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NAME : Dr. Benny Mathews Abraham

DESIGNATION : Professor & Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering

QUALIFICATION : Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering

EMAIL : [email protected] , [email protected]

Area of Interest : Ground Improvement, Soft Clays, Grouting

Date of Joining : 01-06-2020

Type of  Appointment : Regular

Positions held

  1. Dean, Faculty of Architecture, CUSAT
  2. Head, Division of Civil Engineering, CUSAT
  3. Chairman, Board of Studies in Civil Engineering, CUSAT
  4. Member, Academic Council, CUSAT
  5. Member in various committees like Construction Monitoring, Erudite Scheme etc

Awards and Professional Recognition  

 1. Won the IGS-ONGC best research paper award in 1988,1991 & 2016

2.  M.Tech Project Thesis is referred in the Text book “Foundation Design” by Nainan P.Kurian

3. Research paper is referred in the Text book “Foundation Analysis and Design” by Joseph E. Bowles

Achievements

                     

Memberships in professional bodiesLife member of

  1. Institution of Engineers (India)
  2. Indian Geotechnical Society
  3. Indian Society of Earthquake Technology
  4. Indian Society of Technical Education

PhD Guidance

*Currently Guiding 8 students.

Research Projects

Publications

No. of Publications : 78

 International journals : 25

National Journals :  2

International Conferences  : 22                                                        

National Conferences  :  29

Books :  Edited 1 book and 6 Conference proceedings   

 h-index : 13

i 10-index : 16

 Reviewer for journals like Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Applied Clay Science etc.

 Latest Publications

  1. Veena V, Cyrus S, Abraham BM, Jose BT (2021) Effect of partial replacement of bentonite with biochar in liner soils. Biomass Conv. Bioref., Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01319-x
  2. Joy A., Abraham B. M. and Sridharan A. (2020) “Effect of organic matter on the shear strength of lime-stabilised clayey soils”, Journal of Ground Improvement, Institution of Civil Engineers –London,, https://doi.org/10.1680/jgrim.20.00055.
  3. Joy A., Abraham B. M. and Sridharan A. (2021) “A Critical Re-Examination of the Factors Influencing Determination of Organic Matter in Soils “, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-021-01758-3
  4. Veena V , S Reghunath, S Cyrus and B M Abraham (2021) Potential application of cement amended marine clay as liner material. IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 1114 012014. https://doi:10.1088/1757-899X/1114/1/012014
  5. Veena V, Cyrus S, Abraham BM, Jose BT (2021) Soil Water Characteristic Curves of compacted marine clay , J. Solid Waste Technol. Manag. 

Papers in Conferences

  1. Alternative Materials for Construction of Landfill Cover System- An Overview,  Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (ICRACE2020),Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, 15-17 July 2020. 
  2. Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Marine Clay using Waste Foundry Sand, National Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (ASCM 2020), National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur,  August 03-04, 2020 
  3. Strength Improvement of Lime Treated Organic Soil using Sodium Chloride, National Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (ASCM 2020), National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, August 03-04, 2020. 
  4. Paver Tiles as Sustainable Alternative for Low Volume Roads – A state of the Art approach, International Conference on, “GREEN HIGHWAY                CONSTRUCTION – A Sustainable  Approach” 14-15 September 2020, NITK.,Surathkal, India 
  5. Strength behaviour of lime treated organic soil modified using chemical  additives, International Conference on  “GREEN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION – A Sustainable Approach” September 2020, NITK., Surathkal, India. 
  6. Effect of surcharge during curing on cement stabilized marine clay subgrades, International Conference on “GREEN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION – A Sustainable Approach” 14-15 September 2020, NITK., Surathkal, India 
  7. Rating System for Sustainable Pavements- Life Cycle Analysis Approach, 7th Conference on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management (CTSEM 2020), Trivandrum, December 29-30, 2020
  8. Effect of Curing Period on the Geotechnical Properties of Lime Treated Organic Soils, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2020, Visakhapatnam, December 17-19, 2020.
  9. Effect of Bentonite Support Fluid on Pile Capacity, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2020, Visakhapatnam, December 17-19, 2020.

