Dr. Rao Y. Surampalli, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University and Iowa State University, respectively. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the branches of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and also a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) and Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (DWRE).
Dr. Surampalli is an Adjunct Professor in seven universities and honorary professor in four universities. Currently, he serves, or has served, on 55 national and international committees, review panels, or advisory boards including the ASCE National Committee on Energy, Environment and Water Policy.
He is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus of both the Oklahoma State and Iowa State Universities, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, an elected Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, an elected Fellow of the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association, and a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
He also is Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste. He has authored over 500 technical publications in journals and conference proceedings, including 12 patents, 12 books and 64 book chapters.