|Dr Tejaskumar Thaker
HoD & Associate Professor
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Tejas.Thaker@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: Seismic Microzonation, Seismic Hazard and Risk Mitigation; Site Specific Studies; Site-characterization; Liquefaction Problems; Geophysical Studies; GIS-GPS Seismic Modeling etc. Seismic characteristics of retaining wall; Reinforced earth wall; Slope; Foundation; Piles; Anchors; Numerical and Analytical Modeling of Geotechnical Structures; Ground Improvement Techniques; Waste Management.
Brief Profile: Dr. Tejaskumar Thaker has earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has worked extensively in the area of Seismic Hazard assessment and Microzonation. He obtained Masters and Bachelors of Civil Engineering both from M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. Presently he is associated with Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhingar as an Assistant Professor since May 2012.
Dr. Thaker has over eight years of professional experience in industry, academia and as an active researcher. He has around 25 research publications in high impact factor peer reviewed International Journals, National and International Conferences. He has visited various countries like Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and delivered expert lecture and presented his research. He is a member of Indian Geotechnical Society, Institute of Engineers, Indian Society for Technical Education, Indian Society for Remote Sensing, etc. He has organized and actively participated in various seminars, workshop and short term courses for constant up gradation.
|Dr Anurag Ashok Kandya
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Anurag.Kandya@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Urban Micro Climate, Heat Islands, Building Energy Modelling, Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring, Satellite Meteorology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Emission Inventory, Green Engineering Materials, Decentralized wastewater treatment, Decentralized solid waste management, Renewable Energy, Green Transportation Systems, Clean Development Mechanisms
Brief Profile: I am currently the Coordinator, Office of Environmental Engineering along with M.Tech Program and working as Assistant Professor at Civil Engg Dept. I have pursued PhD in the field of 'Urban Micro Climate' from IIT Delhi (2015), M.Tech in 'Environmental Engineering' from IIT Delhi (2006) and B.E. Civil Engg from LD College of Engg (1999). I have a consolidated teaching and research experience of more than 20 years and have worked in institutions like IIT Delhi, ISRO Ahmedabad, CEE Ahmedabad, Nirma University, Indus University, CEPT University and have the credentials of authoring a book titled 'Elements of Civil Engineering' [IV Edition, 2017], 13 research papers in International Journals (https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=8KCAqToAAAAJ&hi=en) having 466 citations (h index - 8 and i index - 7), 30 research papers in International and National Conferences and have visited countries like USA, UK, Egypt, Greece, Ireland, Canada, France and Singapore for scientific deliberations. I am currently handing 4 research projects funded by ISRO, DAE, DST, CSIR and 3 research projects funded by PDPU
I was conferred various awards for my scientific works like (i) Winner of Summer Innovation Challenge - 2018 by Government of Gujarat (ii) Visiting Fellow at Lamar University, USA (iii) Best Paper Award by International Association of Urban Climate (iv) Best Poster Award by Indian Climate Research Network (v) Young Scientist International Travel Grant by DST, GoI (vi) Brightest Youth Climate Leadership Fellowship by British Council (vii) Certificate of Appreciation by American Society of Civil Engineers (viii) Special Presenter Award by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
|Dr Debasis Sarkar
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Debasis.Sarkar@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Project Management; Project Risk Management; Underground Corridor Construction for Metro rail operations; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Green Building Materials & Technology; Statistical Quality Control; Ready Mixed Concrete; Value Engineering and Advanced Construction Technology.
Brief Profile: Dr Debasis Sarkar has graduated in Civil Engineering from Bangalore University, India in 1996, did his M. Tech in Building Science and Construction Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2001 and PhD in Civil Engineering (Project Management) from D. D. University, Gujarat, India in 2009, under the guidance of Prof. Goutam Dutta, IIM Ahmedabad. He is presently employed as Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU. Formerly he was Associate Professor with Dept. of Construction & Project Management, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has about seven years of industrial experience and over twelve years of academic experience. Prior to joining academics, he was employed for about two and half years as Senior Engineer and Site In Charge with International Metro Civil Contractors (IMCC JV), Delhi Metro. His expertise lies in construction of underground corridor for metro rail constructions. He has received Gold Medal from IMCC JV for "Outstanding Performance". He has published over thirty international and national research papers in referred journals. His noteworthy presentation in International Conferences inlude presentations at Athens, Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. He has guided over 29 students for their M. Tech thesis work, out of which three students have been awarded Gold Medal. Presently he is guiding 6 students for their PhD work at PDPU. He is also involved in active consultancy work in the above areas.
