Robert Fuessle

Professor, Civil Engineering Program Head

Jobst Hall 234
(309) 677-2778

Ph.D., Environmental Science within Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana
M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Monmouth College


Dr. Fuessle has been teaching at Bradley University since 1981. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano, woodworking, and sports.

Professional Experience

2006-Present - Professor - Bradley University

1987-2006 - Associate Professor- Bradley University

Principal Investigator for: "Accelerated Aging of Stabilized Hazardous Wastes", sponsored by the Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center and the Portland Concrete Association, 10/1/94

Principal Investigator for: "Stabilization of Arsenic Nonwastewaters" sponsored by the Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 9/91

Co-Investigator for "Improvement in the Solidification of Inorganic Hazardous Wastes by Silica Fume Concrete" sponsored by the Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, 9/89, Champaign, IL.

1981-1986 - Assistant Professor- Bradley University

1975-1981 -Research Assistant- University of Illinois-Urbana


In addition to environmental engineering courses, Dr. Fuessle teaches statics, dynamics, and fluid mechanics.


Research Interests

Dr. Robert Fuessle’s research areas are hazardous waste treatment and management modeling for environmental systems. He has collaborated with Dr. Taylor from the Department of Chemistry on hazardous waste research projects for the state of Illinois. They experimented with more effective and efficient mix designs for the stabilization/solidification of inorganic hazardous waste. Dr. Fuessle is also interested in how the quantity and quality of information affects management or engineering decisions for pollution control.

Dr. Fuessle's research interests per topic are:

  • Stabilization of Hazardous Wastes
  • Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Systems: Fate and Transport Modeling
  • Environmental Management and Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Risk Assessment



Dr. Fuessle is head of the civil engineering part of our program. He is an academic advisor. He is a Departmental representative who meets with prospective students and their families on visit days.