Ph.D. students

Sangeetha CJ

Ph.D - CE13P1001 (2013 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Shashidhar

Thesis title : Pore Scale Evaluation and micro modelling of CR VI-bacterial interactions in Subsurface environment

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Katam Keerthi

Ph.D - CE13M15P100001 (2013 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya

Thesis title : Developing a Cost-effective Biological Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment System Using Bacteria and Microalgae for Residential Communities

Research Interest :  Biological wastewater treatment, Algal Biofuels, Decentralized wastewater treatment

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Subhavana K L

Ph.D - CE13M15P000002 (2013 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Asif Qureshi

Thesis title : Human Mercury levels in urban south India and evaluation of possible exposure pathways through stable isotope analysis

Research Interest : Health risk assessment due to heavy metals and persistant organic pollutants, Stable isotope analysis 

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Madhuri Dhamaraju

Ph.D - CE14RESCH01009 (2014 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya

Thesis title : Development of an advanced Electrocoagulation system for wastewater treatment

Research Interest :  Electro-chemical treatment methods for water and wastewater treatment, Combined bio-physiochemical treatment systems for industrial wastewater treatment, Arsenic and iron removal from water

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Marttin Paulraj Gundupalli

Ph.D - CE14RESCH01010 (2014 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya

Thesis title : Resource recovery from Cocus nucifera (Coconut)

Research Interest :  Biofuels, Lignin Recovery, Nano Immobilization, Microalgae based Wastewater treatment systems

CE14RESCH01010 [at]
Supriti Pramanik

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11001 (2015 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Asif Qureshi

Thesis title : Towards assessment of human and ecological risks in India from mercury pollution 

Research Interest : Health risk assessment , Remote Sensing with satellite image processing, GIS application in risk assessment , heavy metals and its health effects,AERMOD , Air pollution , Environmental disaster management by using multi criteria decision analysis (MCDA) Model

CE15RESCH11001 [at]
Jitesh Lalwani

Ph.D - CE15M17P100001 (2015 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Shashidhar

Thesis title : 

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Ph.D - CE15RESCH01002 (2015 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Shashidhar

Thesis title: Electro kinetic remediation of contaminated lake sediments 

CE15RESCH01002 [at]
Pritanjali Pradeep Shende

Ph.D - CE16RESCH01001 (2016 - ) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Asif Qureshi

Thesis title: 

Research Interest : Global Chemical Transport Models (GEOS-Chem), Water Quality Assessment, Remote sensing and GIS applications in Environmental assessment 

CE16RESCH01001 [at]
Mohammed Azharuddin

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11014 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : 

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Yerramilli Sai Rama Krishna 

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11015 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : 

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Ankit Deshmukh

Ph.D - CE14M16P000001 (2016 - Present) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Asif Qureshi

Thesis title : Defining vulnerability of catchments to environmental changes.

Research Interest :  Hydrologic modeling, climate change, Vulnerability-based framework development, Catchment classification.


Lokesh Kumar Akula

Ph.D - CE14RESCH01008 (2014 - Present) 

Faculty advisor : Dr. Debraj Bhattacharya

Thesis title : Treatment of Agro based Industrial wastewater by novel sequenced batch reactor.

Research Interest :  Biological water and wastewater treatment, Electro-chemical treatment of water and wastewater treatment.
Poduri Sri Lalitha Sarada

Ph.D - CE14RESCH11002 ( 2014 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. KBVN Phanindra

Thesis Title : Charecterizing and modelling ground water flow process in fractured granitic aquifers - Sythetic and laboratory studies

Research Interests : Groundwater modelling, water resources management, parameter estimation and uncertainity analysis
Anita Nag

Ph.D - CE14RESCH01005 ( 2014 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Basudev Biswal

Thesis Title : Flow duration curve prediction for ungauged catchemnts considering dynamic storage discharge relationship and basin physical properties

Research Interests : Ungauged basin prediction, Hydrologic modeling, remote sensing GIS applications in Hydrology
Srinivasa Rao Peddinti

Ph.D - CE14RESCH01007 (2014 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.KBVN Phanindra 

