Core Faculty

Geetam Tiwari, PhD (Illinois), Professor & Head

Transportation Planning: Expertise in traffic flow analysis, transportation planning and accident analysis. Currently involved in designing the high capacity bus systems for Delhi, analysis of alternative urban layouts, highway capacity analysis, traffic calming, sustainable transportation and road safety


Rahul Goel (Ph.D. IIT Delhi), Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre

Transportation planning, Public transport, Road safety, Air pollution exposure, Air pollution modeling, Emission


M N Sai Chand Chakka (Ph.D., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), TRIP Centre

Transportation Network and Safety Modelling: Expertise in traffic simulation modelling, pervasive traffic data, surrogate safety measures, highway safety, simulation of connected and automated vehicles, and large-scale network planning.


Lokesh Kumar Kalahasthi (PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), TRIP Centre

Expertise Freight demand modelling, Freight emissions and safety, Sustainable freight mode choice, Transportation policy, Smart Loading zones, Demand synthesis, Econometrics, Optimization, Automated deliveries


Deepty Jain (PhD IIT Delhi), TRIP Centre

Transportation Planning, Low carbon mobility, Built environment studies, Sustainable urban transport, Risk mitigation and adaptation


Joint Faculty

Anoop Chawla, PhD (IITK) , Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineering: Expertise in CAD/CAM and mathematical modeling, biomechanics. Presently involved in computer modeling of pedestrian crashes with truck fronts, and motorcycles with cars, FE modeling of human body, impact characterization of human tissues.


K.N. Jha, PhD, Civil Engineering Department

Construction technology and management


Kalaga Ramachandra Rao, PhD (IIT/Kh) , Civil Engineering Department

Transportation Engineering: Expertise in Mass Transit Planning, Traffic Flow Modeling and Road Accidents Analysis


N. Chatterjee, Ph.D. (London University), Mathematics Department

Statistical Modelling, Big Data Analysis


Puneet Mahajan, PhD (Montana), Applied Mechanics Department

Expertise in dynamics and vibrations. Currently involved in modelling vibrations of tractors and their effect on drivers, helmet impact modelling


Sanjeev Sanghi, PhD (CUNY, New York), Mechanical Engineering Department

Expertise in turbulence, fluid mechanics, non-linear mechanics and chaos, pollution studies and development of educational software


Sudipto Mukherjee, PhD (OHIO STATE), Mechanical Engineering Department

Dynamics, vehicle crash modeling, biomechanics. Currently involved in motorcycle and three wheeler crash modeling, FE modeling of human body, impact characterization of human tissues


Associate Faculty

Ankush Agarwal, Ph.D(Economics), Department of Humanities and Social Scienices

India's official statistics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics

Email: ankush[at]

A.K. Swamy, Ph.D. (Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, USA), Civil Engineering Department

Modelling Behaviour of Asphaltic Materials, Continuum Damage Modelling, Pavement Engineering, Rheology, Recycling of Pavement Materials.


Gazala Habib (Ms.), PhD (IIT Bombay), Civil Engineering Department

Areas of Interest: Aerosol Monitoring Characterisation and Modelling, Local Air Quality, Health and Climate Effects.


M. Manoj, Ph.D. (IISc Bangalore), Civil Engineering Department

Transportation Planning, Activity/Travel Demand Modelling, Long-Term Mobility Decisions, Travel Behaviour Data Collection, Built Environment and Travel Behaviour, Econometric Modelling.


Kaushik Mukherjee, Ph.D.(IIT Kharagpur), Mechanical Engineering Department

Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Implant Design, Developmental Biomechanics,Bone and Joint Mechanobiology, Mechanics of Human Movement, Finite Element Analysis

Email: kmukherjee[at]

Nezamuddin [Ph.D. (Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA)], Department of Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest: Transportation Network Analysis, Transportation Logistics and Optimization, Traffic Operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Email: nezam[at]

Ravi Shankar, PhD (IIT/D), Department of Management Studies

Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Total Quality Management & Six Sigma, Strategic Technology Management, Quantitative modeling, Knowledge Management


Husain Kanchwala, PhD(IIT Kanpur) , Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology(CART)

Applied dynamics and vibrations, rotordynamics of vehicular transmissions, vehicle propulsion, vehicle system dynamics and control, systems engineering and functional safety


