Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Haritha Malladi

Assistant Professor
360A DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: (302) 831-4559
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2010 | B.Tech. | National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
2012 | M.S. | North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2015 | Ph.D. | North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Haritha Malladi is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of First-Year Engineering at the University of Delaware. She teaches the first-year seminar course for the incoming class of engineering students. Her research interests are in engineering education and sustainability in asphalt pavements using material considerations, green
technologies, and efficient pavement preservation techniques. Her doctoral work focused on improving the performance of recycled asphalt pavements using warm mix asphalt additives.

As a postdoctoral scholar at North Carolina State University, she worked on several NCDOT sponsored research projects including developing specifications for crack sealant application and performing field measurements of asphalt emulsion application in tack coats and chip seals.

Alongside teaching, she is passionate about science communication and public involvement in science. She is interested in incorporating data-driven research, citizen science, and experiential learning into teaching and outreach.


  • Sustainability


Malladi, H.; Kusam, A.; & Tayebali, A.A. (2020). “Laboratory Evaluation of Recycled Asphalt Pavement Material in Warm-Mix Asphalt.” In C. Raab (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements—Mairepav9, Spring Nature Switzerland.

M. & Malladi, H. (2020). “Incorporating Life Cycle Assessment in an Introduction to Engineering Course.” Proceedings, American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Virtual On line.,

H. & Castorena, C. (2019). “Field Measurements of Emulsion Application Rates and Pavement Emulsion Absorption in Tack Coats and Chip Seals.” Construction and Building Materials, 218, 701-711.

Malladi, H.; Asnake, M.; LaCroix, A; & Castorena, C. (2018). “Low-Temperature Vacuum Drying Procedure for Rapid Asphalt Emulsion Residue Recovery.” Transportation Research Record, 2672(28), 256-265.

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