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Sanjeev Kumar

Chair, Professor and Distinguished Teacher, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASCE

Sanjeev Kumar

Office Phone: 618-536-2368
Email: kumars@ce.siu.edu
Building: Engineering: A, Room 108

Research Interests:

Integration of professional practice and academia, large-scale utilization of fly ash and bottom ash, stabilization of soils, dynamic soil-structure interaction, piles under lateral loads, ground motion amplification in soils, liquefaction of sands, hydraulic conductivity of landfill clay barriers

 Classes:

  • CE 320 - Soil Mechanics                                          
  • CE 421 - Foundation Design
  • CE 423 - Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice                  
  • CE 431 - Pavement Design
  • CE 521 - Ground Improvement
  • CE 523 - Soil Dynamics
  • CE 524 - Advanced Soil Testing

 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, July 1996.
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, December 1993.
  • Baccalaureate in Civil Engineering, The Institution of Engineers, India, 1986
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Thapar Polytechnic, India, 1984

Selected Recent Publications:

Quality Control of Field Compaction of Soils using Nuclear Gauge: Bringing Testing of Soils Closer to You” on DVD, Peer-reviewed, Published, and Marketed by ASCE (2012)

Kumar, S., Kolay, P., Malla, S., and Mishra, S. (2012). “Effect of Multi-Walled Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT) on Mechanical Strength of Cement Paste,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 24(1), January, pp 84-91.

Jha, P., Kumar, S., Puri, V.K., Kolay, P.K., and Prakash, S. (2012). “Influence of heavily loaded mat foundation on adjacent drilled shafts constructed in clayey soils,” IGC 2012, Indian Geotechnical Conference, New Delhi, December 13-15.

Honors and Awards:

Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, SP Foundation, 2010

Best Paper Award, ASCE, Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, July 2007; Paper Title “Engineers Learn Soft Skills the Hard Way: Planting the Seed of Leadership in Engineering Classes.”

University –Level Excellence through Commitment Outstanding Teacher Award (2006)

Integration of professional practice and academia, large-scale utilization of fly ash and bottom ash, stabilization of soils, dynamic soil-structure interaction, piles under lateral loads, ground motion amplification in soils, liquefaction of sands, hydraulic conductivity of landfill clay barriers