Dr. Unni Kartha G

Faculty Profile

Designation:

Professor

Date of Joining:

2004-JUN-23

Contact Email:

unnikartha@fisat.ac.in

Qualifications:

M.E. Structural Engineering,PhD

Experience:

14 Years

Dr. Unni Kartha G is presently working as Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He completed PhD from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala in the year 2019. He started off the career in FISAT in the year 2004 as Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining FISAT, he was working as 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. As the first head of the department of Civil Engineering at FISAT, he was instrumental in the development of the systems in the department including setting up of the labs. He is also holding the charge of Placement Officer since 2006.

Dr. Unni Kartha completed B.Tech in Civil Engineering from NSS College of Engineering Palakkad in the year 1999 and ME in Civil Engineering with specilisation 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. 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 a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is actively associating with the student chapter of the campus.

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 etc. 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 Engineering Graphics, Basic Civil Engineering, Strength of Materials, Mechanics of Solids, Structural Analysis and Design of Steel Structures, Prestressed concrete structures.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/unnikartha/

Experience

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Lecturer

Amrita Institute of Technology and Science, Kollam

26-08-2002 to 21-06-2004

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Lecturer

Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT)

23-06-2004 to 31-07-2006

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Assistant Professor

Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT)

01-08-2006 to 30-09-2010

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Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)

Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT)

1-10-2010 till date

Publications

Papers in Journals:

  1. Unni, Kartha G., K. S. Beena, and C. Mahesh. "Development of 1-D Shake Table Testing Facility for Liquefaction Studies." Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A 99.3 (2018): 423-432.

  2. Veena Jayakrishnan, Beena K.S., Unni Kartha G, Vinod J. S. “Effect of Hammer Impact on Wave Propagation Characteristics of Soil: A Laboratory Study.” International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE) Vol 10, issue 2

  3. Kartha, G. Unni, K. S. Beena, and CP Mohamed Thahir. "Shake Table Studies on Embankments on Liquefiable Soil." Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. Springer, Singapore, 2019. 101-109.

Papers presented in Conferences:

  1. Unni Kartha G, J Sreeram babu, “Effect of inclusion of soil in the analysis of plane frames resting on piled footings and raft footings” National Conference on “Sustaining technology for advancements in civil Engg.”, SRKR Engg. college, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, 2005

  2. Beena K S, Unni Kartha G” Coir Geotextile Enclosed Stone Column”, International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control organised by University of Wollongong, Australia, University of Wollongong, Australia.

  3. Indu V S, Unni Kartha G, “Seismic Analysis of Wind Turbines using Opensees”, National Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Engg. RASE 2013, December 13-15, 2013, CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala, India

  4. Aswathy Simon, Unni Kartha G, “Seismic Pounding of Bridges due to Multi-Support Excitation with traveling wave”, National Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Engg. RASE 2013, CUSAT, December 13-15, 2013, Kochi, Kerala, India

  5. Dhanya Rajendran, Unni Kartha G, “COMPARISON OF LATERAL ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE AND STEEL SILO, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engg. & Management-2014 (ICETEM’14), Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engg., Kerala, India, 30th & 31st December 2014

  6. Ananya John, Unni Kartha G, ”ANALYTICAL STUDY ON STRESS STRAIN BEHAVIOUR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN”, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engg. & Management-2014 (ICETEM’14), Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engg., Kerala, India, 30th & 31st December 2014.

  7. Geethu C V, Unni Kartha G, “EFFECT OF CONNECTION ECCENTRICITY IN THE BEHAVIOUR OF STEEL TENSION MEMBERS”, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engg. & Management-2014 (ICETEM’14), Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engg., Kerala, India, 30th & 31st December 2014.

  8. Resma Chandran, Unni Kartha G , “COMPARATIVE STUDY ON SOLID AND COUPLED SHEAR WALL”, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engg. & Management-2014 (ICETEM’14), Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engg., Kerala, India, 30th & 31st December 2014.

