PROF.  A  SRIDHARAN

(Formerly Deputy Director & Advisor, IISc;

Honorary Professor and INSA Senior Scientist

Department of Civil Engineering;)

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560 012,INDIA

 

 

 

 

1.  NAME                                                       :  Asuri Sridharan

 

2.  DATE OF BIRTH                                    :  01/01/1937

 

3. DESIGNATION  ADDRESS                      Formerly  Professor of Civil engineering,

                                                                           Deputy Director,   Adviser & INSA Senior Scientist

    FOR COMMUNICATION                         Indian Institute of Scioence

                                                                           Residence: No 40 West Park Road,

                                                                           ( Between 13th and 14th cross )

                                                                           Malleswaram, Bangalore,560 003,India.

                                                PHONE :           0091 80 23341046,

                                                    e-mail :        :  <asridhran.yahoo.com>

                                                                          

                                                                    

4.   ACADEMIC AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS :  (Degree onwards)

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 Examination              Univ./Institution             Class  obtained        Year of  degree

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  B.E.(Civil)            Sri Venkateswara                 I Class (Hons.)                  1959    

 

  M.E. (Soil            Indian Institute                     Distinction                         1960  

  Mech.& Foundn.     of Science                           

     Engg.)    

 

  Ph.D                    Purdue (USA)                      By Research                       1968   

                                

  D.Sc.                    Indian Institute                     By Research                      1992   

                                 Science                              

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5.  MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

     Fellow, Indian National Science Academy

     Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences

     Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering

     Hon.Fellow, Indian Geotechnical Society

 

6.  POSTS HELD (at the Indian Institute of Science)

     Month &Year                                              Designation

     From          To

 

Dec 1982    July 1997              Professor Dept. of Civil Engineering

Mar 1984   Apr 1987               Chairman, Dept. of Civil Engineering

May 1987  Apr.1994               Chairman, Mechanical Sciences Division

Apr  1991  Apr 1994               KSIIDC Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering

Aug 1994   July 1997               Deputy Director        

Aug 1997   onwards                 Honorary Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering

Aug 1997  March 2000            Advisor

Dec 2000   Nov 2005              INSA Senior Scientist

 

 

SERVICE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE

 

Jun.    1965  June 1967     David Ross Fellow, Purdue University

Feb.   1976  Jan.   1977    Visiting Professor, University of Karlsruhe, W. Germany

May   1977  July  1977    Visiting Professor, University of Karlsruhe, W. Germany

April  2000  Nov  2000    Visiting Professor SAGA University

Dec.   2000  Sept  2003    Honorary Chairman, South Western Region, AICTE, Bangalore

May   2001  May 2005     Hon Res Supervisor, Eastern Meditarranean University, N.Cyprus.

Sept.  2005  Oct    2005    Visiting Professor,Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

 

 7.0 AWARDS AND HONOURS

 

**      2006  The Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Medal  Indian National Science Academy    

 

**     2005   Distinguished Alumni Award, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore.

 

**     2005   Key Note Speaker,  On Swelling Behavior of Clays” International Conference on Problematic Soils, Eastern Mediterranean University, Farmagusta, North Cyprus

                                                       

**     2004  Eminent Academician,  Honoured  by  Karnataka Geotechnical Centre of the Indian Geotechnical Society for significant contributions in the field of Civil Engineering.

   

**    2004  Eminent Academician,  Honoured by Torsteel Research Foundation  in India, Bangalore,  January, 2004.

 

**    2003  Key note  Speaker,  “ Volume Change Behaviour of Fine Greained Soils “  ISSMGE, International Conference from Experimental Evidence towards Numerical Modelling of         

                  Unsaturated Soils, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

 

**    2002 ACCE Gourav Award for Significant Contributions to Civil Engineering Consultancy awarded by Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India)

 

**    2001 Key note speaker, “Some recent trends in environmental Geotechnics” Proceeding of  the International Synposium on Geotechnical & Environmental Challenges in Mountanious  Terrain, Nepal

 

**    2001 Key note speaker, "Engineering Behaviour of clays: Influence of Mineralogy; Chemo-Mechanical coupling in Clays; From Nano-Scale to Engineering Applications;   Intl. Workshop, Maratea, Italy.                   

 

**    2000  Invited Speaker "Physico-Chemical and engineering behaviour of Ariake clay and its comparison with other marine clays" International Symposium on coastal Geotechnical Engg. in Practice: IS-Yokohama 2000

 

**   1999  Honorary Fellow, Indian Geotechncial Society.

 

**   1999  Key note speaker "Engineering behaviour of marine clays" Intl., Conf., on Offshore and Near shore  Geotechnical engineering, Bombay.

