Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan


Name               : Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan

Designation      : Associate Professor

Academic Performance





Kerala University, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Kerala


1997 – 2001

Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay



2001 – 2003

Remote Sensing, GIS

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay



2003 – 2007

Global Positioning System

Area of Specialization

  • Global Positioning System

  • Remote Sensing

  • Geographic Information System

  • Surveying

  • Advanced Surveying Techniques

  • Geodesy

  • Ph.D. Thesis title: Geodetic monitoring of deformation of Large Engineering Structures (January 2003 – May 2007)

M.Tech. Dissertation title: A Study on Stratospheric Pollution with reference to UARS* data   (*UARS: Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) (July 2001 – December 2002)

Area of Research

  • Land use/Land cover change detection

  • Urban Sprawl

  • Land Use – Transportation Interaction

  • Urban Speed Management

  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing      

  • Facility Management

  • Land use- Transportation Impact Analysis                         

  • Urban Flood Modelling

  • Structural Health Monitoring

Research - Sponsored Projects Undertaken

  1. “Urban Speed Management using ITS”, Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport, IIT Madras and Ministry of Urban Development,2010 – 2015 Dr. S. Moses Santhakumar, Dr. Samson Mathew, Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan

  2. “Land use and Land cover Assessment along Tiruchirappalli City using High Resolution Remote Sensing Images”, Fast Track Research Proposal For Young Scientists, SERB (Department of Science & Technology), 2012 – 2015 , Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan

  3. Centre of Excellence in Transportation Engineering (CETransE), sanctioned by MHRD, GoI (2013) of 2 crores till Date.  Core Members: Dr. S. Moses Santhakumar, Dr. Samson Mathew, Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan, Dr. V. Sunitha

  4. “Development of an Integrated Health Monitoring System for Large Engineering Structures ”, SERB-IMPRINT IIC (Institute-Industry Collaborative project), 2019 – 2023 , Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan, Dr. C. Natarajan, Dr. N. Sivakumaran, Dr. D. Ezhilarasi


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Books/Monographs/Course Module developed

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Membership in Scientific and Professional Societies

  1. Life Membership Institution of Engineers (India) IEI
  2. Life Membership India Society of Remote Sensing ISRS
  3. Life Membership Indian Society of Geomatics ISG
  4. Life Membership Transporation Research Group TRG

Honours and awards

  • Awarded the 3rd prize for “best paper presentation by a student” at ISRS Annual Convention 2003, National Symposium on Resource Management with Special Reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralized Planning, 9-12 December 2003, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The title of the paper was “Studies on Ozone and trace gases with HALOE over India”, co-authored by Sanjeev Kumar, M.V.R. Murti and C.S.Rao.

  • Awarded “Students paper award” for contribution “Direct GPS measurement of Koyna Dam during Earthquake”, Nisha Radhakrishnan, Madhav N. Kulkarni Kamal Sakr, 3rd IAG Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering & 12th FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements, Baden, Austria, May 22 – 24 2006.

  • Awarded 1st for Paper presentation for contribution "Structural Deformation Monitoring of Large Engineering Structures using GPS: A Case study on Koyna Dam, Western Maharashtra", Nisha Radhakrishnan, Madhav N Kulkarni, 2nd National Conference on Geospatial Technologies and Applications, Geomatrix'11, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, February 26 – 27, 2011.

Ph.D./M.Tech./B.Tech. Guidance

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M.Tech./B.Tech. Guidance, click for list of topics here.

Subjects Handling/Handled

  • Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing

  • Geospatial Techniques

  • CAD Lab in Transportation Engineering

  • Surveying & Levelling

  • Advanced Surveying Techniques

  • Geodetic Surveying

  • Remote Sensing and GIS

  • Basic Civil Engineering

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering

  • Survey Lab

  • Administrative Responsibilities inside the Institute

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    Academic/Administrative Responsibilities outside the Institute

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    Contact Address

    Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan

    Associate Professor

    Room No. 202

    Department of Civil Engineering

    Ph: 0431 – 2503162

    Email: nisha@nitt.edu