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  Erez Allouche, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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  Research:    Dr. Erez Allouche is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and also serves as the Technical Director of the Trenchless Technology Center. Dr. Allouche has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in civil Engineering from Queen's University and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. He is a licensed professional engineer registered in the Province of Alberta, Canada. His research focuses on the development of innovative materials as new design and analysis models for below ground structures. He is the recipient of the Ontario Premier Research Excellence Award (2001), University Research Award (2005), the Engineering and Science Foundation's Award (2006), and co-author of the winning student paper at the International No-Dig 2005. He is the inventor (or co-inventor) of four patents in the area of trenchless technologies and the author (and co-author) of over one hundred and thirty publications in the area of buried infrastructure, including 41 peer-reviewed journal papers.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  John C. Matthews, Ph.D.

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  Researcher info:    John C. Matthews earned his B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology in May of 2004 and his M.S. Engineering in May of 2006 from Louisiana Tech University. His Master's thesis entitled “Trenchless Assessment Guide for Selecting and Evaluating Competing Construction Methods” focused on the development of a fully automated decision support system for selecting and ranking trenchless construction methods for new installations and inline replacements. His paper entitled “Interactive Software for Selecting an Optimal Sewer Rehabilitation Method,” won the No-Dig Award in the Student Paper Category at the 2005 ISTT No-Dig in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has been actively involved in the NASTT student chapter including serving as its President from 2003 to 2004. He completed his Ph.D. in Engineering and his research focused on the development of a decision support system for trenchless rehabilitation methods and the development of a social cost calculator for evaluating the overall cost benefit of trenchless technologies.

 

 

 


 

  Umesh Dhital,BE(IT)

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  Researcher info:     In 2006, Umesh Dhital graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Technology from Pokhara University, Nepal. After graduation, he joined a USA based software company in Kathamandu and involved on various web and desktop applications development. After two and half years experience, he decided to complete his graduate studies and joined Louisiana Tech University in Fall 2009 in Computer Science program.