  9. K S Beena, Unni Kartha G, “Stone Columns for Liquefaction Mitigation: an Experimental Investigation”, 6th International Geotechnical Symposium on Disaster Mitigation in Special Geoenvironmental Conditions, IIT Chennai, January 2015

  10. Unni Kartha, K.S. Beena, Muhamed Thahir C.P., “Shake Table studies on embankments on liquefiable soil”, Annual Conference of IGS, IGC 2016.

  11. Chandana M and Unni Kartha G, “Dynamic Analysis of Structures Using Parallel Finite Element Method in OpenSees”, First National Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), 2017

  12. Firzeena Firoz, Unni Kartha G, Mahesh C, Muhamed Noufal C, “Development Of Low Cost Systems For Structural Health Monitoring”, Second National Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, SECON’ 2018, in the Second National Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, SECON’ 2018

  13. Chandana M., Unni Kartha G., Mahesh C., “Time Optimization of Parallel Dynamic Analysis using Greedy Algorithm in FEA”, Third National Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, SECON 19., Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT)

Books authored/edited:

Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (SECON’19), held in Angamaly, Kerala, India, on 15-16 May 2019, Published by Springer.

Other Details

Academic Credentials:

Sl.No.

Degree

Specialization

Institute

University

Year of Passing

1

B.Tech

Civil Engineering

NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad

University of Calicut

1999

2

M.E.

Structural Engineering

Government College of Technology, Coimbatore

Bharathiar University

2002

3

PhD.

Civil Engineering

School of Engineering

Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT)

2019

Achievements:

Awards/ recognitions:

First Rank in M.E.

Best Teacher Award, FISAT, 2011

Memberships in professional bodies:

Professional Society

Nature of membership

Major Activities

Free Software Foundation, India

Member

Promoting Free Software

Builder Association of India

Institutional Membership

Promoting activities of BAI

Indian Concrete Institute

Institutional Membership

Promoting ICI & Activities

Resource Person:

2015

FFSC, FISAT

FFSC, FISAT

Data Visualisation using FOSS Tools

ICEFOSS 2015

FDP

Mendeley - a tool for managing research

Centre for Continuing Education, FISAT

CCE, FISAT

2013

Special Lecture

Purchasing Land and constructing a building - paper work involved

ACE, FISAT

FISAT

2015

Placement Training

Prospects in Civil Engineering

AISAT, Kochi

Placement Cell, AISAT

2015

TEQUIP II Sponsored workshop on Latex

Creating Presentations using Beamer and Creating Graphics in Latex

LBS college of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

TEQUIP II

2015

Nautilis (Tech Fest)

Sketchup

IEEE FISAT

IEEE

2016

Placement Training

Placement opportunities and preparation required

Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science

Placement Cell, MITS

2016

ISTE Sponsored STTP on Numerical Modeling in Civil Engineering

Parallel FEA

Viswajyothi College of Engineering, Vazhakkulam

ISTE

2017

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2012

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2013

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2014

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2015

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2016

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2017

Ask an Expert

Placement Trends and Branch Options

Mathrubhoomi Daily

Mathrubhoomi Daily

2018

Imagination and beyond

Building Planning

FISAT

ACE

2018

OpenSees Workshop

OpenSees

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

TEQUIP

2019

Program

Type of Program

Organiser

Sponsor

Year

Training undergone:

FDPs:

Programme

Place

Date

Short term course on “Seismic resistant design on masonry and reinforced concrete buildings”

Centre for Continuing Education, IISc Bangalore

1/17/2005

Induction training for teachers

SCT College of Engineering, TVM

6/26/2006

Faculty Induction Programme

FISAT

7/9/2007

Short term training program on “Effective teaching of Structural Analysis”, sponsored by TEQIP and organised by Civil Departments of CET and IIT Madras

CET

6/16/2008

Mission 10X, a Dale Carnegie Certification course conducted by Wipro Technologies

RASET Kakkanad

4/20/2009

Workshop on "High Impact Teaching Skills" conducted by Dale Carnegie and Associates and Wipro

