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     Rupinder Singh appointed National Adviser to US Govt on Transportation

Chandigarh, November 3rd 2005: Mr Rupinder Singh'83, an alumnus of Punjab Engineering College, has been selected and appointed to the United States National Academy of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. He will serve on the National Cooperative Highway Research Programme Project Panel of the United States.

The National Academy of Science, Medicine and Engineering, according to a letter of the academy addressed to Mr Rupinder Singh, performs an unparallel public service function by bringing together committees of experts highly knowledgeable in all areas of scientific and technological endeavour.

The experts so nominated on the council serve pro bono to address critical national issues and are the advisers to the nation. The nation turns to national academies for advice on issues that affect peoplesí lives worldwide, the letter said.

Son of former Principal of the Sector 11 Government College for Girls, Mrs D. Amarjit Singh, he is currently working as an associate analyst with the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission. His father, Mr Amarjit Singh, had retired as Controller of Weights and Measures, Punjab.

Rupinder who holds Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) and Master of Science (Highway Engineering) in Civil Engineering from PEC, did a double Masters from the University of California, Berkeley, in Engineering and City Planning.

Rupinder has been involved in large-scale transportation stimulation modelling in San Francisco. He has been regularly presenting papers at the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Transportation Research Board.

Rupinderís research work is also part of the Highway Capacity Manual, which is the state-of-the-art practice in transportation. He is also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

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