Srinivas Allena, Ph.D., P.E.
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Civil And Environmental Engineering
 Office: FH 116
 Phone: 216-687-9259
 Fax: 216-687-5395
 Email: s.allena@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 116, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Advanced Concrete Materials; Ultra-High Performance Concrete, Nano Materials, Smart Sensors, Durability, Shrinkage.
 
Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structures), New mexico State University
M.S., Civil Engineering (Structures), Gujarat University, India
B.S., Civil Engineering, Andhra University, India
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Srinivas Allena joined Cleveland State University in August 2019. His main goal over the coming years is to establish a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research program in the field of sustainable and resilient infrastructure materials to address infrastructure challenges in the built environment. Dr. Allena received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from New Mexico State University and he earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Andhra University, India and M.S in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from Gujarat University, India.

Dr. Allena's main research interests are in the development of innovative structural materials including ultra-high performance concrete and engineered cementitious composites, performance-based design of advanced concrete materials, repair and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure, concrete durability and shrinkage, concrete sustainability, and smart sensors for structural health monitoring.
Dr. Allena is an active member on several technical committees, including ACI (American Concrete Institute) 239 (ultra high performance concrete), 544 (fiber reinforced concrete), TRB (transportation Research Board) AFN 30 (Durability of Concrete). He serves as the reviewer for several technical journals including the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ACI Materials Journal, Journal of Building and Construction Materials, ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, and the Transportation Research Record. Dr. Allena also serves as the proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and the Qatar National Research Fund.
 
Honors and Awards:
Nominee for Outstanding Teaching Award, Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2017
Nominee for Outstanding Teaching Award, Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2016
Outstanding teaching assistant award, New Mexico State University, 2008
 
Creative and Activities:
Advanced Infrastructure Materials Laboratory

Current Lab Members:

Tawsif Hassan (Ph.D)
Michael Choma (Masters)
Yasovardhan Sharma Masters)
 
Research Interests:
Performance-based design of advanced concrete materials
Enhanced resilient and sustainable infrastructure by advanced cementitious materials
Repair and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure
Ultra-high performance concrete
Engineered cementitious composites
Concrete durability and shrinkage
Concrete sustainability
Nano Materials for Durable Concretes
Smart sensors for structural health monitoring
 
Teaching Areas:
Engineering Mechanics
Structural Analysis
Structural Design
Concrete Materials
 
Professional Affiliations:
Member: American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE
Member: American Concrete Institute, ACI
Member: American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE
Member: Transportation Research Board, TRB
Member: Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
Senior Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE
 
Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Aug 2019-Present.

Clinical Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, Aug 2017 - Aug 2019.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, Aug 2011 - Aug 2017.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Civil Engineering Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Nov 2010 - Aug 2011.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, Jul 2010 - Nov 2010.

Instructor/Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 2005-2010

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, G. V. P College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, India, 2002-2005

Deputy Manager, Center for Construction Development and Research, National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB), Ballabgarh, India, 2000-2002
 
University Service:
Undergraduate Program Committee, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cleveland State University (2019-Present)
 
Professional Service:
Editor: American Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering
Editor: Civil Engineering Journal
Reviewer and Panelist for National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reviewer for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Reviewer for Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)
Reviewer for ASTM Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials
Reviewer for ACI Materials Journal
Reviewer for ASCE Journal for Materials in Civil Engineering
Reviewer for Journal of Transportation Research Board: Transportation research Record
Reviewer for Civil Engineering and Construction Technology
 
Research Grants:
Ultra-High Performance Cementitious Composite (UHPCC) as an Encapsulation Waste Form - Phase II, Department of Energy, Principal Investigator, $305,748, October 2018 through September 2019.

Ultra-High Performance Cementitious Composite (UHPCC) as an Encapsulation Waste Form - Phase I, Department of Energy, Principal Investigator, $143,103, October 2017 through September 2019.

Transportation Environmental Sustainability in Cold Regions, Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), Co-Investigator, $200,000, Oct 2014 through Dec 2016 .


Durability and Smart Condition Assessment of Ultra High Performance Concrete in Cold Climates, Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), Co-Principal Investigator, $50,001. Nov 2015 through Dec 2016.

Developing Connections For Longitudinal Joints Between Deck Bulb Tees, Co-Principal Investigator, Washington State Department of Transportation, $75,000, July 2016 through Jun 2017.

Development and Characterization of Eco-Friendly Ultra-High Performance Concrete, Principal Investigator, Chancellor's Seed Grant, Washington State University Tri-Cities, $3,500.