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Anant Kukreti



  • Higher Ed: Engineering, Higher Ed: Administrator 


Dr. Anant R. Kukreti is Director for Engineering Outreach and Professor in the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kukreti has extensive administrative experience. He served as Head of Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC from 2000-2006. He worked in a faculty position for 22 years at the University of Oklahoma; serving as Acting Director of the School of CEES from 1996-1999. He has won 5 major university teaching awards, 2 Professorships, and 2 national ASEE teaching awards. He has administered 64 research projects for over $26.7 Million, including 22 NSF projects for $18.1 Million, and published 125 papers and 2 book chapters. He has supervised 34 MS and 10 PhD students to completion, and is currently advising 2 PhD and 2 MS thesis students. 


His teaching and research expertise include experimental and finite element analysis of structural systems, behavior of steel connections, seismic analysis/design, small-scale modeling and testing, fracture mechanics, constitutive modeling, and development of authentic educational pedagogical STEM practices.  


(1) Burrows, A. and Kukreti, A. R. (2010). "Trends that STEP to Partnership Sustainability," Proc. of the Annual Int.'l Conf. of the Assoc. of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE), Jan. 13-15, Sacramento, CA.
(2) Mukolobwiez, N., Beach, M., Dhillon, J., Kukreti, A. R., and Chalasani, R. (2009). "Translating an Engineering Research Project Based on Improving Buildings' Resistance to Earthquake into the High School Classroom Experience," Proc. of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conf., Austin, TX, June 14 - 17.
(3) Wei, H., Lu, M., Kukreti, A. R., and Keener, T. (2009). "Developing an Inter-Disciplinary Sustainable Transportation Course Using Project-Based Authentic Learning Technique," Poster and Paper Presented at the Transportation Education Conf., June 22-24, Portland, OR.
(4) Klingbeil, N., Rattan, K., Raymer, M., Reynolds, D., Mercer, R., Kukreti, A.R., and Randolf, B., "The WSU Model for Engineering Mathematics Education: A Multiyear Assessment and Expansion to Collaborating Institutions," Proc. of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conf., June 22-25, Pittsburg, PA.
(5) Ononye, G., Husting, C., Jackson, E., Srinivasan, R., Sorial, G., and Kukreti, A.R. (2007). "Research Experiences for Teachers (RET): The Art of Formal Education," J. of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 1, 2007, pp. 2-3.

(6) Abolmaali, A., Kukreti, A. R. Motahari, A., and Ghassemieh, M. (2009) "Energy Dissipation Characteristics of Semi-Rigid Connection," J. of Constructional Steel Res., Vol. 65, pp 1187-1197.
(7) Chalasani, R., Rassati, G.A., Kumar, P.N.N.S. , and Kukreti, A. R. (2009). "A Phenomenological Model for the Prediction of the Hysteretic Response of Structural Components to Seismic Loads," Proc. of the STESSA 2009: Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, August 16-20, pp. 575-580, Philadelphia, PA.
(8) Wei, H., Zang, Q. A., Hu, H., Wang, X., and Kukreti, A. R. (2008). "Integrated Urban Evacuation Planning Framework for Responding to Man-Made Disasters over Surface Transportation Network," Transportation Research Record: J. of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2041, pp. 29-37.
(9) Kukreti, A.R., and Zhou, F.F. (2006). "Eight-Bolt Endplate Connection and its Influence on Frame Behavior," Engineering Structures, Vol. 28, pp. 1483-1493.
(10) Bishop, P.L., Keener, T.C., Kukreti, A.R., and Kowel, S.T. (2004). "The ACCEND Program: a Combined BS and MS Program in Environmental Engineering That Includes Co-Operative Work Experience," Water Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 8, pp. 73-79.