RASET Kakkanad

4/20/2009

FDP on “Total Station Surveying and other Advanced Surveying Technologies”

Centre for Continuing Education and Dept. of Civil Engg., NIT Calicut

5/18/2009

Faculty Development Program on “Empowering Emotional Intelligence”, conducted by Mr. Chandramohanan, HR Consultant

FISAT

6/6/2009

Mission 10X repeat camp

FISAT

7/24/2010

"Introduction to Structural Engineering" – under the National Mission on Education through ICT(MHRD)

IIT Kharagpur

9/28/2015

FDP on Steel Structures

FISAT

7/16/2018

FDP on Design of Advanced Concrete Structures

FISAT

3 to 9 July 2019

Seminars/Workshops attended:

Programme

Place

Date

Seminar on “Soft Design with SAP 2000” organised by Dept. of Civil Engineering, NSS Palakkad

Hotel Indraprastha

1/19/2003

National Conference on “Sustaining technology for advancements in civil engineering”

SRKR Engineering college, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

11/24/2005

National Workshop on “Tsunami effects and mitigation measures” organised Department of Ocean Engineering IIT Madras

IIT Madras

5/1/2006

National Conference on “New business environment and success strategies” organised by Holy Grace Academy of Management Studies, Mala, Thrissur

Hotel Avenue Regent

5/27/2006

National Workshop on “Industrial Robots” sponsored by AICTE

Adichunchunagiri Institute of Technology, Chickmangalore

4/27/2007

National Seminar on “Advanced Networking Technologies and Security” organised by Dept. of CSE, FISAT

FISAT

8/8/2007

National Seminar on “Application of coir geotextiles on roads” by Coir Board and Dept. of Civil Engineering, CET

CET

5/27/2008

International Conference on “Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for High Performance Applications” organised by Dept. of CSE, FISAT

FISAT

9/24/2008

Lecture programme by Prof. Richard Mathew Stallmann

MG University Kottayam

12/7/2008

Mission 10X, a Dale Carnegie Certification course conducted by Wipro Technologies

RASET Kakkanad

4/20/2009

Workshop on "High Impact Teaching Skills" conducted by Dale Carnegie and Associates and Wipro

RASET Kakkanad

4/20/2009

Fourth National Conference on “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering” (RACE – 2010) organised by Division of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, CUSAT.

CUSAT

9/16/2010

First Indo Japan workshop on Geotechnical Engineering

Park Centre, Kochi

12/14/2011

Indian Geotechnical Conference – 2011, “Geochallenges” organised by Indian Geotechnical Society Kochi Chapter and Divsion of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, CUSAT.

Gokulam Park Cochin

12/15/2011

'Concrete Talk' organised by Ambuja Cements

Taj Gateway Cochin

5/9/2012

Teaching assistant and participated for ISTE Program on “Research Methodologies” organised by IIT Bombay as part of Ekalaya project

FISAT

6/25/2012

Two day ISTE Workshop on Akash for Education conducted by IIT Bombay under MHRD through ICT

FISAT

11/10/2012

One day workshop on NPTEL in association with IIT Madras and Classle Knowledge

FISAT

12/12/2012

National Workshop on “Modern Techniques in Geotechnical and Construction Engineering” organised by Division of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, CUSAT.

CUSAT

9/27/2013

Technical talk on "Chemical Admixtures" organized jointly by ACC & ICI

Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, Ernakulam

10/3/2013

Half day ISTE Workshop on Green Buildings Awareness organised in connection with Ekalavya Project of IIT Bombay

FISAT

8/24/2013

National Seminar on “Finite Element Analysis using Plaxis 3D” organised by Division of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, CUSAT.

CUSAT

2/14/2014

Two day Workshop on NBA and NAAC Accreditation details by Prof. Mahadevan

FISAT

5/1/2014

Third Annual Lecture in memory of their founder Vice Chairman Late Sri Praphulla Kumar. Lecture on "Geotechnical Challenges of Kochi", by Dr.Varghese Chummar

Gokulam Park Hotel, Kaloor, Kochi.