Beena Sukumaran, Ph.D.

Dr. Beena Sukumaran

Professor and Dean

BEN 106 D
513-529-0700
sukumab@miamioh.edu

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
    1996
  • M.S., Civil Engineering
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
    1992
  • B.S., Civil Engineering
    College of Engineering
    Trivandrum, India
    1989

Experience

Academic Experience

  • July 2018–2020—Vice President for Research, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • Sept. 2017–June 2018—President's Fellow, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • July 2015–Aug. 2017—Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • 2010–June 2015—Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • 2001–2010—Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • 2002–2003—Coordinator, Honors Program, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • 1998–2001—Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • 1996—Visiting Professor, College of Engineering, Prarie View A&M University, Prarie View, TX
  • 1992–1995—Instructor and Research Associate, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
  • 1990–1992—Instructor and Research Associate, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Industrial Experience

  • 1999—Consultant, Fugro McClelland and Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX
  • 1997—Research Fellow, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
  • 1996—Research Engineer, Amoco Corporation, Houston, TX
  • 1994–1995—Consultant, Northern Indiana Public Service Company, IN

Leadership Experience

  • 2018–2020
    • Managing the Division of Research including $60M in externally funded research, research compliance, office of proposal development, office of graduate research services and office of technology commercialization. We also climbed the Carnegie rankings and transitioned from a Carnegie R3 to a Carnegie R2. We also grew our research awards by close to 50% from FY 2018 to FY 2019.
    • Reorganized the division to improve efficiencies of operation.
    • Changed processes and workflow to speed up approvals.
  • 2017–2018
    • Instituted funding opportunities for Diversity and Inclusionrelated efforts for students, staff and faculty through Research Experience for Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) and Program for Inclusive Pedagogy and Educational reform (PIPER)
    • Leading diversity and inclusion efforts
    • for campus including implicit bias training, expanding access to a diverse student body and instituting best hiring and retention practices.
  • 2010–2017
    • Leading the Revolutionizing Engineering Diversity (RevED) grant effort
    • Diversified the revenue stream for the department.
    • Managed a $1.6 M operating budget, which includes salaries.
    • Built an upward trajectory in research and grant funding. The department has the highest departmental research funding on-campus with research expenditures around 0.8-1.3 M for FY 11-17. This year the department has $10.7 M in active funding.
    • Assisted in establishing the first research center within the College of Engineering, CREATEs.
    • Increased the number of URM and underserved students applying and admitted to the CEE program at Rowan by expanded outreach to local high schools.
    • Radically changed admission standards for first year and transfer students to promote diversity in the student population.
    • Developed Advocate and Allies Program for high school, community college, first year, and transfer students for efficient transition, retention and graduation.
    • Enriched students' aspirations and strengthen engineering identity by providing successful and diverse role models from industry and academia.
    • The CEE department has been able to attract high quality faculty to the department and has hired one or two new faculty members every year for the last 3 years.
    • Promoted faculty for national awards successfully including Sharon Keilor award, Aviation Research Award (2012), and Louis J. Pignatoro Memorial Transportation Engineering Education Award.
    • Enhanced the perception and understanding of diversity and equality among students, faculty and administrators to develop a collective intentionality of inclusiveness.
    • The faculty tenure and recontracting guidelines have been revised to include diversity and inclusion as a criterion of evaluation.
    • Transformed existing engineering curriculum of second and third year from a narrow sub-discipline based approach to a more inclusive, system-based approach for next generation workforce development.
    • Alumni outreach was expanded.
    • During my tenure as department chair, I assisted with ABET accreditation efforts during the last accreditation visit in 2012 and continue to take a lead on the accreditation effort at present.
    • Mentored new department chairs.
    • Led and mentored junior faculty in leading large grant initiatives.
    • Led and completed the strategic plan for the College of Engineering in 2015.
  • 2002–2003
    • Increased and grew the honors program on campus including soliciting external funding, which led to the Thomas Bantivoglio gift.

Entrepreneurial and Fund Raising Experience

  • 2010–2020—Active solicitation of private firms, non-profits, and governmental agencies to fund faculty research.
  • 2010–2020—Enhanced the Excellence in Civil Engineering Scholarship fund to include active participation of Industrial Advisory Board Members and Alumni.
  • 2008—Commenced activities for Engineering Innovators without Borders to provide technological solutions for the developing world through development of simple devices that will enhance the quality of life
  • 2003—Initiated fund raising for Honors program, which resulted in the $1 million Bantivoglio grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • GeoInstitute, ASCE
  • US Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research

Honors, Awards, and National/International Positions

  • Member, New Jersey Technology Council, 2019-present.Philadelphia Science Center Advisory Board, 2018–present.
  • Member, Research and Development Council of New Jersey, 2018–present.
  • Member, Research with NJ, 2018–present.
  • Co-organizer, Annual Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (ConECD) Conference, 2018–present.
  • Reviewer, Middle States Council of Higher Education Accreditation, 2017–present.
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation Research Implementation Award, October 26, 2016.
  • Member, Sharon Keilor Award Committee for ASEE, 2015–present.
  • Division Chair, Women in Engineering Division, ASEE, 2016–present.
  • Program Chair, Women in Engineering Division, ASEE, 2014–2016.
  • Distinguished Engineering Award 2013, New Jersey Alliance for Action for "Field assessment of Geotechnical Engineering Damage along the New Jersey Coast due to Hurricane Sandy".
  • Editorial Board, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (IJSLE), 2012–present.
  • Program Chair Elect, Women in Engineering Division, ASEE, 2012–2014.
  • Director at Large, Women in Engineering Division, ASEE, 2009–2012.
  • New Jersey ASCE Educator of the Year Award, 2010.
  • Best Paper Award, International Division, ASEE, 2010.
  • NSF travel grant to attend the Microgeomechanics workshop, Cambridge, England, 2005.
  • AAAS-WISC travel award to establish a collaborative research partnership with University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 2002–2003.
  • NSF travel grant to attend the World Congress on Particle Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2002.
  • Member of the Education Committee, USUCGER, 2001–present.
  • Chair, Education Committee, USUCGER, 2003–2006.
  • Member of the Soil Properties and Modeling Committee, Geoinstitute, 2004–present.
  • Honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor society, Inducted in 2003.
  • Recipient of the Best faculty in Civil Engineering Award, Prairie View A&M University, 1996.
  • Marquis Who's Who of American Women.
  • Norwegian Research Council Fellow, 1997.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Inducted in 1995.
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society, Inducted in 1992
  • Academic Excellence Award, Auburn University, 1992

Research and Educational Interests

  • Flood mitigation
  • Shore Protection
  • Micro-geomechanics
  • Particulate Mechanics
  • Earthquake engineering with particular emphasis on liquefaction
  • Expert systems design and fuzzy set analysis
  • Geotechnical analysis (slope stability, earth pressure, consolidation settlement, seepage)
  • Environmental geo-technology
  • Finite element method
  • Offshore Foundations
  • Reuse of waste material for engineering construction
  • Encouraging Women into Science and Engineering
  • Recruitment and retention of minority students
  • Innovative laboratory experiments for undergraduate instruction

Publications

Journal Publications

*Indicates undergraduate student author.

