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Soorya S R

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum-695582

Ph: +91-471-2707111 (O)
Email: sooryasree179@gmail.com



Date of Joining MEC     : 3 August  2015
Professional Experience : Total 3.5 Years

Educational Profile
  • PhD (2019- ongoing)
    • Civil Engineering 
    • APJ Abdul Kalam Kerala Technological university
    • College of Engineering, Trivandrum
  • M.Tech.(2013-2015)
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • University of Kerala
    • First Class with Distinction
  • B.Tech. (2009-2013)
    • Civil Engineering 
    • University of Kerala
    • First Class

Courses handled

CourseUG/PG
Times taken


  Earth and Rockfill Dams
PG
4
  Design of Hydraulic Structures
UG
2
  Industrial Waste Water Management
UG
1
  Introduction to Sustainable EngineeringUG
4
  Design and Engineering
UG
4








Professional Bodies
  • Life Member, Instituition of engineers, IEI
  • Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society  IGS

Research Interest
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geo-environmental enginnering
  • Subgrade and Pavement design
  • Soil Stabilisation


Award/Honors

  • Co-author of the research paper titled" Influence of prestress and encapsulation on reinforced soft soil foundation for embankments, which has won the "Best Paper Award" in the 4th KERALA TECHNOLOGICAL CONGRESS - KETCON of KTU TECHFEST 2019, jointly organized by APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and Kerala State Counci; for Science , Technology and Environment, hosted by GEC Trichur during 15-17, Feb 2019


Projects / Theses Guided



Guided: 7 MTech Thesis & 2 BTech pojects

Currently guiding: 3 MTech Thesis & 2 BTech pojects




MTech Thesis:
  1. Characterisation Of Activated Calcium Bentonite And Its Application As Geosynthetic Clay Liner In Parvathy Puthanar Canal ; Student:Reshma R Unnithan , Completed on July 2017.
  2. Effect Of Leachate On Geomaterial Incorporated Kalamassery Soil And Its Application As Amended Clay Liner ; Student: Jain Jacob, Completed on July 2017.
  3. Effect of Inorganic Additives and Heavy Metals on the Properties of Sodium Bentonite and its suitability as a Bentonite Sand Liner; Student: Nikhila Raj , Completed on July 2017.
  4. Improvement of Fibre Reinforced Clayey soil using Synthetic and Developed Natural Prefabricated Vertical Drain Sand Liner; Student:Amritha V. G., Completed on May 2018.
  5. Application of Coir pith on Bentonite and Sand Bentonite Mix ; Student:Anju R.S., Completed on May 2018
  6. Behaviour Of Adjacent Footings Resting On Prestressed Reinforced Granular Bed Overlying Weak Soils ; Student:Aqila Abdul Khader,  Completed on May 2018
  7. Effect Of Banana Fibre On The Properties Of Clayey Soil And Banana Mat On Layered Soils; Student:Sruthi Babulan,  Completed on May 2018


BTech pojects:
  • Site selection and Design of landfill for Trivandrum cityStudents: Sreelekhmi, Tharun Thilak, Sonia, Ajeesh,Anjali,  Completed on May 2016.
  • Waste water treatment using Reed Technology; Students: Noopura, Neeraja, Arsha,  Completed on May 2017.
  • Waste water reuse and recycle for Marian Engineering collegeStudents: Carren Elsa Fouzia, Aadya, Basith Ali, Amrutha,  Completed on May 2018.
  • Redesign of Edathua Mampuzhakari road in Kuttanad, Students: Krishna, Neenu, Meghna, Nadiya, Ongoing.

  • Design and analysis of an Auditorium using BIM Software, S

    tudents: Aby John, Amalu, Arun Raj, G. Rajeswari, Ongoing.

Significant Publications
  
International Journal papers

1.“Effect of Organic Acids from MSW on Geo- Material Stabilized Liner”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Computing, Volume 7 Issue No.4, Pg 6274-6276, IJESC 2017.

2. “Application of Saw Dust in Amended Liner for Municipality Landfill”, Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Volume 3, Issue 4, Pg 1075-1078, IJIR 2017.

3. “Amended Laterite-Bentonite as liner for Kalamassery Municipality Landfill”, Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Volume 3, Issue 3, Pg 777-779, IJIR 2017.

4." Effect of different additives on properties of sodium bentonite" , International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT),Volume 5 Issue 4, IJERT 2017.

5. "Study On Strength Behaviour Of Jute Reinforced CH Soil", International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.7(10), IRJET 2017.

6. "Volume change behaviour of expansive clay liner stabilized with coir pith", International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 7(10), 180-183, IJERT 2017.

