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Meet Our Coordinator

Dr. Tarunjit S. Butalia, P.E., serves as the program coordinator for the statewide Coal Combustion Products (CCP) program at The Ohio State University. Butalia is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at OSU.

His technical specialty is the characterization of natural and synthetic materials and their use in technically sound, environmentally benign and commercially competitive applications.

The transfer technology project overseen by Dr. Butalia is an effort to move CCP technologies and processes from the research and development phases into the marketplace. When treated and applied correctly, CCPs can be put to multiple productive uses ranging from highway applications, mineland reclamation, to agricultural applications.

Dr. Butalia works to develop and promote standardized practices and procedures acceptable to private sector end users and government regulators.  In addition, he coordinates the dissemination of information and makes presentations while assessing the markets for new CCP uses.

Dr. Butalia obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honors) in Civil Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India. He went on to earn a Master of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India and a Doctorate in Engineering from The Ohio State University. Dr. Butalia has been involved directly in several CCP research projects, and has authored, presented and/or published more than 200 technical papers.

Dr. Tarunjit S. Butalia
Research Associate Professor & Coal Combustion Products Coordinator
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Ohio State University
470 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1275
Tel: (614) 688-3408
Fax: (614) 292-3780