Profile | Dr. Neelima Satyam

Faculty Profile : Dr. Neelima Satyam

Civil Engineering

    Dr. Neelima Satyam, is currently Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Indore, and she holds a Ph.D. and M.Tech from IIT Delhi and a B.Tech from SV University, Tirupati. Before joining IIT Indore, she served as an Assistant Professor at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, IIIT Hyderabad. Dr. Satyam was also a visiting researcher at Kyushu University (2023), the University of Stuttgart (2018), and the University of Tokyo (2013), and she is actively involved in teaching, research, and consultancy in Geotechnical Engineering. Her expertise lies in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Microzonation, Site Response studies, Landslide hazard, monitoring, Microseismic data processing, and Rock engineering. Dr. Satyam received research grants from DST, MHRD, AICTE, ITRA, DAE, NIOT, NRDMS, ISRO, and MoES. She published 150+ papers in International/National Journals and Conferences. Her research publications have received best paper awards from IGS, AGU, and IIT Indore. She is the Co-opted member of PAC Civil and Mechanical Engineering SERB, DST (2015-2018). She has been the Chairperson of the selection committee for MEXT Scholarships of Japan since 2015. She is a recipient of IEI Young Engineers Award 2011; BRNS Young Scientist Research Award 2011; AICTE Career award 2012 and JSPS fellowship in 2013, Young Woman Engineer award from INWES in 2012, CIDC Vishwakarma award in 2021, ISET Shamsher Prakash Mid Career Research award 2022, SERB - POWER Fellowship 2022, IGS-Sardar Resham Singh Memorial Award 2022, Best Woman Researcher in Geotechnical Engineering Award 2022, JSPS - Bridge Fellowship 2023, and INSA Associate Fellowship 2024. She is a fellow of JSPS, IGS, ISET and IEI, and she is presently the editorial board member of several reputed journals including Nature Scientific Reports (I.F. 4.6), Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (I.F. 7.3) etc

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D: Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
  • M.Tech. : Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
  • B.Tech. : Civil Engineering, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • India
    • Professor (Feb 2022 - Till Date), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India.
    • Associate Professor (Nov 2017 - Feb 2022), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India.
    • Adjunct Faculty (2021 - Till Date), Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT), Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India.
    • Adjunct Faculty (2021 - Till Date), Center for Indian Scientific Knowledge Systems, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India.
    • Adjunct Faculty (2021 - Till Date), Center of Futuristic Defense and Space Technology (CFDST), Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India.
    • Assistant Professor (Feb 2009 - Nov 2017), Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India.
    • Visiting Faculty (April 2007- Feb 2009), National Academy of Construction Hyderabad, India.
    • Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. (Jul 2002 - Aug 2006)

  • Abroad
    • JSPS Bridge Fellow (July 2023), Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan.
    • Visiting Fellow (June - July 2018), Institute of Geophysics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    • JSPS Fellow (Jan 2013- March 2013), Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, University of Tokyo, Japan.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    • Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction Analysis
    • Liquefaction Hazard and Mitigation
    • Environmental Geotechnics
    • Landslide Research
    • Rock Mechanics and Underground Structures

    AWARDS


      S.No Award Year Given By
      1. INSA Associate Fellowship 2024 Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
      2. Best Woman Researcher in Geotechnical Engineering Award 2023 Indian Geotechnical Society
      3. IGS - Sardar Resham Singh Memorial Award 2023 Indian Geotechnical Society
      4. JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship 2023 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
      5. SERB - POWER Fellowship 2022 Science and Engineering Research Board, GoI
      6. ISET Shamsher Prakash Mid Career Research award for Significant Contribution in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 2022 Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET)
      7. CIDC Vishwakarma Academician Award 2021 Construction Industry Development Council, India
      8. Overseas Famous Scientist Project (Grant no. 2020A1414010268) 2020-21 Ministry of Science and Technology, Guangdong, China
      9. Best collaborative team award for Aquasense research project 2015 ITRA-Water, ITRA, GoI 2015
      10. JSPS Research Fellow 2012-13 University of Tokyo
      11. Young Woman Engineer award 2012 INWES-International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists
      12. Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT) 2012 AICTE, GoI
      13. Young Engineers Award 2011 in Civil Engineering discipline 2011 Institution of Engineers, India
      14. Young Scientist Research Award 2011 BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy, India
      15. Fast Track Project for Young Scientists 2009 Department of Science and Technology, GoI

    BEST REVIEWER/RESEARCH PAPER AWARDS


      S.No Award Year Given By
      1. "Best Editorial Board Member of 2022" award based on her contribution to the Indian Geotechnical Journal (2nd Prize) 2023 Indian Geotechnical Society
      2. Reviewer of the Year 2021 (EBM) Award 2022 Indian Geotechnical Society
      3. IGS best paper award for "Deep Foundations/Retaining Structures" 2022 Indian Geotechnical Society
      4. OSP Award for the work titled "Forecasting landslides: An Integrated Approach using Rainfall Thresholds and Realtime Field Monitoring at Darjeeling Himalayas" 2021 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
      5. Best Research Paper Award for the article titled "Micro-Mechanical Performance Evaluation of Expansive Soil Biotreated With Indigenous Bacteria Using MICP Method" 2020-21 IIT Indore
      6. IGS best paper award for "Innovations in Field Exploration" 2006 Indian Geotechnical Society

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR / EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER / GUEST EDITOR