Sagnik Dey, PhD (IIT Kanpur), Centre for Atmospheric Science

Areas of Interest: Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interaction Air Quality Climate change and its Impact on Human Health Remote Sensing of the Climate System


Subhashis Banerjee, PhD (I.I.Sc. Bangalore), Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Computer vision, robotics, real-time systems, image processing and pattern recognition


Vikram Singh, PhD (Cornell Univ. USA), Chemical Engineering Department

Low Reynolds number fluid mechanics – suspensions and emulsions, Colloids and Aerosols, Geothermal energy


Rijurekha Sen, PhD (IIT Bombay), Computer Science and Engineering

Mobile and Embedded Systems (Hardware Architecture, OS, Sensing, Efficient Processing, Security), Computational Sustainability


Sourabh Paul, Ph.D.(Economics), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Trade and Development, Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, Health and Nutrition

Email: sbpaul[at]

Reetika Khera, PhD (Univ. of Delhi), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social policy in India, including health and nutrition, education, social protection, employment, poverty, inequality, impact of digital technologies in welfare.


Ravinder Kaur, PhD (Univ. of Delhi), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociology of Kinship, Marriage and Family, Urban Social Anthropology, Migration Studies, Gender Studies, Demographic Anthropology, Sociology of India, Social Change


Adjunct Faculty

Girish Agrawal,

Girish Agrawal is a Professor in the School of Art & Architecture, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). His research interests are eclectic – applications of computations neural networks to geotechnical data analysis, road safety law and policy, earthwork optimization, public infrastructure, informal transport networks, public health, urban heat island effect, and urban development policy, among other areas. His current focus is on understanding urban morphology in three contexts: how roadway design and urban layout influences driver behavior (and so road safety); urban heat island effect; and air quality in urban and peri-urban areas. He is a licensed Civil Engineer, licensed Geotechnical Engineer, and a licensed Attorney at Law in California, and is also enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi. Before coming to JGU, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Shiv Nadar University,


Mathew Varghese,

Dr. Mathew Varghese is the Head, Orthopaedics Department, St. Stephen's Hospital. He has Expertise in orthopaedic surgery and injury analysis. Currently involved in assessing effects of vibrations on spines of tractor drivers, analysis of injuries suffered by pedestrians hit by buses and trucks, and assessment of pre-hospital care methods.


Shrikant I Bangdiwala,

Prof. Shrikant I Bangdiwala is Director, Division of Statistics, Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Canada. He has expertiese in Nonparametric methods, observer agreement, multilevel analysis, global health, methodology for clinical trials, injury statistics, statistical graphics, methodology for clinical epidemiology, meta regression. His areas of consulting experience are Cardiovascular diseases in adults and risk factors in children; childhood and adolescent injuries; child abuse and neglect; intra-familial violence, road safety, traffic accident injuries; cognitive impairment and dementias among the elderly; sexually transmitted infectious diseases; herpetic eye diseases; gastrointestinal diseases, HIV/AIDS; cataracts and blindness; functional bowel disease; tropical infectious diseases; diabetes; obesity and metabolic syndrome; neonatal health.


Sarath K Guttikunda,

Prof. Sarath K Guttikunda is an Independent Researcher with expertiese in Development and dissemination of air quality forecasts for India and Indian cities Launch of Air Pollution knowledge Assessments (APnA) program for long-term emissions and pollution outlooks, and pollution control analysis notes for cities and sectors, including development of analytical tools for integrated assessment of air pollution with applications Coordination and publication of SIM-air working paper series and SIM-comic series dedicating to sharing information on air pollution tools, science of air pollution, methodologies for air pollution analysis, case studies and technical information in illustrated form Training programs on air quality management for urban centers


Visiting Faculty

Professor of Practice

Vijay Gopal Kovvali (Ph.D. Texas A&M), TRIP Centre

Industry experience in road safety, traffic engineering & technology to conduct research on technological-based solutions for road safety problems.


Inter IIT Exchange Programme

Prof. Suresh Jain, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi), Civil Engg Deptt., IIT Tirupati

Expertise: Transport Emissions and Health, Air Quality Management, Environmental Systems Modelling, and Life Cycle Analysis.


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