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Gunalan, Kancheepuram N.

 

 

Kancheepuram N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Region 8 Director

  

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Education 

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 1986.
  • M.E., (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering), College of Engineering, Anna University, India, 1981.
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Madras University, India, 1979.

Work Experience 

  • Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff since 2005
  • Manager, Design Build TEC, PB Americas, Inc. since 2006
  • Deputy Manager, PB Geotechnical & Tunneling TEC, PB Americas, Inc. since 2004
  • Senior Project Manager/Senior Professional Associate PB Americas, Inc. since 2001/2000
  • Office/Engineering Manager, Huntington/Chen–Northern, Utah Operations 1993-1996
  • Vice President/General Manager, Terra Engineers, Lubbock, TX. 1987-1993
  • Engineering Manager, Terra Engineers, Lubbock, TX. 1985-1987
  • Part-time Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. 1982-1985
  • Assoc. Lecturer, College of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai, India. 1981-1982

ASCE Involvement 

  • Governor — ASCE Region 8, 2005-2007
  • Chair — ASCE Sub Committee on Global Principles for Professional Conduct, 2009
  • Chair — Geo Institutes Task Force on MSE Walls since 2005
  • Member — Geo Institute Technical Committee on Embankments, Dams & Slopes since 2005
  • Member — ASCE Task Force on Global Principles for Professional Conduct, 2005-2006
  • Critical Infrastructure Champion, Utah 2004-2005
  • Involved with ASCE Key Contact Program 2001 – present
  • Presentations at Westland Elementary, Midvale Middle School, Science Club as part of K through 12 Outreach 2001-2004
  • President, ASCE Utah Section 2002-2003
  • President Elect, ASCE Utah Section 2001-2002
  • Chair, ASCE Utah Section Geotechnical Group 2000 – 2001
  • President, ASCE High Plains Branch 1992 – 1993
  • Associated with ASCE since coming to USA 1982

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • Mentoring Champion for Local PB Office; Mentor outside of PB
  • Volunteer Responsible for Snow removal for Opening & Closing Ceremonies, 2002 Winter Games
  • Boys Scouts — Troop 1526, Awards Chair 1998 – 2001
  • Utah Council of Engineering Consultants 1993 -1999, Chair of Sub Committee
  • India Forum of Utah 1993 – present

Personal 

  • Member Texas Tech University, Civil Engineering Academy 1997 – present
  • Author/Presenter on variety of Geotechnical & Design Build Topics
  • Attended over Six (6) National ASCE Conferences