Dr Sreevalsa Kolathayar Athira pursued M.Tech from IIT Kanpur, PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and served as International Research Staff at UPC BarcelonaTech Spain with European Union Fellowship. He is presently faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India. Dr Sreevalsa has authored three books, published several research articles and is a reviewer for many international journals. His research interests include Disaster Risk Reduction, Earthquake Preparedness, Geotechnical Earthquake Engg., Seismic Hazard Assessment, Site characterisation, Liquefaction Hazard Assessment, Geosynthetics, Water resource management, and Coastal Reservoirs. He served as Chairman of Students Council at IISc and Adviser to Think India, a national forum of students from premier Institutes in India. He is currently the Secretary Indian chapter of International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR), Executive Committee Member of Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association and on the board of directors at IIT-Kanpur based start-up G-Intelligence. The New Indian Express featured dr Sreevalsa in Edex anniversary edition in 2017 and honoured with Edex award: 40 under 40 – South India’s Most Inspiring Young Teachers. Recently, Dr Sreevalsa represented India at Sino-South Asian countries Disaster Risk Prevention and Reduction Forum at Chengdu, China.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited ‘A’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India. Amrita is spread across five campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy league universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs, and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India. The institution is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2018.
Information correct as on 06 July 2018 0436 HRS GMT.