Dr. Samanasa Krishna Rao

Director of Academics and Planning & HOD
JNTUH Reg. No. 9698-171026-131429

Qualification: Ph.D. (JNTUH) 2016, M.E. (DAVV,INDORE) 2000, B.Tech.( ANU, Guntur) 1998

Civil Department under the guidance of Head of the department Dr. Samanasa Krishna Rao . He has the 17 years of teaching experience in the engineering education along with research & development

Dr.Samanasa Krishna Rao obtained his B.Tech degree from Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla in 1998, and Master’s Degree from S.G.S.I.T.S, Indore in 2000 and Ph.D from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2016. He is a Guest faculty at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada. He served in Velagapudi .Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College as an Associate Professor for 12 years and in Bapatla Engineering College as an Assistant Professor for six years. He joined in Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology as Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Presently working as the Director of Academic and Planning.
His research concentrated in the area of roller compacted concrete for paving applications using different mineral admixtures and alternate fine aggregate and industrial wastes. His research interests include: Special Concretes for Paving applications, Use of waste materials in rigid and flexible pavements, planning and design of rural road pavements, soil stabilization etc.,. He is life member of Prestigious Indian Roads Congress (IRC) and also life member of Institution of Urban Transport (India). He has published more than 45 research articles in several peer reviewed journals and conferences. His h-index of 11 ( i-10 index of 13, total google scholar citation reached to 351 as of May 2021) strongly endorses his high research activity.
He authored one text book titled “ Road Material Testing and Pavement Evaluation” , Research India Publications, New Delhi. He also co-authored a text book “Behaviour of Reinforced Cement Concrete and steel industrial chimneys”. Currently he is a reviewer of several peer reviewed journals like, Construction and Building Material of Elsevier, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering of Elsevier, Journal of Testing and Evaluation of ASTM, Journal of Road Materials Pavement Design of Taylor and Francis , International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology(IJPRT) of Springer Publishers ,World Journal of Engineering of Emerald Publishing House etc.,
He has been providing several consultancy services in the area of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Pavement Design, Job Mix Formula, Mix Designs and Material Testing for Government and private organizations. He Provided third party quality control services to Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, CRDA of AP, VGTM –UDA, Nellore Municipal Corporation , Guntur Municipal Corporation etc.,