Profile | Dr. Neelima Satyam

Faculty Profile : Dr. Neelima Satyam

Civil Engineering

    Dr. Neelima Satyam is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Indore. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.Tech from IIT Delhi and B.Tech from SV University, Tirupati. She worked as an Assistant professor in Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, IIIT Hyderabad, before joining IIT Indore. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Stuttgart (2018) and at the University of Tokyo (2013). She is actively engaged in teaching, research and consultancy in the field of Geotechnical engineering, particularly in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Microzonation and Site Response studies, Landslide hazard and monitoring, Microseismic data processing and Rock engineering. Dr. Neelima received research grants from DST, MHRD, AICTE, ITRA, DAE, NIOT, NRDMS, ISRO, and MoES. She published 150+ papers in International/National Journals and Conferences. 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 and CIDC Vishwakarma award in 2021.


  • 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.


  • Associate Professor (Since Nov 2017) Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India.
  • Visiting Researcher (June - July 2018), Institute of Geophysics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Assistant Professor (Feb 2009 - Nov 2017) Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India.
  • JSPS Fellow (Jan 2013- March 2013) Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 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)


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


  • Best Research Paper Award, IIT Indore for the academic year 2020-21
  • CIDC Vishwakarma Academician Award 2021, from Construction Industry Development Council (Established by Planning Commission, Government of India and the Construction Industry)
  • Overseas famous scientist project (Grant no. 2020A1414010268) from Ministry of Science and Technology, Guangdong, China for visiting Shantou University, 2020- 2021
  • JSPS Research Fellow, University of Tokyo, 2012-2013
  • Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT) from AICTE, GoI, 2012
  • Young Engineers Award 2011 in Civil Engineering discipline from The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, India
  • Young Scientist Research Award, BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy, India 2011
  • Young Woman Engineer award from INWES-International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists, 2012
  • Fast Track Project for Young Scientists, Department of Science and Technology, GoI 2009
  • Best technical paper award, IGC 2006 (IIT Madras, Chennai) for the Innovations in field exploration and Insitu testing, Dec 2006


  • Editor of Special issue "Nature-Based Solutions in Geo-Environmental Engineering", 2022, MDPI (Impact Factor 3.251)
  • Editorial Board member and Scientific Editor (Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Rock Mechanics), Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2022-24, Elsevier (Impact Factor 4.338)
  • Editorial Board member, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Since 2022, Springer
  • Executive Council member, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology for the term 2021-2023
  • Editor of Special issue on "Landslide: Forecasting, Assessment and Mitigation", Indian Geotechnical Journal, 2020, Springer
  • Executive Council member (Elected), Indian Geotechnical Society since 2019
  • Executive member, Indian Society of Engineering Geology (Indian National group of the International Association for Engineering Geology and Environment) for the term 2020-2021
  • Member, Technical committee 220 (Field Monitoring in Geomechanics) of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2019- till date)
  • Convener, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering -36 International Geological Congress 2020
  • Convener, International Cooperation by Indian Geotechnical Society for the term 2019-2020
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Best collaborative team award for Aquasense research project from ITRA-Water, ITRA, GoI 2015.


  • Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering): Engineering Council of India: PE/01153/16
  • Life Fellow: Indian Geotechnical society LF 0615; National Executive committee member since 2019
  • Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, IND090038, U.K. IND110155
  • Member of International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (India): 406/IND/2021-2040
  • Life Member: European Geosciences Union(EGU) 414793
  • Member of International Geosynthetics Society (India) 9830
  • Life member: Indian Society of Earthquake Technology LM 1508
  • Member of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute: M 13174
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineering: M 974239
  • Life member: Indian Society of Engineering Geology: LM 1511
  • Life member : Indian Concrete Institute LM 8667
  • Associate member: Institution of Engineers (India) AM 099277-4
  • Life member: Indian Society for Technical Education LM 77045
  • Life member: Indian Science Congress Association L 18936
  • Life member Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) LM 2772; Executive member, ACCE Hyd chapter 2013-15
  • Member of American Concrete Institute: 01223750