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Pradeep Kurup

PRADEEP KURUP, CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, NANOMANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, GEOTECHNICAL RESEARCH LAB, HEROES, FDC STEERING COMMITTEE  Professor, Department Chair, Distinguished University Professor
Pradeep U. KurupProfessor, Department Chair, Distinguished University Professor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-2278
  • EmailPradeep_Kurup@uml.edu

Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering

Multi-sensor data fusion, site characterization & monitoring, application of novel sensing technology to geotechnical & geo-environmental engineering; finite element modeling; artificial neural networks; calibration chamber testing; soil-structure interaction; and Aseeing-ahead techniques@ for trenchless technologies.

Education

  • Ph D: Civil and Environmental Engineering, (1993), Louisiana State University - Louisiana
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Calibration Chamber Studies of Miniature Piezocone Penetration Tests in Cohesive Soil Specimens
  • Other: Civil Engineering, (1987), Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on the Elastic Behavior of Cantilever Type Combined Footings
  • BA: Civil Engineering, (1985), University of Kerala - Kerala
  • Other: Civil Engineering, (1985), University of Kerala - India

Awards and Honors

  • University Professor (2014) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Diplomat Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) (2012) - Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP)
  • Nominated for the 2010 Teacher Award (2010), Teaching - Student Government Association, UMass Lowell
  • American Men & Women of Science (2003) - 20th Ed. 1998, 21st Ed. 2003
  • America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals (2002) - Americasregistry.com
  • Departmental Teaching Award (2002), Teaching - Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Member (2002) - Chi Epsilon - The Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Who's Who in Engineering Academia (2002) - AcademicKeys.com
  • CAREER Award (1999) - National Science Foundation
  • CERF Award (1999) - Civil Engineering Research Foundation/ASCE
  • International Directory of Distinguished Leadership (1999) - ABI
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (4th Edition) (1999) - Marquis Who's Who
  • American Men & Women of Science, 20th Ed. (1998)
  • Member (1996) - Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society
  • Doctoral Fellowship (1987) - Ocean Engineering Center, IIT-M, India
  • Honors Distinction in B. Tech., Civil Engineering (1985) - University of Kerala
  • Post Graduate Scholarship (1985) - Government of India

