2011 Young Engineer of the Year

Anu Kancherla, P.E.

Anu Kancherla is a Project Engineer in the Transportation Department at Jacobs Engineering Group. She has worked on large-scale Transportation and Transit projects including complex multi-level interchanges and design build projects/proposals for various state agencies across the country. Her technical expertise includes highway design, traffic analysis, rail road design, and drainage design for the construction and maintenance projects.

Prior to joining the consulting industry, Anu worked as an Assistant Researcher at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) and performed research sponsored by TxDOT and Federal Highway Administration. Her research work at TTI resulted in two technical publications. Anu completed Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University at College Station and Bachelor of Science from India. Anu is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and received scholarship for academic excellence at the Texas A&M University and Gold Medal from the Vasavi Engineering College, Osmania University, India for the best academic performance among all undergraduate engineering majors. Anu is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Texas and Arizona.

Anu has been involved with ASCE for around 9 years and is currently the chairperson of the ASCE Dallas Construction Group. Anu has also been actively involved with other professional organizations such as Women’s Transportation Seminar and the Institute of Transportation Engineers in various capacities. She is looking forward to many years of service with ASCE. In her free time, Anu enjoys visiting different places, reading both fiction and non-fiction and watching sports.