Vivek Tandon

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Vivek Tandon
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Professor, Civil Engineering

Dr. Tandon's main area of expertise is highway materials testing and evaluation. This includes asphalt, aggregate, asphalt concrete, soils, PCC, and sustainable materials for highway application. His minor area of expertise is in nondestructive testing of asphalt concrete and soils in the laboratory. Dr. Tandon has worked on numerous projects in this area as a graduate student and research engineer, as well as a faculty member. The main funding source of his projects has been the Texas Department of Transportation. Additionally, Dr. Tandon has received funding from the Federal Highway Administration and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Dr. Tandon has collaborated with faculty outside his department, as well as with other universities. The focus of Dr. Tandon's educational research is to educate students with the mantra of more, faster, and better by developing assessment tools to identify students in need of intervention and resources for remediation.


  1. Asphalt Concrete
  2. Pavement Material and Design
  3. Pavement Material Testing and Evaluation. Resilient and Sustainable Materials for Civil Infrastructure.


  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments
  3. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology