Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Meet our new faculty for 2020
Published: Sept. 2, 2020
The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering welcomed several new faculty members for spring and fall 2020. Learn a little more about them below, and join us in welcoming them to our team!
Instructor Jay Arehart will be teaching courses on the built environment. He received his BS and MS from CU Boulder's architectural engineering program in 2017 and is working toward a PhD focused on quantifying the amount of carbon that can be sequestered and stored by buildings. In addition to teaching at CU Boulder, Arehart teaches short courses to university students across the world on the design and construction of footbridges with the non-profit organization Engineers in Action. Most recently, he worked with Project Drawdown as a research fellow and just returned from Scotland where he was a visiting scholar at Edinburgh Napier University.
I'm looking forward to teaching some of the courses that inspired me to become an architectural engineer. Not too long ago, I was in the same seats as today's students, and it will be great to be able to give back to them."
Azadeh Bolhari joins the faculty as a senior instructor in environmental engineering. Bolhari is passionate about broadening participation in engineering through community-based participatory action research. Her research interests explore the boundaries of engineering and social science to understand evolution of sustainability mindset to sustainable practices utilizing quantitative and qualitative research methods. She was awarded an NSF EAGER grant which engaged the low socioeconomic Latinx citizen scientists of West Texas in a community resilience water quality research. Bolhari completed her PhD in 2012 in environmental engineering at Colorado State University. She spent four years as a lecturer at CU Denver before moving to West Texas to establish an environmental engineering program at the newly established department of engineering at Angelo State University.
Assistant Professor Srikanth Madabhushi completed his undergraduate studies at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, between 2010-2014, obtaining a MEng (Hons) MA with Distinction in civil, structural and environmental engineering. He then completed his PhD, also at the University of Cambridge, which combined numerical analyses and centrifuge testing at the Schofield Centre to better understand the multi-hazard resilience of a novel tsunami defence. He recently completed a postdoctoral project at the University of California, Davis, where he investigated the run-off behaviour of fly ash following an impoundment breach.
I am looking forward to using and further developing the novel centrifuge testing facilities at CU Boulder with the beautiful Rockies as a backdrop.”
Chris Senseney is joining us from Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers, the transportation infrastructure design arm of the Kiewit construction company, where he was a senior pavement engineer. Previously, Senseney served as a civil engineer officer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, the last four of which as an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He will be teaching a variety of classes in the Construction Engineering and Management Program.
I am most looking forward to meeting the students in the department and learning more about them."