Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr. T.G. Sitharam has obtained his BE(Civil Engg) from Mysore university, India in October 1983, Masters from IISc in 1986 and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1991. Further he was a post-doctoral researcher at University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA until 1994. Presently, he is a PROFESSOR in Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and Chairman, Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP).
He has guided 18 doctoral students and currently 4 students are pursuing their Ph.D. under his guidance, 3 MSc (Engg) students and several ME project students. He has successfully completed several sponsored research projects to the tune of 10 crore Rupees. He has more than 300 publications in journals (more than 120 publications in journals) and conferences. He has carried out consultancy works for more than 100 projects to tune of 5 crores. He has written two text books one on Applied Elasticity and one on Soil mechanics and Foundation Engineering, and also guest edited a volume on “Geotechnics and earthquake hazards” for Current Science and “Seismic Microzonation” in Journal of earth System Science (JESS).
He is a programme Advisory committee member of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India and also Member, Geotechnical hazards, NDMA, Govt of India, New Delhi. He is an active member of the task committee on “microzonation of Bangalore city”, “Microzonation of Lucknow City”, and “Microzonation of New Delhi” set up by Seismology Division of Ministry of Earth Sciences. Further recognizing his contribution to this area, he has been inducted as member of Programme Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) for the nationally coordinated programme on Seismicity by DST, Govt of India.
He is the Chief Editor of International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, published by IGI Global, USA. He is an Associate Editor (AE) for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, USA, Editorial Advisory Board, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, USA and also Member, Committee on Soils and Rock Instrumentation (AFS20), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Division of National research Council (NRC), USA for the period 2007-2009. He is a member of TC 29 Laboratory Stress Strain Strength Testing of Geomaterials, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the year 2001-2007. He is a recipient “Sir C.V. Raman State Award for Young Scientists”, Government of Karnataka, India for the year 2002 in recognition and appreciation of exceptional contributions to Engineering Sciences.
He is also the recipient of 1998 S.P. Research award (SAARC) for the contribution in geotechnical engineering. He is recipient of several best paper awards. He was a visiting professor at Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan (1 year), Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada (4 months) and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (4 months). Recently he visited University of Oxford, UK and University of Leeds, UK for research interactions. He has organized international conferences and symposia as secretary of these events. He has delivered lectures invited / keynote lectures and also chaired/co-chaired technical sessions in several International / national conferences all over the world. He is a fellow of Indian Geotechnical society (FIGS) and fellow of Institution of engineers (India) (FIE). Presently, he is the Chairman, of the Karnataka Geotechnical Centre, Bangalore Chapter of Indian Geotechnical society, India