Structural Engineering


Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar


Ph.D. (Earthquake Engg.), Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
M. Tech. (Structural Engg.), IIT Kanpur
B.E. (Civil Engg), Vasavi College of Engineering, Osmania University

Area of Interest: 1. Earthquake engineering and Structural Dynamics,
2. Analysis and design of RC structures,
3. Numerical simulation of non-engineered buildings,
4. Development of awareness raising tools for earthquake disaster mitigation and
5. Collapse structure Analysis.

Dr. Ramancharla worked in L&T-ECC for about a year (1997-98) and went to Tokyo for pursuing his PhD. After receiving his degree, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow for one year.

Venkateswarulu Mandadi

Professor of Eminence

Ph.D. (Systems Design), University of Waterloo, Canada
M.A. Sc. (Systems Design), University of Waterloo, Canada
B.E. (Civil Engineering), College of Engineering, Anantapur

Before Dr. Venkateswarlu joined the IIIT, he was with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. As Engineer-in-Chief (1995-2000), he was instrumental in the use of computers and IT in Civil engineering applications particularly in Rural Water Supply. He worked as Director, AP Engineering Research Laboratories (1984 - 1988), and as Member Secretary, AP Council of Science and Technology (1988 - 1989). During the period 1989 - 1995, as Chief Engineer he managed AP Primary Education Project funded by DFID.
Area of Interest:1. Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics and Electro Magnetism
2. Signal Processing Applications
3. Random vibrations
4. Stochastic Processes.

Sunitha Palissery

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering-Structural Engineering-Earthquake Engineering), IIT Madras
M.Tech. (Civil Engineering-Structural Engineering), IIT Madras
B.Tech. (Civil Engineering), Regional Engineering College, Calicut

Area of Interest:1. Seismic Design of Buildings
2. Seismic Nonlinear Behaviour of Buildings
3. Developing Design Guidelines for use in Seismic Design Practice.

C N Kaul

Professor of Eminence - Mathematics

PhD 1980, IIT Kharagpur

Area of Interest: 1. Mathematics and Computational Sciences
2. Continuum Mechanics
3. Functional Analysis
4. Partial Differential Equations

Swajit Singh Goud

Lecturer (On leave)

Pursuing PhD at IIIT Hyderabad.

Area of Interest: 1. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Analysis
2. Design of RC Structures
3. Performance Based Design

Geotechnical Engineering

Spatial Informatics

Krishnan Sundara Rajan

Associate Professor

Ph.D (Civil Engg) University of Tokyo, Japan
M.Eng in Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
B. Tech(Hons) Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India

Area of Interest: Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Modelling & Simulation, Regional and Global Environmental Change, Human-Land-Water interactions, Role of S&T in Policy making, Open Source Softwares

P. Ramachandra Prasad

Assistant Professor

Ph.D in Environmental Sciences Osmania University and NRSC, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Master of Science, (Botany) Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Bachelor of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh

Area of Interest:Remote sensing and GIS applications in Natural Resource Management.

Shaik Rehana

Assistant Professor

Ph.D from IISc Bangalore

Area of Interest:Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change, Statistical Downscaling, Uncertainty Modeling, Water Quality Management, Reservoir Operation, Irrigation Planning.

Building Science

Vishal Garg

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2000, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
B.E. (Civil Engineering), M.B.M. Engineering College, University of Jodhpur

Dr. Garg joined IIIT after his PhD. from IIT Delhi in 2000. He has worked as junior research fellow at FZJ Juelich, Germany, during his PhD. His research interests include life cycle cost optimization of buildings, intelligent buildings, fuzzy logic controllers for energy conservation & enhanced comfort in buildings and optical fiber based lighting. He has many publications in these areas. He has recently developed a tool for life cycle optimization of buildings.

He is coordinating the "IT in Building Science" M. Tech. programme. His teaching interests include building automation & controls, intelligent buildings, and lighting design & technology. He has established a Building Automation lab in IIIT.