Amiy Varma, PhD, PE, AICP, PTOE

Sr. Transportation Engineer and Planner

Dr. Varma is a veteran planner, engineer, educator, researcher, and leader. His wealth of knowledge, analytical skills, experience, and perspectives have been crucial in cross-cutting research and consulting in planning, design, operation, financing, management, sustainability, and resilience of transportation infrastructure. For cumulative contributions over decades, Dr. Varma was recognized with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. He received the 2022 ASCE Harland Bartholomew Award for “three decades of cumulative work as educator, researcher, mentor, and leader in promoting and advancing planning and sustainability of highway, aviation, and freight systems.”


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1993
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1987
  • B.Tech., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1985

Licences and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer (PE) in ND; Registration Number PE-3917; (1995 – Present)
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), 1998 - Present
  • Professional Transportation Operations Engineer (PTOE) by ITE; Certificate #491; 2001-Present

Skills & Specializations

  • Transportation Planning
  • Land Use Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Freight
  • Aviation
  • Policy
  • Data Analytics
  • ArcGIS
  • AutoCAD
  • Project Management


No projects listed

Honours & Awards

  • Chair, TRB AV070 Airport/Aircraft Compatibility Committee (6 years)
  • Chair, ASCE T&DI’s Aviation Council (2020 – Present)
  • Vice-Chair and Chair, ITE Freight Mobility Council (4 years)
  • 2021 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2022 ASCE Harland Bartholomew Award

Organisation Memberships

  • TRB AMR20 Standing Committee on Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, & Business Continuity - Member

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