Dr. Ramesh is a highly qualified Programme Leader and Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering. He earned his PhD from Kingston University London, UK, for his research on collapsible soils in the UAE, which earned him an Honorable Mention Award at the 2018 ABTA (Association of British Turkish Academics) Doctoral Research Awards.  

He has over 16 years of global experience in civil engineering, including construction, consulting, teaching, educational assessment, classroom management, and student relations. His teaching philosophy emphasises practicality in the field of civil engineering, and he believes in a realistic approach to understanding engineering concepts. 

Before transitioning to academics in 2011, Dr. Ramesh worked on various geotechnical investigation projects in India, Oman, and the UAE for more than six years. His research interests focus on forensic geotechnical engineering and understanding the impact of human activities on geotechnical changes that cause damage to civil engineering structures. 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Geotechnical Engineering), Kingston University London, UK
  • Master of Technology (Geotechnical Engineering) from National Institute of Technology (NITW), Warangal, Telangana, India
  • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering) from National Institute of Technology (NITW), Warangal, Telangana, India
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering from S.R.R.S. Govt. Polytechnic, Sircilla, Telangana, India 

  • Mughieda, O., Alzo’ bui, A.K., Alzaylaie, M., Vandanapu, R., and Sharma, A. (2022) Empirical and NUmerical Study of the Static Lateral Response of Socketed Pile in Dubai Sedimentary Rock, ICE-Geotechnical Research Journal, published online on 22 August 2022, https://doi.org/10.1680/jgere.22.00032 (SCI Indexed, Q2 Rank)
  • Sharma, A., Alzaylaie, M., Vandanapu, R., and Khalaf, K. (2021) Numerical and Analytical Study of 3D Effects on Pullout Capacity of Anchor Blocks in Compacted Fill, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Vol 13, Issue 7, published online on 27 February 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40891-021-00259-w  (SCI Indexed, Q1 Rank)
  • Yamin, M., Attom, M.F., Atabey, S., and Vandanapu, R., (2021) The effect of compaction effort on shear strength parameters of low/high plasticity clay soils, Geotechnical Engineering Journal by Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, Vol. 52, Issue 2. (SCI Indexed, Q4 Rank)
  • Vandanapu, R., and Omer, J.R. (2020) Infrastructure damage due to dewatering without considering the land use history, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer International Publishing, Vol.38, published online on 11-May-2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-020-01340-3  (SCI Indexed, Q1 Rank)
  • Attom, M.F., Khan, Z., and Vandanapu, R (2020) Efficacy of sand columns to increase the sub-soil moisture content of clay, Springer Nature Applied Sciences Journal, Vol.985, Issue 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2793-1

  • Project Title: Prediction of Internal Erosion Rate Index Based on the Initial Physical Properties of Soils 
  • Sponsor: American University of Sharjah
  • Granted Cash Budget Amount: AED 120,000
  • Period of Performance: 1 June 2020 – 31 May 2022
  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Mousa F. Attom, American University of Sharjah
  • Co-Investigator: Dr. Ramesh Vandanapu, Amity University, Dubai.

  • Member - Indian Geotechnical Society (LM2292)

  • CEE319 Soil Mechanics 
  • CEE314 Environmental Engineering 
  • CEE401 Quantity Surveying and Estimation 

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