Sreevalsa Kolathayar

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Name: Sreevalsa Kolathayar
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD, Indian Institute of Science
Designation Assistant Professor
Employer National Institute of Technology Karnataka
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Key areas of interest Water Geotechnics, Coastal Reservoirs, Geotechnology for water conservation and water storage structures.
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Dr. Sreevalsa’s research interests include Seismic Hazard Assessment, Liquefaction, Disaster Risk Reduction, Soil reinforcement, Slope stability, and Water geotechnics.  He has authored five books and over 50 research papers. He is Editorial Board member of two International Journals. He is Adviser to Think India, a national forum of students from premier Institutes in India. He is currently the Secretary Indian chapter of International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR). The New Indian Express honored Dr. Sreevalsa with Edex award: 40 under 40 – South India’s Most Inspiring Young Teachers. He is in the roster of two technical committees of ASCE. He received “IEI Young Engineers Award” by The Institution of Engineers (India), in recognition of his contributions in the field of Civil Engineering.

Research Project

  1. “Feasibility of impounding Netravati River floodwaters for water resource development in Mangaluru”  funded by BWSSB, Gopvt of Karnataka, for an amount of  24 lakhs, along with IISc and NITK.
  2. File No. IMP/2018/001298. Project title: “Impounding of River flood waters along Dakshina Kannada Coast: A sustainable strategy for water resource development”., approved under IMPRINT-2 programme of DST/SERB with MHRD (Total 1.6 crores) 
  3. “Coastal reservoirs as a sustainable strategy for Water Security”, SPARC, Govt of India, Total 60 lac Rupees. Indian Institutes: NITK, IISc and VIT, Australian Institute: University of Wollongong Australia.

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Kolathayar S, Saayinath N, Rizfana K and Sitharam TG (2020), Performance of footing on clay bed reinforced with coir cell networks, International Journal of Geomcechanics (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001719
  2. Kolathayar, S., Aravind, C. A., & Shukla, S. K. (2019). Performance Assessment of Areca Leaf Grids for Soil Reinforcement Applications. Journal of Natural Fibers, 1-10.
  3. Kolathayar, S., Sitharam, T. G., & Yang, S. (2019). Coastal reservoir strategy to enhance India’s freshwater storage by impounding river flood waters: a detailed overview. Water Supply, 19(3), 703-717.
  4. Parthasarathy C. R., Sitharam T. G. and Kolathayar, S. (2018). Geotechnical considerations for the concept of coastal reservoir at Mangaluru to impound the flood waters of Netravati River. Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, 1-9. DOI 10.1080/1064119X.2018.1430194
  5. Kolathayar S, Sitharam T G, Ramkrishnan R, et al., (2017) Feasibility of creating a fresh water reservoir in the Arabian Sea impounding the flood waters of Netravathi River. Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress, vol.2 (2): 38-42.