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Women In Engineering

Meet our Faculty

UConn CEE is proud to be one of the top schools in the country when it comes to closing the gender gap in civil and environmental engineering. We're proud of the achievements of our female faculty and we're committed to investing in the next generation of female engineers.

Below, you will find several videos featuring just a few of our many outstanding female faculty members. You can visit our "Meet our Faculty" page, where you'll find even more spotlight videos highlighting the ground-breaking research conducted in our department every day.

Marina Astitha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research focus:

  • Atmospheric Physics, Dynamics and Chemistry
  • Extreme weather events prediction and anthropogenic influences
  • Integration of multi-media modeling systems
  • Real-time weather and air quality forecasting
  • Uncertainties in atmospheric and air quality modeling systems

Christine J. Kirchhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation 2019-2021

Research focus:

  • Water resources management & policy
  • Science–policy interactions and decision support
  • Adaptive capacity and resilience
  • Adaptation to climate variability and change

Shinae Jang, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor in Residence

Research focus:

  • Structural Dynamics and Experimental Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring Algorithms
  • Long-term Bridge Health Monitoring
  • Wireless Smart Sensor Technology

Alexandra Hain, Ph. D.
Assistant Research Professor

Research focus: 

  • Advanced imaging techniques for the inspection and evaluation of structures
  • Performance evaluation of structures under extreme loads
  • Computational structural modeling
  • Bridge repair using novel materials
  • Large-scale experimental testing