Pratanu Ghosh

Distinguished Engineering Educator
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. Invited speaker at Jadavpur University, India on “Durability Investigation of HPC Mixtures”, 06/
• Invited speaker at University of Ostrava, Czech Republic (fully sponsored) on
“Determination of Diffusion Coefficients and Prediction of Corrosion Initiation of Concrete
Structures”, 11/ 2012
• Best Paper Presentation Award, 12th International Conference on Durability of Building
Materials and Components, Porto, Portugal, 04/2011
• Excellence in Concrete Award, ACI Intermountain Chapter, 03/2010
• Invited speaker in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, 02/2010
• Graduate Scholarship, the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Univ. of Utah,
• Recipient of Graduate Student Researcher Scholarship, University of Utah, 2007 – 2010
• 2nd Prize winner in The Prestress Big Beam Design Competition (Engineering Student Design
Competition) for Canada and USA, 08/2006
• International Graduate Student Scholarship in University of Windsor, Canada, 2006-2007
• Recipient of Graduate Student Researcher Scholarship, University of Windsor, 2006 – 2007

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Students at CSUF ASCE are very happy with Dr. Ghosh for his role as the ASCE advisor and a research mentor, instructor in the CEE department. He is the second longest serving ASCE faculty advisor after me ( I served for 4 years) at CSUF in the past 15 years. He has done outstanding job as the faculty advisor. As the past award recipient, I can say tat this award will motivate him to excel his role as the faculty mentor/advisor in future as well.

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Pratanu Ghosh
ASCE Member?:

California State University, Fullerton


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Utah


Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cal State Fullerton
08/2011~ Present
At this position he is making a significant contribution to the department and university by mentoring ,many local and international students successfully.


Dr. Ghosh is working hard to elevate the standard for CSUF student chapter. In the past 2 years, under his mentorship, ASCE CSUF chapter had made a significant achievements - one among these is receiving Outstanding Chapter - honorary mention from the national ASCE. Working as the faculty advisor of ASCE chapter for 4 years, I know how hard it is to make to this level. I received faculty advisor of the year - honorary mention for 2 years. But I was not able to help students bring the chapter annual report to the standard of chapter award - honorary mention. Moreover, CSUF ASCE student chapter is growing significantly during his advisorship.

Contribution to the Profession:

ASCE Faculty Advisor at CSU Fullerton since 2013.  As a mentor , he had provided lectures for concrete canoe competition to students for their PSWC student competitions, reviewed annual reports for ASCE , continuously monitored students projects and participated in PSWC for last two years to encourage the students of ACSE CSUF Chapter. He had also arranged several guest speakers for ASCE general meeting to provide students exposure of industry expectation and real world engineering projects.  In addition, he arranged donation of materials and other resources from several local and national companies for student projects and competitions. Last year, he coordinated a prestigious event of Orange County 150th ASCE Anniversary celebration and I invited all faculty members and our Dean to attend the event in CSUF. ASCE Orange county chapter gave CSUF a plaque as part of their celebration. Last year, under his supervision, CSUF ASCE student chapter obtained certification of commendation (top 15%) on the basis of their annual report.


He has been continuously involved in mentoring students and contributing in their success. One example that is - his student (research) mentee received the 2nd place in the California State University System-wide Research Competition under Engineering and Computer Science Category.

Suggested Award Summary:

Dr. Ghosh is an assistant professor of civil engineering and ASCE Faculty Advisor at CSU Fullerton. He is cited by CSUF civil engineering students as one of the most effective instructor, motivating mentor, and outstanding researcher. He coordinated the ASCE Orange County 150th ASCE Anniversary celebration event. Under his supervision, CSUF ASCE student chapter obtained certification of commendation from ASCE Headquarter. In addition to his current role s ASCE advisor, he provides lectures for concrete canoe competition for their PSWC student competitions, reviewes annual reports for ASCE , continuously monitores students projects and participates in PSWC as well as ASCE OC branch activities. He also arranges guest speakers for ASCE general meeting to provide students exposure to industry expectation and real world engineering projects.  In addition, he arranges donation of materials and other resources from several local and national companies for student projects and competitions.