  • Hartman, H., Forin, T., Sukumaran, B., Farrell, S., Bhavsar, P., Jahan, K., Dusseau, R., Bruckerhoff, T., Cole, P., Lezotte, S., Zeppilli, D., and Macey, D. (2019), "Strategies for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in an Engineering Department," Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 04/2019, Volume 145, Issue 2.
  • Hashash, Y., Nikolaou, S., Sacks, A., and Sukumaran, B. (2014), "Sustainability and Resiliency Implications of Hurricane Sandy," Geostrata, January/February 2014, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 22-26, January/February 2014.
  • Bryson, S., Acheampong, K., Bandini, P., Bhatia, S., Dewoolkar, M., Iskander, M., Reddy, K., Streich, V., Sukumaran, B., and Culligan, P. (2013), "Diversity in Geo-Engineering," Geostrata, Vol. 17, No. 6, November/December 2013, pp. 38-41, November/December 2013.
  • Daouadji, A., Jrad, M., Sukumaran, B., and Hicher, P.Y. (2012), "Experimental and numerical investigation of diffuse instability in granular materials using a micro-structural model," Géotechnique, DOI: 10.1680/geot.10.P.121.
  • Jrad, M., Sukumaran, B. and Daouadji, A. (2012), "Experimental analyses of the behaviour of saturated granular materials during axisymmetric proportional strain paths," European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, DOI:10.1080/19648189.2012.666900.
  • Bloom, M., Russell, M., Kustau, A., Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2010), "Measurement of Porosity in Granular Particle Distributions using Adaptive Thresholding," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 74-79.
  • Bloom, M., Corriveau, J., Giordano, P., Lecakes, G., Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2010), "Imaging Systems and Algorithms for the Numerical Characterization of 3D Shapes of Granular Particles," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 59, No. 9, pp. 2365-2375.
  • McGarvey, K., Panko, M.*, Hill, J.*, Biggs, M.*, Bacher, N.*, and Sukumaran, B. (2009), "Design of appropriate technologies for the developing world," International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp.48-61.
  • Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Bryant, T., D’Intino, R., Marchese, A., Everett, J., and Gephardt, Z. (2007), "Generating entrepreneurship opportunities for the developing world through the engineering curriculum," World Transaction in Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 37-40.
  • Mehta, Y., and Sukumaran, B. (2007), "Integrating Service Learning in Engineering Clinics," International Journal for Service learning in Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 32-43, Spring 2007.
  • Sukumaran, B., Ashmawy, A.K., and Mehta, Y. (2006), "A device for measuring shape and angularity of fine grained materials," International Journal of pavements, 5(1-2-3), 130-142.
  • Everett, J., M. Cinaglia, D. Cleary, K. Jahan, J. Orlins, Sukumaran, B., Y. Mehta (2006) "Garden City: A Distributed Sharing Community", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 5(3):497-500.
  • Everett, J., Head, L., Sukumaran, B., J. Orlins and K. Jahan (2006) "Field Experiences in Engineering Courses", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 4(2):269-272.
  • Sukumaran, B., Jahan, K., Dorland, D., Everett, J., Kadlowec, J., Gephardt, Z., and Chin, S. (2006), "Engineering Clinics: An integration of research into the undergraduate engineering curriculum, CUR quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 115-121.
  • Sukumaran, B. (2005), "Multipronged approach needed to recruit female students," Engineers Australia, Vol. 77, No. 9, pp.30-31.
  • Culligan, P., Mullen, G., Sukumaran, B., Sutterer, K., and Welker, A. (2005), "Geotechnical Engineering Education – Present and the Future," Geostrata, November/December 2005.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2004) Digital Imaging Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering Students, World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 3, No.2, 227-230.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Ashmawy, A.K. (2003), "Influence of inherent particle characteristics on hopper flow rate," Powder Technology, Vol 138, pp 46-50.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Ashmawy, A. (2001), "Quantitative Characterization of Discrete Particles," Geotechnique, Vol. 51, No. 7, pp. 619-627.
  • Sukumaran, B., McCarron, W.O., Jeanjean, P., and Abouseeda, H. (1999), "Efficient Finite Element Techniques for Limit Analysis of Suction Caissons under Lateral Loads," Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 89-108.
  • Newell, J.A., Marchese, A.J., Ramachandran, R.P., Sukumaran, B., and Harvey, R. (1999), "Multidisciplinary Design and Communication: A Pedagogical Vision," International Journal of Engineering Education 15 (5), 376-382, (1999).
  • Ashmawy, A.K., and Sukumaran, B. (1996), Discussion on "Probabilistic Analysis of Randomly Distributed Fiber-Reinforced Soil," (Ranjan, Gopal, Vasan, R.M., and Charan, H.D., ASCE Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, Vol. 122, No.6, pp. 419-426), ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Sukumaran, B., Leonards, G.A., and Fox, P.J. (1995), Discussion on "Liquefaction and Postliquefaction Behavior of Sand," (Vaid, Y.P., and Thomas, J., ASCE Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, Vol. 121, No.2, pp. 163-173), ASCE Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, Vol. 122, No. 6.
  • Elton, D.J., Juang, H.C., and Sukumaran, B. (1995), "Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping Using Fuzzy Sets," Soils and Foundations, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 49-60.

Book Chapter

  • Sukumaran, B., Jahan, K., Dorland, D., Everett, J., Kadlowec, J., Gephardt, Z., and Chin, S. (2006), "Engineering Clinics: An integration of research into the undergraduate engineering curriculum, Published in Developing and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Curriculum: A Compendium of Successful Practices, Edited by Kerry K. Karukstis, Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College and Timothy E. Elgren, Professor of Chemistry, Hamilton College.

