Chaitanya Kasturi is a Vice president and Senior Project Manager at Huitt-Zollars, Inc. a full service design firm transforming how we live, work and connect with our world through Advance Design. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas. She has over 15+ years of diversified experience as a Civil Engineer providing design and project management expertise for public agencies and private clients. She is also extremely well-versed in roadway design, utilities, traffic control plans, and construction issues relating to urban street and drainage projects. Ms. Chaitanya has demonstrated knowledge, diligence, and leadership on projects she has managed, and with her ability to quickly analyze problems and outline necessary courses of action assures projects are delivered on time, on budget, and of high quality.Kasturi is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Ms. Kasturi has been an active member of ASCE , ASIE , NSPE / TSPE for several years. She served as Membership Chair in 2017, Secretary in 2018 and Vice President in 2019. She has also served on the Scholarship and Fundraising Committees in the previous years.
Archana Sharma, P.E.
Archana Sharma is a project manager at Trigon Associates, a full civil engineering firm. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Houston and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Her expertise is in design and construction phase management for water and wastewater treatment and conveyance projects for public agencies. Ms. Sharma is an ASIE member and served as the Board of Director and Programs Committee Chair in 2017 and 2018. She currently serves Secretary.
Apoorv has been an active member of ASIE since 2014. He has served as Young Member Committee Chair in 2015 & 2016 and has been part of Scholarship committee and Chair for IT Committee in 2018 and 2019. He is a Board of Director at ASIE since 2018. Apoorv Kumar has over seven years of experience in Construction Industry. He has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and Masters degree in Construction Management from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Masters degree in Project Management from Harrisburg University. Apoorv currently works for PMG,LLC as a Senior Project Manager, providing design, construction management, inspection and consulting services in the Greater Houston Area. He has worked on water treatment plants, sewage, drainage, roadways, parks and educational projects for several public agencies and private industry clients.
Raghu Veturi, P.E.
Raghu Veturi has 15 years of progressive experience in handling transportation and traffic engineering projects. Raghu has in-depth knowledge of practical concepts and applications of transportation engineering and planning. His expertise includes analyzing and designing traffic control systems, intersections, street lighting evaluation, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He has a PE license and is licensed in Texas, Florida, and Ohio. He currently works as a Traffic Design Group Manager in Gunda Corporation. Raghu enjoys playing tennis and running outdoors. Raghu obtained his M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University in India. He has been ASIE member since 2014. And currently serves as Board of Director and Programs Committee Chair for the year 2019.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Varenya Mehta, E.I.T.
Varenya Mehta is an E.I.T. at KIT Professionals, Inc. He has three years of experience in Air, Water and Wastewater Engineering and Research. Currently, his focus is on Water Transmission Modeling. He received his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign where he also performed research on carbon sequestration from ambient air using amines. In his free time, Varenya loves to facilitate Yoga and Meditation camps across USA and has traveled to 9 national parks in the last one year. His ultimate goal is to support the education of multiple low-income students in the rural region of Laddakh, India and start a scholarship for them. He is currently serving as the IT Chair.
Aravind Nimma, P.E.
Aravind Nimma is Project Manager at Gunda Corporation, LLC. He is licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and Envision Sustainability Professional (Env Sp.). Mr. Nimma has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University. He has over 12 years of experience in various facets of Civil Engineering on projects across the Greater Houston area. He has worked on Public Works, Land Development and Site Development projects involving hydraulics & hydrology, drainage design, sanitary design, waterline design, wastewater pump stations, grading and soil sciences. He is an active member and volunteer of ASIE. He currently serves as Board of Director and Programs Committee Chair for year 2020.
Aravind Marella, P.E.
Aravind Marella has been a member of ASIE since 2011. Aravind is a civil/environmental engineer by profession. In July 2018, he started STAR GEOENVIRONMENTAL, LLC (STAR), an environmental engineering and consulting firm, after working in the consulting industry for 16 years. He earned master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago; holds PE, PMP and Envision Sustainability Professional credentials. Aravind loves to devote his time to his family, stays connected with his parents in India and plays cricket when time permits. Aravind has always enjoyed being part of ASIE and is very enthusiastic about serving the ASIE needs.
Maanasa Vemuri, E.I.T.
Maanasa Vemuri is a licensed Engineer in Training, working as a Structural Engineer with Walker Consultants. She performs Structural Condition Assessments to develop solutions involving restoration and rehabilitation of existing structures. She also performs restoration/forensic investigation of schools, residential buildings, industrial facilities. Ms. Vemuri graduated with Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.She has also completed three years of Diploma in Indian Classical Music from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. Her professional affiliations include ASIE, ACI National and Houston Chapters. She currently serves ASIE as a Board of Director and Young Member Committee Chair.
Vishakha Kaushik, P.E.
Ms. Vishakha Kaushik is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas working for AECOM’s Water Group on various water/wastewater treatment, storage and conveyance projects for municipal and industrial clients. Ms. Kaushik graduated with her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station. She received her Bachelor of Technology degree in Environmental Engineering from Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering), India. Vishakha has been an active member of ASIE since 2017 and served as the Young Member Committee Chair for the organization in 2018. She currently serves as the Board of Director and Membership Committee Chair.