 

**   1998   Key note Speaker, "Volume change behaviour of expansive soils", Intl. Conf., on problematic soils,  IS- TOHOKU’98, Sendai, Japan.

 

**   1997  - 2002, Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Science.

 

**   1997 Invited to deliver Prof. B K Ramiah Memorial Lecture, Indian Geotechnical Society, Bangalore Chapter.

 

**  1997  Kurma Rao Memorial Lecture, College of Engineering, JNTU, Kakinada.

 

**   1996 - 1998, President, Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

**   1996 Piyush Parikh Memorial Lecture, Indian Geotechnical Society, Baroda Chapter.

 

**   1996 Dr. B Govinda Reddy Nagarathnam Endowment lecture, Sri. Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

 

**  1995  Presented Momento for "Significant contribution towards promotion and  development of Geosynthetics in India during the decade" - by the International    

               Geosynthetic Society (India).

 

** 1995  Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award of the Purdue University for his outstanding and continued contributions to graduate research and education in civil

                engineering.

 

** 1994 Prof. S R Mehra Memorial Award, Roorkee University for outstanding contribution in the field of Soil Mechanics.

 

** 1994   IGS - Kuckalmann Award for Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering.

 

** 1994 - 2000 Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore.

 

** 1993  Hari Om Ashram Trust, The Homi J. Bhabha Award in Applied Sciences of University Grants Commission.

 

** 1993  Central Board of Irrigation & Power, Govt. of India, Diamond Jubilee award (Highest award of CB I&P, cash award and a citation).

 

** 1993  Indian Institute of Science,  Alumni Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering (cash award and a certificate).

 

** 1992  D.Sc degree of Indian Institute of Science for research contributions (in the field of Geotechnical Engineering).

 

** 1991  KSIIDC  Professor 1991-1994 (The Chair has been Instituted by the Karnataka State Industrial Investment Development Corporation).

 

** 1991  Fellow of Indian National Science Academy.

 

** 1990 Khosla National Award of University of Roorkee (For outstanding contribution made by an Indian Engineer through  basic and applied Research in Engineering.  Gold Medal, cash

              award and a citation given once in three years).

 

** 1990   Delievered the  ANNUAL LECTURE of the Indian Geotechnical Society  (Highest recognition by the Society for the Research contribution).

 

** 1989  Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences.

 

** 1988 General Reporter for the Session on Engineering Properties of Tropical Soils - Int. Conf.  on Tropical Soils, Singapore.

 

** 1988  Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering.

 

** 1988 Key note Address, Annual session of  Clay Mineral Society of India.

 

** 1985 Key note Address, Annual Session of Clay Mineral Society of India.

 

** 1975-77 von Humboldt  Senior  Fellow & Guest  Professor, University Karlsruhe, W.Germany.

 

BEST PAPER AWARDS

 

*  "Foundation Response to Horizontal Vibrations"  Best Paper in Soil Dynamics & Vibration Problems in Foundation Engineering for the year 1983, awarded by the Indian Geotechnical Society. 

 

*  "Dynamic Shear Modulus of Soils" Best Paper published in National/International/ Symposium for the year 1985, awarded by the Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*  "Stress Path Effects on Hyperbolic Stress-strain Response on Sand"  Best Paper published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal for the year 1987, awarded by the Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*  "Physical properties of Cochin Marine Clays" Best Paper on special Studies in the area of Marine Geotechnical Engineering, for the year 1988 awarded by the Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*  "Soil Reinforcement for Soft and Expansive Soils" Certificate of Merit, awarded by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power 1989.

 

*  "Geotechnical Proalems Associated with Construction of Highways Over Soft Marine Deposits", Best Paper for the Year 1991 Awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*   "Foundation Response to Rocking Vibrations", Best Paper Award on "Soil Dynamics" published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, for the year 1992, awarded by Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*  "Determination of size of footings", Best Paper Award - 1993 - by the Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*  "Mechanisms controlling the index properties lime treated black cotton soil in the presence of sulphate", Best paper Award - 1995 - Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

*  “Analysis and design of machine foundations at resenance” Best paper Award 2001 - Indian Geotechnical Society.