Peer Reviewed Technical Conference Publications

  • S. Thomas, C. Hurt, D. Zeppilli, N. Das, A. Daouadji, B. Sukumaran (2016), "Using a DEM Framework to study the Influence of Particle Morphology on Shear Strength," GeoChina Conference.
  • Cary, C.E., Bagriacik, A., Blake, K., Brevogel, S., Zeppilli, D., Sukumaran, B., & Daouadji, A. (2016), "Use of the SGC to Determine Compaction Characteristics of Unbound Materials," GeoChina Conference.
  • "Use of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to Determine the Mineralogy of Aggregates," Geostructures Congress, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 2016.
  • Alestalo, S., Bhatia, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2015) Support of Women Geotechnical Engineering Faculty: History and Initiatives. IFCEE 2015: pp. 2189-2202. doi: 10.1061/9780784479087.203
  • Cary, C.E., Kumpel, C., Bagriacik, A.*, Cohen, R.*, Clark, J.*, Lecorvaisier, M., Daouadji, A., & Sukumaran, B. (2014), "Suitability of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor for the Assessment of Compaction Characteristics of Unbound Materials," Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Cambridge, UK.
  • Thomas, S., Hurt, C., Cary, C.E., Barrot, D., Giordano, P., Corriveau, J., Das, N., Mandayam, S., & Sukumaran, B. (2014), "Characterizing and Incorporating Particle Morphology in Discrete Element Modeling," Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Cambridge, UK.
  • Cary, C.E., Kumpel, C., Bagriacik, A., Cohen, R., Clark, J., Lecorvaisier, M., Daouadji, A., & Sukumaran, B. (2014), "Compaction Characteristics of Subbase Material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," FAA Tech Transfer Conference 2014, Galloway, NJ, August 4, 2014.
  • Kumpel, C., Cary, C.E., Bagriacik. A.*, Cohen, R.*, Rossi, S.*, Yurick, C.*, Ma, Wing, H.*, Clark, J.*, Daouadji, A., and Sukumaran, B. (2014), "Superpave Gyratory Compactor as a Compaction Predictor Tool for Unbound Material," Proceedings of 12th ISAP Asphalt Pavement Design Conference, Raleigh, NC, June 1-5, 2014.
  • Hashash, Y., Nikolaou, S., Sukumaran, B., Sacks, A., Burlingame, M., Baxter, C., Bradshaw, A., Wooten, L., Lacy, H., Moss, C., Daraio, J., O’Rourke, T. D. (2014), "Selected Effects of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the U.S. East Coast: A Geotechnical Perspective," Proceedings of the Geo-Congress 2014 Keynote Lectures: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, pp. 28-52, (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413289.002).
  • Kumpel, C., Panko, M., McGarvey, K., Hurt, C., Melici, A.*, Rossi, S.*, Yurick,C.*, Daouadji, A., and Sukumaran, B. (2012), "Compaction characteristics of the subbase material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," Proceedings of the TSO Workshop, 2012.
  • Daouadji, A., Jrad, M., Sukumaran, B., and Darve, F. (2011), "Experimental analysis of diffuse failure in loose sands under different loading paths," ALERT Workshop, Aussois, France.
  • Thomas, S., Hurt, C., Das, N., Ashmawy, A.K., Daouadji, A., and Sukumaran, B. (2011), "Discrete Element Modelling methodology incorporating various aspects of particle morphology," Invited presentation at the Particle Based Methods, 2011.
  • Das, N., Thomas, S., Kopmann*, J., Donovan, C., Hurt, C., Daouadji, A., Ashmawy, A.K., and Sukumaran, B. (2011), "Using Surface Texture Measurements and Other Characteristics of Particle Morphology in Discrete Element Modeling, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boston, MA, 2011.
  • Das, N., Thomas, S., Kopmann*, J., Donovan*, C., Hurt, C., Daouadji, A., Ashmawy, A.K., and Sukumaran, B. (2011), "Modeling granular particle shape using Discrete Elements," GeoFrontiers Conference, Dallas, TX, 2011.
  • Panko, M., McGarvey, K., Stevenson, G.*, Coffey, S.*, and Sukumaran, B. (2011), "Compaction of Granular Soils Using Superpave Gyratory Compactor at Higher Confining Pressures," Proceedings of the TRB annual conference, 2011.
  • McGarvey, K., Panko, M., Hurt, C., Mehta, Y., and Sukumaran, B. (2010), "Use of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor as a Predictor of Field Performance of Unbound Material," FAA Technology Transfer Conference, Atlantic City, April 2010.
  • Sukumaran, B., McGarvey, Kevin, Hurt, C.*, Lambert, N., and Mehta, Y. (2010), "Evaluation of the Compaction Characteristics of Unbound Material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor during Construction and Trafficking," Proceedings of the TRB annual conference, 2010.
  • Bloom, M., Kustau, A.*, Muriel, K.*, Rohmeyer, D.*, Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2010), "An X-ray Computed Tomography Study of the Influence of Inherent Particle Characteristics on the Packing Density of Granular Materials," 2010 GeoFlorida Conference, FL, 2010.
  • Bloom, M., Russell, M., Kustau, A.*, Muriel, K.*, Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2009), "Measurement of granular material packing," 2009 Powders and Grains Conference, Golden, CO, July 2009.
  • Bloom, M., Russell, M., Kustau, A.*, Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2009), "An X-ray Computed Tomography Technique for Measurement of Packing Density in Granular Particles," 2009 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Singapore, May 2009.
  • Johnson, D., and Sukumaran, B. (2009), "Correlation of Field Performance Parameters of Unbound Material with the Superpave Gyratory Compaction Test Data," ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication on Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, GeoHunan, August 3-6, 2009.
  • Lambert, N., Denny, K.*, Sukumaran, B., and Mehta, Y. (2009), "Investigation of the performance of flexible airport pavements under moving aircraft wheel loads with wander using finite element analysis," ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication on Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, GeoHunan, August 3-6, 2009.
  • Das, N., Sukumaran, B., and Ashmawy, A.K. (2008), "Modeling granular particle shape using discrete element method," Proceedings of the 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, August 2008.
  • Das, N., Patrick Giordano, Daniel Barrot, Shreekanth Mandayam, Ashmawy, A.K., and Sukumaran, B. (2008),"Discrete Element Modeling and Shape Characterization of Realistic Granular Shapes," ISOPE Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, July 2008.
  • Johnson, D., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., and Willis M. (2007), "Three dimensional finite element analysis of flexible pavements to assess the effects of wander and wheel configuration," FAA Technology Transfer Conference, Atlantic City.
  • Einav, I., Dyskin, A., Sukumaran, B. (2006), "Intermediate scales in granular matter," IS Yamaguchi, September, 2006.
  • Barrot D., Corriveau J., Giordano P., Mandayam S., and Sukumaran B. (2006), "Three-dimensional shape characterization and tomographic reconstruction for granular materials," IS Yamaguchi, September, 2006.
  • Sukumaran, B., Einav, I., Dyskin, A. (2006), "Qualitative Assessment of the Influence of Coordination Number on Crushing Strength using DEM," World Congress on Particle Technology, Orlando, FL, April 23-27.
  • Barrot D., Corriveau J., Giordano P., Mandayam S., and Sukumaran B. (2006), "Three-dimensional shape descriptors and tomographic reconstruction for granular materials," World Congress on Particle Technology, Orlando, FL, April 23-27.
  • Willis M., Johnson D., and Sukumaran B. (2006), "Three -dimensional finite element analyses of flexible airport pavements for the next generation of aircrafts," ASCE Airfields and Highway Pavements, Atlanta, April 2006.
  • Giordano P., Barrot D., Corriveau J., Mandayam S., and Sukumaran B. (2006), "Imaging Systems and Algorithms for the Numerical Characterization of 3D Shapes of Particle Aggregates," 2006 IEEE International Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Minori, Italy, April 9, 2006.
  • Barrot D., Giordano P., Mandayam S., and Sukumaran B. (2006), "Synthesis of Sand Particles from 3D Shape Descriptors using Tomographic Reconstruction Techniques," Geocongress, Atlanta, February 2006.
  • Giordano P., Barrot D., Mease P., Garrison K., Mandayam S. and Sukumaran B. (2006), "An Optical Tomography System for Characterizing 3D Shapes of Particle Aggregates," 2006 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Houston, Texas, February 7-9, 2006.
  • Sukumaran, B., Willis, M., and Chamala, N. (2005), "Three dimensional finite element modeling of flexible pavements, ASCE Geofrontiers conference, Austin, TX.
  • Corriveau J., Mandayam S., and Sukumaran B. (2005), "3-D Shape descriptors for geomaterial aggregates using multiple projective representations," ASCE Geofrontiers conference, Austin, TX.
  • Mehta, Y. A., Stevenson, J.* and Sukumaran, B., "Evaluation of Viscoelastic Limits of Asphalt Concrete Using Creep Test," 3rd Eurobitume-Eurasphalt Congress, Vienna, Austria, 2004.
  • Sukumaran, B., Willis, M., and Chamala, N. (2004), "Three-dimensional finite element analysis of flexible pavements," Airport Technology Conference, Atlantic City.
  • Ashmawy, A.K., Sukumaran B., Hoang V. (2003), "Evaluating the Influence of Particle Shape on Liquefaction Behavior Using Discrete Element Modeling," Annual International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kyushu, Japan.
  • Sukumaran, B., Willis, M., and Chamala, N. (2004), "Three-dimensional finite element analysis of flexible pavements," Airport Technology Conference, Atlantic City.
  • Ashmawy, A.K., Sukumaran B., Hoang V. (2003), "Evaluating the Influence of Particle Shape on Liquefaction Behavior Using Discrete Element Modeling," Annual International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kyushu, Japan.
  • Sukumaran, B., and McCarron, W.O. (2002), "Drained and Undrained Behavior of Suction Caissons for Taut Leg Mooring Systems," Annual International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kyushu, Japan.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Ashmawy, A.K. (2002), "Influence of inherent particle characteristics on hopper flow rate," World Congress on Particle Technology, Sydney.
  • Sukumaran, B., Vishal Kyatham, Amip Shah*, and Disha Sheth* (2002), "Suitability of using California Bearing Ratio test to Predict Resilient Modulus," Airport Technology Conference, Atlantic City.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Ashmawy, A.K. (2001), "Influence of Inherent Particle Characteristics on the Strength Properties of Particulate Materials," Annual International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Oslo, Norway.
  • McCarron, W.O., and Sukumaran, B. (2000), "Ultimate Capacities of Suction Caisson and pile elements for deepwater applications," Proceedings of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Odud, Claire* (2000), "Current State of the Practice of Construction on Closed Landfill Sites," Published and presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sukumaran, B., and McCarron, W.O. (1999), "Total and Effective Stress Analysis of Suction Caissons for Gulf of Mexico Conditions," Proceedings of the Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Sukumaran, B. (1998),"Suction Caisson Foundations -A Better Option for Deep Water Applications," Proceedings of the SWE Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Peer Reviewed Educational Publications