Thesis title : Modeling soil-water-disease interactions of Citrus crops using time-lapse ERT and Eddy Covariance techniques

Research Interests : Hydro-geophysical studies applied to rhizosphere, Soil-water-plant-disease interactions, 
Micrometeorological studies using remote sensing   

CE14RESCH01007 [at]
Amarnath C R

Ph.D - CE15RESCH01003 ( 2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Shashidhar

Thesis Title : Assessment of Hydroecological system under climate change scenarios in godavari basin 

Research Interests : Climate change, River ecosystem, Hydrological modeling  

CE15RESCH01003 [at]
D Koteswara Rao

Ph.D - CE15RESCH01004 ( 2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Riddhi Singh

Thesis Title : Water footprint assessment of urban Agglomiration in developing economy

Research Interests : Water footprint assessment, Remote sensing & GIS application in water resources, Flood routing, Crop water allocation and optimazation, Hydrologic modeling,
Lakshmi E

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11013 ( 2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Riddhi Singh

Thesis Title : Developing a water management modelling framework for Hyderabad

Research Interests : Hydro-economic model, Multi-objective optimization, Application of remote sensing and GIS in water resources
Chanapathi Tirupathi

Ph.D - CE16RESCH01002 (2016 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr Shashidhar

Thesis Title :  Impact of climate change and sustainability of the Krishna river basin

Research Interests : Climate change studies, Remote sensing and GIS applications in water resources, Sustainability assessment, and Fuzzy logic applications.
Shweta Kumari

Ph.D - CE16RESCH11009 (2016 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr K.B.V.N. Phanindra

Thesis Title :  Characterising water use efficiency at leaf, ecosystem, and regional scales in managed, heterogeneous croplands of semi-arid tropics.

Research Interests : Flux footprint modeling, Uncertainity analysis, Micrometerolicalstudies using RS and GIS, Hydrologic modelling.
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V. Vimal Chandra Sharma

Ph.D - CE16RESCH01005 (2016 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr Satish Kumar Regonda

Thesis Title : A real time Flood forecasting framework for Godavari river basin, India.

Research Interests : GIS & Remote Sensing applications in WRM, Satellite and Radar rainfall estimation & rainfall forecast, Prediction in Un-gauged basin (PUB), 1D & 2D Flood modeling, Forecast and risk assessment, Database preparation for Indian river basins.


Raghuram A S S

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11002 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor Dr. B. Munwar Basha

Thesis Title : Stability Analysis of Unsaturated and Rainfall Induced Soil Slopes - A Reliability Based Approach

Research Interests: Unsaturated Soils, Slope Stability, Reliability Analysis, Rainfall Triggered Slope Failures.

CE15RESCH11002 [at]


Sasanka Mouli S

Ph.D - CE11P1006 (2011 - )

Faculty advisor Dr. B.Umashankar

Thesis Title : Analysis of back-to-back MSE walls

Research Interests : Geomechanics, Reinforced Soil Structures.


Peddinti R Tulasi Pranav

Ph.D - CE14RESCH11005 (2014 - )

Faculty advisorDr. S. Sireesh & Dr. B. Munwar Basha

Thesis Title : Sustainable flexible pavement designs using reliability based methods

Research Interests : Pavement geotechnics, Reinforced soil structures, Sustainable solutions for infrastructure development.


KVNS Raviteja

Ph.D - CE14RESCH01003 (2014 - )

Faculty advisorDr. B. Munwar Basha

Thesis Title : Reliability based design optimization of MSW landfills

Research Interests : Geomechanics, MSW landfills, Geoenvironmental Engineering, Slope Stability, Numerical modelling.


Maheshbabu Jallu

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11014 (2015 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Prof. Sireesh Saride

Thesis Title : Development of Fly ash stabilized Recycled Base Material (FRB) for Sustainable Design of Pavements

Research Interests : Pavement geotechnics, sustainable solutions for infrastructure development.