Project Awards

Burris Pump Station Project, Phase 1Skimming the Waters of Newport HaborSunset Ridge ParkLake Forest Sports ParkCoyote Creek Class I BikewayThe Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Corona del Mar Water Transmission MainSanta Ana River Interceptor (SARI Line) Relocation ProjectState Route 57 Northbound Widening (Central Phase)20 Story Office Tower and 8 Story parking Structure @ 650/670 Newport Center DriveTustin Ranch Road ExtensionBalboa Boulevard BeautificationPark PlaceSR 57 Widening North SegmentAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Building Replacement ProjectSand Canyon Avenue Grade SeparationSR-57 ImprovementsNewport Forcemain ProjectEmergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B ProjectNewport Beach Civic Center & ParkCity of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion ProjectGroundwater Replenishment System Initial ExpansionCerritos Avenue Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Bristol Street Improvements Phase IINew Ocelot Exhibit at the Santa Ana ZooNewport Beach's Harbor Litter Removal ProjectBrookhurst Street Widening ProjectI-5/SR-74 Interchange Improvement ProjectOso Creek Multi-Use TrailPCH/Del Prado Street ImprovementsMarina ParkNewland, Edinger, and East Garden Grove Wintersburg Storm Channel Confluence SystemGobernadora Multipurpose BasinLincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana RiverGilbert Street ImprovementsLAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAÇADE/ENTRANCE PROJECTALEGRE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTSCow Camp Road Design – Phases 1A & 1BWest County Connectors ProjectWaste to Energy - Bowerman Power ProjectGlassell Yard Campus Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit ProjectEsencia, Rancho Mission ViejoIrvine Boulevard Pedestrian BridgeOrange County Water District La Palma Groundwater Recharge BasinStanton Central ParkJeffrey Open Space Trail Emerald Bay Entrance WideningPeters Canyon (Wash) Channel Water Capture and Reuse Pipeline Project 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation and CMS ReplacementMemory Lane Park, Santa AnaLa Pata Extension Project SR-91 Westbound WideningNewport Beach Country Club Clubhouse400 Spectrum Center Drive Soil Nail WallMyra 3 Stormwater Pump StationSunset/Huntington harbour Dredging and Waterline ProjectHuntington Beach Senior Center In Central ParkNewport Boulevard WideningCrown Valley Park Channel Entry ImprovementsAnaheim Convention Center Betterment VIIMackay ParkTesoro Zone II and Zone B Water FacilitiesPark Avenue Bridge over Grand CanalI-5/La Novia RoundaboutDairy Fork Wetland and Habitat RestorationJeffrey Road Park n' Ride Lot Expansion ProjectTustin-Rose Grade Separation Project, Part of the OCTA OC Bridges Grade Separations ProgramArgyros Girl Scout Leadership CenterWagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater ManagementOCTA OC Bridges ProgramABC Green Home 3.0 ProjectLaguna Beach Festival of the Arts Grounds RenovationOrtega Highway Emergency Repair ProjectThe Tracks at BreaBaker RanchCity of Buena Park Fire Station No. 61Arlington Drive Bioswale & Dry Weather Diversion ProjectAltair IrvineVillage Pond Park/Veterans Park RenovationMid-Basin Injection: Centennial ParkAgua Chinon CorridorTarbut V’ Torah Phase III & Phase IVRancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use PavilionI-5 HOV Improvement Project between Avenida Pico and Avenida Vista HermosaOrange County Great Park Sports ComplexCrawford Canyon Road Drainage Improvements & ReconstructionSouth Cove DevelopmentGreat Park Ice & FivePoint ArenaLido House HotelBroadcom Corporate Campus (now FivePoint GatewayWest Orange County Water Board Feeder No. 2 RelocationNewhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project State College Boulevard Grade SeparationLos Patrones ParkwayRancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path Urth Caffe - OrangeSR91 Widening from SR-55/91 Separation to SR-241/91 SeparationEdwards Lifesciences Parking Structure

Candidate Awards

Natalie A. Meeks, P.E.Tasha M. Kamegai-KaradiYazdan (Yaz) T. Emrani, P.E., Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP APEric WalkerGidti Ludesirishoti Victoria PilkoPratanu GhoshSteven R MarvinPhil Jones, PE Joshua Nelson, PEVictor AguirreKenneth H. Rosenfield, PEGeorge A. Jurica, PETom BogardRavi Shah, PE, QSP/QSDAmy Choi, EITElizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SPMujahid ChandooRoxanne FollisAmir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E.Fred MinagarJeffrey Okamoto, PEHarvey GobasChloe GhariosKevin Onuma, P.E.Ryan ChamberlainDr. Adrian MooreMichael Pierce, A.M.ASCERemi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP, M.ASCEThomas A. Broz, P.E., S.E, F.ASCEKaren Cervantes, S.M.ASCEIsamar Escobar, A.M.ASCEKevin Kondru, P.E., M.ASCEDouglas J. Johnson, P.E., M.ASCEJeremy Redman, PhDChristopher HaireMojgan Hashemi, P.E., M.ASCEOC Report Card Executive CommitteeSteven J. Huff, P.E., M.ASCEWilliam Bennett, P.E., M.ASCEBruce Phillips, P.E.Brad Dybel, PEBryant WongGyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T.Nestor Godinez, PEProfessor Joel LanningElizabeth RuedasDave LoweWei KooBill LawsonAmber GanapathyBob KallenbaughState Senator Josh NewmanGary UrbanDr. Sudarshan KurwadkarClint Isa, PEJason Fix, PEChirath "Chuck" KarunathilakeAmber ShahAshlyn AlexanderJohn C HoganMarionne Philline LapitanDr. C.T. Bathala, PhD, P.E.Kevin Du Mont, P.E.Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBADavid Frattone, P.E.Lisa BartlettJennifer BohenGyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T.Andrew Pham, PE, City of IrvineMatthew Cugini, PE, CaltransFarzian Zareian, Ph.D.Thomas T. Kim, PEDon Hoppe, PEDoug Staley, PERavi Shah, PEMark Vukojevic, PEDavid Naish, PhDLacy KellyGary L. Miller, PEKenneth RosenfieldAndrew Easterling, EITSteven L. King, PESteven R. Marvin, PEJose G. Jimenez Jr.

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