Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr. R. G. ROBINSON

 
BSB - 113
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai-600 036
robinson@iitm.ac.in  +91-44-22574286
Dr. R. G. ROBINSON Is a professor at the Geotechnical Division of Civil Engineering Department at IIT Madras. Dr.Robinson obtained his BE degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, followed by MS and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Before joining IIT Madras, he was a postdoctoral and research fellow at NUS, Singapore. His research interest areas are soft clay engineering, expansive soils, physical modeling, and ground improvement. He has guided 16 Ph.D. and 4 MS scholars. His research articles are published in various peer-reviewed and highly rated international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Robinson is the recipient of various awards, which includes “EBM of the year 2017” for contribution to the Indian Geotechnical Journal, The IGS-Warangal Chapter Biannual Prize for the Best paper on “Solutions to the Problems of Expansive Soils” for the year 2014-2015, IGS-AIMIL Biannual Prize for the best paper published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal for the year 2014- 2015, IGS – Mr. H.C. Verma Diamond Jubilee Award for Innovative Instrument Design for the years 2013-2014 and 2015-2016, IGS-ONGC Biannual Price for the best paper on “Marine Geotechnical Engineering” in the year 2012. He is also active in various technical societies such as the Indian Geotechnical Society.  

Earned Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, 1998
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India- 560 012.


MSc (Engg.), 1992
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India- 560 012.


Bachelor of Engineering , 1988
Madurai Kamaraj University, Maduarai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Awards and Honours

IGS - Mr. H.C. Verma Diamond Jubilee Award , for Innovative Instrument Design , 2016

IGS-Warrangal Chapter Biannual Prize, for best paper on "Solutions to the Problems of Expansive Soils", 2015

IGS - Mr. H.C. Verma Diamond Jubilee Award , for Innovative Instrument Design , 2014

IGS-ONGC Biannual Price , for best paper on "Marine Geotechnical Engineering", 2012

Research Areas

 Soft clay engineering
 Expansive soils
 Physical modeling
 Ground Improvement

Professional Experiences

 July 2013 – Present : Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
 July 2009 – July 2013 : Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
 Feb 2004 – June 2009 : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
 April 2001 – Dec 2003 : Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 April 1999 – Mar 2001 : Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 Oct 1996 – Mar 1999 : Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Bangalore, India
 Aug 1988 – Aug 1990 : Associate Lecturer, The Indian Engineering College, Vadakkangulam, Tamil Nadu, India

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