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Kumares Sinha named Distinguished Alumnus of Jadavpur University

Kumares C. Sinha
Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been recognized by Jadavpur University, India, at the commemoration of its 60th anniversary, as a Distinguished University Alumnus.

Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, has been recognized by Jadavpur University, India, at the commemoration of its 60th anniversary, as a Distinguished University Alumnus. Prof. Sinha received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering in 1961.

Dr. Sinha joined the Purdue faculty as an Associate Professor in 1974 and became the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering in 1997. He was the Head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Systems area from 1981-2001 and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program from 1995-2010. He became an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2005 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008.