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B Ramu

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11002 (2017 - )

Faculty advisorDr. Sireesh Saride

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Ramesh Gangisetti

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11017 (2017 - )

Faculty advisorDr. Sireesh Saride

Thesis Title : 

Research Interests : Offshore pile foundations, Soil dynamics


G. Narendra Goud

Ph.D  - CE13P1002 (2013 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr.B.Umashankar

Thesis title : Study of geogrid reinforced flexible pavements

Research Interests : Flexible pavement reinforcement, flexible pavement design, flexible pavement recycling, subgrade stabilisation.

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Vinay Kumar V

Ph.D - CE13P1003 (2013 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Sireesh Saride

Thesis title : Reflective Cracking in pavements

CE13P1003 [at]
K P Bhargav Kumar 

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11003 (2015- )

Faculty advisor :Dr.B.Umashankar 

Thesis Title : Axial and Transverse pullout studies on reinforcement embedded in different fill materials

Research Interests : Ground improvement techniques, Waste materials management, soil reinforcement

CE15RESCH11003 [at]


Roji Mol J

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11001 (2017 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr. B Umashankar

Thesis title : Numerical Modeling of geogrid reinforced Flexible pavements

Research Interests : Site characterization, Ground improvement, Pavement Geotechnics

CE17RESCH11001 [at]


Sivaganesh Selvaraj

Ph.D - CE13P1009 (2013 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.Mahendrakumar Madhavan

Thesis title : Behaviour and design of sheathed cold-formed steel stud panels under flexure

Research Interests : Cold-formed Steel, Steel Structures, Thin Wall Structures, Hybrid Retrofitting Techniques, use of Carbon Fiber reinforced polymers for strengthening, destructive testing, numerical analysis, and development of design manual


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Vijayakumar Natesan

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11011 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.Mahendrakumar Madhavan

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Senthilkumar Govindan

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11010 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.Mahendrakumar Madhavan

Thesis Title  : Cold formed steel deck sheet with hot rolled steel plate built up composite slab

Research Interests : Composite structures, Steel structures

CE15RESCH11010 [at]
Jaya Prakash Vemuri

Ph.D - CE13P1006 (2013- )

Faculty advisor : Prof.KVL Subramaniam

Thesis title : Fragility of Precast Structural Systems

CE13P1006 [at]
K Chiranjeevi Reddy

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11007 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Prof K V L Subramaniam

Thesis title : Development and evaluation of slag and slag/flyash blended binder for structural applications.

Research Interests : Supplementary Cementitious Materials, Fracture behaviour of Concrete, Fibre reinforced Concrete.

CE15RESCH11007 [at]
Gali Sahith

Ph.D - CE13P1005 (2013 - )

Faculty advisor : Prof.KVL Subramaniam

Thesis title: Influence of fibers on shear behavior of Reinforced Concrete

Research Intersts : Behavior of fibre reinforced concrete,behavior of concrete and masonry structures,structural strengthening and FRP based repair of concrete structures

CE13P1005 [at]
Mohammad Abdur Rasheed

Ph.D - CE13M15P100001 (2015 - 2018)

Faculty advisor : Dr. S. Suriya Prakash

Thesis title : Mechanical properties of foam concrete and its application to masonry structures

Research Interests : High Performance concrete, Reinforced cement concrete, Masonry structures, NDT and SHM using AE technique, Sustainable infrastructure.

CE13M15P100001 [at]
K. Surya Shekar Reddy

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11010 (2017 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr. Amirtham Rajagopal

Thesis title : Damage modeling using Phase field method

Research Interests :Finite Element Method, Impact Mechanics
Mehar Babu Ravula

Ph.D - CE11P1004 (2011 - )

Faculty advisor : Prof. K V L Subramaniam

Thesis title : Failure Investigation of Masonry with soft bricks

Research Interests : Masonry failure mechanics and behaviour, Experimental techniques, Seismic evaluation of RC structures, Finite Element Methods.
Chellapandian M

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11005 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.S.Suriya Prakash

Thesis title : Development of Axial - Flexure Interaction diagram for Hybrid FRP Strengthened RC Columns

Research Interests :Strengthening of RC and PSC Members, Rapid Repair Stratergies for Severely Damaged RC Members, FRP as internal Reinforcement
K.S.K.Karthik Reddy

Ph.D - CE17RESCH01003 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Surendra Nadh Somala

Thesis title : Modelling of Vehicle bridge interaction.

