RAGHAVA R. KOMMALAPATI
Prairie View A&M University, USA
Dr. Raghava R. Kommalapati is the Director for NSF CREST Center for Energy & Environmental Sustainability and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He obtained his Masters and PhD degrees in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from Louisiana State University. Prior to that, he got his Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Nagarjuna University and Master of Technology in Engineering Structures from Regional Engineering College (now known as National Institute of Technology), Warangal both in India. He joined Prairie View A&M University in 1998 as Assistant Professor and has been working there since in various roles. He served as Interim Department Head for Civil & Environmental Engineering Department from January 201 until August 2013. His areas of expertise include air quality modeling, fog-air interactions, remediation of contaminated soils and design and optimization of wind turbine design. He received grant funding in excess of $10 million and published more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and presentations. He is registered Professional Engineer in Texas and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.
• Energy and Environmental Sustainability
• Environmental Impacts of various Alternate Energy (Biofuels, Wind and Nuclear energy) and conventional fuel Technologies
• Atmospheric Interactions of Fogwater and Air Quality
• Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment