Alexa Rihana-Abdallah, Ph.D.

Alexa Rihana-Abdallah

Professor of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Alexa Rihana-Abdallah
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 266
Phone: 313-993-1041
Dr. Alexa Rihana-Abdallah
Areas of Expertise:
Water and Waste Water Treatment
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Justice
Groundwater Contamination
Safe Disposal of Industrial Waste
Waste Disposal
Water Pollution
Chemical Pollution
Hazardous Wastes


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan


Professor of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, teaches courses on water and waste water treatment, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology and other environmental related topics. Dr. Rihana-Abdallah's publications and presentations deal with physicochemical and biological processes and their role in determining contaminant bio-availability and the potential of in-situ bioremediation. Dr. Rihana-Abdallah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the university in 2000. She is the recipient of the 2000 Research Paper Award of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Chemistry Division, as well as the 2000 Graduate Student Award of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Chemistry Division. She also received, in 1998, the Outstanding Student Research Paper Award of the American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Section.