Anand Puppala, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering, has been named chair of the National Research Council’s soil mechanics unit.
Anand Puppala, associate dean of research for College of Engineering
who also is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering, said the
NRC position will afford him to opportunity to oversee nine committees that
report to the soil mechanics unit, one of the council’s three units. Each
committee is comprised of up to 30 members.
appointment offers a great opportunity to partner or lead research through this
prestigious group,” said Khosrow Behbehani, dean of the College of Engineering.
“Dr. Puppala will have an opportunity to help shape the future of research in
his area of expertise and enhance awareness about our College and University
research accomplishments at the highest national level.”
was named a member of the prestigious Transportation Research Board, an arm of the
National Academies, in 2012. The NRC influences a significant amount of federal
highway funding. Leading U.S. engineers and scientists set the agenda on future
topics concerning engineering practices at the Transportation Research Board.
the soil mechanics unit, Puppala will hear from committees delving into issues
concerning transportation earthworks, soil and rock instrumentation,
foundations of bridges and other structures, subsurface soil-structure
interaction, modeling for the design, construction and management of
geosystems, subsurface drainage, geosynthetics, cementitious stabilization and
chemical, mechanical and asphalt stabilization.
is an expert in stabilization of expansive
soils, sustainable utilization of recycled materials, dams and embankments and
has received multiple honors for his teaching and research since joining UT
Arlington in 1996.
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