Soundar Balakumaran, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Director for Structures

Research Interests:

  • Design, repair, and rehabilitation of bridges
  • Corrosion of structural materials
  • Maintenance of structures
  • Computer programming in engineering


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, Virginia
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, Virginia
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Anna University, India


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia


  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Chair, TRB Subcommittee on Corrosion 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Chair, ASCE Steel Bridge Committee 
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Associate Editor, ASCE's Journal of Bridge Engineering


  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Emerging Leader, 2019
  • Horizon Award for Outstanding Productivity and Achievement, VTRC, 2016


Current Projects


Soundar Balakumaran, Ph.D., P.E.

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Last updated: May 24, 2024

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