Puppala Named to NRC Conference Committee
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Anand Puppala, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering, recently was selected by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee and the National Research Council (NRC) as a member of the Committee for the 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads. His term began June 1 and ends December 31, 2015.
Puppala will help organize conference sessions on geotechnical aspects of low volume roads focusing on subgrade stabilization research, practice, and technology transfer for low-volume roads. This conference will examine new technologies and techniques used in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of low-volume roads and roadway systems. The project’s goals are to increase the technical literature aimed at solving engineering and management problems unique to low-volume roads and to foster direct communication among practitioners, transportation researchers, academics, and administrators of low-volume roadway systems.
“I am honored to be invited by the National Research Council to be a part of this committee. I hope that this important ‘low volume roads’ conference will bring out various practices in the world on producing cost effective, resilient and sustainable low volume roads,” Puppala said.
The NRC is a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Under a Congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences, the NRC provides scientific and technical advice to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. Members of NRC committees serve not as representatives of the organizations or agencies by which they are employed, but as individual engineers, scientists, researchers, and administrators who make available their personal knowledge and expertise in the national interest.