Publications

  • Strack, G., Fitzgerald, M., Su, J., Pelletier, M.G., Gines, P., Sun, H., Kurup, P.U., Mosurkal, R. (2017) "Nanoimprinted SERS Sensors for Chemical and Biological Detection," MRS Advances - Materials Research Society
  • Griffin, E., Kurup, P.U. () "Prediction of OCR and su from PCPT Data Using Tree-Based Data Fusion Techniques," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Kurup, P.U., Sullivan, C., Hannagan, R., Yu, S., Azimi, H., Robertson, S., Ryan, D.K., Nagarajan, R., Ponrathnam, T., Howe, G. (2016) "A Review of Technologies for Characterization of Heavy Metal Contaminants," Indian Geotechnical Journal pp. 1–16
  • Samui, P., Kumar, R., Kurup, P.U. (2016) "Determination of Optimum Tool for Efficient Rock Cutting," Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 34:4 pp. 1257 - 1265
  • Sullivan, C., Kurup, P.U. (2016) "Laboratory Calibration of an Electronic Tongue for the Detection of Lead and Cadmium in Water," Geotechnical Special Publication 2016-January:272 GSP pp. 393 - 399
  • Samui, P., Kurup, P.U., Dhivya, S., Jagan, J. (2016) "Reliability Analysis of Quick Sand Condition," Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 34:2 pp. 579 - 584
  • Ponrathnam, T., Cho, J., Kurup, P.U., Kumar, J., Nagarajan, R. (2015) "Enhancing detection of nitroaromatic vapors by utilizing polymer coatings on quartz crystal microbalances having strong dipoles," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 216: pp. 443–452
  • Viswanathan, R., Kurup, P.U., Samui, P. (2015) "Examining Efficacy of Metamodels in predicting Ground Water Table," International Journal of Performability Engineering 11:3 pp. 275-281
  • Samui, P., Kurup, P. (2013) "Use of the relevance vector machine for prediction of an overconsolidation ratio," International Journal of Geomechanics 13:1 pp. 26-32
  • Kurup, P.U. (2012) ""Modeling for Geotechnical Engineering Applications"," Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers
  • Samui, P., Kurup, P.U. (2012) "Multivariate adaptive regression spline (MARS) and least squares support vector machine (LSSVM) for OCR prediction," Soft Computing 16:8 pp. 1347-1351
  • Li, X., Cho, J.H., Kurup, P.U., Gu, Z. (2012) "Novel sensor array based on doped tin oxide nanowires for organic vapor detection," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 162:1 pp. 251-258
  • Cho, J., Li, X., Gu, Z., Kurup, P.U. (2012) "Recognition of explosive precursors using nanowire sensor array and decision tree learning," IEEE Sensors Journal 12:7 pp. 2384-2391
  • Howard, Z., Cho, J.H., Kurup, P.U. (2012) "“Electronic Nose Combined with Membrane Interface Probe for Detection of VOCs in Water”," American Society of Civil Engineers 225 pp. 3382-3389
  • Samui, P., Kurup, P.U. (2012) "“Multivariate adaptive regression spline and least squares support vector machine for prediction of undrained shear strength of clay”," International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing 3:2 pp. 33-42
  • Robertson, S., Ponrathnam, T., Cho, J.H., Nagarajan, R., Kurup, P.U. (2012) "“Voltammetric Detection of Cadmium in Groundwater”," American Society of Civil Engineers 225: pp. 3390-3397
  • Cho, J.H., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "Decision tree approach for classification and dimensionality reduction of electronic nose data," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 160:1 pp. 542-548
  • Liu, S., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Cho, J., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "Dynamic chemical vapor sensing with nanofibrous film based surface acoustic wave sensors," Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 167:1 pp. 8-13
  • Ponrathnam, T., Cho, J., Kurup, P.U., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J. (2011) "Investigation of QCM sensors with azobenzene functionalized coatings for the detection of nitroaromatics," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 48:12 pp. 1031-1037
  • Cho, J., Anandakathir, R., Kumar, A., Kumar, J., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "Sensitive and fast recognition of explosives using fluorescent polymer sensors and pattern recognition analysis," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 160:1 pp. 1237-1243
