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Prof. Dr. Sudheesh Thiyya Kkandi

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Nazarbayev University


Dr. Sudheesh Thiyya Kkandi joined Nazarbayev University as Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering program of School of Engineering in February 2016. He earned his PhD in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical specialization from the University of Florida. Dr. Sudheesh has several years of diverse experience in the area of civil engineering, as Lecturer and Assistant Professor, Post-doctoral Fellow, and Geotechnical Engineer. He is currently a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, USA.

Research Interest

His research interests include fundamental Geomechanics, biogeotechnics, and cold region geotechnics.


  • Sudheesh Thiyyakkandi, Michael McVay, David Bloomquist and Peter Lai (2013), “Measured and Predicted Response of a New Jetted and Grouted Precast Pile with Membranes in Cohesionless Soils” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 139 (8): 1334-1345.

  • Sudheesh Thiyyakkandi, Michael McVay, David Bloomquist and Peter Lai (2014), “Experimental Study, Numerical Modeling of and Axial Prediction Approach to Base Grouted Drilled Shafts in Cohesionless Soils” Acta Geotechnica, Springer, 9(3): 439-454, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-013-0246-3.

  • Sudheesh Thiyyakkandi, Michael McVay, and Peter Lai (2014), “Experimental Group Behavior of Grouted Deep Foundations”, Geotechnical Testing Journal. ASTM, 37(4): 1-18, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20130144.

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