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General Introduction

Name:Ankit Garg
Position:Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Shantou University, China

Email: ankit@stu.edu.cn; g.ankit2@iitg.ac.in

RESEARCH EXPERTISE:

 

  1. Soil-fiber-root-microbe-water-atmospheric-interaction
  2. Bio-engineering techniques for ground improvement
  3. Field monitoring of green infrastructures
  4. Applications of Artificial intelligence in geo-environmental engineering

 

EDUCATION:

 

 

Year

Degree/Certificate

Institute/School

CGPA/%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil and

Hong Kong University of Science

 

 

2010-2015

 

 

3.63/4

 

 

Environmental Engineering

and Technology, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Institute of Technology

 

 

2006-2010

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

 

8.28/10

 

 

 

(IIT), Guwahati, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Govt. Balbir Senior Secondary

 

 

2006

Class XII

 

76.8%

 

 

 

School, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India (April, 2015- 2017)
  2. World Bank Consultant, Infrastructure monitoring and Geotechnical Investigations (June 2016-June 2017)
  3. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macau, China (Dec 11th , 2016 to Jan 9th, 2017)
  4. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK (28th Nov to Dec 5th 2016)
  5. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macau, China (From June 4th to June 21st 2016)
  6. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macau, China (From Dec 2nd to Dec 28th 2015)
  7. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macau, China (From June 14th to July14th 2015)
  8. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST. Hong Kong (From Feb-Mar 2015)
  9. Part time Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST. Hong Kong (From Feb-Mar 2015)
  10. University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), Germany (from May-July, 2009)
  11. Wilbursmith India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore (from Dec-Jan, 2009)
  12. Gammon India LTd. Guwahati, Assam, India (from May- June, 2008)

 

SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

 

  1. A Study on soil-water hyacinth interaction for reinforcement. Recipient of FAST Track Project Grant from DST-SERB, India. (Principal Investigator) – 2016-2017
  2. Vegetation  types  and  its  characteristics  on  soil  settlement.  Project  approved  by  IIT  GuwahatiIndia.(Principal Investigator) 2015-2017
  3. Indo-Sri Lanka Research Travel Award for conducting research on “Characterizing Water hyacinth derived biochar for improving productivity in agricultural soils”, 2017 from Indo-Sri Lanka foundation. 2016
  4. *Experimental study and constitutive modelling of monotonic and cyclic behaviour of unsaturated loess at different temperatures members: ZHOU Chao, GUO Ning, CHEN Hongxin, GARG Ankit, CHEN Zhongkui, COO Jason, SADEGHI Hamed, CHENG Qin. Agency funding project: National Natural Science Foundation of China 2013-2015
  5. * “Field Monitoring and Numerical Investigation on Ground Settlements Induced by Root Water Uptake of Vegetation”, Research Committee of University of Macau. Grant No.: MYRG2015-00112-FST, *International Research Collaborator  2015-2018

 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (SCI): *Corresponding author

 

