Raghava R. Kommalapati

RAGHAVA R. KOMMALAPATI, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

RAGHAVA R. KOMMALAPATI, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Director, NSF CREST Center for Energy & Environmental Sustainability (CEES)
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prairie View A&M University
Phone: (936) 261-1660 (direct)/1665 (Dept), Fax: (936) 261-1662

E-mail: rrkommalapati@pvamu.edu



ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Director, NSF CREST Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (CEES), Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), January 2012- Present.
  • Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), September 2012- Present.
  • Interim Department Head, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), January 2010- August 2013.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), September 2004- August 2012.
  • Director, Summer Transportation Institute (FHWA/TXDOT Sponsored), 2006-Present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University (LSU), Partial Summers of 2005 and August 2006.
  • Program Coordinator, Summer Transportation Institute (FHWA Sponsored) , 2000-2005.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), June 1998-August 2004
  • Faculty Advisor for American Society of Civil Engineers PVAMU student Chapter, 2002-2005.
  • ABET Assessment Coordinator for Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, September 2008-December 2009 (with Administrative Release time).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University (LSU), Partial Summers of 2002 and 2003.
  • Research Associate (Started as level III later promoted to level V), Hazardous Waste Research Center, Louisiana State University, January 1996 – May 1998.
  • Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, August 1990 – December 1995.
  • Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Regional Engineering College (REC), Warangal, India, September 1988- July 1990.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Major Awards

      • 2010 Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University
      • Faculty Senate Recognition for Outstanding Commitment, Meritorious Service, Integrity and Dedication to the Senate as an Ambassador for the Professorate, 2007
      • Recipient of University Award for Outstanding Performance at Prairie View A&M University, 1999.

Other Awards

        • Service Award in Recognition of Service and Dedication to Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES), 2009
        • Majors Fair Service Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2005.
        • TAMUS Symposium Participation Award as Advisor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2005
        • Award for invaluable Contribution to Summer Transportation Institute, 2005, Prairie View A&M University.
        • Award in Recognition of Outstanding Performance in Department Level Course Assessment for ABET Review, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2004
        • Award in Recognition of Dedication and Outstanding Service During ABET Review, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2004
        • Award for invaluable Contribution to Summer Transportation Institute, 2005, Prairie View A&M University.
        • Award for invaluable Contribution to Summer Transportation Institute, 2003, Prairie View A&M University in 2003.
        • Award for Outstanding Organizer, Summer Transportation Institute 2002, Prairie View A&M University in 2002.
        • Award for Outstanding Poster Presented by the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center and Waste Management Education and Research Consortium, 1996.

Honors

        • Member of Tau Beta Phi, the Engineering Honor Society
        • Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
        • Member of Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society (Honor society).
        • Obtained a GPA of 4.0 during the MS. and Ph.D. programs, (1990-1995), Louisiana State University.
        • Recipient of University Grants Commission, India, Fellowship during Masters Program, Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India (1988-1990).

News Articles

        • Featured in the 2010 Annual Report of the University Transportation Center for Mobility (UTCM).
        • Featured in the 2009 Annual Report of the University Transportation Center for Mobility (UTCM).

Certificates

        • Certificate of Appreciation from Texas On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council for participation as a speaker at the 2001 Annual Conference, February 2001.
        • Certificate of Appreciation from Texas On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council for participation as a speaker at the 2001 Annual Conference, February 2000.
        • Certificate of Appreciation from American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Environmental Division for outstanding Contribution as Vice-Chair of the session titled “Innovative Techniques for Site Remediation”, March 1998.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Received total funding in excess of $9 Million from 30+ grants (either as PI or co-PI) in career.

