Anand J. Puppala, Ph.D., PE., D.GE, F.ASCE, F.ICE, currently serves as A. P. Wiley and Florence Chair of Zachry Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A and M University and is also an Associate Director of Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), both appointments started since Sept, 2019. He served as Associate Dean - Research in College of Engineering for 7+ years and was a Distinguished Scholar Professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in Texas. Dr. Puppala has been a recipient of several major research grants totaling over 20+ Millions of dollars from federal, state and local government agencies. Dr. Puppala is the current director of NSF’s Industry University Co-operative Research Center (IUCRC) site on Composites in Civil Infrastructure (CICI) at TAMU. He has been serving as program director of TRANSET, a University Transportation Center (UTC) based in LSU. Dr. Puppala’s research scholarly record included 470+ publications including 200+ Journals and he has also edited seven special publications. He has supervised 38 Doctoral and 52 Masters’ thesis students and is currently advising 8 doctoral students and three postdoctoral fellows.