Emmanuel G. Fernando, Ph.D., P.E.

Fernando, Emmanuel

Senior Research Engineer

Recyclable Materials - CE/TTI, Room 309I
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-3641 Ext. 53641 · fax (979) 845-1701
e-fernando@tamu.edu

Short Biography

Emmanuel Fernando is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. His experience covers different areas that include pavement performance modeling, pavement evaluation, nondestructive testing, and pavement-vehicle interaction. Dr. Fernando was research supervisor in a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project where he established the framework for implementing a profile-based smoothness specification for asphalt concrete overlays in Texas. As part of this study, he conducted an evaluation of surface profilers in 1996 to establish the availability of equipment for implementing a profile-based smoothness specification. This was the first comprehensive evaluation of profiling equipment in the U.S. that included van-mounted inertial profilers, lightweight inertial profilers, and profilers that may be described as "rolling dipsticks," which provide unfiltered or true profiles. Researchers assessed the repeatability and accuracy of measured profiles and smoothness statistics determined from profiles.

In support of TxDOT's long-term efforts to implement profile-based smoothness specifications, he established a facility at Texas A&M's Riverside campus for evaluating surface profilers to ensure that devices used to measure ride quality during construction give accurate and repeatable profile information. He actively worked with TxDOT engineers to develop the specification for inertial profiler certification in TxDOT Test Method Tex-1001S. He is actively involved in implementing TxDOT's new smoothness specification through his administration of the inertial profiler certification and profiler operator certification programs at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Dr. Fernando has published numerous papers and reports that span his areas of professional interests. His research have led to the development of applications that are used to assess pavements for superheavy load moves, routine overweight truck use and load zoning; perform temperature corrections of backcalculated asphalt concrete modulus; estimate pavement layer thickness using GPR; and quality assurance of pavement smoothness using measured profiles.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1987.
  • M.S., Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1982.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines, 1978.

Experience

  • Senior Research Engineer, Recyclable Materials, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, September 2009 - Present.
  • Research Engineer, Recyclable Materials, Texas Transportation Institute, September 2002 - August 2009.
  • Associate Research Engineer, Recyclable Materials, Texas Transportation Institute, September 1996 - August 2002.
  • Assistant Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute, February 1992 - August 1996.
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Texas Transportation Institute, September 1988 - January 1992.
  • Assistant Research Enginner, Texas Transportation Institute, September 1987 - August 1988.

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer in Texas, Registration No. 69614, 1991.

Academic Courses Taught

Highway Materials and Pavement Design. Texas A&M University.

Selected Publications

S.A. Cooner, J.A. Crawford, J.A. Epps, E.G. Fernando, M.Q. Le, D.E. Newcomb, C.M. Poe, C.A. Quiroga, Y.K. Rathod, E.J. Seymour, W.R. Stockton, A.J. Wimsatt. TxDOT Administration Research: Tasks Completed FY 2012. 0-6581-TI-4. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2013.

E.G. Fernando, R.A. Zimmer. Evaluation of Skid Measurements Used by TxDOT. PSR. 0-6619-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2013.

R.A. Zimmer, E.G. Fernando. Evaluation of Skid Measurements Used by TxDOT: Technical Report. 0-6619-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2013.

E.G. Fernando, R.S. Walker. Impact of Changes in Profile Measurement Technology on QA Testing of Pavement Smoothness: Technical Report. 0-6610-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2013.

C.A. Quiroga, E.G. Fernando, J.H. Oh. Texas Energy Developments and TxDOT Right of Way. 0-6498-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2012.

C.A. Quiroga, E.G. Fernando, J.H. Oh. Energy Developments and the Transportation Infrastructure in Texas: Impacts and Strategies. 0-6498-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2012.

E. Kraus, J.H. Oh, E.G. Fernando, Y. Li, C.A. Quiroga, N.A. Koncz. Evaluation of Overweight Load Routing on Buried Utility Plant. 0-6394-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2011.

E. Kraus, J.H. Oh, E.G. Fernando, E. Li, C.A. Quiroga, N.A. Koncz. Evaluating the Impact of Overweight Load Routing on Buried Utility Facilities. 0-6394-2. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. December 2011.

E. Kraus, E.G. Fernando, Y. Li, J.H. Oh, N.A. Koncz, C.A. Quiroga. Evaluating the Impact of Overweight Load Routing on Buried Utility Facilities. 0-6394-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. February 2011.

T. Scullion, F. Zhou, E.G. Fernando, S. Hu. Develop Test Procedures to Characterize Material Response Behavior, and Transfer Functions for TxDOT M-E Design. 0-5798-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

R.S. Walker, E.G. Fernando. A Portable Profiler for Pavement Profile Measurements - Final Report. 0-6004-2. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. October 2010.

E.G. Fernando. Existing Regional and Rainfall Factors. 5-4519-01-P1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2010.

E.G. Fernando. Investigation of Rainfall and Regional Factors for Maintenance Cost Allocation. 5-4519-01-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2010.

F. Zhou, E.G. Fernando, T. Scullion. Development, Calibration, and Validation of Performance Prediction Models for the Texas M-E Flexible Pavement Design System. 0-5798-2. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2010.

R.S. Walker, E.G. Fernando. Operations Manual for Portable Profiler - Installing and Using the Portable Profiler. 0-6004-P3. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. June 2010.