Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan


Affiliate, PROSPER





Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering



About Kasthurirangan

Dr. Gopalakrishnan is an affiliate of PROSPER. His interest areas include sustainable highway and airport pavements and materials, big data mining and knowledge discovery in transportation infrastructure, nature-inspired meta-heuristics in civil engineering, smart pavement sensing and monitoring, and renewable energy co-products utilization in pavement applications.



  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2004 
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1999 
  • BE, Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, 1997 

Interest Areas

  • Sustainable highway and airport pavements and materials 
  • Big data mining and knowledge discovery in transportation infrastructure 
  • Nature-inspired meta-heuristics in civil engineering
  • Smart pavement sensing and monitoring
  • Renewable energy co-products utilization in pavement applications 

Selected Publications

  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Steyn, W., and Harvey, J. (Eds.) 2014. Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements. Springer, Inc., Germany.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. 2010. Neural Networks-Swarm Intelligence Hybrid Nonlinear Optimization Algorithm for Pavement Moduli Backcalculation. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 6, pp. 528–536.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. and Peeta, S. (Eds.). 2010. Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems: Simulation, Modeling, and Intelligent Engineering. Springer, Inc., Germany.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., and Kim, S. 2010. Biofuel Co-Product Uses for Pavement Geo-Materials Stabilization. Iowa Highway Research Board, Ames, Iowa.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Mudgal, A., and Hallmark, S. 2011. Neuro-Fuzzy Approach to Predictive Modeling of Emissions from Biodiesel Powered Transit Buses. Transport, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 344–352.
  • Schwartz, C. W., Li, R., Kim, S., Ceylan, H., and Gopalakrishnan, K. 2011.Effect of Concrete Strength and Stiffness Characterization on Predictions of Mechanistic-Empirical Performance for Rigid Pavements. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2226, pp. 41–50.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K. and Kim, S. 2011. Support Vector Machines Approach to HMA Stiffness Prediction. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 137, No. 2, pp. 138–146.
  • Gopalakrishnan, K., Birgisson, B., Taylor, P., and Attoh-Okine, N. (Eds.). 2011. Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure: A Paradigm Shift. Springer, Inc., Germany. 

Honors And Awards

  • Marquis Who is Who in America, 2005–2009 
  • Eisenhower Grant for Research Fellowship, FHWA, National Highway Institute (NHI), 2000–2001
  • ITE Scholarship Award, Student Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers, Louisiana State University, 1999 

Completed Research

In-Progress Research