    1. Host 2013 Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI with R. Radha,Federal Highway Administration thru Texas Department of Transportation, 5/1/2013-08/31/2012, $65,000.
    2. Enhancing Student Learning and Quality of Graduates through Laboratory Experiences in the Civil Engineering Program, PI, US Department of Education (Tittle III), $2.11 Million
      • Year 1 – $446,000 (10/1/2010 – 9/30/2011)
      • Year 2 – $548,255 (10/1/2011-9/30/2012)
      • Year 3 – $584,826 (10/1/2012-9/30/2013)
      • Years 4 thru 5 $250,00 per year for a total of $500,000
    3. Host 2012 Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI with R. Radha,Federal Highway Administration thru Texas Department of Transportation, 5/1/2012-12/31/2012, $65,000.
    4. Host 2011 Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI, Federal Highway Administration thru Texas Department of Transportation, 5/1/2/011-12/31/2011, $63,695.
    5. Transportation Workforce Development: Sustaining and Expanding High School Outreach Programs and Multi-Agency Partnerships, PI with Radha and Stockton (TTI), University Transportation Center for Mobility, 4/2011- 09/2012, $98,635.
    6. Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (CEES), NSF Center of Research Excellence in Research & Technology (CREST) program, The project is funded at $1 Million dollars per year for 5 years for a total funding of $5 Million dollars. Director and PI with P. Biney, Z. Huque and A. Amarasekara.
    7. Development of Nuclear Option for Engineering and Science Majors, Co-PI with S. Aghara, Nuclear Regulatory commission, 7/2010-6/2011, $120,000
    8. Prairie View Scholarship Program to Enhance Minority Participation in the Nuclear Field, PI, Nuclear Regulatory commission, 5/2010-9/2013, $199,962
    9. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Processing by a fog Cloud- field and Laboratory Studies, PI, NSF- RUI supplemental grant thru Louisiana State University for 2009-2011, $35,488.
    10. Host Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI, Federal Highway Administration thru Texas Department of Transportation, 4/1/2/009-12/31/2009, $47,082.
    11. Promoting workforce development for the transportation profession through a multi-university/agency partnership, PI with Judy Perkins, University Transportation Center for Mobility, 4/2008- 3/2009, $117,464.
    12. Host Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI with Judy Perkins, Federal Highway Administration thru Texas Department of Transportation, 4/1/2/008-12/31/2008, $45,871.
    13. Partnering to Promote Workforce Development for the Transportation Profession, PI, University Transportation Center for Mobility, 9/2007- 6/2008, $40,000.
    14. Host Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI, Federal Highway Administration thru Texas Department of Transportation, 2007, $43,000/year.
    15. Enhancing the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Equipment Grant, PI, Ed Rachal Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX, 2006-2008, $50,000.
    16. Host Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, PI, Federal Highway Administration, 2006, $40,800/year.
    17. Recruit and Prepare Underrepresented Environmental Engineers and Natural Resources Engineers, US Department of Agriculture, Co-PI with J. Perkins. 2005-2008, $199,980.
    18. Host Site for Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, Co-PI, with R. Radha, Federal Highway Administration, 2000-2005, $42,000/year (total ~$260,000).
    19. Adsorption and Photochemical Transformations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons at the Air-Water Interface (Fog and Ice) in the Atmosphere, PI, NSF- RUI supplemental grant thru Louisiana State University for 2004-2006, $59,800.
    20. Air-Water Interfacial Chemistry of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Relevance to Atmospheric Deposition Processes, PI, NSF- RUI supplemental grant thru Louisiana State University for 2002 -2004, $32,500.
    21. Evaluation of Methods to Reduce Green House Gases at Cement Manufacturing Facilities, Holcim Corporation, PI, 2001-2003, $10,000.
    22. Evaluation of Monitored Natural Attenuation of Potential Groundwater Contaminants of Concern at the Pantex Plant, Amarillo, TX, PI, EM Federal, 2001-2002, $30,000.
    23. A Literature Review on The Evaluation of Design Parameters for Modern Grease Traps and High Strength Wastes, PI, Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council, 2000, $15,000.
    24. A Literature Review on Effect of Long Term Infiltration Rate at On-site Sewage Disposal Systems, PI, Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council, 1999, $15,000.
    25. Estimation of Time Dependent Soil Source Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration in Construction Excavations, PI, Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission, 1999, $15,000.
    26. Partition Coefficient and Bioavailability Research Projects for the PPI Site, Co-PI with K.T. Valsaraj, W.D. Constant and C. Zhang, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1998, $98,500.
    27. Use of Plant-Based Natural Surfactants and Mineral-Oxide Adsorbents in Soil Remediation, Co-PI with K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, U.S. Dept. of Interior, 1996-1998, $213,840.
    28. In-situ Soil Washing Using Surfactants and Colloidal Gas Aphrons to Enhance Pump and Treat Remediation, Co-PI with K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1997, $76,000.
    29. Soil-Water Partition Coefficients for the Harbinger Compounds at the PPI Site to Support Natural Attenuation Project: Desorption and Column Experiments, Co-PI with K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1997, $16,091.
    30. Measurement of Soil-Water Partition Coefficients for the Harbinger Compounds at the PPI Site, Co-PI with K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1996, $37,690.

PUBLICATIONS

1 Book, 2 book chapters, and 26 published journal articles )

Thesis/Dissertation

Ph.D. Dissertation: Remediation of Contaminated Soils using a Plant Based Surfactant
M.S. Thesis: Soil Flushing of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids using Conventional Surfactant Solutions and Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions.
M.S. Thesis: Stress-Strain Characteristics of Axially Loaded Concrete Compression Members Confined by Ferro-Cement Shell in addition to Lateral Ties.

Book

  • Atmospheric Aerosols: Characterization, Chemistry, Modeling and Climate, 2009, K.T. Valsaraj and R.R. Kommalapati (editors), ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1005, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Oxford University Press, ISBN13: 9780841269736

