Prof. Anand Puppala
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Prof. Anand Puppala currently serves as Associate Dean - Research in College of Engineering and is a Distinguished Scholar Professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in Texas, USA. Prof. Puppala received many teaching and research awards including 2013 UTA Distinguished Researcher award and 2010 UT System’s Regents Teaching Award. He was the First Engineering Professor from UT Arlington to receive this regents teaching honor in Texas. Prof. Puppala also served as President of United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) from 2007-2009.
Prof. Puppala is the Chair of Soil Mechanics section (AFS00) of the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board (TRB) and is a member of Design and Construction group of TRB. He also chaired American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s Geotechnical Institute’s (GI) “Engineering Geology and Site Characterization” committee and TRB committee on ‘Soil and Rock Instrumentation’. He is a current member of ASCE-GI’s Technical Coordination Council (TCC). He has been conducting research on sustainable utilization of recycled materials, dams and embankments, stabilization of expansive soils, in situ intrusive methods for site characterization, and pavement material characterization studies. Prof. Puppala has been a recipient of several major research grants totaling well over $15+ Million from federal, state and local government agencies. Prof. Puppala is the director of NSF’s Industry University Co-operative Research Center (IUCRC) on Composites in Civil Infrastructure (CICI) at UTA. Additionally, he has been serving as associate and program director of two University Transportation Centers (UTCs) at UTA (C-TEDD) and LSU (TRAN-SET), respectively.
Prof. Puppala’s research is highly regarded by the professional community, as evidenced by his scholarly record of 365+ publications including 165 Journal and Geotechnical Special Publications and has edited seven special publications. He has supervised 27 Doctoral and 52 Masters’ thesis students and is currently advising 12 doctoral students. Prof. Puppala is a current editorial member for several major journals in Civil Engineering and also edited several books including seven ASCE Special Publications. He has given more than 40 keynote lectures and several invited lectures in various parts of the World.