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Dr. Anand Puppala Appointed Associate Dean for Research

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dr. Anand Puppala has been appointed Associate Dean for Research of the College of Engineering, effective January 28, 2013. For the past year, he has served as Interim Associate Dean for Research.

Dr. Anand Puppala

Dr. Puppala (PI) is a distinguished teaching professor in Civil Engineering. He joined UTA as an assistant professor in 1996 and was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to professor in 2005. Dr. Puppala has secured well over $8 Million of research funding from Federal, State and local government agencies. The majority of this funding came from competitive sources. Dr. Puppala received the UT System's regents teaching award in 2010 and was also inducted to UT Arlington's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Dr. Puppala has received several awards, including the College of Engineering's "Research Excellence" Award in 2004-2005, the College of Engineering's "Outstanding Young Faculty" Award in 2000-2001 and the 2008 University Award for Outstanding Advisor.

Dr. Puppala also served as President of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) from 2007-2009. He has been extensively involved with the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board (TRB) since 1992. He recently served as the chairman of the TRB committee on "Soil and Rock Instrumentation (AFS 20) (2006-2012)." Dr. Puppala's research is also highly regarded by the professional community, as evidenced by his scholarly record of 7 book chapters, 146 journal and Geotechnical Special Publications, 52 refereed conference papers, 56 non-refereed conference papers and 30 technical reports. He has so far supervised 14 Doctoral and 43 Master's students. Dr. Puppala is a current editorial member for several journals, including the American Society of Testing Materials' Geotechnical Testing Journal, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Journal of Materials and the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Also, he is a chief editor of Thomas Telford’s Ground Improvement Journal (UK). He also edited several books, including ASCE's Geotechnical Special Publication on Site Characterization.