Book Chapters

  1. Atmospheric Aerosols and their importance, 2009, R.R. Kommalapati and K.T. Valsaraj, Atmospheric Aerosols: Characterization, Chemistry, Modeling and Climate, K.T. Valsaraj and R.R. Kommalapati (editors), Volume 1005, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Oxford University Press ISBN13: 9780841269736.
  2. R.R. Kommalapati, W.D. Constant, and K.T. Valsaraj, 2005, A Case Study in The Application of Environmental Chemodynamics Towards The Selection of A Remediation Scheme for A Superfund Site in Water Pollution: Environmental Impact Assessment of Recycled Hazardous Waste Materials on Surface and Ground Waters, Volume 3: Engineering Modeling and Sustainability, Tarek Kassim (ed), ISBN: 3-540-23585-X, SPRINGER-VERLAG.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Mohammad A. Hossain, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati, 2013 Propagation of Shock on NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine Airfoil Under Compressible Flow, Journal of Renewable Energy, Volume 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/653103
  2. Raghava R. Kommalapati, Frederick Sunderman, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, 2013,Impact of the Use of Ambient Catalysts in Stationary Air Conditioning Systems on Houston-Galveston-Area (HGA) Air Quality, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), Vol. 2 Issue, June 2013.
  3. Ziaul Huque, Isaac K. Ofuafor, Donald Harby, Raghava R. Kommalapati, 2013,Performance Predictions of Wind Turbine Blades using Artificial Neural Network Method,Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), Vol. 2 Issue , June 2013.
  4. Mohammad A. Hossain, Ghizlane Zemmouri, Ziaul Huque and Raghava Kommalapati, 2013, Discrete Optimization of Wind Turbine Blade Airfoil, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, February 2013.
  5. Mohammad A. Hossain, Ziaul Huque, Raghava Kommalapati and Shubarna Khan, 2013, Numeric Investigation of Compressible Flow Over NREL Phase VI Airfoil, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, February 2013.
  6. F. Ehrenhauser, K. Khadapkar, Y. Wang, J. Hutchings, O. Delhomme, R. Kommalapati, P. Herckes, M..Wornat, K.T. Valsaraj, 2012, Processing of Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Fog in an Urban Environment, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol 14: 2566-2579, DOI: 10.1039/C2EM30336A.
  7. Ziaul Huque, Ghizlane Zemmouri, Donald Harby and Raghava R. Kommalapati, 2012, Optimization of Wind Turbine Airfoil using Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA II) and Pareto Optimal Front, International Journal of Chemical Engineering, Volume 2012, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/193021.
  8. S. Raja, R. Raghunathan, R.R. Kommalapati, X. Shen, J. Collett, and K.T. Valsaraj, (2009), Organic Composition of Fog Water in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Corridor, Atmospheric Environment, Vol 43: 4214-4222.
  9. Z. Huque, M. R. Ali, and R.R. Kommalapati, 2009, Boiler Slag Removal using Pulse Detonation Wave, Revised and Resubmitted to Fuel Processing Technology, Vol 90: 558-569.
  10. S. Raja, R. Raghunathan, X. Yu, T. Lee, J. Chen, R.R. Kommalapati, K. Murugesan, X. Shen, Y. Qingzhong, K.T. Valsaraj, J. Collett, (2008) Fog Chemistry in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Corridor, Atmospheric Environment Vol 42 (9): 2048-2061.
  11. S Raja, R Ravikrishna, R R Kommalapati and K T Valsaraj, 2005,Monitoring of Fogwater Chemistry in the Gulf Coast Urban Industrial Corridor: Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol 110 (1-3): 99-120.
  12. S. Lee, R.R. Kommalapati, K.T. Valsaraj, J.H. Pardue, and W. D. Constant, 2004, Bioavailability of Reversibly Sorbed and Desorption Resistant 1,3-Dichlorobenzene from a Louisiana Superfund Site Soil, Water, Air and Soil Pollution Vol 158: 207-221.
  13. P. Jones, R.R. Kommalapati, W. D. Constant, 2002, Phytobuffering of Lower Chlorinated Benzene Contamination via Willows at the PPI Superfund Site. Journal of Hazardous Substance Research, Vol 3: 5-1-5-17.
  14. S. Lee, R.R. Kommalapati, K.T. Valsaraj, J.H. Pardue, and W. D. Constant, 2002, Rate-Limited Desorption of Volatile Organic Compounds from Soils and Implications for the Remediation of a Louisiana Superfund Site, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Vol 75(1): 93-111
  15. R.R. Kommalapati, K.T. Valsaraj, and W. D. Constant, 2002, Soil-Water Partitioning and Desorption of Some Volatile Organic Compounds from a Louisiana Superfund Site Soil, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Vol 73(3): 275-290.
  16. K.T. Valsaraj, R.R. Kommalapati, W. D. Constant and E.D. Robertson, 1999, Partition Constants and Adsorption/Desorption Hysteresis for Volatile Organic Compounds on soil from a Louisiana Superfund Site, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Vol 58 (2): 227-243.
  17. R.R. Kommalapati, K. T. Valsaraj, W. D. Constant, and D. Roy, 1998, Soil Flushing using Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions Generated from Plant-based Surfactant Solutions, J. Hazardous Materials, Vol 60: 73-87.
  18. K. T. Valsaraj, P. M. Jain, R. R. Kommalapati, and J. S. Smith, 1998, Reusable Adsorbents for Dilute Solution Separation and Wastewater Treatment, 1. Adsorption of Phenanthrene on Surfactant-Modified Alumina Particles, Separation & Purification Technology, Vol 13:137-145.
  19. W. A. Jackson, R.R. Kommalapati, D. Roy and J. Pardue, 1998, Enhanced Transport of Bacteria through Soil Matrix using Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions, J. Environmental Science and Health, Vol 33(3):369-384.
  20. R.R. Kommalapati, D. Roy, K.T. Valsaraj, and W.D. Constant, 1997, Aqueous Solubility Enhancement and Desorption of Hexachlorobenzene from Soil using a Plant-based Surfactant, Water Research, Vol 31 (9) 2161-2170.
  21. D. Roy, R.R. Kommalapati, S. Mandava, K.T. Valsaraj, and W.D. Constant, 1997, Soil Washing Potential of a Natural Surfactant, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol 31 (3): 670-675.
  22. W. D. Constant, E. McLaughlin, and R. R. Kommalapati, 1997, Role of the University as Court’s Expert in the Cleanup of the Petro Processors Superfund Site, Proceedings of the AWRA/UCOWR Symposium on Water Resources Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century (peer reviewed), Keystone, CO, June 29-July 3, 1997.
  23. R.R. Kommalapati and D. Roy, 1997, Bioenhancement of Soil Microorganisms in Natural Surfactant Solutions: III- Effect of Hexachlorobenzene, J. Environmental Science & Health. Vol 32A(6):1763-1779.
  24. R.R. Kommalapati and D. Roy, 1996, Bioenhancement of Soil Microorganisms in Natural Surfactant Solutions: II- Anaerobic, Spectroscopy Letters, Vol 29(8):1635-1647.
  25. R.R. Kommalapati and D. Roy, 1997, Bioenhancement of Soil Microorganisms in Natural Surfactant Solutions: II- Anaerobic, J. Environmental Science & Health, Vol 32A(3):835-847.
  26. R.R. Kommalapati and D. Roy, 1996, Bioenhancement of Soil Microorganisms in Natural Surfactant Solutions: I- Aerobic, J. Environmental Science & Health, Vol 31A (8): 1951-1964.
