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Name and Address

Dr. G. Venkatappa Rao
301, Taurus Greenview Apartments, Leela Nagar,
  Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500016

E-mail id

gvrao.19@gmail.com

Present Position

Dr. G. Venkatappa Rao
Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering
University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500007

Educational Qualification

Degree

University

Year

Division

Ph.D.

I.I.Sc., Bangalore

1973

M.E. (S.M. & F.E.)

I.I.Sc., Bangalore

1968

I Rank & Distinction

B.E. (Civil)

B.I.T.S., Pilani

1965

I Class

B.Sc. (Maths., Phy.,Chem.)

Andhra University, Waltair

1962

I Class

 

 

 


Professional Experience

Period

Position

Jan. 1985 – Aug. 2007

Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

Sept. 1995 – Sept. 1997

Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

Oct. 1997 – Dec. 2000

Professor & Dean (Student Affairs), IIT Delhi

Jan. 1995 – Aug. 1995

Professor & Coordinator, QIP, IIT Delhi

May 1983 – Dec. 1984

Principal Scientific Officer, IIT Delhi

Jan. 1978 – Feb. 1983

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

June 1975 – Jan. 1978

Lecturer in Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

Dec. 1972 – June 1975

Lecturer in Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani

Aug. 1968 – Dec. 1972

Senior Research Fellow, IISc Bangalore

Mar. 1966 – May 1966

Junior Engineer, R&B Department, Government of A.P.

AWARDS

  1. IGS-HEIC0 Gold Medal Award for the Best Paper on Rock Mechanics in 1981 (1982) (with Prof. T. Ramamurthy and K.S.Rao)
  2. IGS-AIMIL Prize for the Best Paper in the Indian Geotechnical Journal in 1984 (1985) (with P.L.Juneja, Prof. S.K.Gulhati and Prof. Alam Singh)
  3. IGS-Shamsher Prakash Prize for the Best Paper on "Soil Dynamics and Vibration Problems" in 1983-84 (1985) (with Prof. T. Ramamurthy and Dr. C.P. Nag)
  4. IGS-ONGC Prize for the Best Paper on Marine Geotechnical Engineering in 1985 (1986) (with Dr. A.M. Deshmukh and Prof. S.K.Gulhati, and Dr. S.L. Aggarwal)
  5. IGS-HEICO Prize for the Best Paper on Rock Mechanics in 1985 (1986) (with Dr. S.D. Priest and Selva Kumar)
  6. IGS-HEICO Prize for the Best Paper on Rock Mechanics in 1986, (1987) (with Dr. K.S.Rao and Prof. T. Ramamurthy)
  7. IGC-ONGC Prize for the best paper on Marine Geotechnical Engineering in 1986 (with Dr. M. Datta and Prof. S.K. Gulhati) (1987)
  8. IGS-Prof .Leonards Best Ph.D. Thesis Award Awarded to "Strength Prediction of Anisotropic Rocks", submitted by Jagdeep Singh and guided by Prof.G.V.Rao jointly with Prof.T.Ramamurthy (1990)
  9. IGS-HEICO Award for Best Paper on Rock Mechanics in 1989 (1990) with Dr. Jagdeep Singh and Prof.T.Ramamurthy
  10. IGS-AIMIL Award for the Best Paper on "Instrumentation", in 1990 (with Dr.J.M.Kate and A.R.Katti)(1991)
  11. CBIP-Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Research Award for outstanding contribution to water resources sector (1994)
  12. IGS-Industrial Minerals and Chemicals Company Annual Prize for the best paper on Soil Stabilization (1993) (with Dr.J.M. Kate and Dr.F.H.Shamsher) (1994)
  13. IGS Annual Lecture Award 1995 - Lecture on "Geosynthetics in the Indian Environment" delivered in December IGC-95, in a Special Session, Bangalore
  14. Shri G.G. Dhanak Annual Lecture Award (1996) - by Indian Geotechnical Society, Baroda Chapter
  15. International Geosynthetics Society (India Chapter)-Tenax Award for Excellence in Geosynthetics (Rs.20,000/-, Citation and Memento), 1997
  16. IGS-Z-Tech (I) Pvt. Ltd. Annual Prize for the Best Paper on "Geosynthetics and Allied Construction Products", 1996
  17. IGS-Kuckelmann Award (2000) for Outstanding Contribution to Geotechnical Engineering
  18. Indian Geotechnical Society  - Prof. Dinesh Mohan Award for Outstanding Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, 2004
  19. International Geosynthetics Society - Leadership and Service Award, Japan, 2006.
  20. International Geosynthetic Society (India Chapter) and Central Board of Irrigation and Power – Life time contribution to development and promotion of Geosynthetics in India, 2006
  21. Indian Roads Congress – Bihar P.W.D. Medal – Best paper co-authored with Dr.R.K.Dutta. Nov. 2007.
  22. International Geosynthetics Society – Recognition Award (2008)
  23. Indian Geotechnical Society Delhi Chapter – Life Time Contribution Award (July 2008)

