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Biography

Dr. Raghunandan (Raghu) joined Monash University in 2013 as a Lecturer and was later promoted to Senior Lecturer starting 2016. Prior to joining Monash University, Raghu had worked at the University of Regina, SK Canada as a post-doctoral fellow (2011-12). He also had an opportunity to work at the University of Saskatchewan, SK Canada as an exchange student with support from the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program in 2011. Raghu has a PhD degree (2007-11) from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Raghu's research leadership, in a broader sense focus mainly in hazard assessment, investigating and developing ground improvement solutions under various loading (dynamic and earthquake loading), and environmental (oil contamination and green materials in soils) conditions. His research contribution and achievement are establishing sophisticated, state-of-the-art experimental research facilities in the discipline, in-addition to securing reputed publications, competitive grants, and PhD supervision. The key research facilities thus established, under experimentation include (a) laboratory scale soil column facility to study the contaminant transport through soil, (b) 1g experimental model to study the resonance and attenuation behaviour of vibrations generated by the machine foundations. Please refer to Raghu's publications, grants and research supervision sections of this faculty-page for more information.

During his 6 years teaching experience at Monash, Raghu has been teaching various subjects to the undergraduate students including engineering structures, mechanics of solids, and geomechanics. At advanced levels, he has been teaching design units including the foundation engineering and integrated (capstone) design. Being one of the pioneer faculty members of the newly established civil engineering discipline (2014) in Monash University Malaysia, the subjects listed (except Engineering Structures) were offered for the first time (2014-17). Hence Raghu had the responsibility of managing things for the first time, which he has successfully managed, with support (lecture materials and resources) from Monash University Australia.

Research interests

  • Soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Behavior of soil under pavements and machine foundation
  • Ground improvement
  • Environmental Geotechnology
  • Green materials in soil

Monash teaching commitment

  • CIV4212 - Civil and environmental engineering practice
  • CIV4249 - Foundation engineering
  • CIV3247 - Geomechanics II
  • CIV2247 - Geomechanics I
  • CIV2206 - Mechanics of Solids

Research area keywords

  • Soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Behavior of soil under pavements and machine foundation
  • Ground improvement
  • Environmental Geotechnology
  • Green materials in soil

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