|Dr DHANANJAYA H R
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Hr.Dhananjaya@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Computational Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Alternate Finite Element Method, Functionally graded Maerials, Laminated Composites, Fibre-reinforced and Pre-stressed concrete, Special and cost effective Composite Concrete, Optimum design of Pre-stressed concrete bridge girders considering IRC Loads. Optimum design of stay cable profiles, Cost effective MCR Tiles, Optimum Design of Trapezoidally corrugated Steel Girders, Optimum Design of Pylons and cable stay bridges
Brief Profile: Dr H R Dhananjaya has graduated in Civil Engineering from Govt.B D T College of Engineering Davangere and Post graduated in Structural Engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Bangalore. He Obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in April 2004.He was a Professor at MIT Manipal for 5 years starting Jan 2007 and Professor and Head - Civil Engineering at NMIT Bangalore for 3.5 years starting from Jan 2012. He has published more than 15 research papers in peer reviewed Journals and published more than 30 research papers in national and international conferences. He taught both BTech (Civil Engineering) and MTech(Structural Engineering) students. He guided 20 B Tech Projects and 27 M Tech Thesis. He was visiting Professor to University of Malaya, Malaysia during 2010. (One Academic Year). Organized national and International Conferences and workshops. Delivered invited guest lectures at Institute of Plasma Research at Gandhinagar on Finite Element Method.. Chairman BOS of the Dept since 2012 till date. Additional responsibilities include Departments NAAC Coordinator and Chairman BOE. He is reviewer for Journals: Engineering Structures, Structural Engineering and Mechanics-An International Journal, Acta-Mechanica-Journal, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Finite Element design and Analysis Journal. He is a life member of professional bodies/institutions like Institutions of Engineers, Indian Society for Technical Education,Indian Concrete Institute, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers, Indian Association of Structural Engineering, Indian Association of Computational Mechanics. Presently NBA Criterion 3 Dept Coordinator.
|Dr Dhruvesh P Patel
B.E., M.E., Ph.D
Email : Dhruvesh.Patel@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System [Weather radar, satellite, digital terrain model, Semi-distributed hydrological modeling (SWAT) & hydrodynamic modeling (HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRas, RAS Mapper, MIKE11, MIKE-FLOOD)], Real-time Flood Forecasting (System design, real-time updating, un-gauged catchment, uncertainty, lumped hydrological modeling), Flood Risk Assessment and Management (Flood statistics, frequency analysis, PMP/PMF, geo-statistics, hydrological design), Water Resources Management (Water resources assessment, hydro-ecology, watershed prioritization and modeling, soil and water conservation techniques), Natural Hazards (drought and flood), All aspects of flood resilience and urban flooding.
Brief Profile: Dr Dhruvesh Patel is presently working as an Associate professor at PDEU and has more than 13 year academic experience in Civil Engineering field. He is honoured with Visiting Research Fellowship by University of Bristol, UK in 2012. He has published 16 research papers in International journals and 28 in national/international conference. Dr. Patel has received the ITS award from SERB-DST under the "Young Scientist Scheme"to present a papers at UK in 2013 and at EGU Vienna in 2017. Dr Patel is honoured with "Dam Safety Excellence Award 2018, Excellence in Development of Technology by Aqua Foundation 2018. At present, Dr. Patel is working as Principal Investigator (PI) of the project "Flood Damage Assessment of Dhanera City of Banaskantha District using Geo-Spatial Techniques and Hydrodynamic Flood Inundation Modeling funded by SAC-ISRO, SARITA Program.
|Dr Ankit Deshmukh
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.E.
Email : Ankit.Deshmukh@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Climate change modeling, environmental change assessment, Vulnerability framework, Physio-climatic database development for the Indian subcontinent, Surface water hydrology, Catchment classification, Computational Hydrology, Geoprocessing, and geoinformatics, Geographical information systems and cartography, Automation and scripting with R(1) python(2) and SQL(3).