  • Lord, S., Sukumaran, B., Ingram, E., Maciejewski, A., Sweeney, J., Martin, T., LeDoux, J., London, J., and Salzman, N. (2018), "Work in progress: Progress of the NSF RED revolution," ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake, UT, https://peer.asee.org/31299.
  • Sukumaran, Beena; Callahan, Janet; Llewellyn, Donna C; Holloway, Beth M; Schulz, Noel N; Rajala, Sarah A; Reese, Donna (2018), "Panel discussion on the History of the Women in Engineering Division: Reflections from Past Chairs of the Division," ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake, UT, https://peer.asee.org/30855.
  • Ingram, E., Sukumaran, B., Forin, T., and Litzler, E. (2017), "Increasing your projects success through coordinated communication: Research and Practice," Frontiers in Engineering Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Farrell, S., & Forin, T. R., & Jahan, K., & Dusseau, R. A., & Bhavsar, P., & Sukumaran, B. (2017, June), Developing Multiple Strategies for an Inclusive Curriculum in Civil Engineering Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28147
  • Forin, T. R., & Sukumaran, B., & Farrell, S., & Hartman, H., & Jahan, K., & Dusseau, R. A., & Bhavsar, P., & Hand, J., & Bruckerhoff, T. F. (2017, June), Board # 139 : Rethinking Engineering Diversity, Transforming Engineering Diversity (REDTED) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27748.
  • Green, R., Genalo, L., Holloway, B., Holmes, A., Kirkmeyer, B., and Sukumaran, B. (2015), "Interactive panel on perspectives and practical skills for men as advocates for gender equity," ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Sukumaran, B., Anderson, C. S., Dorland, D., Kerns, S., Rajala, S.A., and Roth, M. (2012), "Panel discussion on attaining academic leadership positions," ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Minerick, A., Sukumaran, B., El-Sayed, J., Reese, D., and Kirkmeyer, B. (2011), "Panel discussion on dual career issues," ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, CA.
  • Sukumaran, B. (2010), "Panel discussion on research and funding opportunities," ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Minerick, A., Lantz, S., Sukumaran, B., and Reese, D. (2010), "Panel discussion on survival tip from the trenches," ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • McGarvey, K., Panko, M., Sukumaran, B., Kerbaugh, M., Posluszny, G., and Cavalier, A. (2010), "Establishing entrepreneurial opportunities for the developing world using engineering design," ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Lantz, S., Minerick, A., Reese, D., and Sukumaran, B. (2010), "Survival tips from the trenches," ASEE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • McGarvey, K. and Sukumaran, B. (2009), "Design of appropriate technologies for the developing world," NCIIA annual conference, Washington, DC.
  • Sukumaran, B., Bonzella, J., McGarvey, K., and Klein, H. (2008), "Teaching engineering design with a focus on the developing world," ASEE Mid Atlantic conference, USMA, West Point, NY.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2005), Digital Imaging Across the Curriculum, NSF Grantees Poster Session, Annual ASEE Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Jahan, K., John Chen, Shreekanth Mandayam, Robert Krchnavek, Sukumaran, B., Yusuf Mehta, Jennifer Kadlowec, Paris von Lockette, Robi Polikar (2005), Digital Imaging Across the Curriculum, (2005), Poster Presentation, 2005 Engineering & Education Computing Program Grantee Meeting, NSF, Washington D.C., February 2005.
  • Jahan, K., Mandayam, S., Sukumaran, B., and Mehta, Y. (2005), Digital Imaging Activities for Civil Engineering Students, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2005), A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic ASEE Spring Conference, Teaneck, New Jersey.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2004), Digital Imaging Experiences in the Engineering Curriculum, NSF Grantees Poster Session, Annual ASEE Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Jahan, K., Savelski, M., Orlins, J., Mehta, Y., Riddell, W., Farrell, S., Tang, G., Marchese, A.J.M., von Lockette, P., Richmond, C., Yang, C., Sukumaran, B., Mosto, P., and Miller, D. (2004), "Research Experiences in Pollution Prevention and Sustainability" Extended Abstract, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference, Storrs, Connecticut.
  • Jahan, K., Savelski, M., Orlins, J., Mehta, Y., Riddell, W., Farrell, S., Tang, G., Marchese, A.J.M., von Lockette, P., Richmond, C., Yang, C., Sukumaran, B., Mosto, P., and Miller, D. (2004) "Research Experiences in Pollution Prevention and Sustainability" 3rd ASEE International Colloquium on Engineering Education, Beijing, China.
  • Jahan, K., Savelski, M., Orlins, J., Mehta, Y., Riddell, W., Farrell, S., Tang, G., Marchese, A.J.M., von Lockette, P., Richmond, C., Yang, C., Sukumaran, B., Mosto, P., and Miller, D. (2004) "Research Experiences in Pollution Prevention and Sustainability for Undergraduates", Proc. of the ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Sukumaran, B., Hartman, H. and Johnson, D. (2004), "How to Improve Enrollment of Women in Engineering: Lessons Learnt from the Developing World," ASEE annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Sukumaran, B., Chen, J., Hollar, K., Mehta, Y., and Mirchandani, D. (2004), "A Sustained Effort for Educating Students about Sustainable Development," ASEE annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Tahamont, M., Lindman, J., Sukumaran B., Hostetter, E., and Philips, A. (2004), "The Pleasure and Pain of Faculty Development: Teachers as Learners," International Conference on the First Year Experience, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2004) "Digital Imaging for Engineering Students", Annual ASEE Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2004), "Integrating Digital Imaging Experiences throughout the Curricula," NSF Showcase Poster Session, Annual ASEE Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Everett, J., Newell, J., Dahm, K., Kadlowec, J., Sukumaran, B. (2004) "Engineering Clinic: Bringing practice back into the engineering curriculum" Engineering Education Conference, University of Wolverhampton, England, UK.
