Rajan Jha, an Indian American engineer, has been named as one of the 10 Best Civil Engineers across the world by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – an engineering society that represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries.
Rajan Jha, 29, from Chhattisgarh, earned his master’s degree from the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013 and currently works as a Water Resources Civil Engineer for ARCADIS. He currently serves as the first vice president of the Virginia Section and heads the website newsletter and the scholarship committee. In 2014 he founded the Richmond Branch of Environmental and Water Resources Group and started with an initiative called Water Allies. He’s also worked extensively with Engineers Without Borders, serving as the co-chair of the Central Virginia Chapter and also as a planning, monitoring and design lead for a water-supply project in Zambia.
Jha was recognized during Engineers Week and will be honored at ASCE’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders Gala in Arlington, Virginia. Every year ASCE selects 10 best civil engineers (under 30) and recognizes them for their profession, achievements and community works. These 10 engineers are titled “New faces of Civil Engineering”. The ten new faces, represent professionals from Bangladesh, Cameroon, North America and India.