  • Li, X., Gu, Z., Cho, J., Sun, H., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "Tin-copper mixed metal oxide nanowires: Synthesis and sensor response to chemical vapors," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 158:1 pp. 199-207
  • Elsayed, A., Paikowsky, S., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "“Characteristics and Engineering Properties of Peaty Soil Underlying Cranberry Bogs”," ASCE Conf. Proc.
  • Cho, J.H., Li, X., Gu, Z., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "“Classification and concentration estimation of explosive precursors using nanowires sensor array and decision tree learning”," Proc. of American Institute of Physics Conference 1362:1 pp. 60-61
  • Cho, J.H., Howard, Z., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "“Electronic nose system combined with membrane interface probe for detection of VOCs in water”," Proc. of American Institute of Physics Conference 1362:1 pp. 211-212
  • Samui, P., Kurup, P.U. (2011) "“Use of Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) for Prediction of Overconsolidation Ratio (OCR)”," International Journal of Geomechanics pp. 1943-5622
  • Liu, S., Ponrathnam, T., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Kurup, P.U. (2010) "Detection of explosive vapors by surface acoustic wave sensors containing novel siloxane based coatings," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 47:12 pp. 1172-1175
  • Li, X., Chin, E., Sun, H., Kurup, P.U., Gu, Z. (2010) "Fabrication and integration of metal oxide nanowire sensors using dielectrophoretic assembly and improved post-assembly processing," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 148:2 pp. 404-412
  • Kurup, P.U., Cho, J.H. (2010) "“Calibration of a Miniature Electronic Nose for Implementation in Direct Push Technologies”," Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics pp. 1556-1561
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E., Tumay, M.T. (2010) "“Novel methodologies for soil characterization from CPT data”," Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2010) "“Prediction of soil properties from PCPT data using model trees”," Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
  • Yang, K., Sun, H., Kurup, P.U. (2009) "Development and calibration of a portable air sampler," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 46:12 pp. 1233-1237
  • Kurup, P.U. (2009) "Novel technologies for sniffing soil and ground water contaminants," Current science 97:8 pp. 1212-1219
  • Livingston, G., Piantedosi, M., Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2009) "“Prediction of Soil Liquid Limit and Plasticity Index using Tree-Based Learning”," Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2: pp. 1020-1023
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2009) "“Data Fusion Techniques for Predicting Shear Strength and Stress History from Piezocone Penetration Tests”," Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2: pp. 1041-1044
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E., Tumay, M.T. (2008) "“Advances in Expedited Site Characterization and Modeling”," Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, GEOAGE, IGC-2008 pp. 282-297
  • Samui, P., Sitharam, T.G., Kurup, P.U. (2008) "OCR prediction using support vector machine based on piezocone data," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 134:6 pp. 894-898
  • Kurup, P.U. (2008) "“An Electronic Nose for Detecting Hazardous Chemicals and Explosives”," IEEE Explore, Digital Object Identifier pp. 144 - 149
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2008) "“Prediction of Soil Properties from PCPT Pore Pressures using Data Fusion”," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (12th IACMAG) pp. 1795-1803
  • Livingston, G., Piantedosi, M., Kurup, P.U., Sitharam, T.G. (2008) "“Using Decision-Tree Learning to Assess Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction Potential”," Proceedings of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-GEESD IV Conference 181