  • Everett, J., Cinaglia, M., Cleary, D., Jahan, K., Orlins, J., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Gross, M.* (2004) "Garden City – Design Throughout the Curriculum", 2004 ASEE Annual & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Everett, J., Cinaglia, M., Cleary, D., Jahan, K., Orlins, J., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Grosse, M.*, Smith, B.*, Kim, W.*, and Violante, P.* (2003) "Garden City – A Virtual City for Undergraduates", World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R. (2003), "Digital Imaging Across the Curriculum", Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic ASEE Fall Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Tahamont, M., Lindman, J., Sukumaran, B., and Leftwich, S. (2003), "Designing a workshop to develop team taught interdisciplinary courses to address issues of democracy and diversity in America," 89th Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Seattle, WA.
  • Tahamont, M., Lindman, J., and Sukumaran B. (2003), "Developing Team-Taught Interdisciplinary Courses That Address Issues of Diversity and Democracy," International Conference on the First Year Experience, Vancouver, BC.
  • Hollar, K., and Sukumaran, B. (2002), "Energy, Economics, and Education: An Interdisciplinary Analysis & Design Project for Sophomore Engineering Students," AIChE annual conference, 2002.
  • Everett, J., Cinaglia, M., Cleary, D., Jahan, K., Orlins, J., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Hansen, E.*, and Cissi, D.* (2002) "Garden City – A Virtual City for Undergraduates", 2002 ASEE Annual & Exposition, Montréal, Quebec Canada.
  • Everett, J., M. Cinaglia, D. Cleary, Jahan, K., J. Orlins, Sukumaran, B., Y. Mehta (2002) "Garden City – Design throughout the curriculum", 2002 EWRI conference.
  • Hollar, K., and Sukumaran, B. (2002), "Teaching students sustainability: An interdisciplinary design project for sophomore engineering students" ASEE Annual Conference, Montreal, 2002.
  • Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., Constans, E., Sukumaran, B., and Cleary, D. (2002) "Hand-on Learning Tools for Engineering Mechanics." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. (this one will be featured in the NSF grantees' showcase)
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Hollar, K., Lindman, J., and Hartman, H. (2002), "The History of Women in Engineering," ASEE Regional conference, NY, 2002.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Hartman, H. (2002), "Lessons from the Developing World on Improving Female Enrolment in Engineering," ASEE regional conference, Manhattan, NY.
  • Hollar, K., and Sukumaran, B. (2002), "Energy, Economics, and Education: An Interdisciplinary Analysis & Design Project for Sophomore Engineering Students," ASEE Regional conference, NY, 2002.
  • Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., Constans, E., Sukumaran, B. and Cleary, D. (2002) "Visual Beams: Tools for Statics and Solid Mechanics." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., Kadlowec, J., and Gephardt, Z.O. (2001), "Implementing Successful Outreach Programs for Women in Engineering" Proceedings of the Annual WEPAN conference, Alexandria, VA.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., Kadlowec, J., and Gephardt, Z.O. (2001), "Cost Effective Modules for Engineering Outreach" Submitted for presentation and publication in the Annual ASEE Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Schmalzel, J.L., Mandayam, S.A., Marchese, A.J., Gabler, H.C., Sukumaran, B., Jahan, K., Newell, J., and Hesketh, R.K. (2001), "The Engineering Clinics: A Four-Year Multidisciplinary Design," Proceedings of the Annual ASEE Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Marchese, A.J.M., Constans, E., Dahm, K., Hollar, K., Hutto, D., Johnson, F., Sun, C., and von Lockette, P., Kadlowec, J., Cleary, D., and Sukumaran, B., "The Sophomore Engineering Clinic I: Integrating Statics, Solid Mechanics and Product Development in a Sophomore Level Design Course (2001)," Annual ASEE Conference, June 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Everett, J., Dusseau, R., Cleary, D., Jahan, K., Orlins, J., Sukumaran, B., and Carlos Sun (2001), "A Civil Engineering Program Developed in the "Age" of ABET 2000," Annual ASEE Conference, June 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Everett, J., Jahan, K., Head, L., Sukumaran, B., and Orlins, J., "Field Experiences in the Engineering Curriculum (2001)," Annual ASEE Conference, June 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Innovative Experiments that Enhance Civil Engineering Concepts (2001)," ASEE Regional Conference, Rowan University, April 2001, Glassboro, NJ.
  • Jess Everett, Kauser Jahan, Linda Head, Sukumaran, B., Joseph Orlins (2001), "Providing Multidisciplinary Field Experiences in an Engineering Curriculum," AWMA Annual Conference.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., and Keil, Z.O. (2000), "AWE: An Outreach Workshop for Middle School Girls", Proceedings of the 2000 Annual ASEE Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., and Keil, Z.O. (2000), "AWE: A Workshop for Attracting Middle School Girls", Annual Conference of WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs & Advocate Networks), June 2000, Washington, D.C.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., and Keil, Z.O. (2000), "AWE: An Attracting/Mentoring Program for Girls", Proceedings of the Annual SWE Conference, Washington DC, June 2000.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., Keil, Z.O., Ferraris, J.*, Perlis, S.*, Callahan, L.*, and Jacques, M.* (1999), "Mentoring Experiences by Faculty and Students", Proceedings of the Middle Atlantic Section Fall 1999 Regional Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., and Keil, Z.O. (1999), "AWE: Attracting Women into Engineering," Proceedings of the Middle Atlantic Section Fall 1999 Regional Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Sukumaran, B. (1998),"Geo-Environmental Engineering -An Integral Part of Civil Engineering," Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Keil, Z.O., Sukumaran, B., and Jahan, K. (1998), "Interdisciplinary Engineering Clinic Courses to Enhance Student Learning," Presented at the ASEE Middle Atlantic Regional Conference, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Jahan, K. (1998), "The Engineering Workplace -Is it Conducive to Women?" Presented at the ASEE Middle Atlantic Regional Conference, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications and Research Reports

