John J. Kraft IV Ph.D.

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Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor,
Trenchless Technology Center (TTC)

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John Kraft is a Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor at the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. John holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and a Bachelors of Science in Construction Engineering Technology. 

John has received numerous awards and honors including 2023
COES Graduate Student of the Year; 2022 ISTT Outstanding Student Research Award (Helsinki, Finland); 2022 Student Research Competition (2nd Place), NASTT No-Dig (Minneapolis, MN); 2021 Bob Westphal Memorial Scholarship; and 2019 NASTT Argent Memorial Scholarship.

His recent project involvement includes Pickle Jar Testing of Coating Materials; Evaluation of Innovative Carbon – Fiber Reinforced Energy Pipe Liner; CISIA: Center for Innovations in Structural Integrity Assurance; and Validation of Innovative Large-Diameter Spray-in-Place Pipe (SIPP) Technology; among numerous others.


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