Brief Profile: Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Strong research professional with a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
My fields of interest are Computational Hydrology and Surface Water Hydrology. I am highly motivated in the field of data analysis (finding meaningful insights in data). Skilled in programming with R, MATLAB, and Python scripting. Efficient in GIS and geospatial analysis using using 'arcpy' and 'PyQGIS'.
I am a passionate learner and trying to be a better teacher, who enjoys storytelling with data.
|Dr Ayyanna Habal
Ph.D, M.E., B.E.
Email : Ayyanna.Habal@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Mix design and Performance of Asphalt Mixes (HMA, WMA, RAP, etc..);
Pavement Analysis, Design, and Evaluation;
Characterization of Polymer and Crumb Rubber Modified Binders;
Moisture Susceptibility of Asphalt Mixes using Novel Approaches;
Utilization of waste material in the pavements;
Forensic investigations of flexible and rigid pavements;
Brief Profile: Dr. Habal is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), Gandhinagar, and He earned his Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in the field of "Pavement Engineering" from IIT Bombay, India. He completed his Master's degree with Gold Medal in Highway Engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore University, Karnataka. and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Karnataka. After his Master's degree, he started his career as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at one of India's premier institute, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and after the Ph.D. degree, he worked as Research Associate (RA) at IIT Bombay
|Dr Daya Shankar Kaul
Email : Dayashankar.Kaul@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Air Pollution: Measurement and Modeling, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Climate Change, Indoor Air Pollution, Source apportionment, Carbon Isotope, Design and Development of low cost sensors, solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, dispersion modeling, big data analytics and climate change, pollution assessment due to landfill, air treatment technologies
Brief Profile: Dr. Daya Kaul has earned Ph. D from IIT Kanpur. He did extensive work on occurrence of smog and related pollution problems in Indo-Gangetic basin. He worked as post-doctorate from City University of Hong Kong where he carried out research work on vehicular fleet related pollution, indoor air quality and pollution in microenvironments. He carried out work related to design and development of air pollution devices and instruments. He is serving PDPU from 2016 in various capacities of teaching, research and administrative work. He has almost 5 years of Post-Ph. D work experience in teaching and research and many journal and conference publications to his credit. A brief detail of research work which is currently being carried out at the university by the research students are as follows: Air Pollution: Measurement and Modeling; Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry; Climate Change; Indoor Air Pollution; Source apportionment; Carbon Isotope; Design and Development of low cost sensors; Solid waste disposal and related soil and air pollution.
|Dr Lavish Pamwani
Email : Lavish.Pamwani@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Structural health monitoring, Damage detection, System identification, Structural dynamics
Brief Profile: Dr. Lavish Pamwani is currently working as Assistant Professor at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar-Gujarat (July 2020-Present). He has obtained Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Civil Engineering Department of IIT Guwahati, Assam (Dec-2019); Bachelor of Engineering from Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat (2015). His Research focus is on Structural Health Monitoring. He has published 4 articles in the peer reviewed international SCI/Scopus journals. He is actively involved in Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering related activities through webinars, short term training programs etc. Dr. Pamwani is currently teaching Strength of Materials (UG Level) at PDPU, Gandhinagar.
|Dr Maheshbabu Jallu
Email : Mahesh.Jallu@spt.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Pavement Geotechnics, Pavement Materials, Ground Improvement Techniques, Testing and Modelling of Aggregates and Soils, Pavement Instrumentation.
Brief Profile: Dr. Maheshbabu Jallu is currently working as Assistant Professor at Pandit Deendayal Energy University (starting from August 2020). He has obtained his joint Ph.D. from IIT Hyderabad, India, and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has a strong research background in pavement geotechnics, and he has published four international journals and two book chapters. Currently, he is teaching Pavement Engineering, Ground Improvement Techniques, and Pavement Management Systems for B.Tech. and M.Tech. students.
|Dr Manas Kumar Bhoi
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Manas.Bhoi@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Study of Interference effect of footings under different loading condition; Study of reinforced foundations; Non linear Numerical analysis of Geotechnical problems using Finite element method.; Study of Engineering behavior of heavy metal and other chemical contaminated soil; Constitutive property of pavement soil .
