Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Dr. Liv Haselbach

Liv Haselbach

Associate Professor

Phone: (509) 335-4874
FAX: (509) 335-7632


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, 2000 – University of Connecticut
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, 1981 – UC Berkeley
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1979 – Cornell University


  • Professional Engineer: CT, NY, SC, VA
  • LEED™ Accredited Professional


  • Associate Director: Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates, 2014-
  • Associate Professor: WSU, 2008-present
  • Assistant Professor: University of South Carolina (USC), 2002-2008
  • Lecturer: Yale University, 2001
  • Founding Owner: Brakewood Planning and Design, Civil and Environmental Engineers, 1989-2003
  • Land Development Consultant: Sunoco, 1987-1989
  • Project/Process Engineer: Sohio Construction Co, 1983-1984
  • Project Engineer: Stauffer Chemical Co., Summer 1979, 1981-1983


  • Sustainable Construction
  • Low Impact Development
  • Environmental Issues in the Concrete Industry such as Pervious Concrete, Carbon Sequestration and Heat Island Impacts
  • Soil Contaminant Modeling/ Decision Support Systems
  • Alternative Fueling Infrastructure
  • Life Cycle Assessment


  • Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Senior Design
  • Previous: Air Pollution Control Engineering (USC, Yale), Land Development (USC) and Autocad (USC)



  • Haselbach, L., Poor, C., and Tilson, J. (2014), “Dissolved Zinc and Copper Retention from Stormwater Runoff in Ordinary Portland Cement Pervious Concrete”, Construction and Building Materials 53C.
  • Haselbach, L., Borden, R., and Gueneron, M. (2014), “A Method to Estimate Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Concrete Pavement Interiors”, ASTM ACEM 3(1).
  • Haselbach, L. and Thomas, A. (2014), “Carbon Sequestration in Concrete Sidewalk Samples”, Construction and Building Materials, 54, 47–52.
  • Haselbach, L., Boyer, M., Kevern, J., and Schaefer, V. (2011), “Cyclic Heat Island Impacts on Traditional versus Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems”, Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), No. 2240, TRB of the National Academies. Wash, DC, pp 107-115
  • Alam, M. A., Haselbach, L., and Cofer, W. (2012), “Validation of the Performance of Pervious Concrete in a Field Application with Finite Element Analysis”, Journal of ASTM International, 9(4).
  • Goede, W. and Haselbach, L. (2012), “Investigation into the Structural Performance of Pervious Concrete”, ASCE J. of Transportation Engineering, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000305
  • Haselbach, L. and Delatte, N. (2011), A Transdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability Education, Policy Paper for the McGraw-Hill Research Foundation
  • Thomle, J. and Haselbach, L. (2011), “The Declining pH of Waters Exfiltrated through Pervious Concrete”, ACI SP-282, The Leading Edge of Pervious Concrete, American Concrete Institute
  • Haselbach, L. (2010), “The Potential for Clay Clogging of Pervious Concrete under Extreme Conditions”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 15(1), 67-69
  • Haselbach, L., Hussey, J., Feigley, C.E., Hebert, J.R., White, D., and Lawson, A. (2009), “Airborne Transmission via HVAC of Acute Respiratory Infections in Military Facilities? Review of a Basic Training Cohort Study”, Journal of Green Building, 4(1), 114-120
  • Haselbach, L. and Maher, M. (2008), “Civil Engineering Education and Complex Systems”, J. of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 134(2), 186-192
  • Haselbach, L. and Ma, S. (2008), “Potential for Carbon Adsorption on Concrete: Surface XPS Analyses”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 5329–5334

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