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

Haritha Malladi

Assistant Professor; Director of First-Year Engineering
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 obtained her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a doctoral minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University. She then stayed on for another two years as Postdoctoral Research Scholar at NC State University. Prior to joining the University of Delaware faculty in 2020, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lafayette College for two years.

At UD, Malladi teaches the First-Year Experience course for the incoming class of engineering students. Her research interests lie at the intersection of engineering education, sustainability, and community engagement. 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 that focused on pavement preservation techniques including the 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.


  • Infrastructure
  • Materials
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation


1. 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.

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

3. Malladi, 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.

4. 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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