  • Hashash, Y. M. A., S. Nikolaou, B. Sukumaran, A. Sacks, M. Burlingame, C. Baxter, A. Bradshaw, L. Wooten, H. Lacy, C. Moss, J. Daraio and T. D. O’Rourke (2013). Field Reconnaissance of Geotechnical Aspects of October 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast. GEER-032.
  • Sukumaran, B., Kumpel, C., Rossi, S., Yurick, C., and Ma, Wing Ho (2013), "Compaction characteristics of the subbase material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," FAA half-yearly report.
  • McGarvey, K., Panko, M., and Sukumaran, B., (2010), "Compaction characteristics of the subbase material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," FAA half yearly report.
  • Mease, P., Giordano, P., Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B. (2008), "Comparison of X-Ray and Optical Computed Tomography Methods for the Synthesis of Particle Aggregate Models," SkyScan User Meeting, 2008.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Mandayam, S. (2008), Three Dimensional Shape Characterization and modeling of angular sands," Final report to NSF.
  • Sukumaran, B., Johnson, D., White, B., and Santion, D. (2007), Finite element modeling of flexible pavements and crushing in granular pavement layers during construction and aircraft trafficking, Report to the FAA.
  • Willis, M., and Sukumaran, B. (2005), Three-dimensional finite element modeling as a tool for flexible pavement design and evaluation, Final Report to the FAA.
  • Mehta, Yusuf A, Sukumaran, B., Liddle, J., Stevenson, J. (2005), "Investigation of New Devices for Use in Determining Mechanistic Properties and Performance," Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration, 2005 http://www.whrp.org/Research/Flex/flex_0092-03-15/0092-03-15_final_report.pdf
  • Sukumaran, B., Kyatham, V., and Willis, M. (2003), Predictive equation for determination of resilient modulus, Report to the FAA.
  • Sukumaran, B., Kyatha, V., Willis, M., and Nese, B (2003), Influence of shear strength parameters on California Bearing Ratio, Report to the FAA.
  • Sukumaran, B. (1997), "Spreadsheet CHAIN, Version 1.0, Theory, user manual and certification," NGI report 524096-5.
  • Sukumaran, B. (1997), "Spreadsheet DEEPCAP, Version 1.0, Theory, user manual and certification," NGI report 524096-4.
  • Sukumaran, B. (1997),"Three dimensional analyses of dams," NGI report.
  • Sukumaran, B. (1996), "Analysis of suction caissons for deep water platforms in the Gulf of Mexico," Report submitted to Amoco Worldwide Engineering & Construction.

