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ONGOING SPONSORED PROJECTS

Project Title

Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator

Funding Agency

Collaborator (if any)

Amount Sanctioned (INR)

Duration

Mitigation strategy to counter top-down cracking due to non-uniform contact stresses in flexible Pavements

Prof. Sridhar Raju 

Dr. Chandu Parimi

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)

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26.5 Lakhs

July 2020-June 2023

Transport policy interventions to curb particulate matter emissions in Chandigarh

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu

Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Prof. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar (IIT Jammu)

Global Challenge Research Fund – UK

Cardiff University

36 Lakhs

July 2020-December 2021

Development of a comprehensive methodology to improve road traffic safety in Indian urban roadways based on advanced statistical techniques

Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar

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DST-SERB

-

11.39 Lakhs

December, 2019- December,2021

 Rainfall-Runoff Modelling for Lower Godavari Basin in a Changing Climate

Prof. K. Srinivasa Raju & Prof D. Nagesh Kumar

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CSIR

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

20 Lakhs

September, 2019-September-2022

Experimental and Computational studies of Surface Water Quality Parameters from Morphometry and Spectral Characteristics

Prof. Jagadeesh Anmala

Dr. Murari R. R. Varma & Dr. K. Rajitha

CSIR

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41.98 Lakhs

September, 2019-September-2022

Congestion Pricing: Planning for optimal strategies and commuters behavioral implications under different pricing schemes

Dr. Prasanta Sahu

Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar

SPARC- MHRD

Cardiff University & New Castle University UK

40 Lakhs

May 2019-May 2021

Prevention of hazardous field-firing of bagasse and its sustainable utilization as a raw material in an innovative industrial process

Dr. Bahurudeen A.

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu

SPARC, MHRD

KYUSHU UNIVERSITY

28.79 Lakhs

May 2019-May 2021

Examination of binder loss in bituminous mixture for In-Service pavements

Prof. Sridhar Raju

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu

Department of Roads and Buildings, Govt. of  Telangana

None

9.9 lakhs

May,2019-May 2021

Implementation of plants and treated natural fibers to enhance the strength properties of soft soil and to decrease the rate of surface erosion (Nat-Treat)

Dr. Anasua GuhaRay

Dr. Wei Wu, Dr. Arkamitra Kar and Dr. M. Acharya

Indo-Austria Scientific and Technological Cooperation between WTZ (Austria) and DST (India)

BOKU, University of Vienna, Austria

6.40 Lakhs

May 2019-May 2021

Development of Pedestrian Facility Assessment Tool for Improving Pedestrian’s Safety Condition in Hyderabad

Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu

Awareness In Action (AIA)- Hyderabad

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1 Lakh

March, 2019-March 2021

Coastal wetland Characterization using L and S bands of Polarimetric SAR data

Dr. Rajitha K.

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ISRO

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14  Lakhs

December, 2017-March-2021

Improving the seismic performance of dynamically similar buildings using damper connected control technique

Dr. Mohan. S.C.

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DST-SERB

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43.20 Lakhs

July 2017- January 2021

COMPLETED SPONSORED PROJECTS

Project Title

Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator

Funding Agency

Collaborator (if any)

Amount Sanctioned (INR)

Duration

Multi-objective evolutionary approach for solving waster distribution network design optimization

Prof. A. Vasan

Dr Murari R. R. Varma

CSIR

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18.46 Lakhs

July 2017-June 2020

Performance evaluation of backfill soils partially replaced with building derived materials

Dr. Anasua Guharay

Dr. Arkamitra Kar & Dr. Naveen James (IIT Ropar)

DST SERB Early Career Research Grant

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24.43 Lakhs

August 2016-July 2019

Pre-feasibility study of battery electric buses in India

Dr. Bandhan Bandhu
 Dr. Prasanta Sahu;
Prof. Ashoke Sarkar

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Global Challenge Research Fund, UK