7. "Stabilization of clayey soil using banana fiber", International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 7, ISSN 2250-2459, IJERT 2017.






International Conferences


1.“Characterisation of NaOH, NaCl activated calcium bentonite and its application as geosynthetic clay liner.” International Conference on Geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects, GIP 2017.

2. Characterisation of Na2CO3 activated calcium bentonite and its application as geosynthetic clay liner.” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Civil Engineering and Architecture, volume 5, issue4 , 2017

3. “Short term study on the geotechnical properties of Kalamassery municipality soil with age” International Conference on Geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects GIP-2017.

4. “Age variation in geotechnical properties of contaminated Kalamassery Municipality Soil” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Civil Engineering and Architecture and published in IJERT conference proceedings Pg 39-42, 2017

5. "Effect of inorganic additives on properties of sodium bentonite", International Conference on geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects .GIP-2017.


6. Interference Behaviour of Adjacent Footings on Homogenous Clay Medium. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Systems, Energy & Environment , GCE, Kannur,
(ICSEE 2017).

7. Interference Effect of Adjacent Footings resting on Granular Bed Overlying Weak Soils. Proceedings of International Conference on Civil Engineering Advancements for Sustainable Infrastructure Development & Environment, GCE, Thrissur, (CEASIDE 2018).

8. “Effect of Iron dust on compaction and compressive strength characteristics of soil”. Pro., International Conference on Innovative Trends in Science and Technology  Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology., Thiruvananthapuram.(ICITST-2018).

9.“Settlement of Existing Footing due to a Loaded Adjacent New Footing”, International Conference on Innovative Trends in Science and Technology, ICITST – 2018, Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, November 2018.

10.“Load-Settlement Behaviour of Clay Reinforced with Prestressed Geogrid Encapsulated in Thin Layer of Sand”, International Conference on Innovative Trends in Science and Technology, ICITST – 2018, Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, November 2018.

11. “Studies on Embankment Foundations with Soft Soil Reinforced withPrestressedGeosynthetic Encapsulated in Thin Layer of Granular Soil”, Symposium of The International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2019, March 2019 (Accepted)


 National Journal papers




 National Conference/Symposiums

1. Improvement of Soft Soil Using Natural Prefabricated Vertical Drain, National conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering, ICE 2017.

2. "Volume change behaviour of expansive clay liner stabilized by coir waste, National Seminar on New Trends and Innovations in Geotextile Reinforcement - SIST 2017.

3. "Evaluation of volumetric Shrinkage of coir pith stabilized expansive soil, National Conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering – ICE 2018.

4. Effect of Interference of Adjacent Footings on Load Bearing Capacity - A Review. Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Trends in Civil Engineering , Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum, Kerala. 30-35, NCETCE 2017.

5. Influence of Interference of Adjacent Footings on Load Bearing Capacity. Proceedings of National Seminar on New Trends and Innovations in Geotextile Reinforcement, Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, 2017.

6. Interference Effect of Adjacent Footings resting on Reinforced Granular Bed Overlying Weak Soils. Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Innovation and technological development in civil engineering, The Gangdhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu. 117-120, (NCRITD 2018).

7. Finite Element Analysis of Adjacent Footings on Clay. Proceedings of National Conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering , Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum, Kerala, .86-91,  (ICE 2018).

8. Behaviour of Adjacent Footings on Clay -Experimental and Numerical Investigation. Proceedings of National Conference on Ground Enhancement for Engineering Practices, Karunya University, Coimbatore, (GEEP 2018).

9. “A Review of Prestressed Reinforced Granular Beds”, National Conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering, ICE- 2018, Marian Engineering College, March 2018.

10. “Influence of Foundation Load on the Behaviour of Footings of Existing Adjacent Structures – A Review”, National Conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering, ICE- 2018, Marian Engineering College, March 2018.

11. "Effect of coated fiber on the properties of soft soils", Proceedings of National Conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering , Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum, ICE 2018.

12.“Load – Settlement Behaviour of Existing Foundation due to Loads acting on Adjacent New Foundation”, 3rd Annual commemorative lecture in memory of Prof. T. S. RamanathaAyyar and Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic Soils by Technical Committee TC107 of ISSMGE, LBSITW,  February 2019.

13.“Influence of Prestress and Encapsulation on Reinforced Soft Soil Foundation for Embankments”, The Kerala Technological Congress 2019,KETCON 2019, GEC Thrissur,  February 2019 (Accepted)

14.“Reinforced Lateritic Soil Embankments Overlying Soft Clay Foundations”, 3rd Annual commemorative lecture in memory of Prof. T. S. RamanathaAyyar and Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic Soils by Technical Committee TC107 of ISSMGE, LBSITW,  February 2019.