Awards and Recognitions


International


  1. Excellent Contributions Award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), USA "for excellent scientific contributions in the application of probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering practice, geomechanics,constitutive modeling and ground improvement".

  2. Best paper award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) USA for the paper G L Sivakumar Babu and B. Munwar Basha (2008). Optimum design of cantilever retaining walls using target reliability approach. International Journal of Geomechanics, Journal of American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), 8(4): 240-252.

  3. Best paper award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) USA for the paper Sumanta Haldar and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2010) Failure Mechanisms of Pile Foundations in Liquefiable Soil: Parametric Study published in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE , 10(2).74-84.

  4. Best Theoretical Oriented Paper Award of the EWRI (Environmental and Water Resources Institute, USA) -ASCE for 2011 for the paper G L Sivakumar Babu, Reddy Krishna, R, Sandeep Kumar Chouksey and Hanumanth Kulkarni (2010) Prediction of Long-Term Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Settlement Using Constitutive Model. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, Vol.14 (2).139-150


  5. National


  6. Editor-in-Chief, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer Publications

  7. Member, Sectoral Innovation Council, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, New Delhi

  8. Member, Highway Research Board (Identification, Monitoring and Research Application) Committee, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi, Government of India, New Delhi

  9. IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai S.N. Gupta Biennial Award for the paper on Earth and Earth-Retaining Structures for the paper Appraisal of Soil Nailing Design, published in published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.39, No.1, January 2009 (pp.81-95).

  10. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Operations Research, 2009-2010

  11. IGS-AFCONS Biennial Award for the best paper on Case Histories on Back Analysis of the Chang Dam Section in the Kachchh Region of Gujarat, India published in the Proceedings of 17 ICSMGE-2009, Alaxendria, Egypt.

  12. T Narayana Reddy Memorial Lecture on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Improvement, 27th November 2008, Institution of Engineers (India), Tirupati.

  13. Smt. Indra Joshi biennial best paper award by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) on case studies for the paper titled Underpass at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bangalore, published in the proceedings of IGC-2006.

  14. Committee Member, Special Committee on suggestion of appropriate remedial measures for Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal Government of Karnataka 2005

  15. B N Gupta Best paper award for the paper on shallow foundations for the paper Reliability analysis of bearing capacity of shallow foundations, published in the proceedings of IGC-2003.

  16. IGS-AIMIL Annual Prize for the best paper fon Instrumentation for the paper Instrumentation, and Monitoring of Slope Movements at Powari landslide, Proc. Of IGC 95.

  17. Represented India at II Young Asian Geotechnical Engineers, Conference, 1994 at Bangkok.

  18. BOYSCAST Fellowship for one year by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to conduct research at Purdue University, U.S.A., 1994.

  19. Young Engineer Prize for the year 1993, by Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi.

  20. The best Doctoral thesis in Geotechnical Engineering in India for the year 1991, by the Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi.

  21. Certificate of Merit for the paper Prediction of engineering behavior of tropical residual soils during 56th annual session from the CBI &P, New Delhi (1989).


  22. Technical Committees


  23. Secretary, International Technical Committee (TC-302) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE), a body of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the term 2009-2013.

  24. Secretary, International Technical Committee (TC-40) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE), a body of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the terms 2005-2009.

  25. Member, International Technical Committee (TC-32) on Risk assessment in Geotechnical Engineering, a body of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for 1997-2001 and 2001-2005.

  26. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Visiting Scientist, Geotechnical Institute, Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern, Nuremberg) for the year 1999-2000.

  27. Visiting Scholar, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN USA during 1995-96.

  28. Served as Chairman/Co-chairman/expert for technical sessions in various international/national conferences in India and abroad

  29. Reviewer for many international journals such as American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Geotechnique, Geotextiles & Geomembranes, Geosynthetics International, Computers and Geotechnics, Georisk, Engineering Structures and national journals such as Indian Geotechnical Journal, Sadhana etc.


  30. Editorial assignments


  31. Editor-in Chief,Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer Publications.

  32. Associate Editor ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste

  33. Associate Editor ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics

  34. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer Publicatio

  35. Editorial Board MemberGround Improvement Journal, Journal of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK published by Thomas Telford publishers (2007-2013)

  36. Guest Editor, Special issue on Risk assessment in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Practice Georisk -Assessment And Management Of Risk For Engineered Systems And Geohazards, Taylor & Francis publishers, London.

  37. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of GEORISK -Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Taylor & Francis Group

  38. Editorial Board Member, International journal of systems assurance engineering and management, Springer Publications

  39. Guest Editor ASCE's Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE-JHTRW) titled "perspectives in hazardous and nuclear waste disposal- analysis, design and practice

  40. Editorial Board Member, of The Open Transportation Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, Bussum, The Netherlands.

  41. Editorial Board Member, GROUND IMPROVEMENT Journal, Journal of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK published by Thomas Telford publishers


Recognitions


  1. Excellent Contributions Award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), USA "for scientific contributions in the application of probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering practice, geomechanics, constitutive modeling and ground improvement”. Award was presented in Melbourne in the year 2010.

  2. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Visiting Scientist, Geotechnical Institute, Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern, Nuremberg) for the year 1999-2000.

  3. Visiting Scholar, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN USA during 1995-96.