Profile photo of Dr. Mbakisya A. OnyangoDr. Mbakisya A. Onyango

Contact Information

Email: Mbakisya-Onyango@utc.edu
Office: 437 EMCS
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), Kansas State University, 2009
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Birmingham, Britain, 1995
  • B.S., Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Dares Salaam, 1992

 Certifications or professional registrations

  • Registered Engineer, Engineers Registration Board, Tanzania

Current membership in professional organizations

  • Technical Committee Member: International Symposium on Systematic Approaches
  • to Environmental Sustainability in Transportation. For the Center for
  • Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC)
  • Member American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • University representative, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Sisters of the Academy (SOTA)
  • Member, Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA)
  • Member, National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) UTC Chapter
  • Associate Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

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.