Engineering and Information Sciences


Vinod Jayan Sylaja

Esteem Factors

Current Positions:

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

1. Discrete element method in geomechanics
2. Soil Dynamics
3. Ground Improvement techniques
4. Engineering behaviour of Methane Hydrate bearing sand
5. Consolidation behaviour of soils


Indian Geotechnical Society, IGS - Z- Tech (I) Pvt. Ltd. biennial award for the best paper published in Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference (2003) on Behaviour of circular footing supported on geocells reinforced sand underlain by soft clay.

Govt. of India scholarship to pursue M.Tech (GATE 2000).

Future Research Topics:

Mechanical behaviour of Coal seam gas

Research Students

  • Ameyu Tucho : Heavy Haul Railroad Design Upgrading Based On Fundamental Track Dynamics
  • Waranga Habaraduwa Peellage : Effect of Cyclic Loading on the stability of bedded or sediment infilled jointed rock with special reference to rail tunnels.