Name: Dr. Bindumol T.V
Designation: Professor
B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering Kothamangalam
M.Tech Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design from Department of Ship Technology, CUSAT
Ph.D Structural engineering  from Department of Ship Technology, CUSAT
Date of Joining: 03-06-2019
Type of  Appointment : Regular

Name : Veena V

Designation : Associate Professor & Vice Principal

Qualification: M.Tech in Construction Engineering and Management

email : [email protected]

Area of Interest: Liner soils, Soil stabilisation

Date of Joining: 03.10.2011

Type of  Appointment : Regular

Publications/Conference

  1. Veena V, Cyrus S, Abraham BM, Jose BT (2021) Effect of partial replacement of bentonite with biochar in liner soils. Biomass Conv. Bioref., Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01319-x
  2.  Veena V , S Reghunath, S Cyrus and B M Abraham (2021) Potential application of cement amended marine clay as liner material. IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 1114 012014. https://doi:10.1088/1757-899X/1114/1/012014
  3. Veena V, Cyrus S, Abraham BM, Jose BT (2021) Soil Water Characteristic Curves of compacted marine clay , J. Solid Waste Technol. Manag. (Accepted for publication)
  4.  Jilfa Nazar, Veena.V, Jimmy Thomas (2018) Effect of Leachate on Geotechnical Characteristics of Flyash Bentonite mix as Landfill liner. KETCON-2018, Kerala: Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology, Kodakara
  5.  Thomas Elsa, Veena V, Aneetta Rose Paul, Liya Xavier, and Reshma Mary (2017) Effect of Curing on the Strength and Plasticity Characteristics of Clay-Fly Ash Mix. International Journal of Innovative Research on Science, Engineering and Technology 6 (3): 29-33
  6.  Veena V, Sobha Cyrus. and Benny Mathews Abraham (2015), Containment of desiccation cracks in marine clay with fibre amendmet, Proc. of Sixth International Geotechnical Symposium on Disaster Mitigation on Special Geoenvironmental Conditions (6IGS-2015), IIT Madras, Chennai, India
  7.  Sobha Cyrus and Veena.V (2014) ‘Effect of Fibre in Controlling Desiccation cracks in clay liner soils. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, GEOMATE 2014 held at Brisbane, Australia

FDP/STTP

    1.  Attended 5 days FDP on De-Hab Demolition and Rehabilitation of structures organised by Marian Engineering College from 26th to 30th July 2021
    2.  Attended 5 days Symposium on on Highway Infrastucture and TSR Lecture organised by IGS Student chapter, Marian Engineering College from 1st to 5th Decemeber 2020
    3.  Attended one week STTP on Green Energy, Environment, Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Future organized by SOE,CUSAT and THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology from 10th -14th December 2018
    4.  Attended AICTE sponsored FDP on Sustainable development through Green Technology organized by AISAT from 4th to 16th December 2017.
    5. Attended FDP on Instructional Design and deliver system and Evaluation methods organized by AISAT from 12th -14th June 2014

Name : Liji Anna Mathew

Designation: Associate Professor

Qualification : M.Tech in Structural Engineering

Email : [email protected]

Area of Interest: Compatibility studies of cement and admixtures, Polymer modified concrete, Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures

Date of Joining: 17.06.2013

Type of  Appointment : Regular

Publications

  1.  N. Athira, Liji Anna Mathew, U. K. Neeraj, Behaviour of Concrete-Filled Fibre Tubes Under Axial Compression and Lateral Loading, Advances in Civil Engineering, Select Proceedings of ARICE 2019, Pages 51-74, Vol 83, Springer.
  2.  Liji Anna Mathew, Jisha Jose, Glory Joseph, Mechanical Performance of Natural Rubber Latex Modified Mortars, Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Vol 124,pp 765-774, Springer
  3.  Liji Anna Mathew, Digital Learning Techniques-Recent Trends: A perspective from classroom teaching and learning, Journal of Electrical and Power System Engineering, Pages 1-6, Vol 4 Issue 1,2017
  4.  Abitha A M, Liji Anna Mathew, Sheeja M K, Properties of Concrete Incorporating Fly Ash and Basalt Fibre, International Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, Pages 115-120, Vol.3, Issue 12, June 2017
  5.  Amala Joseph, Liji Anna Mathew, Rinku John, Performance of Metakaolin on High Strength Self Compacting Concrete, International Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, Pages 110-114,Vol.3,Issue 12, June 2017
  6.  Tiji K James, Liji Anna Mathew, A comparative study on Performance of SCC using Diverse Brands of Cement, Proceedings of the Kerala Technological Congress (KETCON), 17-18 February 2017.
  7.  Anumol Raju, Cyril C Varghese, Jewelshah Suresh V, Liji Anna Mathew, Retrofitting of RC Beams using FRP, Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Innovations in Technology and Sciences, (ICGITS), 4-6 April 2013.

