Faculty

Prof. Dr. Joseph V Thanikal MRICS

Associate Dean and Director, School of Construction, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida

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Dr. Joseph V Thanikal is Associate Dean and Director of School of Construction at RICS school of Built Environment, Noida. He was earlier the Dean of Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore. He was Head of School of Built and Natural Environment and Research professor at Caledonian college of engineering (University College) affiliated to Glasgow Caledonian UK. He has served as chair of building committee for Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government Of India, Life member of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, Program reviewer Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman and Chair of Specialist group of International Water Association (IWA), UK and fellow member of IWA. He has to his credit to accredit programs at Caledonian by CIOB, UK.

He started his career as a construction engineer soon after his graduation from Manipal Institute of Technology and then turned to be an academician. He was a structural consultant in parallel and has designed and built residential, commercial and industrial buildings. He has to his credit National award for innovative research in engineering by Indian Society of Technical Education and Patent by WIPO. He has been principal investigator Indo-French and French – Oman research projects. He has supervised number of Ph.D and Master Dissertation in Construction Management, Civil and Environmental engineering. He has an interest in waste management research that includes construction waste.

Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute of Agronomic Research, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, Narbonne, France.

Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Master's Degree in Environmental engineering, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Research Interests:
  • Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute of Agronomic Research, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, Narbonne, France.
  • Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Master's Degree in Environmental engineering, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • Principal Investigator INDO-FRENCH center for the promotion of Advanced Research,

  • Principal Investigator for INDO –FRENCH P2R project

  • Principal Investigator Awarded by Oman Research council, Sultanate of Oman.

Invited speech

  • The Responsive Governance and Innovative Technology transfer reliance. Organised by NOWRA at Baltimore, USA, March 2007.

  • The Responsive Governance and Innovative Technology at Seville, Spain 2008.

  • Public research speech on “Solid Waste Management and Energy at R3C research Centre at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Anaerobic co-digestion of organic waste – Centre of Excellence in Environmental studies, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia,

Book Chapters

  • He has authored three book chapters for IWA, CRC and Taylor and Francis publications

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