Awards and Recognitions


International


  1. John Booker Medal International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), USA, For excellent contributions in the application of "probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering practice, geomechanics, ground improvement and forensic geotechnical engineering" for the year 2017

  2. Excellent Contributions Award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), USA "for excellent scientific contributions in the application of probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering practice, geomechanics,constitutive modeling and ground improvement". Award was presented in Melbourne in the year 2010.

  3. Wesley W. Horner Award 2017 for the paper on “Risk and Reliability Analysis of Multi Barrier System for Near Surface Disposal Facilities”. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive waste, ASCE . 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000284 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000284 ].

  4. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Visiting Scientist, Geotechnical Institute, Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern, Nuremberg) for the year 1999-2000.

  5. Visiting Scholar Purdue University, West Lafayette IN USA during 1995-96.


  6. Best Paper Awards


  7. S.Sujitha, K.Geetha Manjari, Sampurna Datta & G.L. Sivakumar Babu (2015). “Risk and Reliability Analysis of Multi Barrier System for Near Surface Disposal Facilities”. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive waste, ASCE . 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000284 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000284 ]

  8. Best Theoretical Oriented Paper Award of the EWRI (Environmental and Water Resources Institute, USA) ASCE for 2015 for the paper Sivakumar Babu G L, Reddy Krishna, R, Amit Srivatsava (2014) Influence of Spatially Variable Geotechnical Properties of MSW on Stability of Landfill Slopes; Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 18(1), 27–37.

  9. Best paper award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) USA for the paper G L Sivakumar Babu and B. Munwar Basha (2008). Optimum design of cantilever retaining walls using target reliability approach. International Journal of Geomechanics, Journal of American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), 8(4): 240-252.

  10. Best paper award of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) USA for the paper Sumanta Haldar and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2010) Failure Mechanisms of Pile Foundations in Liquefiable Soil: Parametric Study published in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE , 10(2).74-84.

  11. Best Theoretical Oriented Paper Award of the EWRI (Environmental and Water Resources Institute, USA) -ASCE for 2011 for the paper G L Sivakumar Babu, Reddy Krishna, R, Sandeep Kumar Chouksey and Hanumanth Kulkarni (2010) Prediction of Long-Term Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Settlement Using Constitutive Model. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, Vol.14 (2).139-150


  12. National


  13. 2015:Nawab Zain Yar Jung Bahadur Memorial Prize of the Institution of Engineers, India for the paper Methane Production Quantification and Energy Estimation for Bangalore Municipal Solid Waste’ (published in the Series ‘A’ Journal of IEI, Vol. 95, Issue 1)

  14. 2015: Indian Roads Congress Medal and Certificate in the name of Bihar PWD medal for paper published in IRC Journal (vol 75, Part I) paper No 607, Critical appraisal of correlations between CBR and Subgrade modulus, Jan.-March 2014, 16-24.

  15. 2015: IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai - Shri S.N. Gupta Biennial Award of Indian Geotechnical Society for the best paper on "Earth and Earth Retaining Structures" for Reliability Based LRFD Approach for External Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls" by B. Munwar Basha and G.L.S. Babu published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 43, Issue 4, October-December 2013 (pp.292-302)

  16. 2011: IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai – S.N. Gupta Biennial Award of Indian Geotechnical Society for the best paper on "Earth and Earth Retaining Structures Appraisal of Soil Nailing Design” published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.39, No.1, January 2009 (pp.81-95)

  17. 2010: IGS-AFCONS Biennial Award for the best paper on "Case Histories" on Back Analysis of the Chang Dam Section in the Kachchh Region of Gujarat, India" published in the Proceedings of 17 ICSMGE-2009, Alaxendria, Egypt.

  18. 2008: IGS- Smt. Indra Joshi Biennial Best paper ward of the Indian Geotechnical Society, (IGS) for the paper "underpass at Airforce Station, Yelahanka, Bangalore.

  19. 2004: B N Gupta Best paper award for the paper on shallow foundations for the paper Reliability analysis of bearing capacity of shallow foundations, published in the proceedings of IGC-2003

  20. 1996: IGS-AIMIL Annual Prize for the best paper on Instrumentation for the paper Instrumentation, and Monitoring of Slope Movements at Powari landslide, Proc. of IGC - 95.

  21. BOYSCAST Fellowship for one year by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to conduct research at Purdue University, U.S.A., 1994.

  22. Represented India at II Young Asian Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference, 1994 at Bangkok

  23. The best Doctoral thesis in Geotechnical Engineering in India for the year 1991, by the Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi.Young Engineer Prize for the year 1993, by Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi.