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

  1. IGS-Prof. Leonards Best Ph.D. Thesis Award awarded to "Strength and Deformation Behaviour of Sandstones" submitted by K.S.Rao and guided by Prof. G.V.Rao jointly with Prof. T.Ramamurthy (1988).
  2. By International Geosynthetics Society (India chapter) and the Central Board of Irrigation and Power - Dec. 1995 - on the occasion of a Decade of Geosynthetics in India
  3. By the Indian Geotechnical Society (Delhi Chapter) - April 1996 - on the occasion of being Awarded the Best Chapter by the IGS
  4. By the Indian Geotechnical Society (Kakinada Chapter)
  5. By the International Geosynthetics Society for the Best Young Researcher from India to Dr Sampat Kumar Jinka (supervised by Dr.Rao)
  6. 142 names in Geo by IFAI
  7. By the International Geosynthetic Society (India Chapter)  and the Central Board of Irrigation and Power – November 2006 – on the occasion of the Two Decades of Geosynthetics in India
  8. Best Paper Award for Student  J.Suguna (supervised by G V Rao) presented at the First Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, Hyderabad, March 2 – 3, 2007.
  9. By the International Geosynthetics Society  --Best Young Researcher Award to Dr.Mahuya Ghosh (supervised by Dr.G.V.Rao and Dr.P.K.Banerjee) (2008)

BOOKS

  1. The Indian Geoguide (1986), Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi (Ed.)
  2. “Liveload Surcharge behind Abutments” – A State-of-the-Art  Report (1984), Spl. Pub. No.8, Indian Roads Congress – T. Rama Murthy and G.Venkatappa Rao
  3. “Use of Geosynthetics in India – Experiences and Potential” (1989), CBIP, New Delhi (Eds.) G.Venkatappa Rao and K.R.Saxena (Also Principal Author)
  4. “Engineering with Geosynthetics” (1990), G.Venkatappa Rao and G.V.S.S,Raju (Eds), Tata McGraw Hill,New Delhi
  5. “Airport Engineering” (1992), G.VenkatappaRao, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi
  6. “Erosion Control with Geosynthetics” (1990), G.Venkatappa Rao, CIGSI/CBIP, New Delhi
  7. “Principles of Transportation and Highway Engineering” (1996), G.Venkatappa Rao, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi
  8. “Environmental Geotechnology with Geosynthetics” (1996), The Asian Society for Environmental Geotechnology, CBIP, New Delhi, Eds. G.Venkatappa Rao and P.K.Banerjee
  9. State-of-the-Art Report on “Lime Soil Stabilization” (2000), G.Venkatappa Rao and G.V.Ramana, Indian Roads Congress, Special Report No.1
  10.  “Manual for Design Construction and Quality Control of Liners and Covers for Hazardous Waste Landfill”  G.Venkatappa Rao and Manoj Datta (2002), Central Pollution Control Board, Hazard Waste Management Series, HAZ WAMS/20/2001-02
  11. Geosynthetics – An Introduction (2007), G.Venkatappa Rao, SAGES – Bangaluru.

PROCEEDINGS EDITED

  1. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. and RAO, A.R.G. (Eds), (1995), “Ground Improvement with Geosynthetics”, CIGSI/CBIP, New Delhi
  2. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. and RAO, A.R.G. (Eds), (1995), “Engineering with Geosynthetics”, CIGSI/CBIP, New Delhi
  3. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. and RAO, A.R.G. (Eds), (1995), “Geosynthetics in Dam Engineering”, CIGSI/CBIP, New Delhi
  4. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. (Eds), (1995), Proc. Workshop on “Role of Geosynthetics in Hill Area Development”, Gangtok, Sikkim, CBIP/CIGSI, New Delhi
  5. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. (Eds), (1996), Proc. Workshop on “Engineering with Geosynthetics”, Chandigarh, CBIP/CIGSI, New Delhi
  6. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. and VENKATACHALAM, K. (Eds), (1997), Bibliography – The Indian Contributions to Geosynthetics, CIGSI, CBIP New Delhi
  7. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with VARMA, C.V.J. and RAO, A.R.G. (Eds), (1997), “Directory of Geosynthetics in India”, CIGSI, CBIP, New Delhi
  8. VARMA, C.V.J., VENKATAPPA RAO, G and RAO, A.R.G. (Eds)(1997) Geosynthetics Asia 97, Bangalore, Oxford & IBH Publishing co. Ltd. New Delhi, Vols I and II.
  9.  VARMA, C.V.J., VENKATAPPA RAO, G and RAO, A.R.G. (Eds)  (1998),Geosynthetics Asia ’97 , Bangalore, (Select Papers) A.A. Balkema
  10. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. and KAUSHISH, S.P. (Eds), (2001), Geosynthetic Applications in Civil Engineering, CBIP Pub. No.283
  11. VENKATAPPA RAO, G. with MATHUR, G.N. and CHAWLA, A.S. (Eds), (2003), “Case Histories of Geosynthetics in Infrastructure Projects, CBIP Pub. No.28
  12. VENKATAPPA RAO, G., BANERJEE, P.K., SHAHU, J.T. and RAMANA, G.V. (Eds), (2004), “Geosynthetics – New Horizons”, Asian Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  13. VENKATAPPA RAO, G.(Ed) (2006). “Geosynthetics – Recent Developments” Pub. No. 298, A Commemorative Volume for Two Decades of Geosynthetics in India, CBIP and IGS (India Chapter) Nov,. 2006, New Delhi
  14. VENKATAPPA RAO, G., MATHUR, G.N. and KANJLIA, V.K.(Eds) (2006). “Geosynthetics in India - Present and Future” Proc. International Seminar, IGS (India Chapter) and CBIP, New Delhi
  15. RAJAGOPAL, K , VENKATAPPA RAO, G  and MATHUR, G.N. (2006) Proc. Workshop on Retaining Structures with Geosynthetics, Chennai, IGS (India)
  16. VENKATAPPA RAO, G., MATHUR,G.N. and GUPTA, A.C. (2007) Applications of Geosynthetic – Present and Future, Proc. Workshop, Sept. 2007, Ahmedabad,  IGS (India Chapter) and CBIP, New Delhi.
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