 

 

8.1    RESEARCH AREAS

 

1. Physico-Chemical Mechanisms controlling Engineering Behaviour of fine grained soils.

2. Marine clays

3. Enviormental Geotechnique

4. Reinforced Soil Structures

5. Machine Foundations

6. Flyash Engineering

 

8.2 THESES GUIDED   

 

      (i) Ph.D Theses guided   at IISc                24

          Ph.D Theses guided outside IISc            8

 

     (ii) M.Sc (Engg.) Theses guided                  4

 

     (iii) M.E Dissertation guided                       52

                                                                                                               

 8.3  Technical Papers Published                 

 

          a)  Intenational  Journals:                       141

 

          b)  National Journals:                               44

 

          c)  Intenational  Conferences:                  67

 

          d)  National Conferences:                        80

 

          e) Others:                                                 10

               Total                                                 342 

 

 

Distribution of papers in various Journals and Conferences (List of papers appended vide annexure I)

 

                                                                                                                                           No.of Papers     

                                                                                                                                               Published

 

1.

2.

3.

 

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10

11

12

13

14

 

15

16

17

18

19

 

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

Refereed International Journals

Geotechnique  (Intl. Jl. on SM & FE), Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK.

Geotechnical Engineering Jl. Proc. Insitution of Civil Engineers, London.

Jl. of the Geotechnical Engg. Div. American Society of Civil Engineers (N. york, USA)

Canadian Geotechnical Journal (Ottawa, Canada)

Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM (Philadelphia, USA)

Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM (Philadelphia, USA)

ASTM Spl. Technical publication.

Ground Improvement  (U.K.)

Soils and Foundations (Jl. of Japanese Society of SM & FE, Japan)

J1 of Clays and Clay Minerals (USA)

Ground Engineering   (U.K.)

Marine Geotechnology (UK)

Jl. of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, London

Geotechnical Engineering (Jl. of the South  East Asian Society of Soil Engg. Bangkok)

Jl. Of  Geotechnical and Geological Engineering   (Springer ).)

Magazine of Concrete Research (London)

Jl. Of International Association of Low land Technology.

Australian Jl. of Soil Research (Melbourne)

Geotechnical Engineering Bulletain, Bangkok

Refereed National Journals  

Journal of the Indian Geotechnical Society

Jl. of Institution of Engineers 

Jl. of Indian Institute of Science 

Jl. of Irrigation and Power

Clay Research (Jl. of Clay Mineral Society)

Jl. of Earthquake Engineering

Indian Concrete Journal

Civil Engineering and Construction Review

International Conferences (Refereed)  

National Conferences (Refereed) 

State of the Art Report (published) 

Technical Report (Published)           

TOTAL

 

15

  5

 

12

16

38

  9

  1

  7

 10

  3

  1

  5

  1

 

 8

 6

 1

 1

 1

 1

 

30

  5

  1

  1

  4

  1

  1

  1

67

80

1

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

67

80

  1

  9

342

 

 

 

 

 

No. of papers under review  ............................................................................                    12 

 

8.4   Sponsored Scheme: Very recently  a major scheme sponsored by DST, TIFAC on

                                       “Characterisation of  Flyash”- was completed  as principal Investigator.         

 

8.5  DETAILS OF BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS PUBLISHED

 

1.   A Sridharan,  S V Ramaswamy, S Thanikachalan, and T S Ramanatha Ayyar, "Reinforced Soil Structure", Continuing Education Module, Indian Society for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, 1989.

 

2.    A  Sridharan, "Bearing capacity Improvement", A Chapter in the Book "Engineering with Geosynthetics", Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., 1990.

 

3.     A  Sridharan and J Raman, "Damping Characteristics of Soils", Technical Report No.21, Published by CBIP, New Delhi, 1977.

 

4.      A Sridharan, B R Srinivasamurthy and Hans Raj Singh, "Indian Contribution to Reinforced Soil Structures", Publication No. 208, Published by CBIP, New Delhi, 1989.

 

5.    A  Sridharan, B R Srinivasamurthy, Bindhu Madhava and Hans Raj Singh, "Reinforced Soil Structures", Technical Report published by Central Board of Irrigation & Power, 1990.

 

8.6  OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS/ACTIVITIES

 

*  One of the very few Indians who have published large number of papers in National and International Journals & Conferences in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.

 

*  Organising Secretary, Technical Committee, International Conference on SM&FE, 1994.

 

*  Acted as the Chairman/Vice Chairman for a number of Sessions in different national and international Symposia/Conferences.

 

*  Paper Referee, Geotechnique (U.K) .

*  Paper Referee, ASTM (USA).

*  Paper Referee, Clays and Clay Mineral, U.S.A.

*  Paper Referee, Clay Research, INDIA.

*  Paper Referee, Indian Geotechnical Journal.

*  Paper Referee, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India).

*  Paper Referee, Journal of the Central Board of Irrigation & Power.

*  Paper Referee, Journal of Earth Quake Engineering, INDIA.

