NameS.Ganesh Kumar
Date of Birth02.08.1985,
Present DesignationScientist
GroupGeotechnical Engineering

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Civil EngineeringDr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of EngineeringIndia2007
M.E.Geotechnical EngineeringGovernment College of TechnologyIndia2009
Ph.DGeotechnical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasIndia2014


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationGeotechnical Engineering

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2011 onwards):
    1. Ganesh Kumar, S. Robinson, R.G. and K. Rajagopal (2011) “Geosynthetic Encased Stone Columns for Vacuum Treatment of Soft Clay Soils”. National Conference on Geosynthetics India 2011, during 23-24 September 2011, Chennai
    2. Ganesh Kumar, S. Robinson R.G, and Rajagopal, K. (2012). “Stabilization of Soft Clays Using Geosynthetic Encased Stone Columns with Vacuum Application”. 5th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, Geosynthetics Asia-2012, Bangkok, Thailand.
    3. Ganesh Kumar, S (2013) “Stabilisation of soft clays using geosynthetic encased stone columns and vacuum loading”. Fourth Indian Young Geotechnical Engineer’s Conference-2013, during 17-18 May, Chennai, India.
    4. Ganesh Kumar, S., Robinson, R.G. and Rajagopal, K. (2014) “Improvement of Soft Clays by Combined Vacuum Consolidation and Geosynthetic Encased Stone Columns”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, 44(1), 59-67.
    5. Ganesh Kumar, S., Sridhar, G., Radhakrishnan, Robinson, R.G and Rajagopal, K. (2015) “A Case Study of Vacuum Consolidation of Soft Clay soil” Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, 45(1), 51-61.
    6. Robinson, R.G. Ganesh Kumar, S and K. Rajagopal (2015) “Enhancing the load carrying capacity of stone columns by vacuum consolidation”. Advances in Soft ground engineering ISBN: 978-981-09-7520-3 :: doi: 10.3850/978-981-09-7520-3 231.
    7. Ganesh Kumar (2017)Treatment of Soft Clays by Combined Encased Stone Columns and Vacuum Consolidation”. DFI-India 2017: 7th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infra-structure Development in India, during 05-07, October 2017, IIT-Madras Chennai
    8. Ganesh Kumar, S. Manojit Samanta and Pankaj (2017) “Numerical Study of Pile Group with Different Spacing in Layered Soil under Dynamic Conditions”. IGC-2017: Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies, during 14-16, December, Guwahati
    9. Ganesh Kumar (2018) “Combined Encased stone column and vacuum consolidation technique for soft clay improvement”. L. Li et al. (Eds.): GSIC 2018, Proceedings of Geoshanghai 2018 International Conference: Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics, pp. 169–177, 2018 (Springer)
    10. Punetha., Ganesh Kumar, S (2018) “Experimental Evaluation of Encased stone column technique for liquefaction mitigation”. T. Qiu et al. (Eds.): GSIC 2018, Proceedings of Geoshanghai 2018 International Conference: Advances in Soil Dynamics and Foundation Engineering, pp. 176–184, 2018 (Springer)
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
IGS-M.D.Desai Memorial YGE AwardIndian Geotechnical SocietyBest paper on Geosynthetics and Natural fibers2014
IGS-AIMIL Biannual awardIndian Geotechnical SocietyBest paper award published in Indian Geotechnical Journal2016
Professional Experience:
Project Scientist – II (February 2015- May 2016)

Offshore Structures Group, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Ministry of Earth sciences (Government of India), Chennai

List of the Projects Involved and Objectives:

  1. Island Desalination – Establishment of desalination plants in remote islands

Design and analysis of pier/pile foundation for the supporting bridge /cold water from the offshore sump to the plant building.

    1. Inlet stabilization of Pulicat Lake for increasing water flow- Engineering Intervention for ensuring water inflow into Pulicat Lake

Design of offshore breakwater for inlet stabilization and for increasing water flow in Pulicat Lake.

iii. Beach restoration project – Development of environmentally friendly shore protection measures

  1. Involved in the design and stability analysis of Concrete Caisson as an offshore reef for Puducherry beach restoration
  2. Responsible for the design and stability analysis of geotubes as a submerged breakwater for the Puducherry beach restoration project.
  3. In-Charge for offshore geotechnical site investigation, tender preparation, prequalification criteria assessment, technical evaluation and preparation of scope of works for the beach restoration project.
  4. Feasibility studies on fixed and floating platform for offshore wind turbine – Design and development of feasible substructure foundation for supporting offshore wind turbine

Assistant Professor (July 2014 – January 2015)

Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai

Courses handled (Undergraduate)

  1. Foundation Engineering
  2. Engineering geology
  3. Environmental Science and Engineering
  4. Soil Mechanics Laboratory in charge