  27. R.R. Kommalapati, D. Roy, K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, 1996, Characterization of Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions Generated from Plant-based Natural Surfactant Solutions, Separation Science & Technology, Vol 31 (17):2317-2333.
  28. D. Roy, R.R. Kommalapati, K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, 1995, Soil Flushing of Residual Transmission Fluid: Application of Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions and Conventional Surfactant Solutions, Water Research, Vol 29 (2):589-595.
  29. R.R. Kommalapati, G.T. Wang, D. Roy and D.D. Adrian, 1992, Transport and Retention of Microor­gan­isms in Porous Media: Compari­son of Numeri­cal Tech­niques and Parameter Estima­tion, J. Environmental Systems, Vol 21(2):121-142.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  1. Shahzeb Sheikh, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, VOC and NOx Emissions Reductions of Transportation Vehicles Utilizing Alternative Bio-Fuels for Houston Area, 11th MGE@MSA/Western Alliance (More Graduate Education at Mountain States Alliance/ Western Alliance) Annual Student Research Conference 2013, Tempe, Arizona, March 4, 2013.
  2. Shahzeb Sheikh, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Greenhouse Gases Emission Reductions of Transportation Vehicles Utilizing Alternative Bio-Fuels for Houston Area of Texas, SHPE National Conference 2012, Fort Worth, TX, November 14 – 18, 2012.
  3. Pegdwende Kafando, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Life Cycle Analysis of Emissions and Energy inputs for Wind Energy, SHPE National Conference 2012, Fort Worth, TX, November 14 – 18, 2012.
  4. Samarita Sarker, Sunny Anighoro, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Comprehensive Analysis of Ozone Emissions Using CAMx Modeling for Houston Galveston and Brazoria Area, 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9–10, 2012.
  5. Fiifi Asah-Opoku1, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Radiological Safety Analysis for Sustainable Nuclear Power Generation, 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9–10, 2012.
  6. Jazmyn Sabu, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Life Cycle Assessment of CO2 Emissions from Power Plants Fueled by Coal and Natural Gas, 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9–10, 2012.
  7. Rejo Thomas, Zhihua Liang, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Life Cycle Assessment of Emissions and Energy inputs for Biofuel Production, 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9–10, 2012.
  8. Pegdwende Kafando, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, Life Cycle Assessment of Emissions and Energy inputs for Wind Power Generation, 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9–10, 2012.
  9. Shahzeb Sheikh, Zhihua Liang, Ziaul Huque, and Raghava R. Kommalapati, GREET Modeling Analysis on Greenhouse Gases Emissions Reductions by Utilizing Alternative Bio-Fuels for Houston Area, 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9–10, 2012.
  10. ABM Hasan, G Zemmouri, Z. Huque, D. Harby and R. Kommalapati, Wind Turbine Blade Tip with Twist Performance Comparison Using CFD, Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2011 (ICME2011), 18-20 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  11. Donald Harby, Isaac Ofuafor, Ziaul Huque, ABM Hasan and R Kommalapati, Surrogate Models for Stall Regulated Wind Turbines for Improved Performance Predictions, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2011 (ICME2011), 18-20 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  12. Anighoro, O., Comparative Assessment of Different Transportation Fuels and Associated Energy and Emissions with both Conventional/Advance Vehicles for Houston Area, Presented at the 19th Annual D. D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Research Showcase, 2012 TRB Meeting, January 22-24, 2012.
  13. Anighoro, Omo and Kommalapati R.R., 2011, HGB Area Ozone Simulation/Analysis Using CAMx, Presented at the 9th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, College Station, TX, November 11, 2011
  14. Joseph, Issa. Kommalapati R.R., Huque, Z., Harby, D., 2011, Modeling of Vehicle Emission Reductions Utilizing Alternative Fuels for Houston, TX, Presented at the 9th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, College Station, TX, November 11, 2011
  15. Anighoro, Omo and Kommalapati R.R., 2011, Use of Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx) to Study Environmental Impact of Energy Technologies, 2011 AMIE conference, Prairie View, TX, September 7-9, 2011.
  16. Walker, L. and Kommalapati R.R., 2010, Effect of Selected TCMs on the Air Quality of Houston Metro Area, Poster Presented at the 8th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Canyon, TX, October 22-23, 2010.
  17. Olufunki P., Ahmed I. and Kommalapati R.R., 2010, Impact of Various forms of energy on Ozone Concentration Levels, Poster Presented at the 8th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Canyon, TX, October 22-23, 2010.
  18. Ogunjobi, O., Kommalapati R.R., and Huque, Z., 2009, Biochemical and Thermo Chemical processes for generating Biofuels: a Review, Student Poster Presented at the 7th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX, November 13-14, 2009.
  19. Onwodi, K., Onwuachi, C., and Kommalapati R.R., 2009, Remediation of a Contaminated Site using In-situ Chemical Oxidation, Student Poster Presented at the 7th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX, November 13-14, 2009.
  20. Onwuachi, C., Kommalapati R.R., and Huque, Z., 2009, Biodiesel Production from Algae, Student Poster Presented at the 7th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX, November 13-14, 2009.
  21. Galvis J., Lemeh, B., Huque, Z., and Kommalapati R.R., 2009, Optimization of Wind Turbine Blade, Student Poster Presented at the 7th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX, November 13-14, 2009.
  22. Kaur, M., Galvis J., Huque, Z., and Kommalapati R.R., 2009, Effect of Mass Flow Rate and Cooling Tube Spacing on PBMR spent Fuel Tanks, Student Poster Presented at the 7th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX, November 13-14, 2009.
  23. Walker, L. and Kommalapati R.R., 2009, Effect of Selected TCMs on the Air Quality of Houston Region, Student Poster Presented at the 7th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX, November 13-14, 2009.
  24. Raghava R. Kommalapati, Suresh Raja, Jeffrey L. Collett Jr., Kalliat T. Valsaraj, (2009) Air Quality and Fog Chemistry and Their Interactions in the Gulf Coast Corridor, 2009 AEESP Conference, Iowa, City, IA, July 26-28, 2009.
  25. K.T. Valsaraj, S. Raja, R. Raghunathan, R.R. Kommalapati, T. Lee, X. Shen, and J. Collett, (2008), Organic Composition of Fog Water in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Corridor, 64th Southwest Regional ACS meeting, Little Rock, AR, October 1-4, 2008.
  26. P. Biney, R. Kommalapati, Michael Gyamerah, A Annamalai, P. Obiomon, X. Peng, M. Ketkar, N. Sarker, R. Iyengar, Development of Performance Criteria for Assessing Program Outcomes in Engineering, Engineering Technology & Computer Science Programs, to be presented at the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 22 – 25 – Pittsburgh, PA