  1. Das, G, Hazra, * Garg, A B, Ng, C.W.W. (2018). Stochastic hydro-mechanical stability of vegetated slopes: An integrated copula based framework. Journal of Catena. Accepted. Vol 160 (In press). (Impact factor: 3.7)
  2. Bordoloi , S, *Garg, A, Yasmani, S and Sreedeep S. (2014). Critical assessment of infiltration measurements for soils with varying fine content using mini disk infiltrometer. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM (Accepted. In press)
  3. Gaurav Das, Budhaditya Hazra, *Garg, A and Ng ,Charles (2017). Impact of hydrological and mechanical correlations on the reliability of vegetated slopes. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering. ASCE. (Accepted. In Press). DOI: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000934.
  4. Gadi, V, Priya I, *Garg,A and Sreedeep S (2017). Understanding soil compaction state using light reflection theory: Demonstration of a simple non-intrusive and cost effective colour analysis technique. Geotechnique (Accepted with revision) (Impact factor: 3.1)
  5. Gadi, V, Priya I, *Garg,A , Berretta, C and Sreedeep S (2017). novel colour analysis technique for investigating heterogeneity in grass cover in green infrastructures. Advances in Civil Engineering, ASTM (In Press)
  6. Garg, A. and Ng, C.W.W. (2015). Investigation of soil density effect on suction induced by root water uptake. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201400265. (Impact factor: 1.7; Class A)
  7. Garg, A., Coo, J.L. and Ng, C.W.W. (2015). Field investigations on suction distributions in slopes vegetated with Cynodon dactylon and Schefflera heptaphylla. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3743 (Impact factor: 3.6; Class A)
  8. Garg, A., Ng, C.W.W., and Leung, A.K., (2015) New transpiration reduction and root distribution functions for Schefflera heptaphylla. Catena 135, 78-82 . (Class A;Impact factor: 3.5)
  9. B Hazra, V Gadi, *A Garg, CWW Ng, GK Das (2017). Probabilistic analysis of suction in homogeneously vegetated soils. Journal of Catena, 149, 394-401 (Impact factor: 3.5; Class A)
  10. V Gadi, Tang, YR, Das, Monga, C, *Garg, A, Berretta,C, Sahoo, L. (2017). Spatial and temporal variation of hydraulic conductivity and vegetation growth in green infrastructures using infiltrometer and visual technique. Journal of Catena. 20, 155-209 (Impact factor: 3.5; Class A)
  11. *Garg, Ankit, Li, J, Berretta, C and Garg, Akhil (2017). A New Computational Approach for Estimation of Wilting Point for Green Infrastructure. Journal of Measurement (Accepted: Impact factor: 2.3; Class A)
  12. Garg, A. Leung, A.K., and Ng, C.W.W. (2015). Comparisons of suction induced by evapotranspiration and transpiration of S. heptaphylla. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 52 (999), 1-7. (Class A; Impact factor: 1.2)
  13. Garg, A, Garg, A., Zhou Huan-Wan, Tai, K. and Deo C M. (2015). A new simulation approach of genetic programming in modelling of soil water retention property of unsaturated soil. Engineering Computations. 32 (3), 914-930 (Impact factor = 1.2; Class A in Engineering)
  14. Ankit Garg, Akhil Garg, K. Tai, (2015). Study of soil water retention behavior under different crop root content using new heuristic genetic programming approach. Engineering computations. Vol. 32 Iss: 3. doi/abs/10.1108/EC-05-2014-0110 (Impact factor = 1.2; Class A in Engineering)
  15. Ankit Garg, Akhil Garg, K. Tai, Barontini, S, Stokes, A. (2014). A computational intelligence based genetic programming approach in simulation of hydraulic property of the three different soils. Transport in porous media, 103 (3), 497-513. (Impact factor: 1.46; Class A)
  16. Ankit Garg, Akhil Garg, Sreedeep S, Kang Tai (2014). Estimation of pore water pressure of soil using genetic programming. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 32 (4), 765-772. DOI: 10.1007/s10706-014-9755-6(Impact factor: 1.1; Class B)
  17. Garg, A., Garg, Ankit., Tai, K., Sreedeep S. (2014). An integrated SRM-multi-gene genetic programming approach for prediction of factor of safety of 3-D soil nailed slopes ", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 30,pp. 30-40. (Impact factor: 2.5; Class A)
  18. Garg, Ankit., Garg, Ankit., Tai, K., Sreedeep S. (2014). Estimation of factor of safety of rooted slope using an evolutionary approach. Ecological Engineering., 64, 314-324. (Impact factor: 3.7, Class A )
  19. Garg, Ankit., Garg, A., & Tai, K. (2013). A multi-gene genetic programming model for estimating stress-dependent soil water retention curves. Computational Geosciences, 18 (1), 45-56. (Impact factor: 1.6, Class A )
  20. Zhou, W, Garg, A and Garg, A. (2017). Computation of coupled effects of root and shoot characteristics on transpiration based on optimization approach. Journal of Engineering Computations. 34 (3). Accepted: Impact factor: 1.2)
  21. Zhou, W, Zhao,L,S, Garg, A and Yuen, KV (2017). Generalized Analytical Solution for the Consolidation of Unsaturated Soil under Partially Permeable Boundary Conditions. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE. 17 (9). Accepted: Impact factor: 0.9)
  22. Vardhan, H., Bordoloi, S., *Garg, A and Garg, A. (2017). Compressive strength analysis of soil reinforced with fiber extracted from water hyacinth. Journal of Engineering Computations. 34 (2). Accepted: Impact factor: 1.2)
  23. Bordoloi, S., *Garg, A and Sreedeep S (2017). A review of physio-biochemical properties of natural fibers and their application in soil reinforcement. Advanced in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM. (accepted)
  24. Das, G, Hazra, B, *Garg, A, Ng, C.W.W., Lateh, H, Nazi, A. (2017). Bivariate probabilistic modelling of hydro-mechanical properties of vegetated soils. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM. (accepted)
  25. Gadi, V.K, Bordoloi, S, *Garg, A, Kobayashi, Y and Sahoo, L (2016). Improving and correcting unsaturated soil hydraulic properties with plant parameters for agriculture and bioengineered slopes. Journal of Rhizosphere, 1, 58-78.
  26. Wan-Huan Zhou, *Ankit garg, Akhil Garg (2016) Study of the volumetric water content based on density, suction and initial water content Measurement. Vol. 94, 531-537 (Impact factor: 3.23; Class A)
  27. Wan-Huan Zhou, Xu Xu, Ankit Garg (2016). Measurement of unsaturated shear strength parameters of silty sand and its correlation with unconfined compressive strength. Measurement. Vol 93, 351-358
  28. Dazhi Jiang, Wan-Huan Zhou, Ankit Garg, Akhil Garg (2016). Model development and surface analysis of a bio-chemical process. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems. Vol 157, 133-139
  29. Vardhan, K., Bordoloi, S., Garg, A., Garg, A., Sreedeep S (2016). Compressive strength Analysis of soil reinforced with fiber extracted from water hyacinth. Engineering computations (Accepted on 17th May)
  30. Vardhan, K., Garg, A., *Garg, A., Li. Jinhui (2016). Measurement of Stress Dependent Permeability of Unsaturated Clay. Measurement (Accepted on 18th May)
  31. Ng, C.W.W., Garg, A*.,Leung, A.K and Hau, B.C.H (2016). Relationships between leaf and root area indices and soil suction induced during drying-wetting cycles. Journal of Ecological Engineering. 91, 113-118
  32. Bordoloi S, Yasmani S, Garg, A*, Sreedeep S,Borah, S. (2015)  Study on the efficacy of harmful weed species  Eicchornia crassipes for soil reinforcement. Journal of Ecological Engineering. Vol. 85, 218-222 (Impact factor: 3.23; Class A )
  33. Leung, A.K., Garg, A., Ng, C.W.W (2015). Effects of S. heptaphylla on energy interception, water retention ability and their influences on induced soil suction. Engineering Geology. 193, 183-197 (Impact factor: 2.2; Class A)
  34. Leung, A.K., Garg, A., Ng, C.W.W, and Hau, B.C.H (2015). Field study of infiltration rates and suctions in different vegetated ground. Hydrological Processes.DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10452 (Impact factor: 3.1; Class A)
  35. Ng, C.W.W., Leung, A..K., Kamchoom, V., and Garg, A. (2014). A Novel Root System for Simulating Transpiration-induced Soil Suction in Centrifuge. Geotechnical Testing Journal 37 (5), 1-15. (Impact factor: 0.7; Class A )
  36. Akhil Garg Ankit Garg and Jasmine lam (2015) Evolving Functional Expression of Permeability of Fly Ash by a New Evolutionary Approach. Transport in porous media, 107 (2), 555-571(Impact factor: 1.46; Class A)
  37. Garg, A., Malaya, C. and Sreedeep, S. (2010). "A study on the influence of soil-water characteristic curve on the seepage modeling of unsaturated soil" International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 40-46. (Impact factor: NA, Class C)

