Srikanth Madabhushi
Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics


  • BEng, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2014
  • MEng MA (Hons) Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2015
  • PhD Geotechincal Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2018

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Summer Institute Travel Award · University of Texas, San Antonio, 2019
  • International conference of press-in engineering best presentation award · International Press-in Association, 2018 
  • IGS-Shamsher Prakash Biennial Award for best paper on Soil Dynamics in Indian Geotechnical Journal · Indian Geotechnical Society, 2017
  • 2017 · Philip Turner Prize · Outstanding work in Geotechnical Centrifuge Testing conducted at the Schofield Centre · Schofield Centre, CUED, 2017
  • Research Scholarship · Trinity College Cambridge, 2014-2017
  • Geotechnical Workshop 2nd Prize Poster · Atkins, 2016
  • National Best Dissertation Award · British Geotechnical Association, 2015
  • Performance prize for achieving a rank of 1st in Civil Engineering and 4th in the year overall · Trinity College Cambridge, 2014
  • Roscoe Prize for best performance in Geotechnical Engineering · CUED, 2014
  • 1st Prize for MEng dissertation in Geotechnical Engineering · Atkins, 2014
  • Fourth Year Project Presentation Award · CUED, 2014
  • Society of Construction Law Prize · CUED, 2013
  • Senior Scholarship · Trinity College Cambridge, 2013
  • Conceptual Product Design Project Award · CUED, 2011


  • Centrifuge Modeling
  • Multi-Hazard Modeling of Geotechnical and Civil Engineering systems
  • Static and Dynamic/Seismic Soil Structure Interaction
  • System level response to Soil Liquefaction
  • Comparative study between centrifuge modeling and numerical analyses
  • Instrumentation development and verification for geotechnical applications

Examples of Recent Publications:

  1. S. S. C. Madabhushi and S. K. Haigh. Centrifuge Testing of Dual Row Walls in Dry Sand: the influence of Earthquake sequence and multiple flights. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 125, 2019
  2. S. S. C. Madabhushi and S. K. Haigh. Using Tactile Pressure Sensors to Measure Dynamic Earth Pressures around Dual Row Walls. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 19(2):58–71, 2018
  3. S. S. C. Madabhushi, S. K. Haigh, and S. P. G. Madabhushi. LEAP-GWU-2015: Centrifuge and numerical modelling of slope liquefaction at the University of Cambridge. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 113:671–681, 2016
  4. S. S. C. Madabhushi, M. Z. E. B. Elshafie, and S. K. Haigh. Accuracy of Distributed Optical Fiber Temperature Sensing for Use in Leak Detection of Subsea Pipelines. ASCE: Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 6(2):04014014, 2015
  5. S. S. C. Madabhushi and S. K. Haigh. Investigating the changing deformation mechanism beneath shallow foundations. Geotechnique, 65(8):684–693, 2015