Rajan Jha, MS, EIT, AM. ASCE: New Faces Award
Rajan Jha, MS, EIT, AM. ASCERajan, 29, who came to the U.S. from India in 2011, is fulfilling his dream to deliver clean water to developing economies and protect households from floods. As a project engineer, he develops environmentally sustainable solutions for water resources, bringing polluted rivers back to healthy ecosystems and rehabilitating and restoring streams and waterways. His work for ARCADIS involves inspecting more than 5,000 storm water structures and rehabilitating extensive sewer networks. Rajan has been honored at the ASCE World Water Congress for his research that collected data from over 1,500 rivers and streams around the world. He volunteers for Engineers Without Borders and designed a well and water distribution network in Kafue, Zambia.
Award Year: 2016
Nominated By: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Type:Water Resource Engineer
Education: Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India, BS; Virginia Tech, MS.