UTA Graduate Receives Recognition as One of Top New Faces in Engineering
Posted: Mon Feb 21 10:40:01 2011
Sarwenaj Ashraf has been recognized as one of the top new faces in Engineering for USACE in 2011. This recognition cites that Sarwenaj as a Fort Worth District Civil Engineer has been supporting the quality assurance efforts in the levee geotechnical investigation program. She is one of the four recipients of this prestigious distinction.
Sarwenaj Ashraf, E.I.T., graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. She continued her education and graduated with her Masters degree with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Anand J. Puppala. Her research work on clay mineralogy resulted in two refereed publications. She also received her Bachelor�s degree in Civil Engineering from UTA.
Sarwenaj joined the Geotechnical Engineering Section of the Fort Worth District Army Corps of Engineers in January 2009. In her work as the lead QA officer for the Corps, Sarwenaj oversaw execution of an $8M field investigation program designed to evaluate geotechnical conditions along 23 miles of levees. Upon completion of a year-long investigation, she has applied her in-depth knowledge of the site to the design of viable, relevant remediation alternatives as the Geotechnical lead for this high hazard, high consequence project. Her work will provide protection against flooding to the citizens of Dallas, Texas for decades to come.