Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr. T. Thyagaraj

 
BSB - 114, Geotechnical Engineering Division
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600 036, India.
ttraj@iitm.ac.in  +91-44-22574271
Dr. T. Thyagaraj , presently working as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, joined the institute in 2008. He received his M.S.c and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He got his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and his Diploma in Civil engineering from the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh. His research interests include Unsaturated soil behaviour, Ground improvement, Geoenvironmental Engineering, waste materials for pavement and building materials. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and research. He has more than 50 papers published in various National, International Journals and Conferences, including 35 Journal Publications, 9 Book Chapters, and 3 Geotechnical Special Publications. He has guided 5 Ph.D., 2 MS students, more than 20 M.Tech. Students so far and 9 PhDs are in progress. Before joining IIT Madras, he worked as Assistant Professor in NIT Warangal and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He is an executive committee member of the Indian Geotechnical society. He has also served as an editorial board member in the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. Presently, he is also a part of editorial services for International and National Journals. He has received the Prof. Dinesh Mohan Prize award for his Excellence in Geotechnical Practices. He is qualified as Assessor by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. He is an active researcher and has made a lot of contributions in his research area.  

Earned Degrees

Ph.D., 2006
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, INDIA


M. Sc.(Engg.), 2002
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, INDIA


B. E. (Civil), 1998
Osmania University, Hyderabad, Osmania University Campus Hyderabad-500007, Telangana State, India.


Awards and Honours

Indian Geotechnical Society – Prof. Dinesh Mohan Price Award 2016 , Excellence in Geotechnical Practices, 2016

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Engineer Abdullah Bugshan Research Chair in Expansive Soils, King Saud UniversityRiyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2007

Research Areas

 Unsaturated soil behaviour
 Ground improvement
 Geoenvironmental Engineering
 Use of waste materials for pavement and building materials

Professional Experiences

 2020 – till date : Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras,
 July 2015 – March 2020 : Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras,
 August 2008 – July 2015 : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras,
 April 2008 – August 2008 : Assistant Professor, King Saud University,
 January 2008 – March 2008 : Research Fellow, King Saud University,
 November 2006 – December 2007 : Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Warangal,

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