Sai P. Kakuturu, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Civil Engineering Graduate Faculty
Environmental Pollution Control MS Graduate Faculty
Environmental Pollution Control MEPC Graduate Faculty
Engineering Science Graduate Faculty
Environmental Engineering Graduate Faculty
Engineering Management Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6084
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W236
Mailing Address:
W236 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Sai P. Kakuturu is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University (2003) and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.). Prior to joining Penn State in 2010, he was a visiting faculty member at the University of Central Florida from 2007 to 2010. During 1995-2000 and 2003-2006, he served the government of India as a Research Officer (Geotechnical Engineer) and contributed to their projects on major earth dams and canals interlinking river basins.

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2003
Master’s, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Chennai, India 1993
Bachelor’s (equivalent), Civil Engineering, Indian Institution of Engineers (India), 1990

Employment History

2016-present: Associate Professor, Penn State Harrisburg, PA
2010-2016: Assistant Professor, Penn State Harrisburg, PA
2007-2010: Visiting Faculty, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL    
2006-2007: Associate Professor, Vidya Vikas Institute of Technology, AP, India
2003-2006: Research Officer, Central Soil & Materials Research Station, India
2000-2003: Doctoral Research Associate, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
1995-2000: Research Officer, Central Soil & Materials Research Station, India

Research Interests
Traditional Methods and X-ray Micro-Computed-Tomography (μCT) for research on Geo-environmental issues
Soil erosion
Sustainability of Infrastructure
Pedagogical research for enhancing civil engineering education