Chenchayya T. Bathala, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE
Transportation Engineer, Caltrans, District 12, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
Dr. C.T. Bathala is currently a Transportation Engineer at the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 12, Irvine. He is working in the Environmental Analysis Division, with responsibilities for preparation as well as review of Storm Water Data Reports; review of project reports, design plans, specifications and cost estimates for compliance with the Caltrans Storm Water Management Plan guidelines and NPDES provisions. He has B.E.(Civil) degree from the Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering and M.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. He earned Ph.D. in Water Resources from the Purdue University, USA. His areas of specialization include hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, computer modeling, storm water runoff management, drainage analysis and design for highways and public works projects. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in California.
Prior to joining Caltrans, Dr. Bathala worked in various positions as Senior Engineer to Principal Engineer at various consulting engineering firms including Parsons Brinckerhoff, Holmes & Narver, and Moffatt & Nichol Engineers. He was Chief Drainage Engineer for the Orange County Toll Roads Project during the preliminary design phase. He also teaches Professional Engineer (PE) licensing class in water resources.
Dr. Bathala is a Fellow and Life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He has served as President of the ASCE, Orange County Branch during 1996-1997, and as President of the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) during 2000-2001. He was Proceedings Chairman for the 1996 ASCE North American Water & Environment Congress held in Anaheim, California.
Dr. Bathala’s major awards include the President’s award from ASCE Los Angeles Section, Engineer of Merit award from ASCE Orange County Branch, and Outstanding Engineering Merit Award from OCEC. He lives in Irvine with his wife, Sarojini. He has two daughters and two grandchildren.
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