  27. Cooksey, T., Wheeler C. and Kommalapati R.R., 2007, Synthetic Drilling Mud Improves the Environmental Impact of Drilling, Presented at the 5th annual TAMUS Pathways Symposium, Stephenville, TX, November 2-3, 2007.
  28. Obioma S., Alkarboly Y. and Kommalapati R.R., 2007, Long Term Effectiveness of Bioremediation for Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Clean-Up, Presented at the 5th annual TAMUS Pathways Symposium, Stephenville, TX, November 2-3, 2007.
  29. J. L. Collett, L. Rinehart-Mazzoleni, P. Herckes, X. Shen, T. Lee, A. Sullivan, S. Raja, R. R. Kommalapati, K. T. Valsaraj, 2007, Carbonaceous aerosol processing by clouds and fogs, Presented at the 234th National meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 19-24, 2007, Boston, MA.
  30. S Raja, R Ravikrishna, X-Y Yu, T Lee, J Chen, R.R. Kommalapati, K Murugesan, Y Qingzhong, X Shen, J L Collett, K T Valsaraj, 2007, Fog Water Chemistry in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast of the United States, 4th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew, 22-27th July, City of La Serena, Chile.
  31. R.R. Kommalapati, S Raja, R Ravikrishna, K Murugesan, J L Collett, K T Valsaraj, 2007, Fog water Chemistry and Air Quality in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Corridor, Presented at the 2007 Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union, 22-25 May, 2007, Acapulco, Mexico.
  32. S. Sanga, K. Murugesan, R. R. Kommalapati, 2006, Effect of Fog Events on Air Quality Characteristics in the Gulf Coast Region: A Preliminary Study. Presented at the 4th annual TAMUS Pathways Symposium, Prairie View, TX, November 27-29, 2006.
  33. R. R. Kommalapati, R. Radha and J. Perkins, 2006, Return on Investment: A Case Study of Summer Transportation Institute (STI) at Prairie View A&M University, 2006 ASEE Gulf Southwest Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 14-16, 2006.
  34. K. Murugesan, R. R. Kommalapati, 2005, Fogwater Characteristics in the Gulf Coast Region: A Preliminary Study. Presented at the 3rd annual TAMUS Pathways Symposium, Kingsville, TX, November 4-5, 2005.
  35. K.T. Valsaraj, S. Raja, R.R. Kommalapati, R. Ravikrishna, 2003, Adsorption of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Vapors at the Air-Water Interface and Wet Deposition Processes, Presented at the 96th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association, San Diego June 23-27, 2003.
  36. Raja, S., Valsaraj, K. T., Andrews, T., Kommalapati, R. R., Ravikrishna, R., 2003, Adsorption of aromatic hydrocarbon vapors at the air-water interface and atmospheric wet deposition process, 225th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, March 23-27, 2003, Extended Abstracts: 43(1), 892-898.
  37. R. R. Kommalapati, 2001, Evaluation of Design Parameters for Modern Grease Traps and High Strength Wastes, Presented at the annual Meeting of the Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.
  38. R. R. Kommalapati, 2001, Small Business Mentoring Program at Prairie View A&M University, DOD Technical Assistance Conference, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL, January 29-31, 2001.
  39. R. R. Kommalapati, 2000, Effects of Long-Term Effluent Infiltration Rates at On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.
  40. R. R. Kommalapati, 2000, Remediation of Contaminated Soils Using a Plant-based (Natural) Surfactant, Presented at the Symposium “Convergence of Higher Education and New Economy: Faculty’s Role in Empowering Change”, Hempstead, TX, November 9, 2000.
  41. R. R. Kommalapati, 1999, Potential Opportunities for Collaboration on EPA-SBIR R&D Awards, Presented at the EPA SBIR Conference in Washington, DC, September, 9, 1999
  42. R. R. Kommalapati, 1999, A Literature Review on Effects of Long-Term Effluent Infiltration Rates at On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.
  43. R.R. Kommalapati, W.D. Constant, K.T. Valsaraj, 1998, Soil Flushing Using Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions in 1-D and 2-D Systems, Spring Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New Orleans, March 1998.
  44. Kommalapati, R., K.T. Valsaraj and W.D. Constant, “Wastewater Reclamation using Polyaphrons and Colloidal Gas Dispersions, presented at Water Environment Federation Annual Conf. and Exposition, Oct 18-22, 1997 Chicago, IL.
  45. Valsaraj, K.T., W.D. Constant and R.R. Kommalapati, “Use of Plant-Based Natural Surfactants and Mineral-Oxide Adsorbents in Soil Remediation”, presented at the AWRA 1997 Fall Symposium, October 8, 1997, Gonzales, LA.
  46. R.R. Kommalapati, W.D. Constant, K.T. Valsaraj, 1997, Soil Flushing of Superfund Site Waste Using Conventional Surfactant Solutions and Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions in a Two Dimensional System, Proceedings of the I&EC Special Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management IX, ACS, Sept. 14-17, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA.
  47. W. D. Constant, M.L. Smith, R.R. Kommalapati, and K.T. Valsaraj, 1997, Mobilization and Recovery of Hexachlorobenzene using Conventional Surfactant Solutions and Colloidal Gas Aphron Suspensions, Proceedings of the WERC/HSRC 1997 Joint Conference on the Environment, April 22-24, 1997, Albuquerque, NM.
  48. M.L. Smith, R.R. Kommalapati, W.D. Constant, and K.T. Valsaraj, 1996, Soil Flushing of Hexachlorobenzene using Surfactant and Colloidal Gas Aphrons in a Two Dimensional System, Poster Presented at the HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, May, 1996, Albuquerque, NM (Outstanding Poster).
  49. R.R. Kommalapati, K.T. Valsaraj, W.D. Constant, and D. Roy, 1996, Remediation of Contaminated Soils using Plant-Based Surfactants, Proceedings of the I&EC Special Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VIII, ACS, September 1996, Birmingham, AL.
  50. R.R. Kommalapati, M. L. Smith, W.D. Constant, and K.T. Valsaraj, 1996, Soil Flushing of Hexachlorobenzene using Surfactant and Colloidal Gas Aphrons in a Two Dimensional System, Proceedings of the I&EC Special Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VIII, ACS, September 1996, Birmingham, AL.
  51. R.R. Kommalapati and D. Roy, 1995, Application of a Natural Surfactant in the Remediation of Contaminated Soils, Proceedings of the I&EC Special Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VII, ACS, September 1995, Atlanta, GA.
  52. R. R. Kommalapati, D. Roy and P. Chaphalkar, 1994, Application of CGA Suspensions for In-situ Flushing of Soils Contaminated with Hydrophobic Organic Compounds, Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of Air & Waste Management Assoc., June 1994, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  53. R. R. Kommalapati, P. Chaphalkar and M. Liu, Washing of 2,4-D, 1992, Anthracene and Automatic Transmission Fluid from Soil using Colloidal Gas Aphrons, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, July 1992, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  54. D. Muirhead, D. Roy, D. D. Adrian, P. Chaphalkar, R. R. Kommalapati, C. Hinz, A. Jackson, M. Liu, and G. T. Wang, 1992, Enhancement of Subsurface Oxygen Transport using Colloidal Gas Aphrons, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, July 1992, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grant Reports