FDP/STTP

  1. Attended Examination Reforms Workshop organized by AICTE & KLE University Hubli from 12th – 15th February,2021
  2. Attended KTU sponsored FDP on Emerging Trends in Structural Health Monitoring and Procedures organized by Toch Institute of Science & Technology from 19th – 23rd April 2021
  3. Attended ATAL FDP on Soft Computing Techniques organized by Dr.S & S S Gandhy Government Engineering College from 2nd – 6th November 2020
  4. Attended FDP on Know Everything Related to Research organized by Illahia College of Engineering & Technology from 23rd-28th July 2020
  5. Attended 6 Days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering” organized by Dept. of Civil Engineering, AISAT from 10th- 15th August 2020.
Name – Saranya Ullas (Study Leave)
Designation- Assistant Professor
Qualification -M.Tech Transportation Engineering
Area of Interest : Transportation Engineering
Date of Joining : 09-01-2014
Type of Appointment : Regular

Name : Sheeja M K 

Designation : Asst.Professor (Sr.Scale)

Qualification: M.Tech in Construction Engineering and Management

Email: [email protected]

Area of Interest:  Shallow foundation systems, Studies of cantilever footing

Date of Joining: 11.08.2014 

Type of Appointment : Regular

Publications

  1.  Lamya T, Sheeja M K (2020) “Analytical Assessment on the Behaviour of Conical Shell Foundation”, Proceedings of SECON 2020, Vol 97, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, https:// doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55115-5_29.
  2.  Alexy Alex, Rinku John, Sheeja M.K (2017), “Analytical Study on Prestressed concrete beams strengthened with carbon fibre reinforced polymer laminates”, KETCON, KTU Conference at M A College Kothamangalam on 14th January 2017.
  3.  Abitha A.M, Liji Anna Mathew, Sheeja M.K.(2017) “Properties of Concrete incorporating Flyash and Basalt Fibre.” International journal of Science, Technology and Engineering 3, no. 12 (2017): 115-120
  4.  Nithin Sam, Sheeja M. K (2016) “Durability study on Coir-Fibre reinforced Concrete”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol 5 (2017), Issue 9

FDP/STTP

  1. Attended 5 days FDP on “Inculcating Universal Human Values in Technical Education” from 16.08. 2021 to 20.08. 2021 organized by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)
  2.  Attended 5 days FDP on ‘Physical advances in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering’ from 21.06.21 – 25.06.21 organised by Musaliar college of Engineering and Technology, Pathanamthitta
  3.  Attended 5 days FDP on “Forensics in structural and Geotechnical Engineering” from 15.03.2021-19.03.2021 organised by AISAT
  4.  Attended ATAL Online FDP on “GIS and Remote sensing”, organized by University college of Engineering, Kakinada from 04.01.2021 – 08.01.2021.
  5.  Attended 6 days FDP on “Outcome-based Education and Autonomy-Phase II”, organized by RSET from 16.11.2020 – 21.11.2020.
  6. Attended 6 days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering”, organized by AISAT from 10.08.2020-15.08.2020.
  7.  Attended 6 days STTP on “Emerging Trends and Practices in Pavement Geotechnics”, organized by TKM Engineering College and sponsored by TEQIP II from 01.09.2020 – 06.09.2020
Name- Saranya Das K (Study Leave)
Designation- Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale)
Qualification -M.Tech in Geoinformatics
Area of Interest: Geoinformatics
Date of Joining : 03-02-2016
Type of Appointment : Regular
FDP/STTP
1. Attended AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Online FDP on “GIS & Remote Sensing” from 2021-1-4 to 2021-1-8 at University College of Engineering, JNTU Kakinada.
2. Attended 3 days online FDP on “Sustainable building materials and practices” organised by Department of civil engineering, MBITS from 28th to 30 April 2021.
3. 5 days FDP on “Forensics in structural and Geotechnical Engineering” from 15.03.2021-19.03.2021 organised by AISAT
4. Attended 6 Days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering” organized by Dept. of Civil Engineering, AISAT from 10th to 15th August 2020.
5. Attended 5 days FDP on “Professional Ethics” organized by Providence college of engineering from 10th to 14th August 2020.
6. Attended AICTE sponsored FDP on Sustainable development through Green Technology organized by AISAT from 4th to 16th December 2017

Name : Rinku John

Designation : Asst.Professor

Qualification: M.Tech in Computer Aided Structural Engineering

Email: [email protected]

