Krishna R. Reddy, PhD, PE, DGE, BCEE, FASCE, ENV SP- Lab Director

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Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Phone: (312)996-4755
Fax: (312)996-2426
E-Mail: kreddy@uic.edu

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1990 (GPA: 4.0/4.0)
M.S., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, 1985 (University First, Gold Medal)
B.S., Civil Engineering, Osmania University, India, 1983 (University First, Gold Medal)

Brief Biography

Dr. Krishna R. Reddy is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Director of Sustainable Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL), and also the Director of the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory (GAGEL) in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Reddy received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. He received gold medals for being first in his class of B.S. (Civil Engineering) at Osmania University, India, and M.S. (Civil Engineering) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Dr. Reddy has over 28 years of research, teaching, and consulting experience within the broad fields of civil, geotechnical, materials, and environmental engineering, addressing the nexus among sustainability, resiliency, infrastructure, water, energy, and the environment. His research expertise includes: (1) environmental remediation of soils, sediments, groundwater, and stormwater; (2) solid and hazardous waste management and landfill engineering; (3) engineering applications of waste/recycled materials; (4) life cycle assessment and sustainable engineering; and (5) geotechnical engineering. His research is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, several prominent state and local government agencies, and industries. His research includes laboratory studies, field experiments, and computer modeling, ultimately leading to fundamental advances and practical solutions to the real-world problems.

Dr. Reddy is the author of four major books: (1) Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, and Emerging Waste Management Technologies, (2) Sustainable Engineering: Drivers, Metrics, Tools, and Applications, (3) Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sites, and (4) Electrochemical Remediation Technologies for Polluted Soils, Sediments and Groundwater. He is also author of 219 journal papers (with h-index of 57), 20 edited books/conference proceedings, 22 book chapters, and 222 full conference papers. Dr. Reddy has given 192 invited presentations in the U.S.A. and 19 other countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, and U.K.).

Dr. Reddy has served or currently serves as an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of over 10 different journals, including the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, the ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, the Journal of Hazardous Materials, among others. He has also served on various professional committees, including the Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee and Technical Coordinating Council of Geo-Institute (GI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Environmental Geotechnics Committee of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

Dr. Reddy has received several awards for excellence in research and teaching, including ASCE    Wesley W. Horner Award, ASTM Hogentogler Award, UIC Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Illinois Scholar Award, and University of Illinois Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering (DGE), and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE). He is also a registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE) and an EnvisionTM Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).