Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli is the Director of the Structures Management Bureau at the New York State Department of Transportation. In this position, he manages inventory, inspection, bridge safety assurance, and asset management of bridges and other transportation structures. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York State. He is a Fellow of ASNT, American Society for Civil Engineers, and International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure. Alampalli obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and his MBA in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has authored more than 250 technical publications including books on infrastructure health in civil engineering, risk management in civil infrastructure, and multihazard considerations in civil infrastructure. He also co-edited two books on the inspection, evaluation, and maintenance of suspension bridges.
Alampalli has been a strong proponent of nondestructive evaluation, structural health monitoring, innovative materials, and technology transfer. Focus of his active involvement in professional societies has been bridging the gap between the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice working with industry, academia, and infrastructure owners. Alampalli has been a member of ASNT since 1992 and currently serves as an associate technical editor for the ASNT journal Materials Evaluation. He has been a member of the ASNT Infrastructure Committee since 2001 and served as its chair from 2006 through 2009. He was instrumental in organizing several ASNT topical conferences on Infrastructure NDE and served on ASNT’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006. He received the William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition from ASNT in 2014 for outstanding voluntary service to the bridge and highway nondestructive testing and evaluation industry. He also received the Mentoring Award from ASNT in 2009. Alampalli has been very active with the ASNT Mohawk-Hudson Section. He served as its chair and currently serves on the Section Board.