Prof. SIREESH SARIDE


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Prof. Sireesh S

Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Email: sireesh[at]ce.iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 40 2301 6302

Areas of Interest:

Pavement Geotechnics, Geosynthetic Reinforced Foundations, Foundation Engineering, Sustainable Design of Soil Structures, Soil Stabilization, Soil/Rock Instrumentation, Numerical Modeling of Geosystems, Infrastructure Asset Management

Education:

Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India,2006 (Integrated)
B.Tech, Civil Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 2000

 

Appointments:

1. Professor, Sep 2018 – Current
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Department of Civil Engineering
2. Associate Professor, Feb 2014 – Sep 2018
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Department of Civil Engineering
3. Assistant Professor,April-2010 – Feb 2014 
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Department of Civil Engineering
4.Visiting Scholar, May 2013 – July 2013
The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas, USA
5. Adjunct Faculty, Sep 2007 – April 2010
The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas, USA
6. Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Nov 2006 – April 2010
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangalore, India
7. Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate, Jan 2006 – Oct 2006
Indian Institute of Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangalore, India
8. Graduate Research Associate/Research Scholar, Aug 2001 – Jan 2006
Geotechnical Engineering labs, J.N.T.U College of Engineering, Kakinada, India.
9. Technical Associate, Aug 1996 – Dec 2000
Geotechnical Engineering labs, J.N.T.U College of Engineering, Kakinada, India.

 

1. Associate Editor, Indian Geotechnical Journal, IGS, ASCE, (Jan. 2019 – current)
1. Associate Editor, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, (Oct. 2014 – current)
2. Associate Editor,Proceedings of ICE –Ground Improvement Journal (Nov. 2012 – current)
3. Guest Editor, ‘Transportation Geotechnics‘, Indian Geotechnical Journal(2013)
  1. Conference Articles                                                                      

Undergraduate Courses taught/teaching at IIT Hyderabad:

CE3300 – Geotechnical Engineering
CE3301 – Geotechnical Engineering Lab
CE3301 – Foundation Engineering

Graduate Courses taught/teaching at IIT Hyderabad:

CE6323 – Experimental Soil Mechanics
CE6340 – Ground Modification Technics
CE6002 – Design Studio (co-teaching)
CE6006 – Seminar
CE6330 – Soil Dynamics
CE6352 – Design of Earth Structures (co-teaching)
CE6060 – Infrastructure Condition Assessment and Ground Improvement, Jan 2011
ME1020 – Engineering Mechanics (co-teaching), Jan 2011 (UG)
CE505 – Dynamics of Soil and Structural Systems, Aug 2010
CE503 – Behavior of Natural and Engineered Soils (co-teaching), Aug 2010

Undergraduate Courses (Independent Teaching) at UT Arlington

CE 3143-1 – Behavior of Soils/Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Fall 2008; Spring 2009; Fall 2009
CE 3143-2 – Behavior of Soils/Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Fall 2008; Spring 2009; Spring 2010

Graduate Courses (Independent Teaching) at UT Arlington

CE 5370 – Experimental Soil Mechanics, Fall 2009
CE 5374 – Ground Improvement, Summer 2008; Summer 2009
CE 5365 – Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Fall 2007

Funded Projects:

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Funded Projects:

