Sivasakthy Selvakumaran

Sivasakthy Selvakumaran
Isaac Newton Trust / Newnham Fellow
Department of Engineering

Sakthy is the Isaac Newton Trust / Newnham Fellow in Engineering. Her research interests are in applying satellite imaging technologies which can monitor changes and measure millimetre-scale movements on the earth’s surface to understand how such technologies can support the monitoring of built environment infrastructure assets. This is undertaken with the aim of improving the resilience of the urban environment and predict signs of failure and collapses. Sakthy is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked across different countries and cultures in design, contracting and international development roles. These roles include designing new structures on mega-projects like the Crossrail trainline in London, assessment to upgrade UK infrastructure assets, and working on sites to reconstruct housing destroyed by earthquakes. She has also worked in industry R&D roles developing new solutions and technologies to change the way infrastructure is designed, constructed and maintained, before returning to academia and setting up a small group focusing on earth observation within the Engineering Department.

Selvakumaran, S., Plank, S., Geiß, C., Rossi, C., & Middleton, C. (2018). Remote monitoring to predict bridge scour failure using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) stacking techniques. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 73, 463–470.

Article in the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyor’s Geospatial Engineering 2018 – 2019: Integrating InSAR with digital engineering models and conventional surveying methods