Elementary concepts of engineering geology and solid mechanics: applications to the solution of design problems; classification of soils; theory of soil strength; lateral pressure and retaining walls; slope stability; stress distribution theory and settlement predictions; bearing capacity and design of shallow foundations; seepage analysis; consolidation theory; laboratory tests. The course is accompanied by concurrent weekly laboratory sessions where students are introduced to the basic concepts of geotechnical testing in a hands-on fashion.
EN 345:Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Systems
Incorporation of fundamental phenomena into mass balances to describe the fate and transport of contaminants in lakes, rivers, estuaries, groundwater, the atmosphere, and in pollution control processes. Several computer projects involving numerical solutions of models are required.
Fundamental concepts in groundwater hydrology and pollution, occurrence, and movement of groundwater; flow nets; well hydraulics; and numerical methods in groundwater hydraulics. Chemical properties of groundwater, sources, and effects of contamination; principles of mathematical modeling of containment transport in groundwater; and numerical methods in groundwater pollution.
Descriptive statistics, pictorial and tabular methods, measures of location and of variability, sample space and events, probability and independence, Bayes' formula, discrete random variables, densities and moments, normal, gamma, exponential and Weibull distributions, distribution of the sum and average of random samples, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals for the mean and the variance, hypothesis testing and p-values, applications for prediction in a regression model. A statistical computer package is used throughout the course for teaching and for project assignments.
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Center for Environmental Systems (CES)
Research & Education
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009.
ME, Irrigation Water Management, Anna University, 2002.
BE, Civil Engineering, Hindustan College of Engineering, 1999.
Research Engineer (Summer 2009 – Present at Stevens Institute of Technology): Responsibilities include planning and executing nine weather driven sampling events at 18 sites in the lower Passaic River, quality control, data analysis, water quality modeling of the data collected from these events for a pathogen TMDL, writing a report, and presenting the findings to all major stakeholders and at conferences
Graduate Research Assistant (Fall 2004 to Spring 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology): Responsibilities included data analysis, modeling, chemical analysis, geotechnical analysis as relevant and prepared interim and final reports for the following projects:
•Total Maximum Daily Loads to address three HUC watersheds in Lower Passaic River, WMA4 (NJDEP, 2009-2011).
•Innovative Reuse of Dredged Material- Combined laboratory and field demonstration project for using dredged material in local fill applications (Schnabel Engineering/ Maryland Port Administration, 2008-2009).
•Solidification of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils (TRC Inc., 2007).
•Geotechnical Characterization of Contaminated Soil from a Chevron Facility in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (TRC Inc., 2006).
•Treatability Study and Field Support for the Environmental Remediation and Geotechnical Stabilization of Chromite Ore Processing Residue (Honeywell Inc., 2004-2007).
Experience & Service
Dr. Jagupilla is a research engineer and adjunct faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Jagupilla has over 8 years of research experience in water, environmental and geo-environmental experimentation, data analysis, and modeling. He has four refereed journal publications and eight refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Jagupilla also serves as instructor for probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, modeling and simulation of environmental systems, geotechnical engineering, and groundwater hydrology and pollution. He was twice awarded the outstanding teaching assistant award by ASCE student chapter and was also recognized as the best teaching assistant in the institute. He is also a member of professional organizations such as ASCE, AAEE, and WEF.
Achievements & Professional Societies
Honors & Awards
Engineer in Training (EIT): (NH)5616.
Institute Best Teaching Assistant, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009.
The 2008 Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award
The ASCE Student Chapter Award given to the Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2008)
The ASCE Student Chapter Award given to the Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2007)
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scholarship for Masters in Engineering (India), 2000-2002.
Tau Beta Pi Honor Society Member
Sarath Chandra K Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires. (2007). "“The Relation of Trends in Fecal Coliform Concentrations in a CSO Impacted River to Their Sources”", Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC, 7033-7042.
