K.B.V.N. Phanindra


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K.B.V.N.Phanindra

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Email: phanindra[at]iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 40 2301 6117

Areas of Interest

Groundwater flow and transport modeling, GIS applications in groundwater engineering, Hydrogeology, Surface water-groundwater interactions, Soft Computing in Hydrology

Education

Ph.D [Water Resources Engineering] 2010
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, U.S.A.
Advisor: Dr. James Phillip King

Graduate Minor [Geographic Information Systems] 2009
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, U.S.A.

M.Tech. [Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering] 2002
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
Advisors: Dr. Bithin Datta, Dr. Rajesh Srivastava

B.Tech. [Civil Engineering] 1999
K.L.College of Engineering, Guntur, India.

Employment History

[5] Assistant Professor [May 2011 – Present]
Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

[4] Assistant Professor [July 2010 – May 2011]
Department of Civil Engineering,
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

[3] GIS and Water Resource Specialist [May 2008 – June 2010]
New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute,
Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A.

[2] Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant [January 2007 – May 2008]
Department of Civil Engineering,
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, U.S.A.

[1] Assistant Professor [June 2003 – December 2006]
Department of Civil Engineering,
G.V.P.College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, India.

Journal Articles

[6] Kambhammettu BVN P, King J P and Schmid W (2012), “Grid size dependancy of Evapotranspiration Simulations in Shallow Aquifers – An Optimal Approach”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE [Accepted for Publication on 26 Nov 2013].

[5] Kambhammettu BVN P, Schmid W, King J P, and Creel B J (2012), “Effect of Elevation Resolution on Evapotranspiration Simulations using MODFLOW”, Ground Water Journal, Wiley. Volume 50, No. 3, pp. 367-375.

[4] Kambhammettu BVN P, Allena P, and King J P (2011), “Application and evaluation of Universal Kriging for Optimal Contouring of Groundwater levels”, Journal of Earth System Science, Springer.Volume 120, No. 3, pp. 413-422.

[3] Kambhammettu BVN P, Chandramouli S, and King J P (2011), “An improved DEM aggregation technique for hydrologic models with uniform resolution”, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences. Volume 1, No. 4, pp. 962-970.

[2] Kambhammettu BVN P, King J P, and Allena P (2011), “Evaluation of mountain front recharge estimates for Southern New Mexico Basins”, International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. Volume 3, No. 3, pp. 66-72.

[1] Kambhammettu BVN P, and King J P (2010), “Estimation of aquifer parameters from residual draw downs”, Water Management Journal, ICE.Volume 163, No. 7, pp. 361-365.

Conference Presentations

[12] Majumdar, S and Kambhammettu BVN P (2014). “Simulation of Nutrient Loadings in a Semi-Arid Tropical region using a Process Based Hydrologic Model”, Accepted for Presentation at the 2014 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress to be held at Portland, USA during 1-5 June 2014

[11] Sail Leela M L, Varaprasad A, and Kambhammettu BVN P (2013). “Estimation and Forecasting of Suspended Sediments using Artificial Neural Networks”, National Conference on �Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India

[10] Anas T, Majumdar S, and Kambhammettu BVN P (2013). “An ANN-Based Data Driven Approach for Rainfall-Runoff Modeling at Degaloor of Manjeera Sub-Basin”, National Conference on �Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India

[9] Anusha I, Kambhammettu BVN P, Jain H, and Srinivasulu S (2013). “Web based Campus Information and Navigation System using G.I.S.”, 2013 India Geospatial Forum, Hyderabad

[8] Rojimol J, Kambhammettu BVN P, and Umashankar, B (2013). �Application of determinstic geo- statics in site exploration�, Fourth Indian Young Geotechnical Engineer�s Conference-2013, IIT Madras

[7] Tapasay Y S N, Kambhammettu BVN P, and Shashidhar T (2012). “Delineation of Groundwater Potential Zones using Geo-Electric Survey – A Case Study”, HYDRO-2012 Conference, IIT Bombay, India
Received “G M Nawathe Puraskar Award (for best paper in HYDRO 2012 Conference)

[6] Kambhammettu BVN P, King J P, Allena P, and Creel B J (2010). “Comparison of empirical estimates of mountain front recharge for Southern Jornada Basin, New Mexico”, 2010 American Water Resources Association Conference, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

[5] Hawley J W, Creel B J, and Kambhammettu BVN P (2009). “Digital hydrogeologic-framework model of the San Francisco River Basin, West-Central New Mexico and East-Central Arizona”, Geological Society of America Annual conference, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

[4] Kambhammettu BVN P, and King J P (2008). “Optimal contour mapping of groundwater levels using geostatistical analyst� in ArcGIS”, Southwest Users Group annual conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A.

[3] Kambhammettu BVN P, Allena P, and King J P (2008). “Modeling of a groundwater surface from sparse data using geostatistical analyst�”, New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, U.S.A.

[2] Allena P, Kambhammettu BVN P, and King J P (2008). “Simulation of groundwater flow in the southern Jornada Del Muerto Basin, New Mexico”, New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, U.S.A.

[1] Kambhammettu BVN P, and Chandramouli (2006). “Risk analysis of cyclonic wind speeds � A case study of Andhra Pradesh coastal Zone”, Proceedings of National Conference on EECES, Tirupati, India, pp. 35-39.

