Dr. Mbakisya Onyango is a UC Foundation Associate Professor in the Civil and Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Her areas of expertise are Analytical and Mechanistic Pavement Design and Analysis, Civil Engineering Materials Testing and Evaluation, Pavement Preservation, Pavement Markings, Use of PolyLEVEL for pavement preservation, Transportation Planning, Pavement Management and Evaluation. She joined UTC in January 2010, graduating from Kansas State University with a PhD in Civil Engineering majoring Transportation Engineering. She currently serves as the Transportation Research Board (TRB) University representative and is serving as the Technical Committee Member of the International Symposium on Systematic Approaches to Environmental Sustainability in Transportation. For the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC). Currently she is working on three projects funded by TDOT totaling $373,000. The projects are: Traffic Data Input for Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) for the State of Tennessee, Improving Rigid Pavement Smoothness Using PolyLevel Materials, Evaluation of Geosynthetics Reinforcement in Flexible Pavement Structures Using Accelerated Pavement Testing.
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