IAI - Board of Directors
Executive Committee Member
Alena Mikhaylova, Ph.D.
Alena Mikhaylova, Ph.D. joined the Rinker Materials, a concrete pipe manufacturer in 2016 as a Product Resource Engineer. Graduating in 2005 from Gubkin’s Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Moscow with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering she moved to the U.S. and earned a Master’s in Civil Engineering and later Ph.D. in Civil Engineering degree in 2013 from the UT Arlington. Ms. Mikhaylova is currently pursuing MBA from the Texas McCombs School of Business.
Ms. Mikhaylova actively supports the engineering community by serving on ASTM C13 and F17 sub-committees and as a member of Transportation Research Board AKB70 Standing Committee on Culverts, Buried Bridges and Soil Structure Interaction. Alena co-established Houston Section of American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) in 2018 and has served on the board of ASHE Houston since its inception, being instrumental in its rapid growth.
With her ongoing support and promotion of STEM education, Alena is committed to encouraging and inspiring the next generation of engineers and industry leaders. Alena’s vision for the Infrastructure Advancement Institute is to become an arm for technology and best practices transfer between agencies, municipalities, consultants and contractors through annual summits and committee collaborations for the greater good of Texas infrastructure.
Rinker Materials is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of concrete pipe and related products for drainage. Founded in 1963 and acquired by QUIKRETE in 2017, Rinker Materials is an industry leader in product innovation, technical expertise, quality, safety and customer service. Comprised of over 30 facilities that serve 30 states with our corporate office in Houston, TX, Rinker Materials is well positioned to service a large market area. Rinker Materials facilities produce a full range of concrete drainage products including concrete pipe ranging in diameters from 12” – 144”, precast box culverts from 3’x2’ to spans up to 24’ wide along with various precast components. Rinker Materials is committed to supplying quality long-lasting sustainable product to the U.S. infrastructure projects.