School of Civil Engineering (SCE)

Research Group

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Division

Group members

  • Dr. Muthumani K – Group Head
  • Dr. Helen Santhi M
  • Dr. S. Elavenil
  • Dr. V. Vasugi
  • Dr. I. Yamini Sreevalli
  • Dr. S. Karthiyaini
  • Dr. ShanmugaSundaram M
  • Dr. Arun Kumar A
  • Prof. Senthil Pandian
  • Prof. Vasugi K
  • Prof. Karthikeyan K
  • Dr. Ramesh Kannan M
Objectives Activities
The research group provides facilities and research expertise to expand the Civil Engineering profession. The group focuses on research and training in thrust areas such as nano materials for construction, recycling of waste materials, repair and strengthening, condition assessment, constructability analysis, fibre reinforced concrete, analysis and design of high rise buildings, etc..
  • Publication of research work in refereed journals
  • Value Added Program for graduate and undergraduate students
  • Training on Structural Engineering Software
  • Workshop/Seminars
  • Funded projects
  • Consultancy

Research Interests

  • Design of concrete and steel structures
  • Load Resistant Factor Design of steel structures
  • Design of bridges
  • Seismic analysis and ductility based design
  • Active and passive energy dissipation
  • Prestressed concrete
  • Prefabricated structures
  • Analysis and design of tall structures
  • Advanced concrete technology
  • Geopolymer concrete
  • Steel concrete composite structure
  • Data science and AI in civil engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Ground improvement
  • Design of foundation
  • Geosynthetics and their applications in Civil engineering

Environmental, Water Resources and Transportation Engineering Division

Group members

  • Dr. Mohan K– Group Head
  • Dr. P. C. Sabumon 
  • Dr. Saravanan K
  • Dr. Anjali Gopakumar
  • Dr. Goutham Sarang
Objectives Activities
Publication of research work in reputed journals
  • Undergraduate (B. Tech) and graduate (PhD) students are supervised to perform quality research through:
    • – One on One interactions and group discussions regarding the work
    •  – Quality training regarding performing experimental procedures
    •  – Training them to prepare manuscripts of international quality
Projects to address real time issues that are socially relevant
  • Socially relevant projects such as groundwater treatment, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse are the main focus of the group.
  • The group has developed/ developing competent technologies to address the problems.
Funded projects
  • Received funded projects for pursuing research from:
    •  – Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India
    •  – VIT research seed fund
Consultancy
  • Analysis of materials for their environmental friendliness
  • Water and wastewater quality analyses

Research Interests

  • Nutrient removal/ recovery from wastewaters
  • Recycling and Reuse of wastewater
  • Bioremediation of contaminated water and soil
  • Green building materials from waste
  • Waste to energy by biogas production (CH4) and Hydrogen
  • Industrial effluent treatment for disposal and resource recovery
  • Groundwater treatment (F-, As, Mn, Fe, NO3-, etc)
  • Physico-chemical treatment of water and wastewater
  • Odour control by biofiltration
  • Biological processes for treatment of wastewaters
  • Bio-solids treatment and management
  • Nano and nanocomposites for environmental remediation
  • Solid waste, landfill liners and contaminant migration
  • Micropaleontology, Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, climate change, Gas Hydrates and Engineering Geology
  • Surface and ground water modeling
  • Numerical modeling
  • RS and GIS-based spatial data analysis, modeling and visualization
  • Optimization algorithms in water resources
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Irrigation and water resources management
  • Soft computing applications in water resources engineering
  • Pavement materials, design and construction
  • Soil stabilization
  • Traffic engineering and transport planning