About Me

Sumeet Kumar Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He obtained his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering with a minor in Computational Mechanics from the University of California Davis in 2022. His Ph.D. work involved running centrifuge tests, numerical modeling, and developing simplified design procedures for designing piles for liquefaction-induced downdrag. He completed his master’s degree in 2017 and contributed to developing a high-fidelity Real-ESSI finite element simulator system for modeling significant soil-structure-interaction problems. In 2014, he completed his bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in civil engineering and a minor in computer science and engineering. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley from 2022-23, working on developing distributed fiber optic sensing system and its application in monitoring civil infrastructures (such as piles and pipelines). His hobbies include cooking, driving, and hiking.



Awards and Honors

  • Young Faculty Fellowship, IIT Delhi
  • DesignSafe Dataset Award, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI), 2022
  •  ICSMGE 2022 Grant, Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), 2022
  • Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship, Deep Foundation Institute (DFI), 2021
  • CPT Inc./Conetec Graduate Student Award, UC Davis, 2021
  • GGSS Annual Round Table Best Poster Award, UC Davis, 2021
  • Fugro West Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis, 2020
  • GGSS Annual Round Table Best Poster Award, UC Davis, 2019
  • UC Davis Leadership Shadow Program Fellow, UC Davis, 2019
  • Invited member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UC Davis, 2018
  • Invited member of the Golden Key Internation Honor Society, UC Davis, 2018
  • Nominated For Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (OGTA), UC Davis, 2017
  • Jawahar Gajri Bai Scholarship, IIT Delhi, 2014
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development MCM Scholarship, IIT Delhi, 2010-2014
  • Avanti Fellowship, IIT Delhi, 2011-2013
  • Semester Merit Award (top 7% institute-wise), IIT Delhi, 2010-2014 
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship Award, IIT Delhi, 2013-2014
  • Hindustan Pratibha Samman, Hindustan Newspaper, 2010