Ph.D : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2015)
M.E. (Geotechnical Engineering) : The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (2005)
B.E. (Civil) : The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (2003) - Gold Medalist
Research Areas of interest : Unsaturated soil behaviour, Soil-structure interaction, Energy Geotechnics, Re-utilization of industrial waste / agricultural residue
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Industrial Experience

  • Over 7.5 years of Industrial Experience with L&T and Linde Engineering

  • Design of Civil Engineering Structures

    Experience with design of various civil engineering structures (2005-2011)
  • Geotechnical Specialist

    Worked as Geotechnical Specialist for various projects (2015-2017)


International Journal Publications

  • Salifu, E., MacLachlan, E., Iyer, K. R., Knapp, C. W. and Tarantino, A. (2016). “Application of microbially induced calcite precipitation in erosion mitigation and stabilisation of sandy soil foreshore slopes: A preliminary investigation”, Engineering Geology, Vol. 21, 96-105.

  • Gumaste, S. D., Iyer, K. R., Sharma, S. and Singh D. N. (2014). “Determination of fabric alteration of marine clays”, Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 2, pages: 21-33.

  • Gumaste, S. D., Iyer, K. R., Sharma, S. and Singh D. N. (2014). “Simulation of Fabric in Sedimented Clays”, Applied Clay Sciences, Vol. 91-92, pages: 117-126.

  • Jayanth, S., Iyer, K. R. and Singh, D. N., (2013) “Continuous Determination of Drying- path SWRC of Fine-grained Soils”, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, Vol. 8(1), pages: 28-35.

  • Iyer, K. R, Jayanth, S., Gurnani, S. and Singh, D.N. (2013) “Influence of Initial Water Content and Specimen Thickness on the SWCC of Fine-grained Soils”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 13(6), pages: 894-899.

  • Padmakumar, G.P., Srinivas, K., Uday, K.V., Iyer, K. R, Pathak, P., Keshava, S.M. and Singh D.N., (2012) "Characterization of Aeolian Sands from Indian Desert", Engineering Geology, Vol. 139-140, pages: 38-49.

  • Jayanth, S., Iyer, K. R. and Singh, D. N., (2012) “Influence of drying- and wetting- cycles on SWCCs of fine-grained soils”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Vol. 40(3), pages: 376-386.

International Conference Publications

  • Iyer, K. R., Pathak, P. and Singh. D. N. (2013) “Novel techniques for simulating and monitoring impact of contaminants on geoenvironment”, International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, Torino, Italy, Pages: 593-598.

  • Iyer, K. R. and Shah, H. J. (2011). “Study of piled-raft system for optimization of transmission tower foundation”, 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Unsaturated soil behaviour

  • Soil-structure interaction

  • Energy Geotechnics

  • Re-utilization of industrial waste / agricultural residue


Research Work

Significant Research Contributions




Invited Talks - Have given 62 invited and plenary talks in international and workshops etc




Research Students




Teaching and educational contributions

Papers in Journals

Fellowship / Member of Academic bodies