Posters & Presentations

  • Beth Ann Larson and Andrew Short (2014), Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Analysis of Aggregates for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 18, 2014.
  • Adam Bagriacik and Robert Cohen (2014), Suitability of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor for the Assessment of Compaction Characteristics of Unbound Materials, Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 18, 2014.
  • Nicole Giannelli, Samantha Kamper, Derek Yoder, Matthew Rossett (2013), Effect of Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coastline, Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 19, 2013.
  • Wing Ho Ma, Colin Yurick and Stephen Rossi (2013), Flexible airport pavement subbase analysis, Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 19, 2013.
  • Stephen Thomas, Casey Hurt, Nicholas Monsu (2012), "Incorporating aspects of particle morphology in Discrete Element Modeling," Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 22, 2012.
  • Craig Kumpel, Andrew Melici, Colin Yurick and Stephen Rossi (2012), Flexible airport pavement subbase analysis, Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 22, 2012.
  • Stephen Thomas, Colin Donovan, David Rohmeyer, Michael Bloom, Beena Sukumaran and Shreekanth Mandayam (2010), "An X-ray Computed Tomography Study: The Influence of Inherent Particle Characteristics on the Packing Density of Granular Materials," Annual STEM Poster Symposium, Rowan University.
  • Mark Zielinski, Christopher Marra, Evan Forosisky, Steve Schwandt, Michael Panko, Dr. Beena Sukumaran (2010), "Engineering Innovators without Borders," Annual STEM Poster Symposium, Rowan University.
  • Panko, M., Hurt, C., Corini, C., and Stevenson, G. (2010), "Evaluation of the Compaction characteristics of unbound Material during construction and trafficking," Annual STEM Poster Symposium, Rowan University.
  • Hurt, C., and Corini, C (2010), "Compaction characteristics of the subbase material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 15, 2010.
  • M. Bloom, A. Kustau*, K. Muriel*, Rohmeyer, D.*, S. Mandayam, and B. Sukumaran (2009), "An X-Ray Computed Tomography Technique for the Measurement of Packing Density in Granular Particles," Annual STEM Poster Symposium, Rowan University.
  • Denny, K.*, Corini, C.*, and Randazzo, S.*, Mehta, Y., and Sukumaran, B. (2009), "Evaluation of the Compaction Characteristics of Unbound Material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," Annual STEM Poster Symposium, Rowan University, April 2009.
  • Willis, M., and Chamala, N. (2004), "Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Flexible Pavements," Delaware Valley GeoInstitute Student Night, February 11, 2004.
  • McGarvey, K., Panko, M.*, Hill, J.*, Biggs, M.*, Bacher, N.*, and Sukumaran, B., "Design of appropriate technologies for the developing world," Annual STEM Poster Symposium, Rowan University, April 2009.

Supervised Student Awards

  • Greggory Stevenson*, Andrew Melici*, and Alejandro Zapata*, Rowan University "Compaction of Granular Soils Using Superpave Gyratory Compactor at Higher Confining Pressures"
  • Stephen Thomas*, David Rohmeyer* and Colin Donovan* (2010), An X-ray Computed Tomography Study: The Influence of Inherent Particle Characteristics on the Packing Density of Granular Materials," Best Undergraduate Paper Award, Delaware Valley Engineer’s Council, 2010.
  • Kevin McGarvey, Michael Panko*, Michael Biggs*, Jesse Hill*, Nicole Bacher* (2009), IEEE President’s Change the World Competitions, Exceptional Student Humanitarian Award, 2009.
  • Kyle Denny*, Cameron Corini*, Salvatore Randazzo* (2009), "Evaluation of the Compaction Characteristics of Unbound Material using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor," Best Undergraduate Paper Award, Delaware Valley Engineer’s Council, 2009.
  • James Zamorski*, Daniel Macinnes*, Nicholas Lambert* (2007), "Sand Crushing," Best Undergraduate Paper Award, Delaware Valley Engineer’s Council, 2007.
  • Amip Shah*, and Disha Sheth* (2002), "Suitability of using California Bearing Ratio test to Predict Resilient Modulus," Best Undergraduate Paper Award, Delaware Valley Engineer’s Council, 2002.
  • Claire Odud* (2001), "State of the practice of construction on closed landfills," Best Undergraduate Paper Award, Delaware Valley Engineer’s Council, 2001.
  • Bradley Summerville* (1999), "Influence of inherent particle characteristics on the flow behavior and strength properties of granular material," Best Undergraduate Paper Award, Delaware Valley Engineer’s Council, 1999.

