Expertise- Urban stormwater management with emphasis on Low Impact Development (LID) and Best Management Practices (BMP); Flood management and mitigation; Design and development flood resistant infrastructures such as levees and dams and their risk assessment using probabilistic methods; Sustainable development of water supply and irrigation systems (quantity and quality) using surface and ground water sources; and Application of optimization techniques to effectively design and manage water resources systems such as reservoirs and watershed runoff quality and quantity
Expertise- Energy geotechnics, Geothermal energy, Pore fluid flow in porous media, Computational Geomechanics, Unsaturated soil mechanics, Ground improvement methods
Expertise- groundwater, pipe and channel hydraulics, hydrology, water supply and water treatment, Director for Center for Environmental Engineering (within UofL Envirome Institute, http://enviromeinstitute.com/)
Expertise- Bridge engineering, structural dynamics, structural reliability, composite materials for construction
Expertise- Expertise – Connected Vehicle Infrastructure, Smart Cities, Data-Driven Traffic Safety, Asset Management
Expertise- Connected and automated transportation infrastructure, transportation infrastructure management and air quality, human factors in transportation infrastructure geometric design, information technology applications in transportation infrastructure safety, intelligent transportation systems.
Expertise- materials, structural system design, structural and material testing, structural health monitoring, energy efficiency and sustainable holistic design.
Expertise- Non-destructive evaluation of buildings and pavement infrastructures, forensic analysis, Design and construction of pavements.
Expertise- Restoration of stream and wetland systems in built environments; assessment of environmental impacts and mitigation of impacts to aquatic resources; use of hydrodynamic and sediment transport models for design of infrastructure in riverine environments; monitoring methods for stream and wetland mitigation. Dr. Parola specializes in design of stream-wetland systems, riverine mechanics, and sediment transport. He has partnered with state transportation agencies and state and federal environmental agencies on stream restoration projects requiring complex riverine modeling including two-dimensional hydrodynamic and sediment transport analysis. He also has extensive experience with urban restoration and has designed best management practice approaches for urban outfalls, bridges/culverts, and other infrastructure.
Expertise- urban infrastructure, water and waste water operations, distribution systems, foundations, soil mechanics, earthquake engineering, instrumentation and monitoring
Expertise- recycled materials, multifunctional materials, biomass wastes, deterioration modeling, non-destructive testing