Assistant Professor

Dr Uma Maheswar Arepalli 

Department of Civil Engineering

Interests
  1. Pavement Engineering – Materials, Management, and Design
  2. Transportation Engineering
  3. Sustainability and Cost-effectiveness

Education

2007

SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram,
India
B. E.

2009

IIT (BHU), Varanasi,
India
M. Tech

2017

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI),
USA
Ph.D

Experience

  • Feb 2021 – till date | Faculty Affiliate, Department of Civil Engineering | University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
  • Jan 2021 – till date | Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering | SRM University-AP, Guntur, AP, India
  • Mar 2019 – Dec 2020 | Assistant Engineer (Research), Pavement Design and Quality | Bureau of Project Development, Maine Department of Transportation, Augusta, ME, USA
  • Jan 2018 – Mar 2019 | Post Doctoral Associate | Department of Civil Engineering | University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA
  • Oct 2012 – May 2014 | Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering | KL University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, A.P., India
  • June 2011 – Oct 2012 | Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering | Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Bhimavaram, A.P., India
  • Aug 2009 – May 2010 | Management Trainee (Highways) | Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Professional Service

Peer-Reviewer, International Journals and Conferences:
  • Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA
  • Journal of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT), MN, USA
  • Conference of Transportation Research Group (CTRG), India

Research Interest

  • Field investigations and long-term performance monitoring of bituminous and concrete pavements lead to the development of decision trees and specifications
  • Economically viable and practically feasible transportation engineering research studies
  • Innovative materials and technologies

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2009 – Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in M.Tech – Civil Engineering Department, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India

Memberships

  • Dec 2020 – Dec 2021 | Professional Engineer, License No. 16108 | Board of Licensure for Prof. Engineers, ME, USA
  • Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT), USA

List of Publications

JOURNAL & CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
  • Decision Trees for Selecting Asphalt Pavement Crack Sealing Method - Munch, J., Arepalli, UM., and Barman, M. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA (2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120960135
  • Maine’s Porous Asphalt Pavement: Lessons Learned from its Design, Construction, and a Decade of Performance - Nener-Plante, D., and Arepalli, UM - Journal of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT), MN, USA. (2020) [Accepted: In-Press]
  • Moisture Susceptibility Evaluation of Hot Mix Asphalt: Combined Effect of Traffic and Moisture - Arepalli, UM., Kottayi, N.M., and Mallick, R. B. - International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42947-019-0026-z
  • Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Moisture Susceptibility Analysis: Material Loss to Mechanical Properties - Arepalli, UM., Kottayi, N.M., Mathisen, P., Veeraragavan, A., and Mallick, R.B. - SN Applied Sciences. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1841-1
  • Pavement M-E Design Preliminary Local Calibration Efforts and Implementation Plans for the state of Maine - Arepalli, UM. and Nener-Plante, D. [Working draft - Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design]
  • Arepalli, UM., Munch, J., and Barman, M.- Performance Effectiveness of Crack Sealing Methods in the Cold Region. [Working draft – Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Pavement M-E Design Preliminary Local Calibration Efforts using the Calibration Assistance Tool and Implementation Plans: MaineDOT’s Experience and Perspective - Arepalli, UM., Nash, C., and Nener-Plante, D. - 100th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA (2021)
  • Decision Trees for Selecting Asphalt Pavement Crack Sealing Method - Much, J., Arepalli, UM., and Barman, M. - Presented at 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA (2020).
  • A Study of Hot-Mix Asphalt Susceptible to Moisture-Induced Material Loss - Arepalli, UM., Mallick, R. B., Mathisen, P., Poulikakos, L., Griffa, M., Hartmann, S., and Nener-Plante, D. - Presented at 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA (2017).
  • A Study of Moisture Induced Material Loss of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) - Arepalli, UM., Kottayi. N.M., Mathisen, P., Veeraragavan, A., and Mallick, R.B. - Proceedings of 4th Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), Mumbai, India. (2017).
TECHNICAL REPORTS (EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS)
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis of the Effectiveness of Crack Sealing Techniques - Barman, M., Munch, J., and Arepalli, UM. - Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - Final Report No. MN/RC 2019-26. (2019).
  • Experimental and Computational Investigations of High-Density Asphalt Mixtures. Marasteanu, M., Le, J., Hill, K.M., Yan, T., Man, T., Turos, M., Barman, M., Arepalli, UM., Jared Munch. - Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Final Report No. MN/RC 2019-26. (2019).
  • A Study of Moisture Induced Material Loss of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). - Arepalli, UM., and Mallick, R. B. - Maine Department of Transportation. Augusta, Maine, USA. Final Report No. ME 17-09. (2017).

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