Faculty Profile for Dr. Krishna Kisi

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Dr. Krishna Kisi
Assistant Professor — Department of Engineering Technology
RFM 2240
phone: (512) 245-7577

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Krishna Kisi received his doctoral degree in Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015 and served as an assistant professor in two other institutions prior to Texas State University. He holds M.S. in Construction Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Dr. Kisi is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and his work experience includes designing and supervising residential houses to managing commercial projects. Dr. Kisi’s papers are published in journals such as ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. Dr. Kisi has taught over 16 different construction engineering and management courses. Dr. Kisi has provided Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) annual refresher training to surface miners at Connecticut and Rhode Island. His safety training grants were funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Research Interests

Construction Labor Productivity, Human Performance, Ergonomics, Safety in Construction and Mine Industries, STEM Education, AR/VR/MR applications, Smart Building/Cities, Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gautam, S., & Kisi, K. P. (n.d.). Analyzing Perception of General Contractors of Nepal regarding Construction Automation.
  • Abaza, M., & Kisi, K. P. (n.d.). A Lesson Learned from Construction Projects to prevent Scope Creep.
  • Kisi, K. P., & Kayastha, R. (2024). Analysis of musculoskeletal pains and productivity impacts among Hispanic construction workers. Heliyon, 10(1).
  • Sulbaran, T., & Kisi, K. P. (2023). Materials Delay Impact due to COVID-19 on Construction Projects. In Proceedings of the 59th ASC Annual International Conference 2023. Associated Schools of Construction.
  • Kisi, K. P., Snosi, O., & Sharma, V. (2023). Creating a Construction Safety VR Game with Decision-making Scenarios for an Interactive Learning Experience. In Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Translational Health Research, Translational Health Research Center. March 2023 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Board of Regents Research Award, Connecticut's State Colleges and Universities. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Capston Advisor of the Year - Honor Roll, Central Connecticut State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Third Place Poster Award, Construction Research Congress. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Construction Management Thesis, University of Nevada Las Vegas. 2010

Selected Grants

  • Kisi, Krishna P (Principal), Lopez, Omar S (Co-Principal). Ergonomics in construction and general industries, US Department of Labor, Federal, $150000. (Submitted: July 1, 2023, Funded: September 30, 2023 - September 30, 2024). Grant.
  • Kisi, Krishna P (Principal), Pokharel, Manusheela (Co-Principal). Temperature Extremes (Heat Stress and Cold Stress) in construction and general industries, US Department of Labor, Federal, $154000. (Submitted: August 1, 2022, Funded: September 30, 2022 - September 30, 2023). Grant.
  • Kisi, Krishna P (Principal). 3D Laser Scanner purchase, TEXO Education and Research Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $5000. (Funded: December 20, 2021 - December 20, 2022). Grant.
  • Kisi, Krishna P (Principal), Spencer, Bobbi (Co-Principal). Fall Prevention/Protection in Construction and General Industries, U.S. Department of Labor, Federal, $151343. (Submitted: 2021, Funded: October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022). Grant.
  • Kisi, Krishna P (Principal), Rohde, Rodney (Co-Principal), Ari, Arzu (Co-Principal). Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19, U.S. Department of Labor, Federal, $200000. (Funded: September 30, 2021 - June 30, 2023). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

COSE Undergraduate Scholarship Committee
Strategic Planning for 2023-2029
Organizational review of the COSE
October 7, 2023-Present
College Research Enhancement Committee
September 2023-Present
ET Department Curriculum Committee
April 2023-Present