Dr. Ravi S. Jakka
Dr. Ravi Sankar Jakka is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has graduated in Civil Engineering from Andhra University Engineering College, Visakhapatnam in the year 2001. He has obtained M.Tech (Soil Mech. & Foundation Engg.) and Ph.D. (Geotechnical Earthquake Engg.) from IIT Delhi in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He worked as Post Doctorate Fellow at University of California, Riverside for about 2 years (2008-2009).
His areas of interest are Dynamic Site Characterization & Soil Liquefaction; Machine & Earthquake Resistant Design of Foundations; Slope Stability, Landslides & Ground Improvement Techniques; Seismic Hazard Assessment &Earthquake Early Warning. He has published over 30 research articles in reputed international journals. He has presented his research over 50 national and international conferences. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. thesis (06 Completed and 08 On Going), and 30 Masters Dissertations. He has completed 3 sponsored research projects and 3 moreare in progress. He is so far involved in more than 20 consultancy projects from different government and public sectors.
He has received prestigious awards like DAAD and National Doctoral fellowships. He is recipient of University Gold Medal. He has received ‘Young Geotechnical Engineer Best Paper Award’ from Indian Geotechnical Society. He received SERB/DST Young Scientist Research Grant.
He is involved in the preparation of national level technical document, “Geotechnical/geophysical investigations for seismic microzonation studies of urban centres in India” for NDMA. He has worked as organizing member of several conferences. He served as organizing secretary for a 2-Day National Workshop on “Assessment and Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazards for Seismic Microzonation” during 28-28, 2015 at IIT Roorkee. Currently, he is serving as organizing secretary of 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (7 ICRAGEE), to be held on 13-16 July, 2020.
He is a member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). He is a Life Member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), as well as Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS). He is also serving as Secretary, ISET since April 2017. He is the Founding Secretary ofSoil Dynamics Forum, ISET and National Executive Committee member of IGS.