NameM. Vinoth
Date of Birth27.01.1987
E-mailvinoth [at]
Present DesignationSr. Scientist
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B. TechCivilGCT, CoimbatoreIndia2008
M.E.GeotechCEG Campus, AUIndia2011


a) Main Area of SpecializationGeotechnical Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationTunnelling, Deep Excavation, Ground Improvement and Data Science

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents

Journal Publications

  1. Vinoth M, Aswathy MS (2022). 3D Evolution of soil arching during shield tunnelling in silty and sandy soils: A comparative study. Int J Numer Anal Methods Geomech. 1-24.
  2. Aswathy M S and Vinoth M (2022) Twin tunnelling caused distortions and its effect on a hospital building on mixed ground conditions, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/19386362.2022.2117342.
  3. M Vinoth and Aswathy M S (2021), Environmental effects of using copper mine tailings in various geotechnical applications. Waste and Resource Management [ICE Publishing].
  4. M Vinoth, A.K. Sinha, U.K. Guruvittal and V.G.Havanag (2021), Strength of Stabilised Waste Foundry Sand Material. Indian Geotechnical Journal.
  5. M Vinoth and Aswathy M S (2021), Behaviour of existing tunnel due to adjacent deep excavation – a review. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.
  6. Aswathy, M.S., M. Vinoth and Achal Mittal (2021), Impact of Governing Factors on Prediction of Tunneling Induced Surface Settlement in Young Alluvium Deposit. Indian Geotech J.
  7. K.Sinha, M.Vinoth, V.G.Havanagi and S.Chandra (2021), Potential Investigation of Stabilised Fuming Furnace Slag for Road Construction. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management.
  8. Aswathy, M.S., M Vinoth,  Mittal, A. et al. Prediction of Surface Settlement Due to Deep Excavation in Indo-Gangetic Plain: A Case Study. Indian Geotech J (2019).
  9. Nisha, J.J., Muttharam, M., M Vinoth, et al. Design, Construction and Uncertainties of a Deep Excavation Adjacent to the High-Rise Building. Indian Geotech J 49, 580–594 (2019).

Conference Publications

  1. M Vinoth and Aswathy M.S, “Three Dimensional Responses of Tunnel to Adjacent Construction”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2022 December 15-17, 2022, Kochi.
  2. Samad P, Aswathy M.S and M Vinoth, “Settlement of Existing Structure Due to Construction of a Tunnel in Layered Soil”, Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2022 December 15-17, 2022, Kochi.
  3. M Vinoth and Aswathy M S (2021), Effects of the Shield-Driving on Soil Arching around the Tunnel. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2021 December 16-18, 2021, NIT Tiruchirappalli.
  4. M. S Aswathy and M. Vinoth (2020), Geotechnical Assessment of Building Damaged by Tunnelling Works and Suitable Remedial Measures – A Case Study. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference- December 17-19, 2020, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  5. M Vinoth, P.S.Prasad, Sudhir Mathur and Kishor Kumar (2020), Investigation and Design of Remedial Measures for Landslide in Hunthar Veng, Mizoram – A Case Study. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference- December 17-19, 2020, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  6. A K Sinha, M Vinoth, S. Ravi Shanker and V G Havanagi (2020), Coimbatore Foundry Sand Waste Material for Road Construction. Conference on Geoenvironment and Sustainability, 198-206.
  7. A K Sinha, M Vinoth, S R Shankar, V G Havanagi (2020), Characterisation of Foundry Sand Waste Material for Road Construction. New Building Materials & Construction World 25 (9): 74-85.
  8. M Vinoth, P.S. Prasad and U.K. Guru Vittal (2019), Performance Analysis of Plaxis Models of Stone Columns in Soft Marine Clay. Indian Highways 47(10): 25-30.
  9. M Vinoth and Prasad, P.S. (2018), “Performance Study of Pond Ash as Buffer Layer Over Black Cotton Soil” ICOPAC, New Delhi, 2018.
  10. M Vinoth et al. (2018), “Performance Analysis of PLAXIS Models of Stone Columns in Soft Marine Clay”, ISGTI, New Delhi, 2018.
  11. Sinha, A.K., M Vinoth, Havanagi V.G. and Guruvittal U.K. (2018), “Foundry Sand Waste Material for Road Construction” Indian Geotechnical Conference, Bengaluru, 2018.
  12. M Vinoth and Prasad, P.S. (2018), “Optimization of Buffer Layer Thickness over Black Cotton Soil” Indian Geotechnical Conference, Bengaluru, 2018.
  13. M Vinoth and Ghan, S.M. (2016), “Support of Deep Excavation Using Contiguous Pile – A Case Study”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Chennai, 2016.
  14. Jasmine N.J, M Vinoth and Eswara Prasad C.R (2014), “Performance of Wall Movements Due to Excavation”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kakinada, 2014.
  15. M Vinoth and M.Banuchitra (2013), “Back Prediction of Radial Co-Efficient of Consolidation of Clay Soil Based on Real Time Monitoring of PVD”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, Roorkee, 2013.
  16. M Vinoth et al. (2012), “Case Study on the use of PVD’s for Ground Improvement for the Depot Area of Chennai Metro Rail”, Indian Geotechnical Conference, New Delhi, 2012.
  17. M Vinoth and K.Illamparuthi (2011), “ANN Based Studies for Liquefaction Potential and Settlement Prediction”, Indian Geot­ech­ni­cal Con­fer­ence, Kochi.

Tech. Reports:

  1. Finite Element Modelling and Optimization of Buffer Layer Thickness With and Without Geomembrane Over Black Cotton Soil.
  2. Geotechnical analysis report for building no. C-260 and C-267 at Defence colony, New Delhi.
  3. Geotechnical Analysis Report for the Buildings at Hauz Khas, New Delhi –April 2019, submitted to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
  4. Report on Studies on effects of the shield-driving on soil arching around the tunnel and long-term surface settlement.

Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL

Articles: 9

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-AIMILIndian Geotechnical SocietyBest Paper on Instrumentation2014
Professional Experience:

M/s Consulting Engineering Service (India) Pvt Ltd (2008 – 2009)

Responsible for: 

To manage day to day project implementation related activities including supervision of works executed, recording measurement, quality check, payment recommendation and ensuring safety at site.

M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. – Chennai

Assistant Engineering Manager (2011 – 2016)

Responsible for: 

Soil Investigation: Preparation of specifications for carrying out soil investigation, BOQ and layout drawings.

Foundation Recommendation: Deciding the type of foundation and giving bearing capacity for shallow foundation and pile capacity for pile foundation.

Design of Deep Foundation: Pile capacity (both Vertical / Lateral) establishment, Calculation of Reinforcement quantity, percentage of Reinforcement for piles, preparation of drawings, BOQ.

Shoring System: Analysis (using software’s like PLAXIS 2D and 3D, TALREN, WALLAP, GEO5 and STAAD) of Contiguous pile, Diaphragm wall, Secant pile, Soldier Pile, Sheet pile, Soil nailing, open excavation, Soil and Rock anchor.

Ground Improvement: Design of sand compaction pile, stone columns, lime sand piles and   Pavements / Grade-slab: Design and drawings.

CSIR-Central Road Research Institute – New Delhi

Scientist (2016 – 2018)

Carried out research in marginal waste materials like pond ash and foundry sand, ground improvement works and slope stability.

Any other:
  • Graduate Member of Institute of Civil Engineers, UK
  • Life Time Member of Indian Geotechnical Society.
  • Life Time Member of Tunnelling Association of India