  1. Kommalapati, Biney, Huque, and Amarasekhara, Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Annual Report Submitted to National Science Foundation, July 2012.
  2. R. R. Kommalapati and R. Radha(2012), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to Texas Department of Transportation and Federal highway Administration.
  3. R. R. Kommalapati and R. Radha(2011), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to Texas Department of Transportation and Federal highway Administration.
  4. Aghara, Huque, Kommalapati, Biney, and Amarasekhara, Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Annual Report Submitted to National Science Foundation, July 2011.
  5. R. R. Kommalapati (2010), Summer Transportation Institute and STI Scholars Program at Prairie View A&M University, Final Report Submitted to University Center for Transportation Mobility.
  6. R. R. Kommalapati (2009), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to Texas Department of Transportation and Federal highway Administration.
  7. R. R. Kommalapati (2008), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to Texas Department of Transportation and Federal highway Administration.
  8. R.R. Kommalapati (2008), Enhancing the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Grant Report submitted to Ed Rachal Foundation.
  9. R.R. Kommalapati (2008), Partnering to Promote Workforce Development for the Transportation Profession, Report submitted to University Center for Transportation Mobility.
  10. R. R. Kommalapati (2007), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to Texas Department of Transportation and Federal highway Administration.
  11. R. R. Kommalapati (2006), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to National Summer Transportation Institute Resource Center, South Carolina State University (FHWA Program).
  12. R. R. Kommalapati, and R. Radha, 2005, Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to National Transportation Institute Resource Center, South Carolina State University (FHWA Program).
  13. R. R. Kommalapati, and R. Radha, 2004, Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Report Submitted to National Transportation Institute Resource Center, South Carolina State University (FHWA Program).
  14. R. R. Kommalapati, and R. Radha (2000-2003, total 4 reports), Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University, Annual Reports Submitted to National Transportation Institute Resource Center, South Carolina State University (FHWA Program).
  15. R. R. Kommalapati, 2003, Methods to Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions at Cement Manufacturing Facilities, Submitted to Holcim, Inc.
  16. R. R. Kommalapati, 2002, Work Plan for Additional Testing to Support Natural Attenuation of Explosive Compounds at The Pantex Plant, EM Federal Foundation, Inc.
  17. R. R. Kommalapati, 2000, A Literature Review On the Evaluation of Design Parameters for Modern Grease Traps and High Strength Wastes, Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.
  18. R.R. Kommalapati, K.T. Valsaraj, and W.D. Constant, 2000, Soil-Water Partition Coefficients, Adsorption/Desorption Hysteresis, Desorption Kinetics and Bioavailability of Chlorinated Organic compounds at the PPI Site, Submitted to Hazardous Substance Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  19. R. R. Kommalapati, 2000, Estimation of Time Dependent Soil Source Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration in Construction Excavations, submitted to Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission.
  20. R. R. Kommalapati, 1999, A Literature Review on Effects of Long-Term Effluent Infiltration Rates at On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems, Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council.
  21. K.T. Valsaraj, W.D. Constant and R. R. Kommalapati, 1996, In-Situ Soil Washing using Surfactants and CGAs to Enhance Pump & Treat Remediation, Research Report Submitted to Hazardous Waste Research Center, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University.
  22. K.T. Valsaraj, W.D. Constant and R. R. Kommalapati, 1996, Measurement of Soil-Water Partition Coefficients for the Harbinger Compounds at the PPI Site, Research Report Submitted to Hazardous Waste Research Center, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University.
  23. D. D. Adrian, D. Roy, G. Breitenbeck, C. Hinz, G. T. Wang, D. Muirhead, S. Kallur, R. R. Kommalapati and A. Jackson, 1993, Accelerated Biodegrada­tion of Herbicides Applied in the Roadside Environment using Adopted Soil Microorgan­isms, Research Report Submitted to Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Studies in Atmospheric Science (SIAS),2013- Present.
  • Editorial Board Member, Current Advances in Environmental Science, 2013- Present
  • Editorial Board Member, International Open Journal of Energy Engineering, 2013- Present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Open Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy,2013- Present.
  • Editorial Board Member, The Scientific World JOURNAL, Environmental Chemistry division, 2011-Present.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Environmental Protection, 2009- Present
  • Session Co-Chair for Atmospheric Chemistry of Persistent Organic Pollutants Atmospheric Aerosol Processes, Scheduled at the Spring National Meeting & Exposition, American Chemical Society, March 21-25, 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • Session Co-Chair (2 Sessions) for Atmospheric Aerosol Processes, at the 234th National Meeting & Exposition, American Chemical Society, August 19-24, 2007, Boston, MA.
  • Session Co-Chair for Atmospheric Aerosol Processes, at the 2007 Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union (AGU),May 22-25, 2007, Acapulco, Mexico.
  • Session Vice-Chair for “Innovative Techniques for Site Remediation” at the 1998 spring meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New Orleans, March 1998.
  • Session Co-Chair for “Mobilization and Fate of Contaminants in Surfactant Augmented Pump and Treat Systems”, I&EC Special ACS Symposium on “Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management IX, Pittsburgh, PA, September 15-17, 1997.
  • Session Co-Chair for “Application of Surfactants for Remediation of Contaminated Soils”, I&EC Special ACS Symposium on “Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VIII, Birmingham, AL, September 9-11, 1996.

