Vivek Tandon

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Vivek Tandon
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Professor, Civil Engineering

The sustenance of community requires resilient infrastructure that enhances productivity, minimizes disruptions under stressed conditions, extends the life of existing infrastructure, and minimizes the frequency of maintenance and is the focus of my research. The main expertise lies in the development and evaluation of innovative sustainable materials for highway infrastructure that generates minimal carbon footprint, which encompasses sustainable modification of existing materials like asphalt, aggregate, asphalt concrete, soils, and PCC, and development of new materials like geopolymer. The minor area of expertise includes (i) evaluating impact of extreme climate events on transportation infrastructure (like flooding), (ii), use of computational science for evaluating complex infrastructure materials, and (iii) sustainable development approaches for smart cities. Even though the main funding source of these projects has been Texas Department of Transportation, additional funding’s have been secured from sources like Federal Highway Administration, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, US Department of Transportation, etc. Dr. Tandon has successfully collaborated with faculty within the department, outside the department, and from other universities to promote sustainable development. 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. Computational Modeling of Infrastructure Systems
  2. Innovative Civil Infrastructure Materials Design
  3. Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Development
  4. Sustainable Disposal of Waste Civil Infrastructure
  5. Testing and Evaluation


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