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2007) "“Liquefaction Potential Evaluation of CPT Data Using the General Regression Neural Network”," Proceedings of the National Conference on Geotechnical and Structural Aspects of Earthquake Engineering, GSEE’07
  • Kurup, P.U., Isaac, B., Griffin, E. (2006) ""Electronic Nose-Membrane Interface Probe for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization"," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 132:9 pp. 1133-1142
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2006) ""Estimating Overconsolidation Ratio and Lateral Stress Coefficient Using Neural Networks"," ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 149 pp. 249-254
  • Kurup, P.U. (2006) ""Innovations in Cone Penetration Testing"," ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 149 pp. 48-55
  • Kurup, P.U., Isaac, B., Griffin, E.P. (2006) "Electronic nose - Membrane interface probe for geoenvironmental site characterization," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 132:9 pp. 1133-1142
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E.P. (2006) "Prediction of soil composition from CPT data using general regression neural network," Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 20:4 pp. 281-289
  • Kurup, P.U., Isaac, B. (2005) "“A novel technology for sniffing subsurface contaminants”," Proceedings of the XVI International Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering pp. 2403-2406
  • Kurup, P.U., Garg, A. (2005) "“Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential Using Neural Networks Based on Adaptive Resonance Theory”," Journal of the Transportation Research Board 1936 pp. 192-200
  • Kurup, P.U., Griffin, E. (2005) "“Estimating Relative Density and Horizontal Stress from the Cone Pressuremeter Test"," Proceedings of the International Symposium on 50 Years of Pressuremeters pp. 629-636
  • Kurup, P.U. (2005) "“Predicting Earthquake Liquefaction Potential from In Situ Test Data”," Proceedings of the National Symposium on Case Studies in Geotechnical Engineering pp. 35-45
  • Kurup, P.U. (2004) "“Recent Advances in Geotechnical Site Characterization”," Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering pp. 51-60
  • Kurup, P.U. (2003) "“Evaluating Novel Sensors Integrated with a Membrane Interface Probe for in Situ Characterization of Contaminated Sites"," Final Report - USEPA pp. 159 p
  • Paikowsky, S.G., Elsayed, A., Kurup, P.U. (2003) ""Engineering Properties of Cranberry Bog Peat"," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Soft Soil Engineering and Technology pp. 153-171
  • Kurup, P.U., Dudani, N.K. (2002) "Neural networks for profiling stress history of clays from PCPT data," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 128:7 pp. 569-579
  • Daniels, J.L., Inyang, H.I., Kurup, P.U. (2002) "“The influence of dissolved polymers on the properties of earthen barriers used in waste containment applications”," The 6th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development pp. 363-370
  • Kurup, P.U., Dudani, N.K. (2001) ""CPT Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential Using Neural Networks"," Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics pp. 1 - 6
  • Kurup, P.U., Dudani, N.K. (2001) ""Overconsolidation Ratio of Norwegian Clays Predicted by Neural Networks" ," “Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics” 1: pp. 219-222
  • Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U. (2001) "Development of a continuous intrusion miniature cone penetration test system for subsurface explorations," Soils and Foundations 41:6 pp. 129-138
  • Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U. (2001) "The design and operation of a novel miniature cone penetration test system," Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering 6:
  • Kurup, P.U., Dudani, N.K. (2001) ""Undrained Shear Strength of Norwegian Clays Estimated by Neural Networks"," Proceedings of the XV International Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering pp. 437-440
  • Kurup, P.U. (2000) ""An Electronic Nose for Detection of Subsurface Contaminants"," Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development pp. 1-7
  • Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U. (1999) ""A Continuous Intrusion Miniature Cone Penetration Test System For Transportation Applications"," pp. 63 pp
  • Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1999) "Continuous intrusion miniature cone penetration test system for transportation applications," Transportation Research Record 1:1652 pp. 228-235
  • Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U., Boggess, R.L. (1998) ""A Continuous Feed Electronic Miniature Cone Penetrometer System for Site Characterization"," 2: pp. 1183-1188
  • Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1998) ""Calibration of a Miniature Cone Penetrometer for Highway Applications"," Transportation Research Record (Journal of the Transportation Research Board) 1614 pp. 8-14
  • Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1997) ""A Numerical Model for the Analysis of Piezocone Dissipation Curves with Initial Pore Pressure Variation"," Numerical Models in Geomechanics pp. 353-358
  • Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U. (1997) ""Calibration and implementation of miniature electric cone penetrometers for road and highway design and construction control"," pp. 80 pages
  • Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T., Bynoe, Y. (1997) ""Piezocone Test Analysis and Graphic Display of Soil Properties using Mathcad"," ASCE GeoLogan 97 Conference: Application of Mathematics Software in Geotechnical Engineering Practice
  • Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T., Lim, B.S. (1997) ""SENSE AS YOU ADVANCE - Automation in Trenchless Technology"," Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics pp. 1343-1348
  • Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1995) ""Piezocone Dissipation Curves with Initial Excess Pore Pressure Variation"," Proceedings, International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT'95 pp. 195-200
  • Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U., Voyiadjis, G.Z. (1995) ""Profiling Lateral Stress Coefficient and Overconsolidation Ratio from Piezocone Penetration Tests"," Proceedings, International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT'95
  • Tumay, M.T., Farrag, K., Kurup, P.U. (1995) ""Research Developments In Ground Improvement and Site Characterization for Transportation Applications"," US/Taiwan Geotechnical Engineering Collaboration Workshop
  • Kurup, P.U., Voyiadjis, G.Z., Tumay, M.T. (1994) ""Calibration Chamber Studies of Piezocone Tests in Cohesive Soils"," ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering Division 120:1 pp. 81-107
  • Voyiadjis, G.Z., Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1994) ""Determination of Soil Properties from Laboratory Piezocone Penetration Tests"," Proceedings of the, XIII International 14 Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. pp. 303-308
  • Kurup, P.U., Voyiadjis, G.Z., Tumay, . (1994) ""Excess Pore Pressure Dissipation After Cone Penetration"," Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics pp. 1751-1756
  • Kurup, P.U., Voyiadjis, G.Z., Tumay, M.T. (1994) "Calibration chamber studies of piezocone test in cohesive soils," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering - ASCE 120:1 pp. 81-107
  • Kurup, P.U. (1993) ""Calibration Chamber Studies of Miniature Piezocone Penetration Tests in Cohesive Soil Specimens"," University Microfilms International
  • Voyiadjis, G.Z., Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1993) ""Preparation of Large Size Cohesive Specimens for Calibration Chamber Testing"," ASTM, Geotechnical Testing Journal 16:3 pp. 339-349
  • Voyiadjis, G.Z., Tumay, M.T., Kurup, P.U. (1991) ""Miniature Piezocone Penetration Tests on Soft Soils in a Calibration Chamber System"," Calibration Chamber Testing" pp. 377-392
  • Voyiadjis, G.Z., Kattan, P.I., Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T. (1989) ""CAGE: Computational Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Finite Element Program"," National Science Foundation pp. 80 pages
  • Kurup, P.U. (1987) ""Experimental and theoretical investigations on the elastic behavior of cantilever type combined footings"," Indian Institute of Technology