Technical Reports

[2] Hawley J W, Kambhammettu BVN P, and Creel B J (2010). “Digital Hydrogeologic Framework Model of the San Francisco River Basin, West Central New Mexico and East Central Arizona”. A Technical report submitted to the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and Gila Sanfracisci Water Commission.
For details, visit: http://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/techrpt/tr354/tr354.pdf

[1] Kambhammettu BVN P, Allena P, and King JP (2010). “Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Southern Jornada Del Muerto Basin, New Mexico”. A Technical report submitted to Lower Rio Grande Water Users Association.
For details, visit: http://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/techrpt/tr352/tr352.pdf

Aug – Dec 2011

CE 6011 : Computer Methods in Civil Engineering [Post Graduate]
 –> Class Strength: 11 ; Feed Back: 4.5 / 5.0

Jan – May 2012

ME 2110 : Mechanics of Solids [Under Graduate – Tutorial]
–> Class Strength: 38

Aug – Dec 2012

CE 6011 : Computer Methods in Civil Engineering [Post Graduate]
 –> Class Strength: 19 ; Feed Back: 4.6 / 5.0

CE 6500 : Engineering Hydrology and Hydrologic Systems [Post Graduate]
 –> Class Strength: 4 ; Feed Back: 4.6 / 5.0

Jan – May 2013

CE 6610 : Remote Sensing and GISpplications to Civil Engineering [Post Graduate]
 –> Class Strength: 4 ; Feed Back: 4.3 / 5.0

CE 6511 : Soft Computing Lab [Post Graduate]
 –> Class Strength: 5 ; Feed Back: 4.1 / 5.0

Aug – Dec 2013

CE 6011 : Computer Methods in Civil Engineering [Post Graduate]
 –> Class Strength: 30 ; Feed Back:

Research Projects

[7] “ICT in Water and Pest/Disease Management for Yield Improvement in Horticulture (Citrus)” Co-Principal Investigator, Funded by IT Research Academy (ITRA-Water), Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India.
Project Lead: Prof. J. Adinarayana, CSRE, IIT Bombay
Project Cost: Rs. 214,47,000; IIT-H Share: Rs. 62,65,000 Project Duration: 3 Years.
Status: On going (started in November 2013)

[6] “An investigation into the fate and transport of non-point source pollution in a semi-arid tropical region using a physical process model” Principal Investigator, Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (Fast Track Scheme), Government of India.
Project Cost: Rs. 8,12,000; Project Duration: 2.5 Years.
Status: On going (started in June 2013)

[5] “Geo-spatial based groundwater quality and vulnerability modeling in a semi-arid region of Rajasthan, India”

Principal Investigator, Funded by INCGW, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.
Project Cost: Rs. 23,94,000; Project Duration: 2 Years.
Status: On going (started in August 2013)

[4] “Digital hydro-geologic framework model of the Mesilla Bolson, New Mexico, U.S.A. “
Funded by the Office of the State Engineer, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Project Cost: US $ 22,000; Project Duration: 2 1Year (2009-10).
Status: Completed. Draft Report submitted to New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, U.S.A.

[3] “Effect of elevation variability on evapotranspiration estimates using MODFLOW.”
Student Researcher, Funded by NM WRRI, U.S.A. (Student Research Grant).
Project Cost: US $ 5,000; Project Duration: 1 Year (2008-09).
Status: Completed. Technical Documentation submitted to New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, U.S.A.

[2] “Digital hydro-geologic framework model of the San Francisco River Basin, East Central Arizona � West Central New Mexico, U.S.A.”
Funded by Gila-San Francisco Water Commission, Arizona, U.S.A.
Project Cost: US $ 35,000; Project Duration: 1 Year (2008-09).
Status: Completed. Technical Report submitted to New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, U.S.A.
For details, visit: http://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/techrpt/tr354/tr354.pdf

[1] “Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Southern Jornada del Muerto Basin, New Mexico, U.S.A.”
Funded by Lower Rio Grande Water Users Organization, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Project Cost: US $ 75,000; Project Duration: 2 Years (2007-09).
Status: Completed. Technical Report submitted to New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, U.S.A.
For details, visit: http://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/techrpt/tr352/tr352.pdf

Consultancy Projects

[1] “Hydro-Geologic and Water Quality Modeling, and Technical Support to SuGWM Project Actions – A Case of 6 Gram Panchayats in Andhra Pradesh”, Funded by Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) through Bread for the World (BfdW) and European Union (EU)

Project Cost: Rs. 18,00,000 Project Duration: 18 Months.
Status: Final Report under Preparation

Ph.D. Students

1. Varaprasad A (Joined in 2013) – External Student
Role: Supervisor
Thesis Title: To be Decided

M.Tech Students

 1. Rojimol , J (Graduated in 2013) 
Role: Co-Supervisor
Thesis Title: DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMAL LINEAR GEO-STATISTICAL MODEL FOR GEOTECHNICAL APPLICATIONS
Credits: 1 Conference Presentation (National Level) ; 1 Journal Paper (Under Preparation)

2. Saheli Majumdar (Graduating in 2014)
Role: Supervisor
Thesis Title: Simulation of Nutrient Loadings in a Semi-Arid Tropical region using a Process Based Hydrologic Model
Credits: 1 Conference Presentation (International Level) ; 1 Journal Paper (Under Preparation)

Project Staff

1. Tapasay Y S N (Joined in 2013)
Designation: Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
Project: “Geo-spatial based groundwater quality and vulnerability modeling in a semi-arid region of Rajasthan, India”