Dr Hemaraju Pollayi Seetharama Murthy Pollayi is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at the School of Technology – GITAM University Hyderabad, with broad disciplinary interests that span Self-Healing Materials and Structures, Non-Linear Mechanics of Composite Structures, Continuum Damage Mechanics, Multi-Body Dynamics, M/NEMS, Building Fire-Resistant Structures, Sustainable Construction Materials for Cold Climates, Low Cost-Affordable Housing, Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) Applications.
He received his BE with Distinction (79.66%) in Civil Engineering from OU-Hyderabad in 2000 and MTech with First Class (8.25/10) in Civil Engineering (Structures) from IIT-Guwahati in 2003. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from IISc-Bangalore in 2010. Upon graduating, he joined Mechanical Engineering at IISc as a Post-Doc from 2010-11 and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University-USA from 2011-13. He served as an Associate Professor in Aeronautical Engineering at MRCET-Hyderabad.
He appointed as Editorial Board Member in American Journal of Civil Engineering. He received Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award from Editors of Composite Structures, Elsevier-Netherlands and recognized in Marquis Who’s Who Database-USA.
He is a Member of AIAA (The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Membership No. 427833) and ISCA (The Indian Science Congress Association-Membership No. L31268).
He received Excellent PhD Thesis-2010 Appreciation from International Reviewer, Prof. Andreas Mueller-University of Duisburg Essen, Germany.
He has 4-years of post-doc research experience in Solid Mechanics and Structural Health Monitoring immediately after PhD and about 5-years of teaching experience in Structural Dynamics.
He published two-monographs as part of Post-Doc:  VABS-GUI Manual,  Thermal Considerations in Design of NEMS Structures.
He published his research work in 25 high-impact factors International Journals and reputed International Conferences covering International Journal of Engineering Structures (Journal Impact Factor: 2.755), International Journal of Composite Structures (Journal Impact Factor: 4.101), International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics (Journal Impact Factor: 2.163).
He presented his research work in reputed International Conferences such as:  Proc. 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM-VII)-USA,  Proc. ASME-2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE-2007)-USA,  Proc. 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference-USA,  Proc. 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials ConferenceUSA,  Proc. 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference-USA,  Proc. The 1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics (IMSD)-Finland,  Proc. 8th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics-Greece. Extended abstract published in a Special Volume of American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings,  Proc. 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference-USA,  Proc. 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference-USA,  Proc. 12th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics-Greece. Extended abstract published in a Special Volume of American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings.
He assisted an MS(Engg.), an MS Plan-B and a PhD dissertation during PhD and Post-Doc. He guided 4-MTech students and 9-BTech projects (total students: 42). Currently, 1-BTech project (total students: 5) is in progress and guiding 7-PhD students working on various fields such as Modeling Self-Healing in Fibre Reinforced Composite Structures within VAM-CDHM Framework, Analysis and Design of Railway Turnout Sleepers, Computational Modeling of Self-Healing Materials and Structures, Structural Health Monitoring and Life Prognosis of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Helicopter Rotor Blades, Development of High-Performance Concrete (HPC) using Recycled Aggregates and Admixtures, Ageing of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites and Computational Acoustic Analysis of a Laminated Composite Waveguide.
He successfully submitted research proposals to AR & DB entitled “Modeling Natural Fibre-Reinforced Composites for Aerospace Applications” which is under sanction [Project No. 3553] and SERB-DST (ECR) entitled “Asymptotical Modeling of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Sandwich Structures for Railway Applications” [with File No. ECR/2017/001367].
He completed two research projects with Prof. Wenbin Yu as PI at Utah State University-USA:  Develop VABS Software for Modeling Composite Beams, 2011-12, Sponsoring Agency: TICP-UTAH, USA,  Next-Generation VABS for More Realistic Design & Analysis of Composite Beams, 2011-16, Sponsoring Agency: US-ARMY, USA.
