Rajaram Janardhanam, Ph.D.

Rajaram Janardhanam, Ph.D.
EPIC 3331
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, USA
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (with distinction), Annamalai University, India
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (with honors), Annamalai University, India


  • Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Liquefaction of Soils
  • Pollution Migration Through Soils
  • Flowable Flyash
  • Roller Compacted Concrete
  • Constuction Material and Engineering


Research Grants: 
  • Improvement of Material Criteria for Highway Embankment Construction, NC DOT, $232,186.00 (2014~2016)
  • Guideline for Roadway Utility Excavation Practices in NC Regions, NC DOT, $242,646.00 (2014~2016)
  • "Indo_US_Forensic Engineering Workshop" NSF $34,200 (2010~2011)


Honors & Awards: 
  • Secured Honors in B.S. Degree Program in Civil Engineering
  • Secured first class with distinctions in M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Inducted into Sigma Xi in 1979 at Virginia Tech
  • Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 1993 at UNC Charlotte


Professional Affiliations: 
  • COMMISSIONER, North Carolina Coal Ash Management Commission. 2014-2020
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • American Society of Testing Material (ASTM)
  • Sigma Xi