  1. ‘ Evaluation of TechCell – Reinforced Marginal Aggregates as Pavement Bases’. Rs. 11.0 lakhs, 2021-2022, TechFab India Pvt. Ltd,PI: Sireesh S (Ongoing)
  2. ‘ Permeability and Reinforcement Functions of TechFab Drain’. Rs. 14.5 lakhs, 2019-2022, TechFab India Pvt. Ltd,PI: Sireesh S (Ongoing)
  3. ‘Evaluation of Geogrids for Reduction in Base Course Thickness’. Rs. 12.0 lakhs, 2017-2018, TechFab India Pvt. Ltd, PI: Sireesh S Co-PIs: Umashankar B and Madhav Madhira
  4. ‘Utilization of Fly Ash as grout/stabilization material to improve marginal soils with reference to Amaravati City’. Rs. 12.5 lakhs, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB),PI: Sireesh S (Completed)
  5. ‘Geogrids and Geocells Reinforced Pavements’. Rs. 135 lakhs, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI),2016-2019, PIs: Umashankar B, Sireesh S, Madhav Madhira, A Murali Krishna, P Bongirwar. (Ongoing)
  6. ‘Evaluation of Fly Ash Treated Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) for Base/Subbase Construction’, Rs. 90 lakhs, Technology Systems Development Scheme of DST, Sanctioned on 9.1.2014, PI: Sireesh Saride, Dr. Ch. Subrahmanyam (Co-PI-1), Shri. G. Jagannadha Rao (Co-PI-2)
  7. ‘Dynamic Behavior of Geocell Reinforced Pavement Subbase and Subgrade Layers’, 21.0 lakhs, Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists 2012-2015, Department of Science and Technology, PI: Sireesh Saride
  8. ‘Laboratory study on stabilization of haul roads inside opencast mines’. Rs. 19.95 lakhs, Neyveli Lignites Corporation Limited (NLC),PI: Umashankar B Co-PIs: Sireesh S and Madhav Madhira

University of Texas at Arlington, USA:

  1. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), ‘Recommendations for Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Bridge Approach Slabs.’ $501,000, September 2007 to August 2010, RS: Anand Puppala, and PIs: Sireesh Saride, Laureano R. Hoyos and Soheil Nazarian.
  2. United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth, Texas. ‘Investigations to Develop Field Stabilization Methods to Mitigate Desiccation Cracks in order to Reduce Slope and Embankment Failures.’ $128,192, 2004 – 2007, RS: Anand Puppala and PI: Sireesh Saride (got extension until December 2010 with an extra budge of $101,000).
  3. Texas Department of Transportation and Development (TxDOT), ‘Design of Short, Laterally Loaded Drilled Shafts in High-plasticity Clay.’ $237,446, October 2008 to September 2010, RS: Anand Puppala, and PIs: Sireesh Saride and Laureano R. Hoyos.
  4. Texas Department of Transportation and Development (TxDOT), ‘Cement Treated Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP).’ $312,386 (UTA Share – $80,000), October 2008 to September 2010, RS: Soheil Nazarian, Anand Puppala, and PIs: Laureano R. Hoyos and Sireesh Saride.

Doctoral Students [Awarded]:

  1. R. Vijay Kumar (2016) ‘Behavior of Geocell-Reinforced Base Layers Overlying Weak Subgrades under Repetitive Traffic Loading’.
  2.  A. Deepti (2016) ‘Evaluation of Activated Fly Ash Treated Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements for Sustainable Design of Base Courses’.
  3.  V. Vinay Kumar (2018) ‘Behavior of Geosynthetic-Interlayered Asphalt Overlays’.
  4.  Pranav RT Peddinti (2020) ‘System Reliability-Based Design of Flexible Pavements’.
  5.  Mahesh Babu Jallu (2021) ‘Performance of Fly Ash Geopolymer Stabilized RAP Bases’.

Doctoral Students [Ongoing]:

  1. Mypati Vamsi N Krisha (Aug 2017): Topic on Grouting
  2. D Priyanka (Aug 2016): Topic on Behavior of Landslides
  3. B Ramu (Aug 2017): Topic on Geocell reinforced Bases
  4. Ramesh G (Aug 2017): Topic on Dynamic behavior of Marine Soils
  5. BK Hachegowda (Aug 2019 -): Topic on Geosythetic-Interlayers

 

Master’s Students [Graduated]:

