K.B.V.N. Phanindra


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K.B.V.N.Phanindra

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Office: E-204, IIT H, Kandi - 502285, TS.
Email: phanindra[at]iith[dot]ac[dot]in
Phone: +91 40 2301 6117

About Me

Inspired by the challenges in quantifying, managing, and ____ water resources of semi-arid tropics, I work in the fields of ‘groundwater’ and ‘agricultural water management’. I combine both field experimentation and numerical simulations to address . Apart from

Areas of Interest

  • Groundwater flow and transport modeling
  • RS & GIS applications in water resources
  • Hydro-geologic characterization
  • Soil-Water-Crop interactions
  • Eco-hydrological processes

Technical Education

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

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

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

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

Employment History

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

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

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

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

Publications / Presentations at a Glance

Nature of  Article / Report Number (as of 01-01-2018)
Contributed Chapters in Textbooks 1 (+1 in Preparation)
Technical Reports 2
Refereed International Journal Articles 10 (+2 in Review)
Conference Proceedings / Presentations (National) 10
Conference Proceedings / Presentations (International) 11

Publications / Presentations in Detail

Contributed Chapters in Textbooks

[2]        Suryakant Sawant, Mrunalini Badnakhe, Saurabh Suradhaniwar, Srinivas Peddinati, Ranjit Lad, Surya S. Durbha, K.B.V.N. Phanindra, R. M. Gade , J. Adinarayana, and Praveen Kumar (2018). GrIDSense: ICT in Water and Pest/Disease Management for Yield Improvement in Horticulture (Citrus) – Under Preparation

[1]        K B V N Phanindra (2016). Groundwater Resource Management Using GIS Tools. In: Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management. Eds: M. Thanga Rajan and Vijay P. Singh. CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 439-454. ISBN 9781498742849

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. Technical report submitted to the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and Gila Sanfracisco Water Commission.
E-copy of report: 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. Technical report submitted to Lower Rio Grande Water Users Association.
E-copy of report: http://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/techrpt/tr352/tr352.pdf

Refereed International Journal Articles

[12]      Majumdar Saheli, BVN P Kambhammettu, and Gautam, P.V.N. (2018). Investigation of Nutrient Transport in a Semi-arid, Agricultural Watershed using a Process Based Hydrologic Model. Hydrology Research. Under Review.

[11]      Srinivasa Peddinti, BVN P Kambhammettu, Suraj Reddy, Kiran Chand, and Saurabh Suradhaniwar (2018). Dynamics of ecosystem water use efficiency in citrus orchards of central India using eddy covariance and LANDSAT measurements. Journal f Hydrology. Under Review.

[10]      Sreeparvahy Vijay, BVN P Kambhammettu, Srinivasa Peddinti, and Sarada P.S.L. (2018). Application of electrical resistivity tomography, saline tracer, and numerical studies to delineate preferential flow and transport paths in fractured granites. Groundwater Journal. Accepted with minor revision.Revision submitted

[9]        Shashi Ranjan, BVN P Kambhammettu, Srinivasa Peddinti, and Adinarayana J. (2018). A compressed sensing based 3D resistivity inversion tool for hydrogeological applications. Journal of Applied Geophysics. Accepted with minor revision.Revision submitted

[8]        Srinivasa Peddinti, BVN P Kambhammettu, Shashi Ranjan, Saurabh Suradhaniwar, Mrunalini Badnakhe, Adinarayana J, Gade R.M. (2017). Modeling soil-water-disease interactions of flood irrigated mandarin orange trees: Role of root distribution parameters. Vadose Zone Journal. doi: 10.2136/vzj2017.11.0201

[7]        R. J. Choudhari, R. M. Gade, R. S. Lad, J. Adinarayana, and K. B. V. N. Phanindra (2017). Epidemiological Relations to Phytophthora Spp. Causing Citrus Root Rot in Nagpur Mandarin. Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. Vol. 6, Special Issue No. 5, pp. 406-417.

[6]        Kambhammettu BVN P, King J P and Schmid W (2014), “Grid size dependency of Evapotranspiration Simulations in Shallow Aquifers – An Optimal Approach”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 19, No. 10, pp. 367-375.

[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. Vol. 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. Vol. 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. Vol. 14, 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. Vol. 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. Vol. 163, No. 7, pp. 361-365.

