Manoj K. Jha
Manoj K. Jha is an Associate Professor and the 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 from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA in 2000, an M.M.E. degree from the Old Dominion University in 1993, and a B.M.E. degree from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India in 1991. He also attended the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during 1993-1994 as a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering and Virginia Tech’s National Capital campus as a postdoctoral fellow during 2000-2001. Dr. Jha’s research interests are in developing computational models for sustainable transportation infrastructure, highway and rail alignment optimization, and route optimization for civilian and military applications. For his scholastic and research achievements, Dr. Jha has received several awards, among which are the 2010 Best Paper Award (awarded by the Transportation Research Board) for the paper entitled “Methodology for checking shortcomings in the three-dimensional alignment,” by Wolfgang Kuhn and Manoj K. Jha. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland since 1997. The key sponsoring agencies of his research projects include National Science Foundation and Department of Defense. Dr. Jha has authored (or coauthored) more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings in the highway design, infrastructure, optimization, and transportation literature. He is an Editorial Board Member of five international journals, including the Journal of Infrastructure Systems and a Member (and past member) of numerous technical and professional committees, including American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCEs) Body of Knowledge second edition Committee.
Biography Updated on 12 October 2010