Kumares C. Sinha
Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-2211
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G237
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1968
M.S.C.E., University of Connecticut, 1966
D.T.R.P., Calcutta University, 1964
B.S.C.E., Jadaypur University (India), 1961
Licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana
Transportation systems analysis, transportation economics and management, transportation safety, urban and regional planning.
Honors and Awards
Member, National Academy of Engineering, for contributions to highway infrastructure engineering and management, 2008.
Honorary Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, for outstanding contributions to transportation education, research, and practice worldwide, 2005.
Distinguished Award, Council of University Transportation Centers, for contributions to university transportation education and research, 2005.
National Associate of the National Academies, lifetime appointment in recognition of outstanding service, 2004.
Emeritus Member, Committee on International Activities, in recognition of years of dedicated service and significant contributions, Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2004.
Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions through education, research and professional activities, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 2002.
Chi Epsilon Chapter Honor Member, Purdue University, 2002.
Francis C. Turner Lecture Award, in recognition of leadership to promote transportation both professionally and as an academician, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2001.
Emeritus Member, Committee on Transportation Programming, Planning and System Evaluation, in recognition of years of dedicated service and significant contributions, Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2001.
S.S. Steinberg Award, for outstanding contributions to transportation education, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), 2000.
Harland Bartholomew Award, for outstanding contributions to urban planning research and education, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1996.
Engineering Alumni Award, for outstanding contributions to transportation engineering in the U.S. and internationally, University of Connecticut, 1995.
Arthur Wellington Prize, for excellence of the paper on life cycle analysis of pavements, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1992.
Distinguished International Visiting Scholar, (inaugural recipient), for lecturing on transportation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Slovenia, 1992.
Distinguished Lecturer Award, Universities of Belgrade, Ljubljana, Maribor, Split, and Zagreb, Yugoslavia, U. S. Fulbright Program, 1988.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Senior Scholar, for cooperative research and education, USSR, 1989.
Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, for innovative and noteworthy work in transportation planning and management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1986.
Guest Scientist in India, for research on urban transportation, U.S. National Science Foundation and University Grants Commission, India, 1981.
Fred Burggraf Award, for excellence of the paper on freeway simulation, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 1972.
University Gold Medal, in Town and Regional Planning, Calcutta University, 1964.
Sagamore of the Wabash, for service to the State of Indiana, awarded by the Governor of Indiana, 1989 and 1997.