Sussan Moussavi
Contact Information:
City Campus (Lincoln)



Bruce Dvorak

About Me:

Academic Degrees

  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018

Employment History

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Research Assistant, 05/2018-present
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 08/2022-present, 06/2020-08/2020, 10/2019

Area of Research and Professional Interest

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Pollution prevention

Teaching Experience

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant-CIVE 430, Sustainable Design in Environmental Engineering, Fall/2022
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant-ENGR 391, Sink or Swim Pop-up Course, Summer/2020
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant-UHON 201H, When the Levee Breaks Pop-up Course, 10/2019

Publications and Presentations

  • Moussavi, S., Thompson, M., Li, S., & Dvorak, B. (2021). Assessment of small mechanical wastewater treatment plants: Relative life cycle environmental impacts of construction and operations. Journal of Environmental Management, 292, 112802.
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Research and Education Conference. Poster Title: “Impacts of flooding on wastewater infrastructure: tradeoffs of recovery and resilience” June 2022.  St. Louis, MO.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2022 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress. Poster Title: Assessment of small wastewater treatment plants: life cycle environmental impacts of flood recovery” June 2022. Atlanta, GA.
  • American Center for Life Cycle Assessment Virtual Conference. Presentation Title: “Assessment of Small Nebraska Mechanical Water Resource Recovery Facilities: Relative Life Cycle Impacts of Construction and Operations” September 2020. Virtual.


  • President, UNL Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association, 01/2020-present
  • President, American Water Works Association/Nebraska Water Environment Association and Water Environment Association, 08/2019-08/2022

Honors and Awards

  • Reisdorff Fellowship (2022)
  • Milton Mohr College of Engineering Fellowship (2019-2022)