Professor, Head of Department of Civil Engineering
 
 

      
     
    Head of CoE- Natural Resource Management
            B.Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D (IISc)
            Department of Civil Engineering
            CMR Institute of Technology  
               asha.n@cmrit.ac.in
          
   

        
      
       

Experience/Education
 
 December 2017 - Till date Professor, CMRIT
 August 2013 - November 2017 Associate Professor, CMRIT.
  January 2013- August 2013, Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  January 2008- December 2012, Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  April 2006-Dec 2007, Lecturer, MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  June 2002-Aug 2004, Lecturer, NIT Calicut.
  2000-2002, M.Tech. in Traffic and Transportation Planning, REC, Calicut.
  1995-1999, B.Tech in Civil Engineering, T. K.M College of Engineering, Kollam.

Areas of Interest in Teaching

  • Highway Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering- I and II
  • Ground Improvement
  • Elements of Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Strength of Materials
  • Surveying-I and II
  • Pavement design
Areas of Interest in Research

  • Use of waste materials in construction
  • Use of geosynthetics in low volume roads
  • Fatigue behaviour of concrete/aspahlt
Publications

    International Journals 

  • Nair, Asha M and G Madhavi Latha. (2016) "Repeated load tests on geosynthetic reinforced unpaved road sections", Geomechanics and Geoengineering Engineering, Vol. 11, No.2, pp. 95-103.
  • Nair, Asha M and G Madhavi Latha. (2015) "Effect of sample size and anchorage on the performance of reinforced soil-aggregate systems", International Journal of  GeotechnicalEngineering, Vol. 10, No.2, pp. 1-9. 
  • Asha M Nair and Madhavi Latha, G.  Asha M Nair and Madhavi Latha, G. (2014) "Large diameter triaxial tests on geosynthetic reifnorced granular bases", Journal of  Materials in Civil  Engineering.  ASCE, Vol. 27, Issue 4.
  • Asha M Nair and Madhavi Latha, G. (2012) "Cyclic loading behaviour of reinforced soil-aggregate bases", Ground Improvement. Vol.167. Issue 2. pp. 88-98.
  • Asha M Nair and Madhavi Latha, G. (2012) "Taming of large diameter triaxial setup", Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue No.4. pp. 251- 262.
  • Asha M Nair and Madhavi Latha, G. (2011) "Bearing resistance of reinforced soil-aggregate systems", Ground Improvement, Vol. 164, Issue GI2, pp. 83-95.
  • Madhavi Latha, G. Asha M Nair and Hemalatha, M.S. (2010) "Performance of geosynthetics in unpaved roads", International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 151-164.
     National Journals 
  • Lekshmi Suku., Asha M.N.,  Pratibha R. and G.L.Sivakumar Babu (2016) “   Effect of Non-Linear Behaviour of Materials in Pavement Design”, Indian Highways, Vol. 44 (7),  pp. 13-23. 
  • Madhavi Latha G and Asha M Nair (2014) “Geosynthetics in unpaved roads", Indian Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Improvement, Vol. 3(2), pp: 3-13

     International Conferences

  • Nair, A.M., Surya, V., Apoorva, R., Singh, K.G., Chandan, K. and Nidha, B.H., 2018, May. Harvesting Energy from Pavements. In GeoShanghai International Conference (pp. 408-415).  Springer, Singapore.
  • Sreelakshmi, G., Asha, M.N. and Viswanath, D., (2017) Investigations on Pile-Soil Interaction Using Image Analysis. In PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017 (pp. 466-475).
  • M. N. Asha, K. S. Chandan,   H. P. Harish, S. Nikhileswar Reddy, K. S. Sharath, G. Mini Liza (2015), "Recycling Of Waste Water Collected From Automobile Service Station, Proc 5th   International Conference on Solid Waste Management, IconSWM 2015, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Nov-25-27.
  • Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2014).  Model Studies on Geocell Reinforced Granular Bases, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 238, ASCE, GeoShanghai, March 26-28,          2014 25-29, 2014, GSP 238, Shanghai, China, pp. 322-332.
  •  Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2012).  Strength behaviour of reinforced soil-aggregate systems under repeated and cyclic loading, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 225, ASCE, Geocongress - 2012, March 25-29, 2012, GSP 225, Oakland, California, pp. 1513-1522.

     National Conferences

  • Harish Choudhary, Kwokwo Patrick, Fazlur Rahaman, Asha M. N. and I. C. Lekshmi (2015). Alternative materials for construction, Proc. Book of abstracts, 8th KSTA Annual Conference         on Science and Technology for GenNext Urban Space jointly organized by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy and Bangalore Institute of Technology, pp. 43-44.   
  • Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2014).  Use of geocell as a reinforcing material for unpaved road sections, Geo-Innovations 2014, IISc Bangalore.
  • Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2013).  Static and cyclic triaxial tests on geosynthetic reinforced granular sub-bases, Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference -2013, IIT Roorkee,  pp. 22-24.
  • Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2012).  Model studies on geosynthetic reinforced unpaved road sections, Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference -2012, IIT Delhi, Vol. 1, pp. 219-222
  • Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2011).  Performance of geosynthetic reinforced soil aggregate systems under cyclic loading, Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference -2011, Kochi,            Vol. 1, pp 537-540.
  • Asha M. N. and Madhavi Latha G (2010).  Modified CBR tests on Geosynthetic reinforced soil-aggregate systems, Proc. of Indian Geotechnical  Conference -2010, Bombay, Vol. 1, pp 297-300
  • Asha M. Nair and Madhavi Latha G (2010).  Benefits of geosynthetics in unpaved roads, Proceedings of Conference on Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning,         Bangalore, P002, CD-ROM.
  • Asha M. Nair and Madhavi Latha G (2010).  Bearing resistance of geosynthetic reinforced soil-aggregate systems, Proc. of International Conference  on Advances in Materials,            Mechanics and Management, IMMM -2010, Thiruvananthapuram, Vol. 1, pp 457-463.
  •  Asha M. Nair and Madhavi Latha G (2009).  Bearing resistance of geosynthetic reinforced soil-aggregate systems, Proc. of Indian Geotechnical  Conference -2009, Guntur, Vol. 1, pp 185-188.
  • Madhavi Latha G, and Asha M. Nair. (2009). The effect of form and quantity of reinforcement in reinforced unpaved roads, Proc. of 2nd Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers               Conference, 14-15 March 2009, Kakinada, pp 77-80.
  • Madhavi Latha G, Hemalatha M S and Asha M. Nair. (2008). Use of geosynthetics in unpaved roads, Proc. of Indian Geotechnical Conference -2008,   Bangalore, Vol. 2, pp 230-233.