Presentations

  • “Chemical Sensing Using Artificial Olfaction” - Analytical/Environmental Seminar Series – Fall 2011 Department of Chemistry, 2011
  • Azobenzene functionalized poly(dimethyl siloxane) coatings for explosive detection using a surface acoustic wave device - 240th ACS National Meeting, 2010 - Boston, MA USA
  • Ponrathnam, T. (oral), Liu, S., Kokil, A., Cho, J.H., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Kurup, P.U. - Azobenzene functionalized poly(dimethyl siloxane) coatings for explosive, 2010
  • An Automated Electronic Nose for Sniffing Chemicals, 2009 - Palm Springs, CA
  • Doped Metal Oxide Nanowire Sensors for Chemical Detection, 2009 - Nashville, TN
  • Advances in Expedited Site Characterization and Modeling, December 2008 - Bangalore, India
  • An Electronic Nose for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization and Civil Infrastructure Safety Monitoring - Centenary Seminar Speaker, 2008 - Bangalore, India
  • Prediction of Soil Properties from PCPT Pore Pressures using Data Fusion - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 2008 - Goa, India
  • Using Decision-Tree Learning to Assess Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction Potential - Proceedings of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-GEESD IV Conference, 2008 - Sacramento, CA
  • Advances in Expedited Site Characterization and Modeling - Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, 2008 - Bangalore, India
  • An Electronic Nose for Detecting Hazardous Chemicals and Explosives - Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 08), May 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Liquefaction Potential Evaluation of CPT Data Using the General Regression Neural Network, - National Conference Geotechnical and Structural Aspects of Earthquake Engineering, August 2007 - New Delhi, India
  • An Electronic Nose for Nanosensing - The 8th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, August 2006 - Bangalore, India
  • "Geostatic and Induced Stress Distributions in Soil", 2005
  • A novel technology for sniffing subsurface contaminants - XVI International Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, September 2005 - Osaka, Japan
  • Estimating Relative Density and Horizontal Stress from the Cone Pressuremeter Test, August 2005 - Paris, France
  • Predicting Earthquake Liquefaction Potential from In Situ Test Data, July 2005 - Bangalore, India
  • A Membrane Interface Probe Integrated with a Gas Chromatograph for In Situ Screening of BTEX - 15th Annual West Coast Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments & Water, March 2005 - San Diego, CA
  • Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential Using ART Based Neural Networks - 84th Meeting of the Transportation Research Board; Session: Efficiency in Geotechnical Design, Neural Networks and Other Nontraditional Computing Methods, January 2005 - Washington, DC
  • Recent Advances in Geotechnical Site Characterization - National Symposium on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering (NSAGE 2004), July 2004 - Bangalore, India
  • "Subsurface Characterization Using Direct Push Technologies" - Analytical/Environmental Seminar Series, 2003
  • Engineering Properties of Cranberry Bog Peat - 2nd International Conference on Advances in Soft Soil Engineering and Technology, July 2003 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • The influence of dissolved polymers on the properties of earthen barriers used in waste containment applications - The 6th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Seou, July 2002 - South Korea
  • "An Innovative Technology For Characterizing Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sites" - 17th Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, 2001 - UMass Amherst, Amherst Massachusetts
  • "CPT Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential Using Neural Networks" - Fourth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, 2001 - San Diego, CA
  • "Probing the Earth to Explore the Subsurface" - Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series, 2001
  • An Innovative Technology For Characterizing Petroleum Contaminated Sites - First International Petroleum Congress on Petroleum, Contaminated Soils, August 2001 - London, England
  • "Innovations in Cone Penetration Testing", 2000 - University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • "Innovations in CPT for Site Characterization", 2000 - University of Rhode Island
  • "Innovations in Cone Penetrometer Technology for Geoenvironmental Investigations" - Analytical/Environmental Seminar Series, 2000
  • A Continuous Intrusion Miniature Cone Penetration Test System for Transportation Applications - "7th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads., 1999
  • Calibration of a Miniature Cone Penetrometer for Highway Applications - 77th Meeting of the Transportation Research Board A2KO1 - Committee on Soil and Rock Instrumentation, 1998 - Washington, DC
  • A Miniature Cone Penetration Test System for Shallow Subsurface Investigations, 1998 - Amherst, MA, USA
  • A Continuous Feed Electronic Miniature Cone Penetrometer System for Site Characterization - First International Conference on Site Characterization (ISCÕ98), 1998 - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Piezocone Test Analysis and Graphic Display of Soil Properties using Mathcad - ASCE GeoLogan 97 Conference: Application of Mathematics Software in Geotechnical Engineering Practice, 1997 - Logan, Utah
  • Sense as You Advance - Automation in Trenchless Technology - Ninth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 1997 - Wuhan, China
  • A Numerical Model for the Analysis of Piezocone Dissipation Curves with Initial Pore Pressure Variation - Numerical Models in Geomechanics (NUMOG VI), 1997 - Montreal, Canada
  • PCPT Characterization of Cohesive Soils, 1997 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • PCPT Characterization of Cohesive Soils, 1997 - Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Calibration Chamber Studies of Miniature PCPT in Cohesive Soil Specimens, 1996 - Pullman, Washington USA
  • Calibration Chamber Studies of Miniature PCPT in Cohesive Soil Specimens, 1996 - Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
  • Calibration Chamber Studies of Piezocone Penetration Tests in Cohesive Soil Specimens, 1996 - Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Calibration Chamber Studies of Piezocone Penetration Tests in Cohesive Soil Specimens, 1996 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA
  • Miniature Piezocone Calibration in Clay Soil Specimens, 1996 - Miami, Florida USA
  • "Profiling Lateral Stress Coefficient and Overconsolidation Ratio from Piezocone Penetration Tests" - CPT'95, 1995 - Linkoping, Sweden
  • Piezocone Dissipation Curves with Initial Excess Pore Pressure Variation - International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT'95, 1995 - Linkoping, Sweden
  • Miniature Piezocone Calibration in Clay Soil Specimens, 1995 - University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida
  • Excess Pore Pressure Dissipation After Cone Penetration - Eighth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 1994 - West Virginia, USA
  • Determination of Soil Properties from Laboratory Piezocone Penetration Tests - XIII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 1994 - New Delhi, India
  • Miniature Piezocone Penetration Tests on Soft Soils in a Calibration Chamber System - First International Symposium on Calibration Chamber Testing, 1991 - Potsdam, New York