Research Interests :Reinforced concrete structures,Steel structures,Earthquake engineering.
Raghucharan M C

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11009 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Surendra Nadh Somala

Thesis title : Seismic Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk assessment in Indo-Gangetic Plains, India.

Research Interests : Seismology; Earthquake Engineering; Seismic Resilience; Disaster Mitigation
Siva Sai Teja Alampalle

Ph.D - CE17RESCH01002 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.Mahendra Kumar Madhavan

Thesis title : 

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Karthik S

Ph.D - CE17RESCH01005 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Amirtham Rajagopal

Thesis title : Phase Field Method for Modelling Fracture

Research Interests :Finite Element Method
Hemanth Kumar Ch

Ph.D - CE15RESCH11006 (2015 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr.Anil Agarwal

Thesis title : Behaviour of RCC members under fire

Research Interests :Finite Element Method
Ganapati M patil

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11005 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. S. Suriya Prakash

Thesis title : 
Research Interests :FRP, dynamics
Anvit Gadkar

Ph.D - CE17RESCH11009 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Prof. K V L Subramaniam

Thesis title : 

Research Interests :High Performance concrete
Sai Kala Kondepudi 

Ph.D - CE17RESCH01006 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Prof. K V L Subramaniam

Thesis title : 

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Preethi Kasirajan

Ph.D - CE13P1008 (2013 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Amirtham Rajagopal

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G.V.P.Bhagath Singh

Ph.D - ce13p1004 (2013 - )

Faculty advisor : Prof.K.V.L.Subramaniam

Thesis title : User friendly Geopolymers for structural applications

ce13p1004 [at]
Vasudeo Chaudhari

Ph.D - ce17resch11016 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. Surendra Nadh Somala

Thesis title : 

Research Interests : Siesmic analysis of underground structures

ce17resch11016 [at]
Sumit Sahoo

Ph.D - ce17resch11008 (2017 - )

Faculty advisor : Dr. S Suriya Prakash

Thesis title : 

Research Interests : Hollow core slab, earthquake resistant structures, fracture mechanics

ce17resch11008 [at]
Piska Raghu

Ph.D - ce16resch01003 (2016 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr A. Rajagopal

Thesis title : Nonlocal nonlinear approaches for modelling damage in structures.


Smita Singh

Ph.D - ce17resch11007 (2017 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr Anil Agarwal

Research Interests : Composite srtucture, Finite element method, Fire engineering, Earthquake engineering


P.V.S.K. Kumar

Ph.D - ce17resch11006 (2017 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr Amritham Rajagopal

Thesis title : Nonlocal approach for Modelling Damage in Quasi Brittle materials.

Research Interests : Plasticity theories, Finite element method, Phase field method, continuum mechanics.

ce17resch11006 [at]
P.V. S. K. Kumar


Mude Hanuman Naik

Ph.D - ce15m17p000001 (2017 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Prof. K V L Subramaniam

Thesis title : 

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Nikesh Thammishetty

Ph.D - ce16resch11005 (2016 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr. S Suriya Prakash

Thesis title :  Analytical studies on behaviour of reinforced concrete members under combined shear and flexural loadings

Research Interests : Finite element analysis, Behavior of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Members, Mechanics of fiber reinforced concretes, Usage of innovative ductile FRP systems for the strengthening of RC, PSC members

ce16resch11005 [at]
Prashant V P

Ph.D - ce17resch01007 (2017 - Present)

Faculty advisor : Dr Amritham Rajagopal

Thesis title :
Research Interests : Fatigue behaviour of RC structures, Concrete Micro-structure

ce17resch01007 [at]



Balla Taraka Malleswara Rao

Ph.D - ce18resch11004 (2018 - Present)

Faculty advisor : 

Thesis title :
Research Interests : Strengthening of RC and PSC structures using Composite material, Earthquake Resistant Design of structures, Structural assessment and Cathodic Protection of Bridges/Buildings

ce18resch11004 [at]