Vijay Puri | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

Vijay Puri

Professor, Ph.D.

Vijay Puri

Office Phone: 618-453-7818
Building: Engineering B, Room 28

Research Interests:

Soil dynamics, machine foundations, design of foundations to resist seismic loads, liquefaction of soils, determination of dynamic soil properties, waste disposal, utilization of coal preparation and combustion wastes, clay liners, and soil improvement using geogrids.


  • CE 320 – Soil Mechanics                                          
  • CE421 -Foundation Design
  • CE 422—Environmnetal Geotechnology              
  • CE 520—Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • CE523—Soil Dynamics
  • CE 525—Foundations for Dynamic Loads


  • B. Sc., Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1962
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering (Honors), Panjabi University, Patiala, India, 1966
  • Master of Engineering (Civil), Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, University of Roorkee, India, 1969
  • Ph. D., Civil Engineering with specialization in  geotechnical engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1984.


Chapter in Book:

“Developments in  Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering in recent years” by Shamsher Prakash and Vijay K Puri, JK Commemorative Volume, 2013

Peer-reviewed Conferences

Prakash, S., Puri, V.K. and Kumar, S. (2012),”Displacement Based Seismic Design of Retaining Walls”, Second International Conference on Performance-Based Design in   Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Taormina,Italy, May  28-30.

Kolay, P.K., Kumar, S., Puri, V.K., and Tiwari, D. (2012),”Improvement of Bearing  Capacity of Shallow Foundations by using Geo-grid Reinforced Double  Layered Soil”,  Indian Geotechnical Conference, Delhi, Dec. 13-15.

Pravin, j., Kumar, S., Puri, V.K., Kolay, P.K. and Prakash, S. (2012), “Influence of Heavily Loaded  Mat Foundations on Adjacent Drilled Shafts” ,  Indian Geotechnical Conference, Delhi, Dec. 13-15.