Area of Interest:  Dam Engineering, Earthquake Engineering

Date of Joining: 03.06.2015 

Type of Appointment : Regular

Publications

  1.  Alexy Alex, Rinku John, Sheeja M.K (2017), “Analytical Study on Prestressed concrete beams strengthened with carbon fibre reinforced polymer laminates”, KETCON, KTU Conference at M A College Kothamangalam on 14th January 2017.
  2.  Amala Joseph, Liji Anna Mathew, Rinku John, Performance of Metakaolin on High Strength Self Compacting Concrete, International Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, Pages 110-114,Vol.3,Issue 12,June 2017
  3. Rinku John, Jobil Varghese, “A study on behavior of bubble deck slab using ansys”, ,International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & technology, ISSN 2348-7968, Vol.2 Issue 11, November 2015.
  4. John, R. (2021). A Review on Seismic Response of Concrete Arch Dam. [email protected]® | IEI Conferences. https://doi.org/10.36375/prepare_u.iei.a121

FDP/STTP

  1. Attended 5 days FDP on “Forensics in structural and Geotechnical Engineering” from 15.03.2021-19.03.2021 organised by AISAT
  2. Attended ATAL Online FDP on “GIS and Remote sensing”, organized by University college of Engineering, Kakinada from 04.01.2021 – 08.01.2021.
  3. Attended 6 days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering”, organized by AISAT from 10.08.2020-15.08.2020.
  4. Attended AICTE sponsored FDP on Sustainable development through Green Technology organized by AISAT from 4th to 16th December 2017
  5. Attended 3 days online FDP on “Sustainable building materials and practices” organized by Department of civil engineering, MBITS from 28th to 30 April 2021.

NAME: Jerin Joseph

DESIGNATION: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering

QUALIFICATION: MTech in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

EMAIL: [email protected]

Area of Interest: Ground Improvement and anchoring, Geosynthetics, Geotechnical FEM modelling

Date of Joining: 15-06-2015

Type of Appointment : Regular

Journal/Conference publications

  1. Joseph, Jerin, Shailendra Kumar, Vishwas A. Sawant, and Jignesh B. Patel. “An experimental and numerical comparative study on the uplift capacity of single granular pile anchor and rough pile in sand.” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering16, no. 4 (2022): 499-513. DOI: 1080/19386362.2021.1999077  
  1. Jerin Joseph, Shailendra Kumar, Jignesh B Patel, and Kailasa Rahul “Application of granular pile anchors to reduce uplift movement of telecommunication tower foundation”, Proceedings of International conference EGCON-2021, 9th to 11th December 2021.  
  1. Joseph, Jerin, Shailendra Kumar, J. B. Patel,“A comparative study on the uplift capacity of single helix helical anchor and granular pile anchor in sand”, International Conference on Advances in Construction Technology and Management (ACTM-2021), Pune, India  
  1. Joseph, Jerin, Shailendra Kumar, J. B. Patel, and Yogendra Tandel. “Granular Anchor Pile System for Resisting Uplift: A Review.” In Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019, pp. 321-332. Springer, Singapore, 2021. DOI: 1007/978-981-33-6444-8_29  
  1. Johnson, Riya T., Renjitha Mary Varghese, and Jerin Joseph. “Parametric Study on the Behavior of Combined Pile Raft Foundation Founded on Multi-layered Soil Using PLAXIS 3D.” In Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 217-225. Springer, Singapore, 2019. DOI: 1007/978-981-13-0562-7_24
  1. Muzammil, Sithara Pamangattu, Renjitha Mary Varghese, and Jerin Joseph. “Numerical simulation of the response of geosynthetic encased stone columns under oil storage tank.” International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering 4, no. 1 (2018): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40891-017-0122-6
  1. Patel, J. B., C. H. Solanki, Y. K. Tandel, and J. Joseph. “Finite Element Modeling of Pervious Concrete-Stone Column Composite Column Group for Ground Improvement.” International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) 9, no. 5 (2018): 889-895.

Name : Aleena Tom

Designation : Asst. Professorv (Sr.Scale)

Qualification: M.Tech in Geomechanics and Structures

Email : [email protected]

Area of Interest: Piled raft Foundation, Soil- Structure interaction, Ground Improvement techniques

Date of Joining: 15.07.2016

Type of Appointment : Regular

Publications

Aleena Tom, Sindhu A R, “1G Model Study on the behavior of Piled Raft Foundation”, International Journal of Science Technology & Engineering , Volume 3, Issue 02, August 2016

FDP/STTP

  1.  Attended 5 days FDP on “Forensics in structural and Geotechnical Engineering” from 15.03.2021-19.03.2021 organised by AISAT
  2. Attended ATAL Online FDP on ”Environmental Geotechnology”, organized by University Institute of Engineering and Technology from 04-01-2021 to 08-01-2021.
  3.  Attended ATAL Online FDP on ”Earthquake Engineering”, organized by National Institute of Teachers Training and Research, Chennai from 21.09.2020 to 25.09.2020.
  4. Attended 6 days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering”, organized by AISAT from 10.08.2020-15.08.2020.
  5. Attended 6 days FDP on “Recent research avenues in Geotechnical and geological Engineering ”, organized by RSET from 17.08.2020-22.08.2020.

