- CORE FACULTY, Disaster Research Center
- Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
OFFICE: 355A Dupont Hall
Earl “Rusty” Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Prior to joining the faculty at the Delaware, he was a staff research associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, working as the project manager for three University Research Projects from the New York State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
His research focus is in the area of decision support for emergency management; specifically, the modeling of interdependent infrastructure system for purposes of system recovery and vulnerability analysis. He received his bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer, before joining the Navy’s submarine service. His 24 year career, both active duty and reserve, included assignments as Chief Engineer of the nuclear ballistic missile submarine, James K. Polk, staff of the Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet, and as a project manager for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, overseeing communication systems development and deployment. He returned to Rensselaer in the fall of 2000 as a student and was hired by the Institute in August 2001. He has a Master’s degree in Management and received his Ph.D. from the Department of Decision Science and Engineering Systems in August, 2006.
Infrastructure risk and decision support for emergency management