Department of
Areas of Interest
Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Inversion and Imaging of Seismic Source & Structure, Probabilistic Seismic & Tsunami Hazard Assessment, Seismology, Computational Fracture Mechanics, Reservoir Induced Microseismicity, Structural Health Monitoring, Performance Based Seismic Design, Perturbations in gravity field due to earthquakes, Earthquake Early Warning
Surendra Nadh Somala
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Email: surendra[at]
Phone: +91 (040) 2301-8457
Ph.D. (2013), [Focus on Geophysics & Seismology]
California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

M.S. (2009), [Focus on Structural & Earthquake Engineering]
California Institute of Tehnology, U.S.A.

B.Tech. (2008), [Civil Engineering]
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India
Work Experience
Assistant Professor (2015 - )
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India

Visiting Associate (2016 Aug - )
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

Senior Scientist - Physics (2014 - 2015)
Pinnacle - A Halliburton Service, U.K.

Graduate Research Assistant (2009 - 2012)
California Institute of Technology, U.S.A
Awards and Honors
DST-SERB Early Career Research Award, 2016
Keck Institute of Space Studies Graduate Fellowship, 2012
George W. Housner Graduate Fellowship in Earthquake Engineering, 2008
Indian Academy of Sciences Fellowship, 2006

Professional Membership
Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (ISRMTT)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Indian Geophysical Union (IGU)
LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)