Dr. Unni Kartha G is presently holding the position as Dean (Academics) at FISAT. He is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Dr. Unni Kartha completed PhD from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala in the area of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. His masters is in Structural Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore with First Rank in the year 2002. He was a recipient of GATE scholarship during his post graduation. He completed B.Tech in Civil Engineering with Honours from NSS College of Engineering Palakkad in the year 1999.
He started off the career in FISAT in the year 2004 as Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining FISAT, he was Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Amrita Institute of Technology and Science, Kollam, Kerala from 2002-2004. Dr. Kartha was the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at FISAT from 2011 to 2021. He played a key role in starting the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Civil Engineering on campus. As the first head of the department of Civil Engineering at FISAT, he was instrumental in the development of the department, including setting up of the labs, faculty recruitment, and documentation systems. He was holding the charge of Placement Officer from 2006 to 2023 and made significant contributions to establish an active placement cell with commendable achievements.
His research interests are Soil Structure Interaction, Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Finite Element Method, Parallel Computing, Machine learning and Teaching Learning Process. He is actively involved in consultancy work related to structural engineering and material testing. He is an affiliated member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is actively associated with the student chapter of the campus. He is also a life member of the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGC)..
At FISAT, Dr. Kartha is actively involved in many committees and played key role in AICTE and University affiliation processes, NAAC and NBA accreditations, ISO certification, development of Library, Design and development of central computing facility, Planning, allotment and layouts of the department labs, staff rooms, office, placement cell and sports infrastructure. He was awarded the Best Teacher award from FISAT in the year 2011 for his overall contributions.
He has authored 20 publications in Conferences and Journals and has been a resource person for training programs and FDPs. He has organised as well as attended many FDPs, Conferences and outreach programs. Over a period of time, he has taught many subjects including Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Prestressed concrete structures, Finite Element Method, Strength of Materials, Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Graphics and Basic Civil Engineering. He is presently an approved research guide of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram.