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Welcome Bora and Kristen Cetin

Sept. 16, 2019

Two new faculty experts join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed two new faculty members at the start the 2019-20 academic year.

Bora Cetin and Kristen Cetin joined MSU as assistant professors in August. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University.)
Bora Cetin and Kristen Cetin joined MSU as assistant professors in August. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State University.)

Bora Cetin and Kristen Cetin joined MSU as assistant professors in August 2019. They came to Michigan State from Iowa State University (ISU).

Bora Cetin previously led the Sustainable Geotechnical Infrastructure Group at ISU. His research program encompasses multiple research fields including transportation infrastructure, nuclear waste disposal, municipal solid waste landfill design, remediation of mine waste/contaminated soils, and sustainable geotechnical practices.

He received MS (2009) and PhD (2012) degrees in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. His bachelor’s (2007) degree is in civil engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.

Kristen Cetin’s research is focused on building energy modeling and data analytics to assess building energy use and performance, including determining methods to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy use, and reduce peak electric grid load contributions, as well as enhance building sustainability.

Her research also includes the development, laboratory testing and use of smart technologies enhancing building performance and assessment. She came to MSU from Iowa State University.

She received a PhD (2015) in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Her master’s (2010) and bachelor’s (2009) degrees are in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 28 faculty members. The College of Engineering now has 230 tenure-system faculty members.