Harikrishnan Nair, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Director for Pavements

Research Interests:

  • Asphalt materials characterization and performance modeling
  • Hydraulic cement concrete
  • Flexible and rigid pavement design and analysis
  • Pavement preservation and forensic studies


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Madras, India
  • B. Tech. Civil Engineering, TKMCE, Kerala University, India


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia


  • Transportation Research Board
  • Member, TRB Committee AFD90, Surface Properties - Vehicle Interaction
  • Member, TRB Committee AFN40, Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques
  • Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT)
  • Member, NCHRP Panel D18-19, Rating Concrete Water Permeability Based on Resistivity Measurements
  • Member, NCHRP Panel D10-104, Evaluating Unconventional Use of Fly Ash Sources in Highway Concrete
  • Member and Vice Chair, AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Task Force, AASHTO


  • Wallace T. McKeel Award, VTRC, 2019
  • Jack H. Dillard Best Paper Award, Virginia Transportation Research Council, 2017
  • Walter J. Emmons Award for Best Paper, Association for Asphalt Paving Technologists, 2016
  • Horizon Award for Outstanding Productivity and Achievement, VTRC, 2016
  • University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, NCSU, 2007
  • Southeastern Transportation Consortium Fellowship, 2007

Current Projects


Harikrishnan Nair, Ph.D., P.E.


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Last updated: March 18, 2024

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