B M Sunil


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Professional Experience: 

Total: 11 Years

At NITK: 10 Years

Contact Details


bmsunil [at] gmail.com



Academic Background

Academic Backround: 

  • Ph.D (2009)- NITK-S
  • M.Tech (2003) - NITK-S
  • B.E (1999) - KREC, Mangalore University
Areas of Interest
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Ground Improvement Techniques
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Significant Projects
  •  Blended Soil(s) as an Alternative Liner Material in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.
  • Use of Stabilized Mine Tailings in Bulk Fill Construction and Replacement for Fine Aggregates in Concrete.
  • Use of Stabilized Slag in Construction Projects.
Supervision of Ph.D

Completed (02)

On-going (04)

Significant Publications
  1. Sunil B.M.,and Saifiya Faziludeen (2015). Removal of hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) by adsorption in blended lateritic soil, J. Advances in Environmental Research, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015) 197-210,  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/aer.2015.4.3.197.
  2. SunilB.M. (2015). Review on performance of geosynthetic liners in municipal solid waste landfills, Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication of The 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 2368-2372; 2015.
  3.  Sunil B.M,Shrihari S. and Sitaram Nayak (2009). “Shear strength characteristics and chemical characteristics of leachate contaminated lateritic soil ”, International Journal of Engineering Geology,  Elsevier Publications  Vol.106, No.1, pp.20-25, May 2009.
  4. Sitaram Nayak, Sunil B.M. and Shrihari S. (2007). “Hydraulic and compaction characteristics of leachate-contaminated lateritic soil”, International Journal of Engineering Geology, Elsevier Publications Vol. 94/3-4, pp.137-144, June 2007.
  5. Sunil B.M.,Sitaram Nayak and Shrihari S. (2006). “Effect of pH on the geotechnical properties of laterite”, International Journal of Engineering Geology , Elsevier Publications Vol. 85, No.1, pp. 197-203, May 2006.
  • Lead contributor to environmental geotechnology course at NITK-S
  • Played a leading role to start geoenvironmental research at NITK-S
  • Interaction with Faculty at overseas Institutions and Labs
  • Delivered Keynote/invited lectures on various topics of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in India and abroad.
  • Reviewed technical papers submitted to Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Eng., Springer. (ii)  Journal of Engineering Geology, Elsevier (iii) Journal of Water and Health, IWA.
  • Contribution to Management and Institutional Development- Served as Estate Officer  between 2011 to 2014.

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Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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