communication skills.