Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy Ph.D., A.M. ASCE, MIE

 

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur

 

Bio-sketch

 

Qualification

 

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2010, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

M.E., Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2002, Anna University, India.

B.E., Civil Engineering, 2000, University of Madras, India.

 

Professional Appointments

   

June 2018-

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. www.iitk.ac.in

2011 - 2018

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. www.iitk.ac.in

 

2010 - 2011

Post - Doctoral Research Fellow, LTHE, University Joseph Fourier Grenoble-1, Grenoble, France.

 www.lthe.hmg.inpg.fr/LTHE/

 

2006-2010

Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. www.iitb.ac.in

2003-2006

Lecturer / Assistant Professor, VIT University, Tamilnadu, India. www.vit.ac.in

2004-2005

Research Scientist, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstradt, Germany (on-deputation, VIT University). www.h-da.de

2002-2003

Lecturer / Assistant Professor, SASTRA University, Tamilnadu, India. www.sastra.edu

Design & Site Engineer, Integrated Pile Foundation Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

Research Interest

 

Numerical and Physical Modelling Technique, Environmental Geotechnology, Landfills, Ground Improvement Techniques, Unsaturated and Fundamental Soil Mechanics, Soil-Structure Interaction, Railway Geotechnology, Remote sensing and GIS applications in Geotechnical Engineering.

Awards and Recognition

Received IEI Young Engineers Award 2013-2014 in Civil Engineering Discipline in recognition of Academic Achievement, awarded by The Institution of Engineers (India) on the 29th National Convention of Civil Engineers held at Meghalaya, on 11 November, 2013. [Certificate] [Picture]

Recipient of Talented Young Scientist Fellowship through TYSP funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, China. Carried out Joint Research work at Tongji University, Shanghai, China [June-Dec, 2019].

Received Distinguished Alumni Award for achievement in Academic and Research,  awarded by VIT University  on VITAA Day, 26 Janurary 2019, VIT Vellore. [Picture] [Picture]

Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer Nature (2022-2025) [Link]

Nominated to represent Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) on the International Technical Committee TC-106 on "Unsaturated Soils" of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering  (ISSMGE) for the term 2018-2021. [Link]

Received Best Paper award on Geotechnical Investigation and Testing, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2021, on 18 December 2021. Mr. Vishwajeet Khan, Research Scholar received IGS-AIMIL-HCV YGE Award for the same.

Received Best Paper award on Solutions of Problematic soils, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2021, on 18 December 2021. Mr. Balbir Kumar Pandey, Research Scholar received IGS-Chennai Chapter YGE Award for the same.

Received Best Paper award in the Theme: Geosynthetics Applications, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2021, on 18 December 2021. Mr. Balbir Kumar Pandey, Research Scholar received IGC 2021-Springer Best Paper Award.

Received Best Paper award on Environmental Geotechnology, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2019, on 19 December 2019. Mr. Vishwajeet Khan, Research Scholar received IGS-Bangalore Chapter YGE Award for the same. [Certificate] [Picture]

Best Paper award in an International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues, on 23-24 September 2016. Mr. Suman Roy, Research Scholar received First price for the same. [Certificate] [Picture]

Received Best Paper award on Environmental Geotechnology, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2015, on 17 December 2015. Former Master student Mr. A. A. Naik received IGS-Bangalore Chapter YGE Award for the same. [Certificate] [Picture]

Received IGS - Prof. A.V. Shroff Biannual Award  for the best paper published in the field of Environmental Geotechnology (for a block period of 2011-2013), awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society, on 22  December  2013 during IGC-2013 held at IIT Roorkee. [Appeared in Indian Geotechnical Society News 2013, page 7] [Certificate] [Picture]

My biographical profile is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in the World 2014 (31 edition) in reference to the outstanding achievement in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. [Cover page] [Profile]

Received International Geosynthetic Society 2012 Student Award (for a block period of 2008-2012) in recognition of Academic Achievement, awarded by International Geosynthetics Society, on 14 December 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. [Appeared in IGS News 2012, page 4] [Certificate] [Picture]

Received Prof. G. A. Leonards Award (Biennial) for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Geotechnical Engineering submitted to Indian Universities and Institutes for the Year 2009 and 2010, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society during IGC-2011, on 19 December 2011. [Appeared in Indian Geotechnical Society News 2012, page 13][Certificate] [Picture]

My paper entitled Deformation behaviour of clay cap barrier of hazardous waste containment system: Full-scale and Centrifuge tests (co-authored with J.P. Gourc, S. Camp, and B.V.S. Viswanadham) in Geotextiles and Geomebranes (one of the highest impact factor journal in the field of Geotechnical Engineering) received honourable mention as one of the best four papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2010. [Editorial version] [Certificate]

Selected as one of the member of Reviewing Panel for Environmental Geotechnics Journal, ICE Publishers

Published more than 95 research papers in peer reviewed International / National Journals and Conferences.

Selected as one of the Task force member (Geosynthetics) by International Geosynthetic Society, USA.

Post-Doctoral Research work at LTHE, University Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France through IFCPAR for one year. http://www.cefipra.org.

Nominated to carry out research at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany.

Secured First class with Distinction at all levels of education.

Alumni of IIT Bombay, Anna University, University of Madras.

Reviewer

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE

International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE

Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE

Soil Science Society of America Journal

Applied Clay Science, Elsevier

Waste Management, Elsevier

Journal of Materials and Design, Elsevier

Geotextile and Geomembrane, Elsevier

Journal of Hazardous Materials,  Elsevier

Geosynthetics International, ICE London

Environmental Geotechnics, ICE London

Geotechnical Engineering Journal, SEAGS, AIT Bangkok

International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, T&F

Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer

International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer

Geomechanics and Engineering-An International Journal, Techno-Press

REM-Revista Escola de Minas, South American Journal

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Inderscience

International Journal of Environmental Engineering, Inderscience

National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences

International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, Cafet innova technical society

Advances in Civil Engineering Materials

 

Computer Skills

 

SVOFFICE, PLAXIS, ABAQUS, Geo5, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, Talren, STAAD, ArcGIS, Microstation, Descartes, Geographics, Surfer, AutoCAD, Matlab and C programming

 

Professional Membership

 

American Society of Civil Engineers (A. M. ASCE)

Indian Geotechnical Society (LM)

Indian Society of Technical Education (LM)

Indian Society of Geomatics (LM)

System Society of India (LM)

Institution of Engineers

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