Dr. Jijo James

 biswal Associate ProfessorDr. Jijo James, B.E., (Civil Engineering), M.E., (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering), Ph. D., (Civil Engineering)

E-mail : jijoj@ssn.edu.in

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Dr. Jijo James, currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering has10 years of experience in teaching and research. He began his teaching career as lecturer in Civil Engineering in the year 2008. He had a penchant for teaching right from his school days wherein he received the Best Student Teacher Award in the year 2001.

Dr. Jijo James was born in Kayamkulam, in Alleppey District of Kerala, India, in 1984. He did his entire schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ashok Nagar, Chennai and passed out in the year 2002 and was adjudged the best outgoing student (boys) for that year. He did his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Tagore Engineering College, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and passed out in 2006 securing the university third rank. Thereafter, he pursued his Master’s Degree in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University,which he obtained in the year 2008, while securing the university second rank. He immediately joined Tagore Engineering College in the same year as Lecturer in Civil Engineering and was promoted to Assistant Professor in the year 2010. He obtained his Doctoral degree in the Faculty of Civil Engineeringfrom Anna University,by successfully defending his thesis titled “Strength, Mineralogy and Microstructure of a Lime Stabilized Expansive Soil Amended with Waste Materials” in March 2017. He is a recognized supervisor for guiding doctoral research scholars under Anna University. His areas of interest include soil stabilization, stabilized soil blocks, solid wastes in soil engineering and geo-environmental engineering. He has authored/co-authored 24 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and 18 papers in various national and international conferences. He is a reviewer for international journals like Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Disaster Advances, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, The Open Civil Engineering Journal and Journal of Scientific Research and Reports.

In his ten years of teaching, he has mainly handled courses like Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Ground Improvement Techniques, Concrete Technology, Surveyingand Basic Civil Engineering. He has successfully supervised 33 undergraduate dissertations as supervisor/joint supervisor. He was twice adjudged as the Best Faculty in Civil Engineering by the management of Tagore Engineering College. He has also shouldered responsibilities at various levels in organizing seminars, workshops and conferences at national and international level for his institution of work. He has presented invited lectures for institutions like the Regional Training Institute of Central Public Works Department, Govt. of India and M.G.R. University. He is a member of professional bodies like International Association of Engineers and Indian Society for Technical Education. He is currently pursuing his research ambition of effective utilization of solid wastes in cost effective soil based Civil Engineering materials in addition to his teaching assignments.