For more than 25 years, Dr. Rajarajan Subramanian has worked in government, industry and education. He earned his B.E in 1982 from Annamalai University, India. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil & Costal Engineering, University of Florida. He is a member of many professional committees and several professional societies. His areas of specialization include Portland Cement Concrete, Asphalt Cement Concrete, Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Roads and Construction Project Management. Currently, he is teaching Civil and Construction Engineering at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fazil T. Najafi
For more than forty years, Dr. Fazil T. Najafi has worked in government, industry and education. He earned a BSCE in 1963 from the American College of Engineering, in his place of birth, Kabul, Afghanistan, and since then came to the United States with a Fulbright scholarship earning his MS in civil engineering in 1972 and a Ph.D. degree in transportation in 1977. His experience in industry includes work as a highway, structural, mechanical, and consultant engineer and construction manager for government groups and private companies. Najafi went on to teaching, first becoming an assistant professor at Villanova University, Pennsylvania in 1977, a visiting professor at George Mason University, and then to the University of Florida, Department of Civil Engineering, where he advanced to associate professor in 1991 and then full professor in 2000 in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. He has received numerous awards including a scholarship award (Fulbright), teaching awards, best paper awards, community service awards, and admitted as an Eminent Engineer into Tau Beta Pi. His research on passive radon-resistant new residential building construction was adapted in HB1647 building code of Florida Legislature. Najafi is a member of numerous professional societies and has served on many committees and programs, and continuously attends and presents refereed papers at international, national, and local professional meetings and conferences. Lastly, Najafi attends courses, seminars and workshops, and has developed courses, videos and software packages during his career. His areas of specialization include transportation planning and management, legal aspects, construction contract administration, renewable energy, and public works.
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