The Transportation Research Board, an arm of the National Academies, has named Anand Puppala to its Design and Construction Group.
Dr. Puppala, a distinguished teaching professor of civil engineering and interim associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, joins 16 leading U.S. engineers and scientists who will set the agenda for design and construction practices in transportation-related research.
The Design and Construction Group oversees eight sections including design, pavement management, structures, asphalt materials, concrete materials, geology and properties of earth materials, and soil mechanics as well as 57 national committees and two task forces.
“I look forward to working with the group, which is very important in guiding and shaping research directions in today’s and tomorrow’s transportation-related design and construction issues,” Puppala says. He has served several years as chair of the committee on soils and rock instrumentation of the Transportation Research Board.
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