He successfully supported two-research projects with Prof. Dineshkumar Harursampath at IISc-Bangalore:  Structural Health Monitoring of Dhruv (Advanced Light Helicopter)’s Tail Rotor Flexbeam Using Smart Materials, 2002-06, Sponsoring Agency: HAL-Bangalore,  Concurrent Multiscale Electro-Mechanical Modeling of PFRC for Development of Multifunctional Smart Aerospace Structures in a Non-Deterministic Framework, 2006-11, Sponsoring Agency: Boeing-USA.
He chaired for session “Computational Mechanics” in International Conference on Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE-2015).
He is good in programming: C, C++, FORTRAN 77/90, UNIX Shell Scripting, GNU Make; Windows, Linux Platforms, Vim; AUTOLEV, VABS, VABS-GUI, Gmsh, ANSYS, COMSOL, MATLAB, STAAD Pro, AutoCAD, EPANET, Scilab, Python.
He is a reviewer for International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Composite Structures, Journal of Engineering, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.
He successfully completed various IIRS-ISRO Outreach Programmes:  Geospatial Inputs for Enabling Master Plan Formulation under AMRUT Sub-scheme,  Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis,  Global Navigation Satellite System and Geographical Information System,  RS and GIS Applications,  Basics of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System,  Satellite Remote Sensing in Agrometeorological Applications,  Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and its Applications,  Principles of Polarimetric SAR Remote Sensing and its Processing,  Advances in Forest Remote Sensing,  Geoprocessing Using Python, and  Digital Photogrammetry-based 3-D Modeling.
He successfully completed several FDPs:  Use of Moodle in Teaching and Assessments,  Activity-based Learning,  Pedagogy for Online and Blended Teaching-Learning Process [IIT Bombay],  Foundation Program in ICT for Education,  Enhancing English Language Skills, and  Strength of Materials.
He successfully completed several Workshops:  Affordable Housing for All-Focused on Sustainable Construction Materials [IIT Hyderabad],  Python [IIT Bombay],  Outcome-Based Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategies,  Scilab,  Moodle Learning Management System, and  Introduction to Structural Engineering [IIT Kharagpur].
Recently, he organized Two-Days Workshop on “MATLAB Simulation” at GITAM University-Hyderabad, February 22-23, 2018.
He taught/teaching several UG and PG subjects:  Research Methodology,  Advanced Composite Structures,  Advanced Construction Techniques,  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude,  Architectural Planning and CAD,  Computer Applications in Civil Engineering Lab,  Engineering for Community Service,  Computational Methods in Civil Engineering,  Mechanics of Solids Lab,  Design Practice,  Professional Ethics,  Computational Mechanics Laboratory in Civil Engineering,  Construction Management,  Engineering Graphics,  Structural Analysis,  Construction Management,  Building Planning and Drawing,  Engineering Mechanics-Statics and Dynamics, and  Steel Structures.
He ordered 20Ton Electronic Universal Testing Machine (UTE) for Structures Lab at GITAM University-Hyderabad in the capacity of Head, Civil Engineering from June 2015-January 2016.
He was Conference Committee Member of International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Mechanical Sciences (ICEMS-2014), Member of Faculty Search Committee, Departments of Aeronautical/Mechanical/Mining Engineering from July 2014-June 2015 and Member, Board of Studies of Aeronautical Engineering, MLR Institute of Technology-Hyderabad.
He was in several committees:  Core Committee Member for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Convocations,  Core Committee Member, Open House Science and Technical Expo-2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,  PRAMANA (Annual Techno-Cultural-Management Fest of GITAM)-2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,  Proctorial Committee, Overall Monitoring Deputy In-Charge,  DRC Member for Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and  Member, Institute Advisory Committee, National Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Functional Materials.
He participated in the 7th All India EWB Chapters Meet organized by EWB-India Chennai Professional Chapter. EWB-India joined hands and collaborating with Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE).
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) was founded in 1980 by an inspired group of eminent intellectual and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh led by MVVS Murthi, former Member of Parliament and popular philanthropist.
GITAM Vision: To become a global leader in higher education.
GITAM Hyderabad (www.gitam.edu) established in 2009, is committed to enhance the potential of human resources and enrich academic performance and research innovation as well as expand the frontiers of knowledge through interactive and collaborative pedagogy.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2019.
Information correct as on 07 August 2019 1240 HRS GMT.