Sarath Chandra K Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires. 2007. (2007). "“Utilization of Surface Elevation, GIS, and Discharge Data to Analyze River Loading”", Proceedings from the Third International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, August 6-9, Houston, Texas, USA.
Sarath Chandra K Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires. (2008). "“Computing the Bacteriological TMDL Rollbacks by the Statistical Rollback Method”", Protection and Restoration of the Environment Conference. Kefalonia, Greece.
Sarath Chandra K Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires, T. Su, R. Miskewitz, and M. Alebus. (2010). "“Pathogen TMDL Monitoring and FC-EC Relations in the Lower Passaic River”", 4th Passaic River Symposium, June 22, Montclair, NJ, USA.
Sarath Chandra K Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires, T. Su, R. Miskewitz, M. Alebus, K. Cenno, H. Pang T. Su, R. Miskewitz, M. Alebus, K. Cenno, H. Pang. (2012). "“Correlations between Pathogen Indicators in the Lower Passaic River”", Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC, October 1-4, New Orleans, Louisiana. Accepted Manuscript.
Sarath Chandra K Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires, T. Su, R. Miskewitz, M. Alebus, K. Cenno, J. Noblejas, H. Pang. (2012). "“Pathogen Source Identification and Characterization by Designed Sampling”.", Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC, October 1-4, New Orleans, Louisiana. Accepted Manuscript.
Robert A Miskewitz, S. Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. Hires, T. Su, H. Pang, F. Klapinski, K. Cenno, M. Alebus, B.Hirst. (2012). "“Simulation of Stormwater Loads to the lower Passaic River”. ", Submitted to 5th Passaic River Symposium, October 19, Montclair, NJ, USA.
S C Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, R. MisHires, Richard, T. Su, H. Pang, F. Klapinski, K. Cenno, M. Alebus, B.Hirst. (2012). "“Modeling and Analysis of E Coli Concentrations for Boundaries and Sources in the lower Passaic River”", Submitted to 5th Passaic River Symposium, October 19, Montclair, NJ, USA.
S.C. Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, Hires, Richard. (2010). "“Multivariate Polynomial Time-Series Models and Importance Ratios to Identify Fecal Coliform Sources”", Environmental Engineering, 136, 657.
S.C. Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, Hires, Richard. (2012). "“Effect of Modeled Variance and Error Variance on Target Rollbacks for Pathogen Impaired Waters”Environmental Modeling and Assessment. Under Review.".
S.C.Jagupilla, D. Vaccari, Hires, Richard. (2012). "“Accounting for Temporal Uncertainty in Water Quality Models”. Water Resources Research. Under Revision.".
Wazne, Mahmoud, S.C. Jagupilla, D.H. Moon, S.C.K. Jagupilla, C. Christodoulatos, M.G. Kin. (2007). "Assessment of Calcium Polysulfide for the Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium in Chromite Ore Processing Residue(COPR). Journal of Hazardous Materials 143 (3), pp. 620-628".
Wazne, Mahmoud, D.H. Moon, S.C. Jagupilla, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, M. Chrysochoou. (2007). "Remediation of Chromite Ore Porecessing Residue using Ferrous Sulfate and Calcium Polysulfide. Geosciences Journal 11 (2), pp. 105-110.".
Nickitas Georgas, S. Rangarajan, K.J. Farley and Sarth Chandra K Jagupilla. (2009). "AVGWLF-based Estimation of Nonpoint Source Nitrogen Loads Generated within Long Island Sound Subwatersheds. 2009. Journal of the American Water Resources Association.".
Jagupilla, Sarath Chandra K., D. Vaccari and Hires, R. (2009). "Improved Statistical Rollback Method for Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Loads. Submitted to journal of Environmental Engineeing.".
Jagupilla, Sarath Chandra K, D. Vaccari and Hires, Richard. (2009). "Multivariate Polynomial Time-Series Models and Importance Ratio to Identify Fecal Coliform Sources. Submitted to jouranl of Environmental Engineering.".