(Suresh Immanuel Selvaraj)

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Phone: 1-812-488-2085



Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Specialization: Pavements and Materials), Auburn University, AL (2004-2007)

Master of Engineering in Highways and Transport Management, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India (2002-2004)

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India (1997-2001)



August 2009 - Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

August 2007 – July 2009, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

March 2007 – August 2007, Faculty Research Associate, School of Civil and Construction Engg, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

August 2004 – February 2007, Research Assistant, National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn University, Auburn, AL

June 2001 – April 2002, Engineer, Secon Surveys Private Limited, Bangalore, India



Pavement Design and Analysis

Asphalt Technology

Pavement Condition Assessment and Management



Engineering Education:

Selvaraj, S.I., “Incorporating Different Design Aspects of Land Transportation in the Introductory Level Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Course” 2013 ASEE IL-IN Section Conference, Angola, IN.

Swenty, B., Valenzuela, M., Allen, J., and Selvaraj, I., “Assessing Program Educational Objectives Using a Web-Based Alumni Survey System,” ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Pavements and Materials:

Selvaraj, S.I, Review on the Use of Instrumented Pavement Test Data in Validating Flexible Pavement Mechanistic Load Response Modelsl,” The Eighth International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, China, Elsevier, pp 819-831

Immanuel, S., and Timm, D.H., “A Field Calibrated Shear Strain Rut Prediction Model,” Transportation Research Board 86th Annual Meeting CD-ROM, Washington D.C., 2007.

Timm, D.H., Newcomb, D.E., Selvaraj, I., “A Practical Guide to Low-Volume Road Perpetual Pavement Design,” International Conference on Perpetual Pavements, Ohio, 2006.

Immanuel, S., and Timm, D.H., “Measured and Theoretical Pressures in Base and Subgrade Layers under Dynamic Truck Loading,” Proceedings of Airport and Highway Specialty Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Atlanta, 2006. pp. 155-166.

Immanuel, S., and Lakshmi, S., “Testing Temperature Related Performance of Bituminous Mixes”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural and Road Transportation Engineering, 2005, pp. 551-558.

Subramanian, K.P., Murugaasan and Immanuel, S., "Review on the Use of Alternative Materials for Highway Construction in India", Indian Roads Congress Conference Souvenir, 149th Annual Session at Pondicherry, 2003, pp. 49-58.

Suresh M.B., and Immanuel, S., "Comparative Evaluation of Pavement Rating Techniques – A Case Study in India", Seminar on Pavement Failures, Analysis and Remedial Measures, Hyderabad, India, 2003, pp. 1-10.


Immanuel, S., Vasudevan, J., “Trends of Safety in Bus Transport-A Case Study of Tamilnadu State in India,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Transportation Systems Planning and Operation, TRANSPO 2004, Chennai, India.

Saravanan, G., and Immanuel, S.S., “Bus Stop Rationalization Using GIS”, Proceedings of the International Conference on GIS – Map India 2003, available in www.gisdevelopment.net, 9 pages.

Vijayalakshmi, and Immanuel, S.S., “Urban Public Mass Transport Integration- Case Study of Mass Rapid Transit System in Chennai”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Hyderabad, India, 2003, pp. 151-156.

Immanuel, S.S., “Strategies for Safety Planning of Bus Transport in India”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Safety in Public Transport, Chennai, India, 2002, pp 80-83

Raja, S., and Immanuel, S.S., “Driver Education and Licensing System in the Context of Transport Safety”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Safety in Public Transport, Chennai, India, 2002. pp.  54-58.

Research Reports:

Immanuel, S., and Scholz, T.V., "Field Guide for Strain Gauge Installation", Draft Report Submitted to the Oregon Department of Transportation, Research Unit, Salem, Oregon, April 2007, 12 pages.

Rajendran, S., Scholz, T.V., and Immanuel, S., "Investigating Premature Pavement Failure Due to Moisture", Interim Report Submitted to the Oregon Department of Transportation- Research Unit, Salem, Oregon, April 2007, 200 pages.

Timm, D.H., and Immanuel, S., “Pavement Instrumentation Best Practices”, Draft report submitted to FLDOT for the project ‘Instrumentation Data Services’, Florida, 2006, 63 pages.

Timm, D.H., West, R., Priest, A., Powell, B.,  Immanuel, S., Zhang, J., and Brown, E.R.,  “Phase II NCAT Test Track Results”, NCAT Report 06-05, Auburn, AL, 2006, 94 pages.  

Immanuel, S., “Performance Study of Bituminous Mixes under Different Testing Temperatures in Laboratory Condition", Published Project Report, Division of Transportation Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2004.

Immanuel, S., “Evaluation of Polyethylene as an Additive in Bituminous Mix", Published Project Report, Division of Transportation Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, May 2003.

Navin Kumar, V., Immanuel, S., Thangavel S., Lingesh, “Effect of Coarser Fractions in Controlling the Volume Change Behavior of Problematic Soils,” Published Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, May 2001. 



@ University of Evansville:

Introduction to Engineering – Fall 2011

Construction Management – Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Geotechnical Engineering - Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,  2013

Soil Mechanics Lab – Fall 2009, Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Soil Mechanics and Soil Behavior - Fall 2009, Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Technical Skills for Archaeologists I - Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Surveying - Fall 2012, 2014

Transportation Engineering - Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Pavement Design - Spring 2010

Pavement Management and Rehabilitation – Spring 2011 

Advanced Transportation Engineering - Spring 2013

Advanced Pavement Design and Management - Spring 2012, 2014, 2015


@ Bradely University:

Pavement Design – Spring 2008, 2009

Pavement Design Lab – Spring 2008, 2009

Advanced Pavement Design - Fall 2008

Geotechnical Engineering – Fall 2007, 2008

Geotechnical Engineering Lab – Fall 2007, 2008

Introductory Soil Mechanics – Spring 2008

Soil Mechanics Laboratory – Spring 2008

Pavement Management Systems – Spring 2009



PCA Professor’s Workshop, Skokie, IL.  August 1st to 5th, 2011

ASCE Practitioner and Faculty Advisor Training Workshop, Reston, VA.  August 13 &14, 2010.

Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd), Fayetteville, AR. July 13th to July 18th, 2008.

Professor Training Course, Auburn, AL. 16th June to 26th June, 2008.

Asphalt Technology Short Course, NCAT, Auburn, AL. 26thFebruary to 3rd March, 2006.

Superpave Mix Design Course, NCAT, Auburn, AL. 21st March to 25th March, 2005.

Recent Trends in Bituminous Mix Design, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. 11th to 13th August 2003.

Engineering Intern, Wilbur Smith Associates (India), Summer 2003

Engineering Trainee, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), Chennai, India, Summer 2000.



ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Outstanding Reviewer of the Year (2012)

ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship (2008)

NAPA Fellowship (2008)

Caterpillar Fellowship (2007-2008)

Auburn University Graduate School Fellowship (2004-2007)                                                                    

State Government of Tamilnadu Scholarship (1997-2001)



Associate Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Associate Member - American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Member – Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI)

Member – Chi Epsilon



Suresh Immanuel Selvaraj, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

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College of Engineering and Computer Science

University of Evansville

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