  24. Committee Member, Special Committee on suggestion of appropriate remedial measures for Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal Government of Karnataka 2005.

  25. T Narayana Reddy Memorial Lecture on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Improvement, Institution of Engineers (India), Tirupati, 27 November 2008

  26. Certificate of Merit for the paper Prediction of engineering behaviour of tropical residual soils during 56th annual session from the CBI &P, New Delhi (1989).


  27. Editorial Assignments


  28. Member, Sectoral Innovation Council, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, New Delhi

  29. Member, Highway Research Board (Identification, Monitoring and Research Application) Committee, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi, Government of India, New Delhi

  30. IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai S.N. Gupta Biennial Award for the paper on Earth and Earth-Retaining Structures for the paper Appraisal of Soil Nailing Design, published in published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.39, No.1, January 2009 (pp.81-95).

  31. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Operations Research, 2009-2010

  32. IGS-AFCONS Biennial Award for the best paper on Case Histories on Back Analysis of the Chang Dam Section in the Kachchh Region of Gujarat, India published in the Proceedings of 17 ICSMGE-2009, Alaxendria, Egypt.

  33. T Narayana Reddy Memorial Lecture on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Improvement, 27th November 2008, Institution of Engineers (India), Tirupati.

  34. Smt. Indra Joshi biennial best paper award by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) on case studies for the paper titled Underpass at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bangalore, published in the proceedings of IGC-2006.

  35. Committee Member, Special Committee on suggestion of appropriate remedial measures for Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal Government of Karnataka 2005

  36. B N Gupta Best paper award for the paper on shallow foundations for the paper Reliability analysis of bearing capacity of shallow foundations, published in the proceedings of IGC-2003.

  37. IGS-AIMIL Annual Prize for the best paper fon Instrumentation for the paper Instrumentation, and Monitoring of Slope Movements at Powari landslide, Proc. Of IGC 95.

  38. Represented India at II Young Asian Geotechnical Engineers, Conference, 1994 at Bangkok.

  39. BOYSCAST Fellowship for one year by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to conduct research at Purdue University, U.S.A., 1994.

  40. Young Engineer Prize for the year 1993, by Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi.

  41. The best Doctoral thesis in Geotechnical Engineering in India for the year 1991, by the Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi.

  42. Certificate of Merit for the paper Prediction of engineering behavior of tropical residual soils during 56th annual session from the CBI &P, New Delhi (1989).


  43. Technical Committees


  44. Chairnam, International Technical Committee (TC-302) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE), a body of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the term 2013-2017.

  45. Secretary, International Technical Committee (TC-302 and TC-40) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE), a body of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the terms 2005-2008 (TC-40) and 2009-2013 (TC 302).

  46. Member, International Technical Committee (TC-32) on Risk assessment in Geotechnical Engineering, a body of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for 1997-2001 and 2001-2005.

  47. Member, Scientific Committee, 3rd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR2011), 2, 3 June 2011.Munich

  48. Member, Scientific Committee, 5th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications (APSSRA 2012) "Sustainable Civil Infrastructures – Hazards, Risk, Uncertainty" May 23-25, 2012, Singapore.

  49. Technical Committee Member Geochicago 2016 Conference on Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment.

  50. Served as Chairman/Co-chairman/expert for technical sessions in various international/national conferences in India and abroad

  51. Reviewer for many international journals such as American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Geotechnique, Geotextiles & Geomembranes, Geosynthetics International, Computers and Geotechnics, Georisk, Engineering Structures and national journals such as Indian Geotechnical Journal, Sadhana etc.


  52. Editorial assignments


  53. Editor-in Chief,Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer Publications.

  54. Associate Editor ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste

  55. Associate Editor ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics

  56. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer Publicatio

  57. Editorial Board MemberGround Improvement Journal, Journal of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK published by Thomas Telford publishers (2007-2013)

  58. Guest Editor, Special issue on Risk assessment in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Practice Georisk -Assessment And Management Of Risk For Engineered Systems And Geohazards, Taylor & Francis publishers, London.

  59. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of GEORISK -Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Taylor & Francis Group

  60. Editorial Board Member, International journal of systems assurance engineering and management, Springer Publications

  61. Guest Editor ASCE's Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE-JHTRW) titled "perspectives in hazardous and nuclear waste disposal- analysis, design and practice

  62. Editorial Board Member, of The Open Transportation Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, Bussum, The Netherlands.

  63. Editorial Board Member, GROUND IMPROVEMENT Journal, Journal of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK published by Thomas Telford publishers