Professor Sri Sritharan from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University delivered a talk and held a discussion with the staff on 12th August 2015. The discussion touched on the possibility of future collaboration on a visiting basis. It was an excellent motivational talk for the students. The talk covered engineering education in general and concluded with laying out the path of technological growth in Engineering.
About Professor Sritharan
Dr. Sri Sritharan joined the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor in December 1999. He became an Associate Professor in 2005 and Full Professor in 2010. Dr. Sritharan earned his BSc degree with First class Honors in civil engineering from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and MS degree with Distinction from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering in 1998 under the guidance of Professor M. J. Nigel Priestley. His research interests include Earthquake-resistant design and analysis of structures, precast/prestressed structural systems, soil-foundation structure interaction, Ultra-high performance concrete and special topics in Wind Engineering and Wind Energy Systems. His research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation in Alaska, California, and Iowa, Iowa Energy Center, non-profit institutions, and private industry.