  1. J. Maheshbabu (2010 – 2012),’Study on a Combined Ground Improvement Technique to Facilitate Rapid Construction of Embankments on Soft Soils’.
  2. P. A. Faby Mole (2011-2013), ‘Modeling and Analysis of Geocell-Reinforced Foundations’.
  3. V. Suraj (2011-2013), ‘Evaluation of Geojute Reinforcement Sand Beds under Cyclic Loading’.
  4. Sarath Chandra Prasad J (2012-14) ,’Resilient Behavior of fly ash treated Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements’.
  5. Troyee Tanu Dutta (2012-15) ‘Dynamic Properties of Clean Sand and Fly ash Stabilized Clay from Resonant Column Studies’.
  6. Anu M George (2013-15), ‘Numerical Modeling of Geocell-Reinforced Beds’.
  7. Harish S (2013-15),’Stabilization of Expansive Soil Subgrades using Lime and Fly ash’.
  8. Ugesh T (2013-15), ‘Determination of Subsurface Deformations using GPR’.
  9. Ajay Reddy B (2014-16), ‘Effect of Uniformity Coefficient on the Dynamic Properties of Sands’.
  10. Srinivasa Reddy (2012-2016), ‘Behavior of fly ash stabilized sands’.
  11. Kapil Dhawan (2015-17), ‘Performance Assessment of Geocell Reinforced Flexible Pavements’.
  12. Mohammad Shellas (2015-2017), ‘Assessment of Suspension and Chemical grout’s Stabilization Effects on Sandy Soils’.
  13. Ayush Kumar (2016-18), ‘Numerical Studies on Vacuum Consolidation in Soft Soil Deposits’.
  14. Jitendra Kumar (2016-18), ‘Performance Study of Geogrid Reinforced Pavements on Soft Soil’.
  15. Rohit Varma K (2017-19), ‘Fatigue behavior of Jute-geotextile Reinforced Asphalt Concrete’.
  16. Kartik Paradeshi (2018-20), ‘Landslide Susceptibility Mapping through Geographic Information System (GIS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) model’.
  17. Sharukh Khan Phatan (2018-20), ‘Resilient Modulus of Geosynthetic Reinforced GSB Material: A Numerical Study’.
  18. Bharadwaj KV (2018-20), ‘Evaluation of Reinforcement Characteristics of Geocomposite in GSB Layer’.

Master’s Students [On going]:

  1. Vrinda B (2019-2021) Topic onLlandslides’.
  2. Neeli Shashidhar (2019-2022) Topic on Stabilization of Subgrade’.
  3. Rokkam Veerababu (2018-2021) Topic on Stabilization of Expansive Soils’.

AWARDS :

  1. Recipient of Best Teacher Award for the year 2014 and 2018, IIT Hyderabad.
  2. Recipient of IGS-AFCONS Best Paper Award for the paper titled ‘SulfateInduced Heaving of a Taxiway: A Case Study’, published in Indian Geotechnical Journal (Springer) presented IGC-2014.
  3. Recipient of DST Young Scientist Award, Department of Science and Technology, 2012.
  4. Recipient of Best Paper Award for the paper ‘Effects of Organics on Stabilized Expansive Subgrade Soils’ presented at ASCE GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, June 3-5, 2010, Shanghai, China.
  5. Received High Recognition for the paper presented at GeoFlorida 2010 ASCE Conference at ‘Hero and Award Luncheon’ for being nominated for the best paper award.
  6. Recipient of Best Poster Award (1st place) from Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Conference. – September, 2007, San Antonio, USA
  7. Recipient of Best Poster Award (2nd Place) from Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) and International Symposium and Career Fair (IS&CF) conference. November, 2007, New Mexico, USA
  8. Recipient of Best Paper Award from Indian Geotechnical Society for the paper ‘Behaviour of circular footing supported on geocell reinforced sand underlain by soft clay’ presented at IGC-03 (Z_Tech biennial award). December 2004, Warangal, AP, India.
  9. Recipient of National Scholarship from MHRD to pursue doctoral studies at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2001-2006).
  10. Recipient of Annual Merit Award from Civil Engineering Association, JNTU college of Engineering for securing first position throughout the Bachelor of Technology (2000).
  11. Recipient of Prof. Kurma Rao’s Annual Merit Award for being outstanding Geotechnical Engineering Student for the year 1999.