 

 

9.0 INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANCY

Actively involved in solving challenging field problems using the results of the author's research and development activities.  This has resulted in achieving rational and economical solutions.  More than 200 Projects have  been handled

Some of the important Projects handled are:

  

   Foundation investigations for various projects for ISRO

   Earth dam design - 3 Nos.

   Reinforced Retaining walls for National Highway Projects - 2 Nos.

   Reinforced Soil Beds for ONGC

   Deep Foundations for Aqueducts for Karnataka PWD

   Deep excavations and Retaining wall for HAL using Nailing Technique

   Remedial measures for corrosion of Stainless steel pipes under marine environment.

   Restoration of a heavily tilting multistoried building at Madras.

   Foundation for Transmission Towers on slopes, KEB.

   Stability of canal slopes on BC soils, Irrigation Dept. Karnataka

   Settlement problems of canal siphons, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.

   Soil investigation for BWSSB.

   Foundations for Gun mounts for Defence Department.

   Foundations for Forge hammer for GTRE.

   Foundations for High precision grinding machines for Bharat Fritz Werner.

   Compressor foundations for National Aeronautical Laboratory.

   Foundations for Diesel Power Generators for Karnataka Electricity Board.

   Dynamic Properties of Soils for machine foundation design for various agencies.

 

 

Outside the Country

 Foundations for Indira  Gandhi  Memorial Hospital, Maldives.

In view of the significant contributions made to Industrial Consultancy Projects for nearly four decades Prof  Sridharan was awarded the  Association of Consulting Civil Engineers Gaurav award 2002 for Significant  Contributions to Civil Engineering Consultancy “

 

10.0.  MEMBERSHIP OF TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

 

1.   Member, Major Irrigation Projects and Control Board, Govt. of Karnataka, since 1994.

 

2.   Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Govt. of Karnataka, since 1994.

 

3.      Member , Technical sub committee – Krishna Baghaya Jala Nigam since 1994.

 

4.  Consultant to Board of Consultants, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd., Govt. of Gujarat,  

     since  1995.

 

5. Expert Member, Transport Problems, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corp., 1998 - 2000

 

10.1 MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER IMPORTANT BODIES

 

6.  Member, Research Council, Central Road Research Institute 1991-1994.

 

7.  Member, Research Council, Central Building Research Institute, 1991 - 1997.

 

8.   Member, Technical Advisory Board - Engineering Sciences, CSIR, 1991-1994.

 

9.   Member, Council of Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientfic

        Research, 1994-97.

 

10.  Member, Finance Committee, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific

         Research, since 1994-97.

 

11.  Member, Finance Committee, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 1994 - 1997.

 

12.  Member, Senate, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, since 1995 - 1998.

 

13.  Member, Committee on Engineering Sciences, Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize - since

             1995.

 

14.  Member, Board of Directors, National Design & Research Forum, The Institution of

             Engineers (India) 1996-1998.

 

15.  Expert Member, as Visitor's nominee, Selection Committee for faculty members, Delhi

        University.

 

16.    Chairman Visiting Committee, Dept. of Civil Engg., IIT (Madras)

 

17.    Member, Accreditation Committee of  (i)  Roorkee University, (ii) Osmania University    (iii) Anna University (iv) M.S.University Boroda by NAAC

 

 

11.0  ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering 1984-87.  During this period the department got the UGC Special Assistance Programme and COSIST.

 

Chairman, Division of Mechanical Sciences since May 1987 to April 1994.

The Division of Mechanical Sciences is the largest Division comprising of the Departments of Aerospace Engg., Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical Engg., Civil Engg., Management Studies, Mechanical Engg. and Metallurgy.  These Departments have been started more than four decades ago (except the Atmospheric Sciences which is a recent one) and are known for their significant contributions towards research and teaching.

The Chairman of the Division of Mechanical Sciences, has the responsibilities of Curriculum and Faculty Development, Faculty evaluation  and all other Administrative responsibilities under the direct supervision of the Director of the Institute.

 

Since August 1994 he was the Deputy Director of the Indian Institute of Science sharing the responsibilities of the Director.  The primary responsibilities are: Faculty and supporting staff recruitment; existing faculty and supporting staff evaluation and promotion; students matters; regular curriculum updating; Establishment of newer areas and centers; Fund rising; sponsored schemes/projects; Staff-management relations; Campus management and general administrations. 

 

He was the Advisor to the Director, Indian Institute of Science from August 1997 to March 2000.

Indian Institute of Science is a premier Institution of the country awarding Masters' degree in engineering, Ph.D and D.Sc degrees in science and engineering.  Within the Country, maximum number of Ph.D candidates graduate from IISc. every year. It is ranked very high among the best institutions of its kind in the world.