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P.N. Balaguru, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor of civil engineering at Rutgers. He served as graduate director for six years and undergraduate director for 15 years and has directed 30 Ph.D. and M.S. candidates dissertations. Prior to joining Rutgers, he served for four years as a program director for Infrastructure Materials and Structural Mechanics at the National Science Foundation.

Some of his major research accomplishments include: development of fireproof high-strength composites, high-temperature and graffiti-resistant coating, a new polymeric fiber for use in concrete, lightweight and high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete, mathematical models for fatigue analysis of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, analysis of ferrocement, and high-strength composite skins and retrofitted structures.

His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Office of the Scientific Research AFSOR, Federal Aviation Administration, USDOT, NJDOT, Rhode Island DOT, State Highway Officials of Maryland, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New England Transportation Consortium, and a number of corporations such as Dupont, 3M, Allied Signal, FMC, St. Gobain, Bechtel, ICL, and Owens Corning.

Balaguru has authored two books and edited several others. His publications include more than 250 journal papers and he has made more than 250 presentations at conferences all over the world. These presentations include a number of plenary and keynote lectures.

Dr. Perumalsamy Balaguru
Professor and Undergraduate Director of Civil Engineering
Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1977
M.S. with Distinction Indian Institute of Science, 1970
B.S (Honours) University of Madras, India, 1968