Cardiff University, UK

13 Lakhs

2018-2019

Integrated Urban Flood Management in India: Technology-Driven Solutions

Prof. K Srinivasa Raju

Prof. P.P.Mujumdar
(IISc, Bangalore)
Dr. Rominus Valsalam S
(CDAC, Thiruvanathapuram)
Prof NV Umamahesh,
(NIT Warangal)

ITRA

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27.97 lakhs

November 2013 – October  2016

Multi-criterion Analysis for Ranking of Various General Circulation Models to Study Water Resources of India

Prof. K Srinivasa Raju and Prof. D. Nagesh Kumar 

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CSIR

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16.22 Lakhs

November 2012 - October 2015

Fourier Analysis and Development of Two-Dimensional Finite Element Schemes for Shallow Water Equations and Transport-related Systems 

Prof. Jagadeesh Anmala

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DST

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11.00 Lakhs

July 2012 - July 2015

Multi-objective Reservoir Optimization Using Swarm Intelligence Algorithms

Prof. A. Vasan 

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CSIR

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11.17 Lakhs

April 2011-March 2014

Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Sandwiched Modular Multilayer Self Compacted Cement Concrete Pavements

Prof. V. Vinayaka Ram & Dr. MVN Sivakumar (NIT Warangal)

Prof. A.Vasan  &

Aditya Birla Group

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10 Lakhs

Oct 2011-Sep 2013

Artificial Neural Networks for Water Resources Planning: An innovative approach

Prof. K.S Raju

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INCOH, MOWR

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4.6 Lakhs

February 2006 to April 2010

Multi-objective Optimization in Irrigation Planning using Evolutionary Algorithms

Prof. K.S Raju

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CSIR

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6.18 Lakhs

November 2006 to November 2009

Achievements

Agnivesh Pani - PhD Student received the Best Paper Award from AT015 - Freight Planning and Logistics Committee of Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington DC, USA during the 99th Annual Meeting of TRB -2020 at Washington DC.
 
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News

1. Dr. Arkamitra Kar was selected as a member of the RILEM TC MPA. This committee is intended to develop working standards for determining the mechanical behavior of alkali activated concrete.

2. Dr Bandhan Majumdar was awarded International Travel Grant (ITS) from DST, Govt. of India for presenting paper in 99th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC, USA in January, 2020.

3. Dr. Anasua GuhaRay, Dr. Arkamitra Kar and Mr. Shashank Gupta were awarded a patent on “Treatment process for cellulose based geotextile and geotextile obtained therefrom” on 22nd March, 2019 (Indian Patent No: 201711033016) (Available at: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=IN241091712&tab=NATIONALBIBLIO&_cid=P12-K2S2C0-57625-1)

4. Dr. Anasua GuhaRay was elected as an Executive Member of Indian Geotechnical Society, Hyderabad Chapter (2019-2021).

5. Prof. K. Srinivas Raju was chosen as Member, International editorial board, Journal of Water and Climate Change, IWA Publishing (https://iwaponline.com/jwcc/pages/Editorial_Board [with effect from May 23, 2019]

6. Prof. K. Srinivas Raju was chosen as subject editor, H2 Open Journal, IWA Publishing [with effect from May 6, 2019] (https://iwaponline.com/h2open/pages/Editorial_Board)

7. Dr. Anasua Guharay was selected as the 2018 outstanding reviewer in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE for the 3rd time after 2015 and 2017.

8. Dr Anasua Guharay was awarded International Travel Grant (ITS) from DST, Govt. of India for presenting paper in International Foundations Congress Equipment Expo (IFCEE 2018) in Orlando, Florida in March, 2018.

9. Prof. K Srinivasa Raju was chosen as an Associate Editor, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Francis, UK.

Recent Research Grants

1. Prof. Sridhar Raju and Dr. Chandu Parimi were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 26.5 lakhs titled “Mitigation strategy to counter top-down cracking due to non-uniform contact stresses in Flexible Pavements” funded by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), New Delhi (2020-2023).

2. Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 1.0 lakh titled “Development of Pedestrian Facility Assessment Tool for Improving Pedestrian Safety Condition in Hyderabad" funded by Awareness in Action, Hyderabad (2019-2021).

3. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu, Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Prof. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar (Pilani Campus) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 25.50 lakhs titled “Transport policy interventions to curb particulate matter emissions in Chandigarh" funded by Global Challenge Research Fund - United Kingdom (2020-2021).

4. Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar was awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 11.40 lakhs titled "Development of a comprehensive methodology to improve road traffic safety in Indian urban roadways based on advanced statistical techniques" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant (2020-2022).

5. Prof. Jagdeesh Anamala, Dr. Murari Varma and Dr. Rajitha K were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 41.98 lakhs titled “Experimental and Computational studies of Surface Water Quality Parameters from Morphometry and Spectral Characteristics" funded by CSIR (2019-2022).

6. Prof. K S Raju and Prof D.Nagesh Kumar (IISc Bangalore) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 20 lakhs titled “Rainfall-Runoff Modelling for Lower Godavari Basin in a Changing Climate" funded by CSIR (2019-2022).

7. Prof. Sridhar Raju and Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 9.90 lakhs titled “Examination of binder loss in bituminous mixture for In-Service pavements" funded by Government of Telangana State Roads and Building Department (2019-2021).

8. Dr. Srinivas Appari (Chemical Engg., BITS)-India & Prof. Shinji Kudo (KYUSHU UNIVERSITY)-International, Dr. Bahurudeen A & Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu (Civil Engg., BITS)-India, Dr. Koji Nakabayashi (KYUSHU UNIVERSITY)-International were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 28.80 lakhs titled "Prevention of Hazardous Field - Firing of Bagasses & Its Sustainable Utilization as a Raw Material in an Innovative Industrial Process" funded by SPARC - MHRD, Govt. of India (2019-2021).

9. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu, Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Prof. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar (Pilani Campus) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 29.40 lakhs titled "Congestion Pricing: Planning for optimal strategies & commuters behavioral implications under different pricing schemes" funded by SPARC - MHRD, Govt. of India (2019-2021).

10. Dr. Arkamitra Kar, Dr.Chandu Parimi, Prof. Sridhar Raju and Dr.Jayati Ray Dutta (Dept. of Biology) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 15.57 lakhs titled " Evaluation of the Efficiency of Bacterial Inclusion in concrete" funded by Alinees Developers Pvt. Ltd. (2018-2021).

11. Dr. Arkamitra Kar and Prof. Jayati Ray Dutta (Dept. of Biology) and Dr. M. Bandopadhyay (Univ. of Pittsburgh) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 17 lakhs titled "Economic Construction Practice Using Bacterial Inclusions in Concrete to Improve its Durability" funded by CSIR (2018-2021).

12. Dr. Rajitha K. was awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 13.58 lakhs titled "Coastal wetland Characterization using L and S bands of Polarimetric SAR data" funded by ISRO (2017-2020).

13. Dr. Anasua GuhaRay and Dr. Arkamitra Kar (from India) and Prof. Wei Wu and Dr. Madhusudan Acharya (from BOKU, Vienna, Austria) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 6.5 lakhs titled "Implementation of plants and treated natural fibers to enhance the strength properties of soft soil and to decrease the rate of surface erosion (Nat-Treat)" funded by Indo-Austria bilateral exchange program, DST (2019-2021).

14. Dr. Mohan S.C. was awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 43.2 lakhs titled "Improving the seismic performance of dynamically similar buildings using damper connected control technique" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant (2017-2020).

15. Prof. A. Vasan and Dr. Murari Varma were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 18.46 lakhs titled "Multiobjective Evolutionary Approach for Solving Water Distribution Network Design Optimization" funded by CSIR (2017-2020).

16. Dr. Anasua Guharay and Dr Arkamitra Kar from BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, Dr Naveen James from IIT Ropar were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 24.43 lakhs titled "Performance Evaluation of backfill soils partially replaced with building derived materials" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant (2016-2020).

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