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Vellore Gopalaratnam Professor, P.E.

Vellore S. Gopalaratnam is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He has extensive experience in experimental stress analysis and in developing test procedures and instrumentation techniques, with particular emphasis on laboratory and field-testing of materials and structures. He has also worked on developing automated data acquisition systems for remote monitoring of structural systems. A fellow of the American Concrete Institute, Gopalaratnam has served as the principal investigator on many research projects sponsored by the federal and state government and by the industry on advanced cementitious composites, bridges, dams and pavements. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.

Technical Focus

  • Bridges and pavements
  • Composite materials
  • Experimental mechanics


  • PhD from Northwestern University
  • ME from the Asian Institute of Technology
  • BE (Hons) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science