Brief Profile: Dr Manas Kumar Bhoi joined the University in November 2012 and is working as an Assistant Professor. He received his PhD degree from Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore in 2009. He later continued as senior research associate at IISc upto april 2010 and worked in the Finite Element Analysis of geotechnical soil structure using software like SAGE-CRISP , ABAQUS and MATLAB. After that he joined Industry ( VJCoresoft Pvt Ltd.,Pune) as Senior Engineer and worked with the Geotechnical finite element softwares PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D. After working for more than 2.5years in industry(Post PhD), he joined PDPU. His research works has been published in high quality international journal like Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental engineering (ASCE), Geotextile and Geomembrane etc. He has received invitation to review some international journal paper articles. He is/was involved in teaching of courses such as Geotechnical Engineering-I, Geotechnical Engineering-II, Finite Element Method, Advance Foundation Engineering, Ground Improvement Techniques, Construction Equipment and Methods. . He has also developed some equipments like, (i) modified direct shear machine to study the shear failure behavior of soil in an inclined plane and (ii) Grout Injection system to prepare multiple grouted soil samples at a given time. Presently, He is guiding Phd student and guiding few Mtech/Btech students in their respective final projects. Phd student is working the area of studying the engineering behavior of soil contaminated with paint industry waste. The Mtech/Btech students were/are working in various areas like, (i) study of foundation behaviors using plate load test and analysis using FEM software ABAQUS, (ii) Engineering behavior of grouted soil and constitutive modeling, (iii) Stress-Strain behavior of natural soil, reinforced with plant roots., (iv) Study of Heavy metal contamination of surface soil, in industrial waste dumping zone
|Dr Naimish Sanatkumar Bhatt
B.Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D
Email : Naimish.Bhatt@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Following are the areas of interest; Hydrology and water resources, Open channel flow, Project management, Flood risk management, Watershed management,
Brief Profile: I did my graduation from Bhavnagar University in 2008 in Civil Engineering and Master from Gujarat University in 2010 in WRM. Pursuing Ph.D from PDPU in Project Management. I have 5 years of teaching experience.
|Dr NIRAGI KALPESH DAVE
M.E., Ph.D, B.E.
Email : Niragi.Dave@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Structural Design, Geotechnical Characterization & Concrete Technology
|Dr Pranav R T Peddinti
Email : Pranav.Peddinti@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Pavement Geotechnics, Probabilistic design methods, Large scale data handling for geotechnical and pavement engineering, Non destructive testing methods, Pavement recycling, Investigation of heritage structures, archaeological geotechnics.
Brief Profile: Ph.D. (2014-20), Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
M.Tech. (2012-14), National Institute of Technology Warangal
B.Tech. (2008-12) - University college of Engineering, JNTUK, Kakinada
|Dr RAJESH SHRIRAMSA GUJAR
Ph.D, M.E., B.E.
Email : Rajesh.Gujar@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Application of Innovative materials in Pavements ,Utilization of Waste materials in Pavements ,Transportation Planning & Modeling, Traffic Engineering and Management
Brief Profile: Dr. Rajesh Gujar has earned his doctoral degree ( PhD) in Transportation Engineering from SVNIT ( Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat. He has graduated in Civil - Water Management engineering from Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Colleg of Engineering & Technology,( Presently SGGSIE&T) Vishnupuri, Nanded, Maharashtra in 1997 & obtained his Master's Degree in Construction Engineering & Management from B.V.M. Engineering College, V.V. Nagar, Anand in 1999. He has worked extensively in Utilization of Waste in Transportation. Presently he is associated with Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar since may 2011.He has visited various countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, Thailand and presented his research.He has also been nominated to take summer course on Transportation Engineering and also to accompany with School of Technology students for International Exposure Program at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA. He has published 4 papers in International Journals & 8 papers in International & National Conferences. He has guided over 5 students for their M.Tech Thesis work in areas of Transportation Engineering. He has been awarded for his best performance in Public Works Department at Akola Muncipal Corporation, Akola, Maharashtra.
|Dr Shabiimam M A
Email : Shabiimam.MA@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Waste to Energy, BioCNG from Waste, Environment Management, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Environment Audit, Environment Impact Assessment, Landfill leachate Treatment, Total Waste Management at Domestic Level, Soil pollution and remediation.
