Professional Activities

Memorial Lectures

  • Late Er. T. Narayana Reddy's 8th Annual Memorial Lecturer – Organized by Institution of Engineers and S V University, Tirupati, November 2006.
  • Professor B.K. Ramiah Memorial Lecturer (15th in the series), Karnataka Geotechnical Center, Bangalore, March 2007.

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Special Presentation Lecture, (SPL-10), Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, May 23-29, 2010 in San Diego, CA, Organized by Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.
  • Invited Plenary Speaker, Asian Regional Conference (ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Kolkata, India, Dec 10-14, 2007, Delivered on December 11, 2007.
  • Invited Speaker, International Geotechnical Conference 'Development of Urban Areas and Geotechnical Engineering' Saint Petersburg, 16-19 June 2008; 4, Izmaylovskiy prosp., Saint Petersburg- 190005, Russia.
  • Keynote speaker, 4th International Conference on Disaster Mitigation and rehabilitation, Semarang, Indonesia, September 10-11, 2007.
  • Invited speaker, 1st International workshop on Disaster Mitigation and rehabilitation, Semarang, Indonesia, September 11, 2007.
  • Invited special lecturer at the 12th Japan Symposium on Rock Mechanics and the 29th West-Japan Symposium on Rock Engineering, September 2-4, 2008.
  • Keynote lecturer, International Symposium on Geomechanics and Geotechnics of Particulate Media, IS Yamaguchi 2006, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, September 12-14 2006.
  • Panelist, International Conference on High performance computing, Feb 28th to Jan 2nd , IIT New Delhi.
  • Invited Keynote lecturer on the topic 'Microzonation of Bangalore', Indo-Norwegian symposium on microzonation, Held at New Delhi during 18-19th March 2006.
  • Invited lecture for a workshop titled 'Sand production techniques in petroleum boreholes' Sand Conference, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, organized by IQPC, September 19-September 23, 2003.
  • Theme Lecturer on environmental issues and waste management related to fiber reinforced composites, Two-day International Demonstration-Cum-Training Workshop on Design and Development of Fiber Reinforced Composites, Organized by the Center for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and other Developing Countries, at Bangalore, September 15-19, 1998, NAL Campus, Bangalore.

Editor of Journals /Special issues

  • Editor in Chief, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE), Hershey, PA 17033, USA – 4 issues have been brought out.
  • Editorial Advisory Panel, Geotechnique letters, ICE Publishers, London, UK.
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), USA for the period 2007-2009.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), USA (Link to Site).
  • Guest Editor on “Earthquakes and Geotechnics”, Special issue in Current Science Journal, by Indian Academy of sciences, Nov 2004.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Earth System Science (JESS), by Indian Academy of Sciences and Springer online, special issue on Microzonation scheduled for September 2008.
  • Editorial Board Member, Indian Geotechnical Journal 1998-2000, 2010-2012.

Reviewer for Technical Journals

  • Geotechnique (2 papers)
  • ASCE geotechnical Engineering and geoenvironmental engineering (3 papers)
  • ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (1 paper)
  • ASCE Journal of materials in Civil Engineering (7 papers)
  • ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics (2 papers)
  • ASTM geotechnical testing Journal (3 papers)
  • Computer and Geotechnics (2 papers)
  • Current Science (5 papers)
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal (2 papers)
  • Journal of Earth System Science, Springer (21 papers)
  • Natural Hazards (2 papers)
  • Journal of Geological Society of India (2 papers)
  • Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (2 papers)
  • Indian Geotechnical Journal (12 papers)
  • Journal of the Instrument Society of India (2 papers)
  • Journal of rock mechanics and Tunneling Technology (4 papers)
  • Sadhana (1 paper)
  • Indian Journal of Engineering & Material Sciences (1 paper)
  • International conference on case histories, Washington 2008 (12 papers)
  • International symposium of rock mechanics, Gangtak (12 papers)
  • Asian regional conference, ARC 2007, Kolkatta (10 papers + technical programme)


  • Chairman, 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2008.
  • Co-Chairman, Asian Rock mechanics Symposium, Singapore, 2006.
  • Organizing committee member and Chairman of session on"Numerical methods-discontinuum analysis",1stNorth American Rock Mechanics Symposium(NARMS), June,1994, Austin,TX,USA.

Conferences and important meetings organized

  • Organizing secretary IGC 2008 and 6th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference, Bangalore during 15th to 19th, Dec, 2008.
  • Member, Financial Operation Committee, The IISc Centenary Conference during December 13-16, 2008 at the NSSC Complex, IISc Campus.
  • Organizing Secretary, Workshop on Microzonation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, June 26th and 27th 2007.
  • Technical programme committee, Asian Regional conference, ARC 2007, Kolkatta, Dec, 2007.
  • Member, International Technical committee for the 4th Discrete Element Methods (DEM) conference, Brisbane, Australia, August 2007.
  • Coordinator, PAMC meeting 17th Feb 2006. DST Seismology division, Second meeting on microzonation of Bangalore city, at IISc, Bangalore.
  • Vice Chairman and Technical Editor of the proceedings of GeoPractice 2005, July 2005.
  • Coordinator, PAMC meeting 29th April 2005, at IISc, Bangalore. DST Seismology division, First meeting on microzonation of Bangalore city.
  • Organizing Secretary, National Symposium in advances in geotechnical engineering (NSAGE-2004), July 22-23, 2004 Bangalore.
  • Member, GeoRisk 2004, November 2004, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Organizing secretary, Current practices and future trends in earthquake geotechnical engineering (CPFTEGE) 23-24 December 2003, Bangalore
  • Member of technical programme committee for International Conference in Civil Engineering and organizing committee member for ICCE-01 at Bangalore, July 2001.
  • Coordinator, Program Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) meeting July 11, 2001, at IISc, Bangalore, DST ESS division.
  • Coordinator, PAMC meeting 23 and 24th December 2002, at IISc, Bangalore- DST-Seismology division.
  • Member of publication committee for Indian geotechnical conference proceedings and organizing committee member for IGC-95 at Bangalore, December 1995.

Glimpses of Administrative Career Achievements