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:

 

  1. K. Harsha Vardhan , Shubhankar Jha , Sanandam Bordoloi, Ankit Garg, Sreedeep S (2015). Compressive Strength Model of Soil Reinforced with Polypropylene Fiber. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference, Pune, India
  2. Bordoloi, S.,Yamsani, S. K., Sreedeep,S., Garg, A (2015). Unconfined compressive strength of natural fiber reinforced soil. Tech Expo 2015, Techniche, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.
  3. Bordoloi, S., Mourya, S., Paramar, S., Sreedeep,S., Garg, A (2015). Soil reinforced with harmful Eichornia Crasspes fiber as a cheap alternative for rural infrastructure. Proceedings of IISF 2015 (India International Science Festival), New Delhi, India.
  4. Bordoloi, S., Mourya, S., Kashyap, V., Sreedeep,S., Garg, A (2015).Effect of variation in soil density on the strength characteristics of soil reinforced with Eichornia crassipes fiber. 19th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference & 2nd AGSSEA Conference (19SEAGC & 2AGSSEA) KualaLumpur 31 May – 3 June 2016.
  5. Ng, C.W.W., Leung, A.K., Garg, A., Woon, K.X., and Hau, B.C.H (2013). Soil suction induced by grass and tree in an atmospheric-controlled plant room. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris 2013
  6. Garg, A., Leung, A.K., Ng, C.W.W. and Hau, B.C.H (2012). Effects of Plant Transpiration on Suction Distribution in a Vegetated Soil Slope. Proceedings of EUNSAT 2012 (Europeon conference on unsaturated soils), Napoli, Italy.
  7. Garg, A., Malaya, C. and Sreedeep, S. (2010). "Influence of different suction measuring procedures on SWCC and seepage modeling in unsaturated soils" 6ICEG 2010 (International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics), New Delhi,India.
  8. Garg, A., Malaya, C. and Sreedeep, S. (2009). "A study on the influence of soil-water characteristic curve on the seepage modeling of unsaturated soil" International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering, BITS Pilani, India.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

  • Landslides (Postgraduate)
  • Environmental Geotechnology (Postgraduate)
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics (Postgraduate)
  • Soil mechanics (Laboratory Part 1 and 2) (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Drawing (Undergraduate)

 

INVITED SEMINARS

 