Conference Presentations (National)

[10]      Sreeparvathy Vijay and K.B.V.N. Phanindra (2017). Joint Use of ERT, Saline Tracer and Numerical Studies in Detecting Preferential Flow and Transport Paths of Fractured Granites.  Presented at the 7th International Groundwater Conference (IGWC-2017) held at New Delhi, India during 11-13 Dec 2017.

[9]        Srinivasa Rao Peddinti, K.B.V.N. Phanindra, and Suryakant A. Sawant (2017). Evaluation of Two Energy Balance Models for Estimating Evapotranspiration In The Semi-Arid Region of India. Presented at the 7th International Groundwater Conference (IGWC-2017) held at New Delhi, India during 11-13 Dec 2017.

[8]        Srinivasa Rao Peddinti, K.B.V.N. Phanindra, Gade, R.M., and Adinarayana, J. (2016). Root water uptake patterns in young and matured citrus trees – A case study. Presented at HYDRO – 21st International conference held at New Delhi, India during 08-10 Dec 2016.

[7]        Gautham, P.V.N., Anita Nag, and Kambhammettu BVN P (2014). Estimation of confined aquifer parameters from residual drawdowns – A genetic algorithm approach. Presented at NCWES Conference held at JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad during 30 Jun – 01 Jul, 2014. Received “best paper” award

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

[5]        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. Presented at the National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change, held at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India

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

[3]        Rojimol J, Kambhammettu BVN P, and Umashankar, B (2013). Application of determinstic geo- statics in site exploration. Presented at the Fourth Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference-2013, held at IIT Madras

[2]        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)

[1]       Kambhammettu BVN P, and Chandramouli (2006). Risk analysis of cyclonic wind speeds – A case study of Andhra Pradesh coastal Zone. Presented at the National Conference on EECES, Tirupati, India.

Conference Presentations (International)

[11]      Srinivasulu Sanaga, Sreeparvahy Vijay, BVN P Kambhammettu, Srinivasa Peddinti, and Sarada P.S.L. (2017). Joint use of ERT, tracer, and numerical techniques to image preferential flow paths in a fractured granite aquifer. Presented at the AGU Fall Meet held at New Orleans, USA during 11-15 Dec 2017.

[10]      Kambhammettu BVN P, Srinivasa Peddinti, Ranjit S Lad, Saurabh Suradhaniwar, Adinarayana J, and Gade R.M. (2017). A root water uptake model to compensate disease stress in citrus trees. Presented at the AGU Fall Meet held at New Orleans, USA during 11-15 Dec 2017.

[9]        Srinivasa Peddinti, Kambhammettu BVN P, Srinivasulu Sanaga, and Suraj Reddy Rodda (2017). Role of climate variables and spectral indices in characterizing ecosystem water use efficiency of flood irrigated citrus orchards. Presented at the AGU Fall Meet held at New Orleans, USA during 11-15 Dec 2017.

[8]        Srinivasa Peddinti, Kambhammettu BVN P, Shashi Ranjan, and Gade, R.M. (2016). Application of time-lapse ERT to characterize soil-water-disease interactions in young citrus trees. Presented at the AGU Fall Meet held at San Francisco, USA during 12-16 Dec 2016.

[7]        Gautam P.V.N., Kambhammettu BVN P, and Majumdar, S. (2015). Evaluation of Management Practices on Crop Yield and Nutrient loads in a semi-arid tropical watershed using a process based Hydrologic Model. Presented at the 36th IAHR World Congress held at The Hague, the Netherlands during 28 Jun – 03 Jul, 2015

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

[5]        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.

[4]        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. Presented at the Geological Society of America Annual conference, held at Portland, OR, U.S.A.

[3]        Kambhammettu BVN P, and King J P (2008). Optimal contour mapping of groundwater levels using geostatistical analyst in ArcGIS. Presented at the Southwest Users Group annual conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 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. Presented at the New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, U.S.A.