    • Associate Editor, Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, Springer, 2023. (link)
    • Associate Editor, Indian Geotechnical Journal (IGJ), Springer, (I.F. 1.6) (link)
    • Editorial Board member, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier, (I.F. 7.3), 2022-24. (link)
    • Scientific Handling Editor (Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Rock Mechanics), Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier, (Impact Factor 7.3), 2022-24. (link)
    • Editorial Board Member (Civil Engineering Section), Scientific Reports, Nature, (I.F. 4.6). (link)
    • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE), IGI Global.
    • Editorial Board Member, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) Journal, ISET. (link)
    • Editorial Board Member, Deep Underground Science and Engineering (DUSE) Journal, Wiley. (link)
    • Editorial Board Member, Smart Construction and Sustainable Cities Journal, Springer. (link)
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (JRMTT). (link)
    • Editorial Board Member, KeAi Journal, Elsevier, (I.F. 4.996), Biogeotechnics Section. (link)
    • Editorial Board member, Geotechnical Engineering (specialty section of Frontiers in Built Environment), Frontier, since 2022 (link)
    • Editorial Board member, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, 2022, Springer (link)
    • Guest Editor of Special issue on "Machine learning for predicting natural disasters", 2023, Scientific Reports, Nature, (I.F. 4.6) (link)
    • Editor of Special issue on "Nature-Based Solutions in Geo-Environmental Engineering", 2022, Sustainability, (Impact Factor 3.251) (Completed) (link)
    • Editor of Special issue on "Landslide: Forecasting, Assessment and Mitigation", Indian Geotechnical Journal, 2020, Springer (Completed) (link)
    • Guest Editor of Special issue on "State of the Art Review on Geotechnical Engineering Towards Sustainability", 2023, Indian Geotechnical Journal (IGJ), Springer, (I.F. 1.6) (link)


    RECOGNITIONS

    • Nominated Member, Joint Technical Committees (JTC) 1: Natural Slopes and Landslides, ISSMGE. (link)
    • Invited Speaker in 10th episode of International Interactive Technical Talk (IITT) under TC220 on "Field Monitoring in Geomechanics". (link)
    • Invited Speaker in GLOSS 7th Lecture Overseas Researcher Invited Lecture on July 21st 2023 organised by ISSMGE AsRTC1: Geotechnical Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change-induced Geo-disasters in Asia-Pacific Regions.
    • Member, CED 43-Soil And Foundation Engineering Sectional Committee, BIS from 2023.(link)
    • Expert Committee member for deliberation on formulation of BIS guidelines - Safety and mitigation measures for the buildings and infrastructures in landslide affected areas.
    • Member, Preliminary Review Committee, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, MHRD for the term 2018-2019
    • Co-opted Member, Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Civil and Environmental Engineering, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST (2015 - 2019).
    • Chairperson, for MONBUKAGAKUSHO: MEXT Scholarships of Japanese Government (for selecting PhD/MS students from India) in Earthquake /Civil Engg stream (Since Feb 2018)
    • Member (CPD), Engineering Council of India for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States (Since Feb 2017)
    • Member, Technical Evaluation and Monitoring Committee for design of offshore substructure, NIWE Chennai (2015-2017)
    • Convener, International Cooperation by Indian Geotechnical Society for the term 2019-2020
    • Reviewer at the Colloquium for Young Researchers: Towards Developing International Collaborations. (link)
    • Reviewer for Technical book in English for "Instrumentation for Civil Engineering Applications" course by AICTE.
    • Expert Committee member, for deliberation on formulation of BIS guidelines - Safety and mitigation measures for the buildings and infrastructures in landslide affected areas
    • Member, International Advisory Committee, CREST-2023 (link)
    • Editor of Special issue "Role of natural and anthropogenic factors in slope failures", 2022, Frontiers in Built Environment (IF/ CS: 2.6) (link)
    • Review Editor, Frontiers in Earth Science (IF: 3.498) (link)
    • Editor of Special issue on "Landslide: Forecasting, Assessment and Mitigation", Indian Geotechnical Journal, 2020, Springer (Completed) (link)
    • Convener, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering -36 International Geological Congress 2020
    • Honorable Director, Institute and Industry Interaction: Professional Development Council, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, India (2018-till date)
    • Member, Expert committee for AEE 2016, AP Public service commission, Hyderabad
    • Member, Board of studies (UG/PG in Civil Engg), Sri Venkateshwara University Tirupati (2016-2017)

    ELECTED FELLOW/MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY

    • Member: Geotechnical Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change-induced Geo-disasters in Asia-Pacific Regions (AsRTC1)
    • Member: Technical committee 203 (TC-203) (Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems) of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) (2022-2025)
    • Life Fellow: Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), LF 0615
    • Life Fellow: Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), LF 61
    • Life Fellow: Institution of Engineers India (IEI), F-1289205
    • Executive Council Member: Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) for the terms: 2021-2023, 2023-2025
    • Executive Council Member (Elected): Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) since 2019
    • Executive Member: Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG) (Indian National group of the International Association for Engineering Geology and Environment) for the term 2020-2021
    • Member: Technical committee 220 (TC-220) (Field Monitoring in Geomechanics) of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) (2019-2025)
    • Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering): Engineering Council of India (ECI), PE/01153/16
    • Member: International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), IND090038, U.K. IND110155
    • Member: International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRRE), India, 406/IND/2021-2040
    • Life Member: European Geosciences Union (EGU), 414793
    • Member: International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), India, 9830
    • Member: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), M 13174
    • Member: American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), M 974239
    • Life Member: Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG), LM 1511
    • Life Member: Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), LM 8667
    • Life Member: Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), LM 77045
    • Life Member: Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), L 18936
    • Life Member: Association of Consulting Civil Engineers India (ACCE(I)), LM 2772; Executive member, ACCE Hyd chapter 2013-15
    • Member: American Concrete Institute (ACI), 01223750