Faculty

School of Engineering and Applied Science


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Dr. Akbar Ansari

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3539
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
HK 213

B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University, India; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of CA - Berkley; PhD. from University of Texas - Arlington.

 
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Dr. Abdul Aziz

Distinguished Research Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Abdul Aziz is currently a Distinguished Research Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University. He received his B.E. from the University of Karachi in 1963, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, England in 1967. He has authored/co-authored over 150 papers and four books: Perturbation Methods in Heat Transfer (Hemisphere,1984); Extended Surface Heat Transfer (John Wiley, 2001); Introduction to Thermal and Fluid Engineering (CRC Press, 2012); and Heat Conduction with Maple (R.T.Edwards, 2006). He is a Life Fellow of ASME and has received several awards during his career.

 
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Dr. Noel Bormann

Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane , Washington 99258

Phone: 509-313-3528
Fax: 509-313-5871

Office Location
PACCAR Room 212

EDUCATION
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1979, Colorado State University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Groundwater Hydrology, 1980, Colorado State University
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Alluvial Hydraulics, 1988, Colorado State University

 
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Dr. Shawn Bowers

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

502 E. Boone Ave
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258-0026

Phone: (509) 313-5712
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
HERAK 309C

Database Systems and Scientific Workflows
Ph.D., M.S., Computer Science, OGI School of Science and Engineering, OHSU
B.S., Computer Science, University of Oregon

 
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Dr. Grigore Braileanu

Professor, Electrical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3536
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
Herak 239

Doctor of Philosophy - Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Automatic Control, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania.

 
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Dr. Massimo "Max" Capobianchi, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3541
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
Herak 216

B.E., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York - Stony Brook.

 
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Dr. Tailian Chen

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, Wash. 99258

Phone: 509 313 5706

Office Location
Herak 238

Ph.D., University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering; specializes in: micro-nano thermal transport and energy efficiency, energy systems, and heat transfer enhancement.

 
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Rick Cox

Lecturer-IR, Elec & Comp Eng

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

 
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Dr. Paul De Palma

Professor of Computer Science

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3908

Office Location
Herak 230

Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Genetic Algorithms

 
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Dr. Patrick Ferro, P.E.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, Wash.  99258

Phone: 509 313 3547

Office Location
Herak 205

Ph.D., P.E., Colorado School of Mines, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; specializes in: alternative energy technologies, hydrogen storage and fuel cells. 

 
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Dr. Sara Ganzerli

Professor, Civil Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509)313-3533
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak Room 203

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Utah; Laurea (MS and BS)in Civil Engineering, University of Pavia (Italy).

 
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Andrea Hougen

Instructor, Civil Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 26
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 1-509-313-5749

Office Location
PC 212

B.S. Civil Engineering, Gonzaga University
P.E. Professional Engineer, State of Washington and Idaho
S.E. Structural Engineer, State of Washington and Idaho

 
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Dr. Yanqing Ji

Associate Professor, Computer Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509)313-3529
Fax: (509)313-5971

Office Location
Herak Room 247

Doctor of Philosophy - Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Master of Science - Physical Electronics, University of Science & Technology of China, China.
Bachelor of Engineering - Industrial Automation, Qingdao University, China.

 
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Dr. Anwar Khattak

Professor, Civil Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3527
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak Rm. 215

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Peshawar University, Pakistan; M.S. in Civil Engineering, West Virginia College; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

 
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Dr. Vladimir Labay

Chair, Professor, Electrical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3553
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak 209

Doctor of Philosophy - Electrical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Master of Science - Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 
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Dr. Mara London

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, Wash. 99258

Phone: 509 313 3521

Office Location
Herak 212

Ph.D. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

 
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Dr. John Marciniak
Assoc. Professor, Eng-Mechanical

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509)313-3538
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak 211

B.S. in Engineering Science from University of Notre Dame, M.S. and PhD. from University of Illinois-Urbana.

 
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Prof. Peter McKenny

Professor and Chair, Engineering Management; Director, Transmission & Distribution Program

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-5702
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
PACCAR 206

Peter McKenny is currently the Chair and a Professor of Engineering Management.  He is also the Director of the T&D Engineering Certificate Program at Gonzaga University. Prior to joining Gonzaga University, Peter was a Team Leader with the American Transmission Company (ATC) and was responsible for all aspects of substation and transmission line design in the Green Bay, WI, office during much of the initial start-up phase of ATC.

 
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Dr. Mark R Muszynski

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-3530

Office Location
Herak 240

B.S. Civil Engineering (1998), Structural, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
M.S. Civil Engineering (2000), Geotechnical, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2013), Geotechnical, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Licensed professional engineer (P.E.); Washington, Michigan, Illinois

 
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Dr. Sue Niezgoda

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

502 E Boone Ave
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258-0026

Phone: (509)313-3642
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
HERAK Room 241

B.S. Civil Engineering (1996), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
M.S. Civil Engineering (1998), Bridge Scour, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2004), Stream Restoration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 
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Dr. Paul S Nowak

Assoc. Dean - Engineering; Chair & Professor - Civil Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258-0026

Phone: (509) 313-3551
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
Herak Room 249

B.S. Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology
P.E., State of Washington

 
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Dr. Steve Schennum

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3545
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak Rm. 206

Doctor of Philosophy - Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.

 
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Stephen Silliman

Dean, SEAS

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3522


Dr. Silliman is a civil engineering specializing in groundwater hydrology. He joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science in July, 2012, following a 26 year career at the University of Notre Dame. He has published extensively on theoretical, field, and experimental studies in groundwater flow and transport.

 
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Claudio Talarico

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3561
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
PACCAR 204

Doctor of Philosophy - Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Hawaii
Laurea (MS and BS) - Electrical Engineering, Università di Genova, Italy

 
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Kefei Wang

Lecturer, Computer Science

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 5704

Office Location
Herak 310A

 
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Dr. Kathie Yerion

Chair and Professor of Computer Science

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3914

Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis

 
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Dr. Steven Zemke

Chair & Professor, Mechanical Engineering; CEDE Faculty Director

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509 313-3554
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak Room 241

Bachelor of Science: University of Washington Master of Science: Northwestern University Ph.D.: University of Idaho Areas of Specialization: Mechanical design and teamwork processes.

 
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Yanping Zhang

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 5705

Office Location
Herak 310B

Cloud Computing, Wireless Sensor Network, Telemedicine.