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

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.

P. Pravin Kumar Venkat Rao

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (2014 - 2019), Structural Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee
M.Tech. (2012 - 2014), Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, VNIT Nagpur
B.E. (2008 - 2011), Civil Engineering, SRKNEC, RTM Nagpur University
Diploma (2004 - 2007), Civil Engineering, Government Polytechnic Nagpur

Dr. Pravin worked as Diploma Trainee Engineer (June 2007 - June 2008) in Mahendra Construction, Nagpur. Then, he worked as Graduate Engineer Trainee (July 2011 - July 2012) in Larsen & Toubro (Infrastructure), Arunachal Pradesh. Later, he worked as Research Associate (Jan 2020 - Dec 2020) at IIT Roorkee.

Area of Interest:
1. Seismic Safety Assessment of Masonry Buildings
2. Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings
3. Strengthening and Retrofitting of Masonry Buildings
4. Displacement-Based Modelling
5. Experimental Testing and Evaluation

Dr. Shubham Singhal

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Earthquake Engg.), Central Building Research Institute-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee.
M.Tech in Computer Aided Structural Engineering from IIIT Hyderabad
B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Amity University, Noida.

Area of Interest:
1. solid mechanics,
2. Reinforced concrete design,
3. Earthquake engineering and
4. disaster mitigation.

Dr. Shubham Singhal was working as an Assistant Professor at Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Noida.

Dr. Jofin George

Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral researcher at the National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras.
Ph.D in Structural Engineering from IIT Madras.
M.Tech in Structural Engineering from IIT Hyderabad
B.Tech in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum.

Area of Interest:
1. Statics and Kinematics of Structural Systems,
2. Structural Assessment and
3. Structural Health Monitoring.

Dr. George is a Reviewer of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Bridge Engineering, and Advances in Structural Engineering Journal.

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


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.