  • Bio-engineering for ground improvement. Tongji University, July 17, 2017.
  • Latest trends in application of natural fiber and vegetation for ground improvement. China Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, May 27th, 2017
  • Investigation of soil-plant-atmospheric interaction with context of remediation in agriculture and slope Nanjing University (Dec 30th 2016)
  • Soil-root-water-atmospheric interaction: Challenges with context to remediation of slope. Zhejiang University (Dec 29th 2016)
  • Soil-plant-water-atmospheric interaction: Do we understand everything? Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China (25th Dec, 2016)
  • Smart monitoring of bio-engineered slopes: Use of color Technology in monitoring vegetation growth. Shantou University, China (25th Dec, 2016)
  • Recent challenges in understanding of soil-plant-water-atmospheric interaction. University of Macau. Macau (22nd Dec, 2016)
  • Green Geotechnics: Use of vegetation for enhancing soil strength at University of Macau (June 25th,2015)
  • Use of harmful and waste weed species for enhancing soil strength at University of Macau (Dec 24th,2015)
  • Green: Application of vegetation for enhancing soil strength at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (Dec 19th, 2015)
  • Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering at University of Macau During Nobel Laureate Christmas
  • Symposium (Dec 25th, 2015).
  • Inter-disciplinary research and International Collaborations: Invited keynote speaker at Research Conclave at IIT Guwahati (19th March, 2016)
  • Invited lecture at Indo-German workshop at Ruhr University, Germany on “Critical Appraisal on air entry value determination” (25th Feb, 2016)
  • Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering at University of Sains, Malayasia (June 2th, 2016)
  • Interdisciplinary research in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Putra Malaysia (June 3th, 2016)
  • Use of vegetation and Natural fibers in Geotechnical Engineering at Shantou University, China (June 13th, 2016)
  • International education and collaborations, SIIT Bangkok (June 19th, 2016)
  • Application of Artificial intelligence in Geotechnical Engineering at Monash University, Malaysia (June 3th, 2016)
  • Development of natural fibers from Water hyacinth weed and its effect on soil reinforcement at Nottingham University, Malaysia (June 3th,2016).
  • Review on linkage of unsaturated soil parameters and plant properties, Gifu University, Japan (August 30th, 2016).
  • Interdisciplinary research in green infrastructures: Role of design and geotechnical engineering, AIT Bangkok (June 19th, 2016)
  • Exploring multi-disciplinary expertise role in sustainable geotechnical infrastructure, NIU, Taiwan (September 7th , 2016).
  • Vegetation and unsaturated soil interaction, Do we understand everything? University of Leeds, UK.

 

INVITED EDITORIALSHIP

 

  • Journal of Earth and Environmental Science. Proceedings of International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS2015)
  • Journal of Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Journal of geological resource and Engineering

 

INVITED REVIEWER

 

  • Geotechnique
  • Journal of Hydrology
  • Journal of Engineering Mechanics
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Pedosphere
  • Measurement
  • Journal of Hydrologic engineering
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  • Computer and Geotechnics
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Journal of Measurement
  • Journal of Cleaner production
  • Engineering Computations
  • International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS2015).
  • Journal of Geological Resource and Engineering (ISSN 2328-2193)
  • European journal of Soil Science
  • Neural Computing and Applications
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Journal of Zhejiang University,
  • Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering
  • Neural Computing and Applications

 

STUDENT SUPERVISION

 

Ø 2 Master students and 6 Undergraduate students at IIT Guwahati, India

Ø 8 Undergraduate and 3 Master students at HKUST, Hong Kong: 8 students for their final year undergraduate projects out of which 3 students won Gold Cup in HKUST President Award and 1 student won Best Undergraduate Geotechnical Project award in Hong Kong by Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Organized and founder of “Research Wave”, a first ever research competition co-organized with help of Alumni and Association of Civil Engineers (ACE) of IIT Guwahati to promote and nuture research environment among student community.
  • Faculty coordinator of Associate of Civil Engineers (ACE) at IIT Guwahati from October 2015 Onwards.
  • Recipient of prestigious Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship award for pursuing Ph.D. at university in Hong Kong. This award was awarded to total 110 students including all disciplines internationally in 2010.
  • Secured province rank 4th and an all India rank of 140 out of around 0.5 million students in All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).
  • Recipient of CBSE merit scholarship from MHRD for excellent performance in AIEEE.
  • Recipient of DAAD scholarship for executing summer research project in Germany.
  • Recipient of MCM (Merit cum mean) Scholarship at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
  • 3rd Prize in “Chanakya neeti “an event consisting of case study related to volatility in stock market in an annual techno-management festival “Techniche”,
  • 3rd Prize in Business plan competition organized by Entrepreneurship cell of IIT Guwahati for presenting innovative plan to compete with Amul Diary.
  • Served as DAAD young Ambassador (from 2010-2011) for promotion of higher studies in Germany


 

 

 

 

 

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