Technical Reviews of Professional Journal Articles/Proposals

Served as Reviewer for Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Bioresource Technology, Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA), Journal of Hazardous Substance Research, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Chemosphere, Water Research (Journal of International Water Association), The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Also reviewed several text books and book chapters for various publishers

TEACHING

COURSES TAUGHT (Developed 14 new courses (9 UG and 5 Grad) and are denoted with *)

Undergraduate Civil Engineering Courses

  • Water Quality Modeling* (CVEG 4233)
  • Engineering and Natural Resources (co-developed*CVEG 4103)
  • Nuclear Waste Management (co-developed* CVEG 4103)
  • Application of GIS in Environmental & Natural Resources Fields* (CVEG 4103)
  • Water Resources Management* (CVEG 4103 Special Topics)
  • Environmental Engineering (lecture with Lab, CVEG 3043)
  • Environmental Engineering Design* (CVEG 4043)
  • Hydraulics (lecture with Lab, CVEG 3063)
  • Senior Design and Professionalism I and II (CVEG 4473 and 4483)
  • Waste Management* (CVEG 4103 Special Topics , Now CVEG 4223)
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (CVEG 3024 lab part)
  • Construction Materials Laboratory (CVEG 3031)
  • Air Pollution and Control* (MCEG 4163 Special Topics, Now CVEG 4243)
  • Water Quality Management* (CVEG 4103 Special Topics, Now CVEG 4233)
  • Computer Applications in Engineering (ELEG 1043)
  • Engineering and Technology Seminar (TECH 1002)

