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GangaRao, Hota V.

A portrait of Hota Gangarao


ESB 549

Maurice A. and JoAnn Wadsworth Distinguished Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director - Constructed Facilities Center


Ph.D., NC State University, Raleigh, NC, 1969 
M.S, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, 1967 
B.S.C.E., I.I.T, Madras, India, 1965Received several research awards. Several U.S. Patents.
Over 300 Technical Publications. 250 M.S. and Ph.D students graduated.

Has been conducting independent research since 1969; approximately $1 to $2 million per year program under Constructed Facilities Center and also Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI)

Developed closed-form mathematical techniques to solve discrete structural systems functions.

Field implemented polymer composite structural components for buildings and bridges.

Research Focus Areas

Civil Infrastructure

Research Interests

Design, Development, Production and Implementation of fiber reinforced polymer composites including recycled polymers for constructed facilities with emphasis on high structures, utility poles and underground structures.

Teaching Interests

Mathematical modelling of structural systems response including Fourier transforms and hyper-geometric series.
Dynamic response evaluations through algorithm developments for remaining service-life of structural systems.
Design of bridge and reinforced concrete members.

Special Interests

Organizing American Indian Students Associations at West Virginia University. 
Readings on philosophy and politics. 

Professional Societies

Composites Institute