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Kurup, P.U."An electronic tongue cone penetrometer," Invention Disclosures: UML 2013-007 An electronic tongue cone penetrometer United States
  • Patent - Kurup, P.U."Invention Disclosures: UML 04-06 and UML 04-20," Provisional Patent: Docket No.: 301954.3002-100 U.S. Patent Application No. 11/305,303 ñElectronic Nose for Chemical Sensingî (pending)

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • 2013 UMass President’s Science and Technology Initiative (2013), -
    Kurup, P.U., Xie, Y. (Principal), Yu, T., Song, P., Wang, H., Yu, Q., Siqueira, P.
  • (2012), - 2012 UMass President’s Science and Technology Initiative
    Kurup, P.U., Chakrabarti, S. (Principal), Jones, L., Cook, T., Kumar, J., Willis, D., Nagarajan, R., Sundermeyer, M., Schaaf, C., Lackner, M., Manwell, J.
  • Research Vehicle for Geotechnical in Situ Testing and Support (REVEGITS) at National Geotechnical Experimentation (NGES) (2000), Grant - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
    Kurup, P.
  • Development of a Versatile Electronic Tongue for Food Safety Applications and Environmental Monitoring (2013), Grant - UMass President's Office, CVIP Technology Development Fund
    Kurup, P.U.
  • A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2010), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal)
  • A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2010), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal)
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement: A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal), Nagarajan, R. (Co-Principal)
  • Research Experience for Undergraduate(REU) Supplement: A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Graduate Research Diversity Supplement: A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2011), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (2011), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U., Nagarajan, R.
  • A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2010), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • A Hybrid Electronic Tongue for Geoenvironmental Site Characterization (2010), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (2010), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U., Nagarajan, R.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (2010), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (2010), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal), Kumar, ., Gu, ., Sun, ., Nagarajan, .
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (2010), - National Science foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • EXP-LA High Precision Detection and Prediction of Explosives Based on Multiple Se (2007), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal)
  • EXP-LA High Precision Detection and Prediction of Explosives Based on Multiple Se (2007), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal)
  • High Precision Detection and Prediction of Explosives Based on Multiple Sensing Systems and Data Fusion (2007), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • High Precision Detection and Prediction of Explosives Based on Multiple Sensing Systems and Data Fusion (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal), Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Sun, H., Nag\, R.
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2007), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors - Air Sampling (2007), Grant - U.S. Army Research Office / Laboratory
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors- Air Sampling (2007), - U.S Army Research Office/ Laboratory
    Kurup, P.
  • (2007), - U.S. Army Research Office / Laboratory
    Kurup, P.U., Sun, ., Mead, J.
  • Cognitive Based Data Fusion for Integrated Direct Push Technologies (2004), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Cognitive Based Data Fusion for Integrated Direct Push Technologies (2004), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (2004), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Acquisition of a 3 D Scanning Laser Vibrometer (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Acquisition of a 3 D Scanning Laser Vibrometer (2007), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Principal), Chen, J., Sherwood, J.A., Avitabile, P.
  • Evaluation of Soil Liquefaction Potential through Machine Learning (2006), - Joseph P. Healey and Public Service Endowment Grant Fund
    Kurup, P.
  • (2006), Grant - Joseph P. Healey and Public Service Endowment Grant Fund
    Kurup, P.U., Livingston, G. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of Soil Liquefaction Potential through Machine Learning (2006), Grant - Joseph P. Healey and Public Service Endowment Grant Fund
  • Faculty- Student Collaborative Research Grant (2004), - UMass Lowell
    Kurup, P.
  • Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grant (2004), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grant (2004), Grant - UMass Lowell
  • NSF CAREER Grant-Matching Supplements for Year 3 & Year 4 (2003), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • NSF CAREER Grant-Matching Supplements for Year 3 & Year 4 (2003), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • NSF CAREER Grant-Matching Supplements for Year 3 & Year 4 (2003), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • NSF CAREER Grant-Matching Supplements for Years 1 & 2 (2000), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • NSF CAREER Grant-Matching Supplements for Years 1 & 2 (2000), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • NSF CAREER Grant-Matching Supplements for Years 1 & 2 (2000), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (2000), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (2000), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (2000), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Equipment Matching Funds for the NSF - CAREER Award (1999), -
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Equipment Matching Funds for the NSF - CAREER Award (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Equipment Matching Funds for the NSF - CAREER Award (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Kurup, P.
