Manoj Jha is a Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research (CATIER) at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md, USA. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering with transportation specialization, in 2000, from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Md, USA, an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Old Dominion University in 1993, and a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, in 1991. He also attended the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during 1993-94 as a Ph.D. degree student in Mechanical Engineering and Virginia Tech.’s National Capital campus as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in civil engineering during 2000-2001. Prior to joining the Morgan State University, Dr. Jha worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration for about 7 years from 1994 to 2001. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland since 1997. Dr. Jha’s research interests are in developing computational models for sustainable transportation infrastructure, 3-dimensional highway design, GIS and visualization applications in transportation, highway and rail alignment optimization, route optimization for civilian and military applications, and infrastructure security. He has authored or coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings in the highway design, infrastructure, optimization, and transportation literature. He has also coauthored 3 books and coedited 17 books.
Biography Updated on 23 October 2012