Funded Research and Instrumentation Grants

Grants in bold funded as PI
Total funded amount both as PI and co-PI: $6,721,973

  • Impact-Based Decision Making Framework for community-based resiliency planning under extreme storm events. Co-PI, NJ Department of Community Affairs, $800,000, 2016-2018.
  • IUSE/PFE:RED: Rethinking Engineering Diversity, Transforming Engineering Diversity (REDTED), $1,922,980, 2016-2021.
  • MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Computer to Integrate Data Intensive Research and Education: Bringing HPC to South Jersey," NSF, $397,024, 2014-2017.
  • Performance of unbound layers of a flexible pavement system during aircraft loading, FAA, $70,571, PI, 2013-2015.
  • Laser Scanning Aggregates for Real Time Property Identification, UTRC-NJDOT, $255,067, 2013-2016.
  • Low Cost Portable Percussion Well Drill and Bailer, EPA-P3, $14,613, 2013-2014.
  • Aluminum Mat Subgrade Void detection, NAVAIR, $4,500, 2012.
  • Performance of unbound layers of a flexible pavement system during aircraft loading, FAA, $64,545, PI, 2011-2013.
  • U.S.-France Planning Visit: Study of Granular Material Crushing through Imaging and Discrete Element Modeling Simulation, NSF, $15,471, PI, 2010-2011.
  • NSF-MRI-R2: Acquisition of an X-ray Computed Tomography system with loading capabilities, $296,500, 2009-2012.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Jahan, K., "Travel Grant to the American University of Dubai," Rowan University, $2,000, 2009.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Mehta, Y., "Modeling of flexible pavement under moving loads," FAA, $134,578, 2009-2010.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Appropriate technologies for the developing world," Rowan University, $12,000, 2008-2009.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Modeling of flexible pavements under moving loads, FAA, $36,551, Continuation funding," 2007-2009.
  • Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B., "MRI: Acquisition of an Immersive Virtual Reality System for the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University," NSF, $392,000, 2008-2010.
  • Jahan, K., Mehta, Y., Sukumaran, B., Bhatia, K., UDOT Southern New Jersey GAMTTEP, Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program, $100,000, Subcontract to Rowan University by the Millville School District, USDOT, August 2007-December 2008.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Modeling of flexible pavements under moving loads," FAA, $54,100, Continuation funding, 2007-2008.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Investigation of the performance of flexible pavement systems under moving loads using finite element analyses," FAA, $57,609, 2005-2007.
  • Frost, J.D., and Sukumaran, B., "Microgeomechanics across multiple strain scales," NSF, $76,156, 2004-2006.
  • Mandayam, S., and Sukumaran, B., "Acquisition of a Desktop, High-Resolution, Three-Dimensional X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) System," NSF, $238,698, 2004-2007.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Modeling of flexible pavements under moving loads," FAA, $55,306, 2003-2005.
  • Sukumaran, B., and Mandayam, S., "Micromechanical modeling and discrete element modeling of angular materials, National Science Foundation," $154,000, 2003-2007.
  • Jahan, K., Chen, J., Mandayam, S., Krchnavek, R., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Kadlowec, J., von Lockette, P., and Polikar, R., Imaging across the curriculum, National Science Foundation, Co-Principal Investigator, $74,998, 2003-2005.
  • Sukumaran, B., Analyses of suction caissons, Travel grant to establish collaborative proposal with University of Western Australia, $4300, 2003.
  • Sukumaran, B., National Science Foundation travel grant to attend the World Congress on Particle Technology, $1,000, 2002.
  • Tahamont, M., Lindman, J., Faison, C., Sukumaran, B., and Leftwich, S. Bildner New Jersey Campus Diversity Initiative, $195,830, 2002-2006.
  • Mehta, Y., and Sukumaran, B., "Investigation of new devices for use in determining mechanistic properties and performance," Wisconsin DOT, 2002-2005, $34,681.
  • Sukumaran, B., "Finite Element Analyses of Subgrade and Flexible Pavements, FAA, $43,424, 2001-2003.
  • Kadlowec, J., Sukumaran, B., Cleary, D., "Visual Beams for Enhanced Learning in Statics and Solid Mechanics," Co-Principal Investigator, NSF-CCLI-EMD, $40,133, 2000-2003.
  • "Boundaries and Borderlands III: The Search for recognition and community in America," Co-Principal Investigator, AAC&U.
  • Everett, J., Cinaglia, M., Cleary, D., Jahan, K., Orlins, J., Sukumaran, B., Mehta, Y., Garden City: Adopting Sooner City at Rowan University, NSF, $61,202 + $61,975 match and cost share, 2000-2003.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., and Keil, Z.O., "AWE: Attracting Women into Engineering," EiF foundation, $26,704, 2000-2001.
  • Dusseau, R., Sukumaran, B., and Cleary, D., "A Bridge to the 21st Century: A Proposal for a Strategic Engineering Partnership Between Rowan University and DRPA," Delaware River Port Authority, $998,000, 2000-2004.
  • Jahan, K., Sukumaran, B., Head, L., and Keil, Z.O., "AWE: Attracting Women into Engineering," EiF foundation, $53,012, 1998-1999.
  • Everett, J., L. Head, K. Jahan, B. Sukumaran, and R. Hesketh, "Field Experiences for Undergraduate Engineers", National Science Foundation, $19,927 + $19,927 match, 1999-2003.
  • Everett, J., J. Chen, A. Marchese, B. Sukumaran, "Curriculum Pathfinder: A Comprehensive Guide for Students in Engineering", Rowan University, $14,493, 1999.

Master's Student Thesis

  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to determine the mineralogy of aggregates, Andrew Branin, 2013-2014.
  • Investigation of Compaction Characteristics of Subbase Material Using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor, Craig Jason Kumpel, 2011-2013.
  • Finite Element Analysis of flexible pavements under moving loads, Dona Johnson, 2005-2007.
  • Modeling of flexible pavements under moving loads, Michael Willis, Rowan University, 2003-2004.
  • Modeling of the Betsy Ross bridge substructure, David Marks, Rowan University, 2002.
  • Finite element analysis of the Betsy Ross bridge foundation, Brian Atkins, Rowan University, 2001.

Service to the Profession

  • NSF CMS Ad-hoc Reviewer, 2009-present.
  • GEER Member on Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coastline, 2012-2013.
  • Organizing joint session of WEPAN and WIED, ASEE annual conference, 2013.
  • NSF GRFP reviewer, 2010-2013.
  • Reviewer, Powder Technology.
  • Reviewer, GeoHunan Conference, 2011.
  • Session Chair, Multi-scale characterization and modeling of soils, GeoFrontiers, 2011.
  • Reviewer, Journal of STEM Education, 2010.
  • Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2010.
  • Session Chair, Panel on Funding Opportunities, ASEE annual meeting, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  • Director at Large, Women in Engineering Division, ASEE, 2009-present.
  • Session Chair, Imaging Applications in Geotechnical Engineering, GeoFlorida, 2010.
  • Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • NSF CMS Panel Reviewer, 2009.
  • NSF CMS Panel Reviewer, 2008.
  • NSF S-STEM Panel Reviewer, 2007.
  • Advisory Member, PIRE, University of Rhode Island, 2008-present.
  • Advisory Board Member, Civil Engineering Department, Villanova University, 2007-present.
  • Judge, Geoinstitute Student competition, 2007
  • Member, Soil Modeling Committee, GeoInstitute, 2006 – present.
  • Session Chair, World Congress on Particle Technology 2006
  • Session Chair, Education Panel, GeoFrontiers, 2005
  • NSF CMS Career Proposal Reviewer, 2004.
  • NSF NEES Site at UCLA reviewer, 2004 and 2006.
  • Chair, USUCGER Education Committee, 2003-2006.
  • NSF NEES Panel Reviewer, 2002.
  • NSF CMS Panel Reviewer, 2002.