  • Innovative Technologies for Expedited Site Characterization in the New Millennium (CAREER AWARD) (1999), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Innovative Technologies for Expedited Site Characterization in the New Millennium (CAREER AWARD) (1999), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Innovative Technologies for Expedited Site Characterization in the New Millennium (CAREER AWARD) (1999), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Evaluating Novel Sensors Integrated with a Membrane Interface Probe for in Situ Characterization of Contaminated Sites (2001), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
  • Evaluating Novel Sensors Integrated with a Membrane Interface Probe for in Situ Characterization of Contaminated Sites (2001), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
    Kurup, P.
  • (2001), - United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
    Kurup, P.U.
  • (), - NSF
    Kurup, P.U.
  • (1999), - NSF
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Geotechnical Research Institute (1999), Grant - UML - Research Foundation, NSF-SEED Grant
  • Geotechnical Research Institute (1999), Grant - UML- Research Foundation, NSF-SEED Grant, other
    Kurup, P.
  • UML - Research Foundation, NSF-SEED Grant (1999), Grant -
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Characterization and Assessment of In-Situ State Properties of Geomaterials (1997), - Louisiana State University/National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Characterization and Assessment of In-Situ State Properties of Geomaterials (1997), Grant - Louisiana State University/National Science Foundation
  • Characterization and Assessment of In-Situ State Properties of Geomaterials (1997), Grant - Louisiana State University/National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (1996), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (1996), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Site Characterization and Assessment of In-Situ State Properties Geomaterials (1996), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • Site Characterization and Assessment of In-Situ State Properties of Geomaterials (1996), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • (1996), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M. (Principal)
  • (1996), - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.
  • (1997), - Federal Highway Administration
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.
  • In Situ Testing at the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (1997), Grant - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
    Kurup, P.
  • In Situ Testing at the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (1997), Grant - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
  • (1996), - Federal Highway Administration
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.
  • (1996), - Federal Highway Administration, and Louisiana Transportation Research Center
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.
  • Development of A Continuous Feed Electronic Miniature Cone Penetrometer System for Transportation Application (1996), Grant - Federal Highway Administration and Louisiana Transporation
    Kurup, P.
  • Development of A Continuous Feed Electronic Miniature Cone Penetrometer System for Transportation Applications (1996), Grant - Federal Highway Administration, and Louisiana Transportation
  • Research Vehicle for Geotechnical In Situ Testing and Support (REVEGITS) at National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (NGES) (1996), Grant - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
  • (1994), - NSF
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Development of a Fiber Optic Infrared Cone Penetrometer for Determination of Geo-Environmental Impacts on Transportation Rights-of-way (1996), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Development of a Fiber Optic Infrared Cone Penetrometer for Determination of Geo-Environmental Impacts on Transportation Rights-of-way (1996), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Kurup, P.
  • (1996), - National Research Council
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.T., Bucholtz, F.
  • (1995), - Federal Highway Administration
    Kurup, P.U., Tumay, M.
  • Louisiana Transportation Research Center Pile Load Test Collection for the FHWA Database (1995), Grant - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Louisiana Transportation Research Center Pile Load Test Collection for the FHWA Database (1995), Grant - Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
    Kurup, P.
  • Calibration and Implementation of Miniature Electric Cone Penetrometers for Road and Highway Design and Construction Control (1994), - FHWA
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Comprehensive Investigation of Piezocone Penetration Tests in a Clay Calibration Chamber and Comparison with Field Test Data (1992), - NSF
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Analytical Study and Experimental Verification of a Coupled Theory of Mixtures and Micropolar Continua (1991), - NSF
    Kurup, P.U.

Research Currently in Progress

  • Automated Slurry Consolidometer System
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Continuous Intrusion Miniature Cone Penetration Test (CIMCPT) System (Tumay, M.T. and Kurup, P.U.): An in situ equipment for subsurface explorations. Showcased in Utah (1997), Atlanta (1998), & Norway (1999)
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Electronic Tongue for Detecting Heavy Metals in Soil and Groundwater
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Modular Integrated Cone (MICE)

    Penetrometer: Cited in the December 1999 issue of the Civil Engineering magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE, p22)
    Kurup, P.U.

  • Multisensor Electronic Nose Cone Penetrometer (ENCPT) for geoenvironmental site characterization
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Portable Air Sampler for Detecting Toxic Chemical and Explosives
    Kurup, P.U.
  • Portable Electronic Nose for Air Quality Monitoring
    Kurup, P.U.