[1]        Kambhammettu BVN P, Allena P, and King J P (2008). Modeling of a groundwater surface from sparse data using geo-statistical analyst. Presented at the New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Academic Year 2017-18

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)
CE 6610 RS and GIS Applications in CE P.G. 3  
CE 3010 Remote Sensing and GIS U.G. 2 22

 

Academic Year 2016-17

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)

 

Academic Year 2015-16

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)

 

Academic Year 2014-15

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)

 

Academic Year 2013-14

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)
CE 6011 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering P.G. 3 30
CE 6500 Engineering Hydrology and Hydrologic Systems P.G. 3
CE 6610 RS and GIS Applications in Civil Engineering P.G. 3
CE 6511 Soft Computing Lab P.G. 2

 

Academic Year 2012-13

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)
CE 6011 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering P.G. 3 19 4.6
CE 6500 Engineering Hydrology and Hydrologic Systems P.G. 3 4 4.6
CE 6610 RS and GIS Applications in Civil Engineering P.G. 3 4 4.3
CE 6511 Soft Computing Lab P.G. 2 5 4.1

 

Academic Year 2011-12

Course ID Course Title Level Credits Class Strength Feed back (/5.0)
CE 6011 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering P.G. 3 11 4.5

 

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

Current Ph.D. Students

Student Name Year of Joining Mode Thesis Title
Shweta Kumari (CE16RESCH11009) 2016 M.H.R.D. Characterizing water use efficiency at leaf, ecosystem, and regional scales in managed, heterogeneous croplands of semi-arid tropics
P.S.L. Sarada (CE14RESCH11002) 2014 M.H.R.D. Characterizing hydrogeology and modeling groundwater flow process in fractured granitic aquifers using synthetic and laboratory studies
P. Srinivasa Rao (CE14RESCH01007) 2014 Project (ITRA) Modeling soil-water-disease interactions of citrus trees using time-lapse ERT and eddy covariance techniques
A. Vara Prasad (CE13P0001) 2013 External Development of a web-enabled, farmer interactive, real-time decision support system for sustainable agricultural management

 

Graduated Ph.D. Students

Student Name Year of Graduation Thesis Title Research Output (NC+IC+IJ)* Current Employment
* NC –> National Conference Presentations ; IC –> International Conference Presentations ; IJ –> International Refereed Journal Articles
Numbers in Parenthesis indicate the S.No’s of concerned conference / journal papers listed under ‘Publications’ tab
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Current M.Tech. Students
 Student Name Year of Joining  Dissertation Title
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Graduated M.Tech. Students
Student Name Year of Graduation Dissertation Title Research Output (NC+IC+IJ)* Current Position
Sreeparvaty Vijay (CE15Mtech11004) 2017 Application of ERT, saline tracer, and numerical studies to delineate preferential flow and transport paths in fractured granites 1 (#10) + 1 (#11) + 1 (#10) Pursuing Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at IISc Bangalore

Shashi Ranjan   (CE14Mtech11024)

2016 3-D Electrical Resistivity Imaging with Compressive Sensing: Application to Simulate Soil-Water-Disease Interactions of Citrus Trees 1 (#8) + 0 + 2 (#8, 9) Senior Section Engineer, Indian Railways
P.V.N. Gautham   (CE13M1019) 2015 Evaluation of Management Practices on Crop Yield Simulations in a semi-arid watershed using process based Hydrologic Model 1 (#7) + 1 (#7) + 1 (#12) Assistant Professor (CE), GITAM Univ., Hyderabad Campus
Saheli Majumdar   (CE12M1014) 2014 Investigation of Nutrient Transport in a semi-arid, Tropical, Agricultural Watershed Using a Process Based Model 1 (#5) + 2 (#6, 7) + 1 (#12) Pursuing Ph.D. in CE at Texas A&M Univ., USA
Rojimol, J. (CE11M1008) ** Co-supervisor 2013 Development of Optimal Linear Geo-statistical model for geotechnical applications 1 (# 3) Pursuing Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engg., at IIT Hyderabad
* NC –> National Conference Presentations ; IC –> International Conference Presentations ; IJ –> International Refereed Journal Articles
Numbers in Parenthesis indicate the S.No’s of concerned conference / journal papers listed under ‘Publications’ tab

Project Staff

[1] Name: Y.S.N. Tapasay

Designation: Senior Research FEllow (SRF)

Period: 2012-2015

Project(s):

  1. SuGWM Project (Technical Consultancy Services for Hydro-geological Mapping)
  2. Geo-spatial based groundwater quality and vulnerability modeling in a semi-arid region of Rajasthan, India