Dr. Pranshoo Solanki is a tenured Associate Professor at Illinois State University with over 10 years of academic and professional experience in the field of civil and geotechnical/pavement engineering. He received his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Oklahoma and master’s degree in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Over the past ten years, Dr. Solanki’s research focused in three primary areas: soil stabilization; characterization of highway materials and pavement design; and recycling of waste materials and industrial by-products in sustainable construction. In addition to technical research, Dr. Solanki also enjoy conducting pedagogical research. His research efforts have resulted in over 60 publications and over 30 research presentations in a number of national/international conferences. Dr. Solanki worked on a number of geotechnical engineering and transportation projects funded by agencies such as Illinois Transportation Center and Environmental Protection Agency. He has been recognized for his research work through awards at university and professional level. Dr. Solanki is a registered Professional Engineer in the United States and serving as a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI) and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Solanki continues to teach courses in the area of geotechnical engineering, construction materials and design at Illinois State University.