Vellore Gopalaratnam

Vellore Gopalaratnam

Vellore Gopalaratnam, Professor, P.E.

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Vellore S. Gopalaratnam is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 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.


  • PhD from Northwestern University
  • ME from the Asian Institute of Technology

Technical Focus

Bridges and pavements
Composite materials
Experimental mechanics

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