Graduate Courses

  • Renewable Energy * (co-developed, GNEG 5193 Special Topics )
  • Physical/Chemical Unit Operat. in Environ. Eng.*(GNEG 5193 Special Topics)
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering * (GNEG 5193 Special Topics)
  • Environmental Modeling*(GNEG 5193 Special Topics)
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics (GNEG 5033)
  • Hazardous Waste Management (CVEG 5143)
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment (CVEG 5153)
  • Air Pollution (CVEG 5163)
  • Remediation Technologies (CHEG 5043)
  • Eng. Application of Information Technology* (GNEG 5193 Special Topics)

Courses Taught at Louisiana State University (1991- 1998)

  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Biological Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (Graduate Course, co-instructor)

SERVICE

University

  • Member, Program Manager Search Committee, College of Engineering (2010)
  • Member, College of Engineering Promotion and Tenure Manual Committee (2009).
  • Chair, Water Resources/Environmental Faculty Search Committee, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2009)
  • Member, Computer Science Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee (2008)
  • Member, Chemical Engineering Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee (2008)
  • Chair, Water Resources/Environmental Faculty Search Committee, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2008)
  • Member, Search Committee for Dean of Engineering (2007)
  • Member of Faculty Senate (2003- 2007, retired)
  • Member of 3 committees and chair of nominating committee and chair of election committee within the senate
  • University Committee on Research (2000- present)
  • PVAMU Public Safety Council (2000- present)
  • Member of the University Tuition and Fees Advisory Committee (2004-present)
  • ABET Committee (Fall 2002-present)
  • Developed Environmental Engineering Concentration in Master of Science in Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Strategic Planning Committee (1998-2004)
  • Alternate Property Officer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2004-)
  • Developed Curriculum for Environmental Engineering Minor
  • Special Assistance to Department Head on ABET Preparation and Laboratory Development and other ABET related issues.
  • Freshman Advisor (Fall 1998- Spring 2002)
  • Faculty Advisor for American Society of Civil Engineers, PVAMU Student Chapter, 2002-2005.

Community/State/Nation and Profession

  • Chaired 3 sessions at national and international professional conferences.
  • Reviewed several manuscripts for publication in professional journals
  • Director (2006- Present) for FHWA sponsored Summer Transportation Institute, offered every summer since 2000 for high school students in the state of Texas and beyond with the objective of exposing the young minds to careers in transportation industry.
  • Member of Technical Advisory Panel, Research Management Committee-2 (previously under 3 (1999-present), oversee the Texas Department of Transportation research in hydraulics, environment and Right of way divisions.
  • Program Coordinator (2000-2005) for FHWA sponsored Summer Transportation Institute, offered every summer since 2000 for high school students in the state of Texas and beyond with the objective of exposing the young minds to careers in transportation industry.
  • Collaborated with University Research Director, Dr. Kumar, on Small Business Mentoring program funded by EPA and DARPA through the Science and Engineering Alliance (2000- 2004) and made several presentations to small businesses on how to apply for SBIR grants from EPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • LSU Student Chapters of AWRA and ASCE.
  • President, AWRA LSU Student Chapter, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2013 National Civil Engineering Department Heads meeting, Organized by American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), Las Vegas, NV, June 9-11, 2013
  • 2012 American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) 142nd Annual Civil Engineering Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 18-20, 2012
  • 2012 National Civil Engineering Department Heads meeting, Organized by American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), White Plains, NY, June 3-5, 2012
  • 2012 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) organized by National Science Foundation for all the PIs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Washington, DC, June 12-15, 2012
  • 2012 National Civil Engineering Department Heads meeting, Organized by American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), White Plains, NY, June 2-5, 2012
  • 2011American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.
  • 2011 National Civil Engineering Department Heads meeting, Organized by American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), Madison, WI, May 22-24, 2011
  • Spring National Meeting & Exposition, American Chemical Society, March 21-25, 2010, San Francisco, CA
  • Integrating Sustainability into Environmental Engineering: Design principles and tools to expand your educative capacity, Invited workshop, 2009 AEESP conference, Iowa city, IA, July 26-28, 2009.
  • Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry and Fuel Cycle Separations, Short Course Organized by School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, December 16-18, 2008.
  • Celebrate a Decade of Best Assessment Processes Symposia, Organized by ABET, Atlanta, GA, April 25-26, 2008.
  • 234th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 19-24, 2007.
  • 2007American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI, June 24-27, 2007.
  • ABET Evaluator Training at the 2006 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 06), October 22, 2006.
  • 2006 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 06), October 22-25, 2006.
  • 2006 American Society for Engineering Education conference and exposition, June 18-12, 2006, Chicago, IL.
  • Introduction to GIS (I &II), 1-week training session, ESRI, San Antonio, Feb13-17, 2006.
  • Defining Research and Development Opportunities in Engineering Education, 2005 NAE/CASEE Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, October 17-19, 2005.
  • Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, Frontiers in Education 2005 Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 19-22, 2005
  • Translating How People Learn into a Roadmap for Institutional Transformation, Project Kaleidoscope 2005 National Colloquium, Kansas City, MO, September 30-October 2, 2005.
  • Conducting Rigorous Research in Engineering Education(RREE) workshop organized by Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, July 31-August 5, 2005
  • General Education and Assessment Conference Organized by American Association of Colleges and Universities, February 2005.
  • Faculty Advisor Training Workshop for ASCE Faculty Advisors, American Society of Civil Engineers, September 2002.
  • Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd), 1-Week Workshop Sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers for Civil Engineering Faculty, July 14-19, 2002.
  • First Annual distance Education Workshop, Sponsored by the University Distance Education Council, PVAMU, April 2001.

 

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