Prof. (Dr.) T.G. Sitharam
Vice-President, ISET
Professor in Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore-560 012, India
Tel.: +91-80-23602261(O), Mob: 09448273751
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Dr. T.G. Sitharam has obtained his BE(Civil Engg) from Mysore University, India in 1984, Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1986 and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1991 in the area of petroleum geomechanics. He worked on hydraulic fracturing simulations. Further he was a post doctoral researcher at centre for earth sciences and engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA until 1994. He has served in many organizations like University of Mysore, Govt. of India, University of Waterloo, Canada, University of Texas at Austin, USA, and Yamaguchi University, Japan. Since 1994 he is at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India as a full PROFESSOR in the department of Civil Engineering. At IISc his research interests are in Liquefaction, geotechncial earthquake engineering, Jointed rock mass including seismic hazard analyses. He was the founder Chairman of Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with a grant of 300 million Rupees from Government of Karnataka. He is responsible for starting an M. Tech and Ph.D. programme in Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering at Indian Institute of Science. He is member of many committees formed by the Govt. of Karnataka and advices on infrastructure related topics. He is the Chief Editor of an International journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering published by IGI Global, PA, USA. He was also an Associate Editor (AE) for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, USA for the period 2006-2009 and presently Member, Committee on Soils and Rock Instrumentation (AFS20), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Division of National research Council (NRC), USA for the period 2007-2009. Professor Sitharam has guided 25 Ph.D. students, 4 MSc (Engg – by research) students and more than 25 ME project students. Currently he has 7 doctoral students working under him. He has several ongoing research projects to his credit to the tune of several hundred million rupees. He has served as Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) member for Ministry of Earth Sciences and Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He is presently the PAC member of landslides in Department of Science and technology, Govt of India and also member of Technical advisory board of Jirbaum-Manipur railway line, Govt. of India. He is the consultant for slope stability and foundations for the highest elevated bridge across river Chenab for M/S AFCONS. He has more than 400 publications to his credit with an H-index of 23 and i-10 index of 50 with more than 165 journal publications to his credit. He has written six text books. He is an excellent consultant and has carried out more than 100 consultancy projects in the area of infrastructure, geotechnical engineering and rock engineering in particular. He is a recipient of Prof. Gopal Ranjan research award for his excellent contributions to Geotechnical Engineering, Amulya and Vimala Reddy Lecture Award in at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the field of Sustainable Development for the year 2014, and also Sir C.V. Raman State Award for Young Scientists”, Government of Karnataka, in the year 2002 in recognition and appreciation of exceptional contributions to Engineering Sciences. He is also the recipient of 1998 S.P. Research award (SAARC) from SP research foundation, USA for his contributions to geotechnical Engineering. He was a visiting Associate Professor at the Rock Engineering group, Department of Civil Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan for one year 1999-2000. He was a visiting professor at Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada. Further he was a visiting professor at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2003. Further, he has visited University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, UK and University of Leeds, UK for research interactions. He was a William Mong fellow at University of Hongkong, HongKong during 2011. He has delivered lectures invited / keynote lectures and also chaired/co-chaired technical sessions in several International / national conferences including Asian Regional conferences. Prof. Sitharam is a life member of several professional organizations including ISET, ISRM, ISSMGE, JGS, IGS, etc.. He has travelled across the globe and delivered talks in many countries. He was the Chairman of the Indian Geotechnical Society, Bangalore Chapter until 2013 and also served as Secretary of the Society in the past. He was the national executive committee member of Indian Geotechnical Society in 1998; Governing Council of International Society of Rock Mechanics (India), in the past, Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (ISRMTT). Presently he is the vice president of ISET.