Name : Meera Jacob (Study Leave)

Designation : Asst.Professor

Qualification: M.Tech in Construction Engineering and Management

Email: [email protected]

Area of Interest:  Shallow foundation systems, Studies of cantilever footing

Date of Joining: 03.07.2017 

Type of Appointment : Regular

NAME :  SAVITHA STANLY

DESIGNATION : Assistant Professor

QUALIFICATION : M Tech in Transportation Engineering

EMAIL : [email protected]

Area of Interest : Highway Pavement Construction

Date of Joining : 01.01.2020

Type of Appointment : Regular

FDP/STTP

. 5 days FDP on “Forensics in structural and Geotechnical Engineering” from 15.03.2021-19.03.2021 organised by AISAT
. 6 days AICTE sponsored online STTP on “Outcome Based Education with Assessment and Evaluation”, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology from 23.11.2020-28.11.2020.
. 5 days ATAL FDP on “Infrastructure Engineering”,organized by NITK,Surathkal from 21.09.2020-25.09.2020.
. 5 days AICTE sponsored FDP on “Recent Advances in Pavement Material Testing and Design”, organised by MNMJ Engineering College from 17.08.2020 and 22.08.2020.
. 6 days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering”, organized by AISAT from 10.08.2020-15.08.2020.

NAME :  Sree Lekshmi G S

DESIGNATION : Assistant Professor

QUALIFICATION : M Tech in Environmental Science and Engineering

EMAIL : [email protected]

Date of Joining : 23-09-2019

Type of Appointment : Regular

Publications

S. Adish Kumar; G. S. Sree lekshmi; J. Rajesh Banu; I. Tae Yeom-“Synergistic degradation of hospital wastewater by solar/TiO2/Fe2+/H2O2 process”-Water Quality Research Journal (2014) 49 (3): 223–233. https://doi.org/10.2166/wqrjc.2014.026

FDP/STTP

1.5 days FDP on “Forensics in structural and Geotechnical Engineering” from 15.03.2021-19.03.2021 organised by AISAT
2.Attended 6 Days FDP on “Research Avenues in Transportation Engineering” organized by Dept. of Civil Engineering, AISAT from 10th to 15th August 2020.
3.Attended ATAL -AICTE sponsored FDP on Green Buildings & Built Environment” from 2021-05-31 to 2021-06-04 at Confederation of Indian Industry
4.Attended ATAL -AICTE sponsored FDP on Waste Technology” from 2021-1-4 to 2021-1-8 at NIT WARANGAL
5.Attended ATAL -AICTE sponsored FDP on Green Technology & Sustainability Engineering” from 2020-10-5 to 2020-10-9 at Punjab Engineering College.
6.Attended ATAL -AICTE sponsored FDP on WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR FUTURE INDIA” from 13/09/2021 to 17/09/2021 at University College of Engineering Ramanathapuram

Name- Aswathy R
Designation- Assistant Professor
Qualification -M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering
Date of Joining: 08-11-2021
Type of Appointment : Regular
Publications
R. Aswathy and K. S. Beena (2018). “Emergence of Nanomodified Fibers as Soil Reinforcement- A Review”. Springer transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering-GBSE 2018, pp: 361-367. DOI : 10.1007/978-981-13-1202-1_31
FDP/STTP
1. Attended 6 days FDP on ‘Outcome based Education in Professional Institutions ‘ from 27/12/2021 – 1/1/2022 organised by SJCET Palai
2. Attended one week faculty training programme on “Green Energy, Environment, Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Future” from 10/12/2018 – 14/12/2018 organized CUSAT and TDHC .
3. Indo-Canadian Workshop on Interactive Design in Geotechnical Engineering: Theory to Practice, 24 Sep – 2 Oct, 2020
Name- Sherine Justine
Designation- Assistant Professor
Qualification -M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering
Area of Interest: Geotechnical
Date of Joining: 08-11-2021
Type of Appointment: Regular