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Ramesh B. Malla

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Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
261 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-2037
Phone: (860) 486-3683
Email: mallar@engr.uconn.edu   Web: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~mallar/

Education

  • Ph.D. , Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986
  • M.S., Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Delaware., Newark, DE, 1981
  • B.S., First Division with Distinction, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1979

 

Research Focus

  • Theoretical and applied and structural mechanics
  • Dynamics & vibrations of structures
  • Finite element modeling and analysis
  • Lunar and orbital structures
  • Mechanics of granular materials
  • Sensor system for civil infrastructures
  • Bridge joint monitoring
  • Renewable and green energy harvesting systems
  • Dynamics of progressive failure of truss & frame structures

 

Awards

  • Founding President, American Society of Nepalese Engineers, July 2007- June 2012
  • Co-Editor, Proceedings of the 12th and 13th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2010 and 2012
  • Technical Program Chair, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 12-15, 2010
  • Editor, Proceedings of the 9th and 10th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space) 2004 and, 2006
  • Faculty Research Fellow, NASA/Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium, 2009.
  • Invited Review Panel, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership, National Science Foundation, August 2007
  • Outstanding Professional Service Award, Aerospace Division, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2005
  • Invited Review Panel, Division of Industrial Innovations and Partnership, National Science Foundation, August 2007
  • General Chair, 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2006), League City/Houston, TX; March 05-08, 2006
  • Chair, Student Papers Competition, 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference, Austin, TX, April 18-21, 2005
  • Official Citation from General Assembly, State of Connecticut in Recognition of significant volunteer support to the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), May 01, 2004
  • General Chair, 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2004), League City/Houston, TX; March 07-10, 2004
  • Chair, Executive Committee, ASCE Aerospace Division, 2001-2002
  • Associate Editor, AIAA/Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 1996-2001
  • Guest Editor, ASCE/Journal of Aerospace Engineering, April 1998
  • President’s Award for Promoting Multiculturalism and Affirmative Action, Univ. of Connecticut, May 1996
  • Chancellor’s Award, ASCE Student Chapter (Faculty Advisor: R. Malla), Univ. of Connecticut, May 1996
  • External Examiner, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Queens Land, Brisbane, Australia, 1996, 2003
  • NASA/OAI Certificate of Recognition for Research, NASA Lewis, 1993
  • Co-Founder, Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium, 1991
  • Mahendra Bidya Bhushan – Gold medal and certificate for Academic Achievement from the King of Nepal, 1987
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society , 1983

 

Current Publications

Zacny, K., Malla, R. B., and Binienda, W. (Editors), “Earth & Space 2012 – Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments,” (Proceedings, 13th ASCE Aerospace Div. Internat. Conf. on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2012) and 5th NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Space Exploration held at Pasadena, CA, April 15-18, 2012); published by ASCE, Reston, VA, April 2012; ISBN 978-0-7844-1219-0 (CD ROM).

Malla, R.B., Shaw, M., Swanson, B., and Gionet, T., “NETC 02-6: Sealing of Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints-Phase II: Field Demonstration and Monitoring,” NETCR -86 Final Report (Project number: NETC 02-6 Phase 2), New England Transportation Consortium, Fall River, MA; July 31, 2011, 132 pages.

Song, G. and Malla, R. B. (Editors), “Earth & Space 2010 – Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments,” (Proceedings, 12th ASCE Aerospace Div. Internat. Conf. on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2006) and 4th NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Environments, Honolulu, HI, March 14-17, 2010); published by ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2010; ISBN 978-0-7844-1096-7 (CD ROM).

Malla, R., Shaw, M., Shrestha, M., and Boob, S., “Sealing Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints,” NETCR-58, Final NETC 02-6 Project Report, New England Transportation Consortium, Fall River, MA; June 29, 2006, 112 pages.

Malla, R. B., and Joshi, S., “Establish Subgrade Support Values for Typical Subs in New England,” NETCR-57, Final NETC 02-3 Project Report, New England Transportation Consortium, Fall River, MA; April 10, 2006, 1099 pages.

Malla, R. B., Binienda, K., and Maji, A. (Editors), “Earth & Space 2006 – Engineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments,” (Proceedings, 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments and 2nd NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Environments, League City/Houston, TX, March 05-08, 2006); published by ASCE, Reston, VA, March 2006; ISBN 0-7844-0830-0 (CD ROM).

Malla, R. and Maji, A. (Eds.), “Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments – Earth & Space 2004” (Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments held March 07-10, 2004; League City/Houston, TX); published by ASCE, Reston, VA; March 2004, 1061 pp. (ISBN 0-7844-0722-3).

Malla, R. (Guest Editor), “Journal of Aerospace Engineering,” Vol. 11, No. 2, ASCE, April 1998.

Malla, R. (ed.), “Dynamic Response and Progressive Failure of Special Structures,” (a special volume containing refereed technical papers presented at the 1st Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, June 06-09, 1993), ASCE, New York, Dec. 1993 ( ISBN # 0-87262-946-5).