Brief Profile: Dr. Shabiimam M A has joined the School of Technology, PDPU since December 2019 as an Assistant Professor. He did his PhD in Environmental Engineering at IIT Bombay in 2015. He completed his M.Tech from NIT Karnataka in Industrial Pollution Control. Dr. Shabiimam also additionally works as Head of Environmental Wing at Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI). He also occupied as GPCB schedule 1 Environmental Auditor for various industries. He is a Technical Committee Member (EIA) for Gujarat Pollution Control Board. Earlier 2.5 years he worked as Assistant Professor at AIKTC, Mumbai and 1 year worked as Senior Project Fellow in IIT Bombay. Dr. Shabiimam was selected as prestigious Erasmus Mundus Fellow award by Europen Commission All over ASIA and he served 1 year as an International Research Scholar in Future Energy Centre, Malardalen University, Sweden. He also received the Excellent Paper Award at ICLST 2012 conference held in Hong Kong. Dr.Shabiimam is an Expert Reviewer for BIG Scheme Proposal, DBT. He is also a reviewer for the various international journal in Elsevier like Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Journal of Cleaner Production, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Energy Conservation and Management etc., Recently he received an outstanding Reviewer Contribution award from Elsevier. He is also a life member of professional bodies like the Institution of Engineers India and Indian Association for Environmental Management, NEERI.
|Dr Uma Chaduvula
Ph.D, M.Tech., B.Tech.
Email : Uma.Chaduvula@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Fiber-reinforced soil, Desiccation cracking of soil, Image analysis, Geo-environmental engineering, Application of geosynthetics in civil engineering,
Brief Profile: Dr. Uma Chaduvula joined as an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of PDPU Gandhinagar in November 2019. She pursued her Ph.D. jointly from IIT Bombay and Monash University, Australia on Desiccation cracking of fiber-reinforced expansive clay. She is an experimentalist and enjoys science in daily tasks.
|Dr Vasudeo Govind Chaudhari
Diploma, B.E., M.S., Ph.D
Email : Vasudeo.Chaudhari@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Earthquake Source Modelling, Seismic Analysis of the offshore Structures, PV Structures and Pipelines.
Brief Profile: I have more than nine years of teaching and two years of industrial experience. I perused PhD (Structural Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-Hyd), backed by M S by Research (Computer Aided Structural Engineering) from the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyd), Bachelors of Engineering (Civil Engineer) Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
|Mr Manivel M
B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D(Pursuing)
Email : Manivel.M@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Highway&Traffic Engineering, Pavement Design and Analysis, Urban and Rural Transportation Planning.
Brief Profile: Mr. Manivel M is working as a Faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU. He has graduated BE(Civil engineering) from Thanthai Periyar Govt Institute of Technology, Master of Technology in Transportation Engineering and Management from the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. His research areas are Traffic studies for Transportation Demand Management, Road safety studies, Intelligent Transportation System planning, Electric vehicles for Indian cities, Road Accident study, Accident causing factor study, and analysis.
|Mr Ronak Omprakash Motiani
Email : Ronak.Motiani@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Structural Dynamics,Seismic Risk Assessment, Concrete technology.
|Mr Shobhit Chaturvedi
Email : Shobhit.Chaturvedi@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Sustainability
Construction Project Management
Remote Sensing and GIS
Brief Profile: Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Department, PDPU
Ongoing PhD in Energy Efficient Building Design (IIT Roorkee)
MTech Infrastructure Design and Management (IIT Kharagpur)
|Dr Jigar Vikram Pandya
Assistant Professor – On Contract
Ph.D, M.Tech., Diploma
Email : Jigar.Pandyav@sot.pdpu.ac.in
Areas of Interest: Urban Planning and Management, Real Estate Valuation and Management, Sustainability, Housing Markets, Project Management, Transportation Planning, New Construction Technologies, and Smart city Planning.
Brief Profile: Dr. Jigar V Pandya has been affiliated with School of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering at PDEU since 2014. He holds PhD in Civil Engineering, specializing in Real Estate Valuation and Finance from KSV University, Gandhinagar. He completed his Masters Degree in 'Project Engineering and Management' from Department of Civil, Environmental and Structural Engineering from University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA and Advanced Diploma- Equivalent to B.Tech from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.