Dr Prakash Kripakaran

Senior Lecturer

Email: p.kripakaran@exeter.ac.uk


Prakash is a senior lecturer in structural engineering in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter. He received his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2000. He later completed his PhD at North Carolina State University and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland before joining Exeter in March 2010. His Masters thesis and Doctoral dissertation were on the development and application of novel computing techniques for structural design and performance evaluation. His work at EPFL focused primarily on model-based and data-driven strategies for intepreting measurements from bridge monitoring. These experiences drive his research interests in investigating novel computing ideas for the design, maintenance and management of civil infrastructure systems. His current research focus is on the development of innovative technologies and approaches for embedding smartness and resilience in transport infrastructures.

Selected Publications

  • Kromanis R, Kripakaran P (2014), Predicting thermal response of bridges using regression models derived from measurement histories, COMPUT STRUCT, vol. 136, 64-77.
  • Kromanis R, Kripakaran P (2013), Support Vector Regression for Anomaly Detection from Measurement Histories, ADVANCED ENGINEERING INFORMATICS, vol. 27, no. 4, 486-495. 
  • Kripakaran P, Hall B, Gupta A (2012), A Genetic Algorithm for Design of Moment-Resisting Steel Frames, STRUCT MULTIDISC OPT., vol. 44, 559-574.
  • Goulet JA, Kripakaran P, Smith IFC (2010), Multimodel Structural Performance Monitoring, J STRUCT ENG-ASCE, vol. 136, no. 10, 1309-1318.
  • Posenato D, Kripakaran P, Inaudi D, Smith IFC (2010), Methodologies for model-free data interpretation of civil engineering structures, COMPUT STRUCT, vol. 88, no. 7-8, 467-482.
  • Saitta S, Kripakaran P, Raphael B, Smith IFC (2008), Improving system identification using clustering, J COMPUT CIVIL ENG, vol. 22, no. 5, 292-302. (Received the best paper award)


  • Risk Assessment of Masonry Bridges Under Flood Conditions: Hydrodynamic Effects of Debris Blockage and Scour, EPSRC, (May 2015 – Nov 2018, Value: £600k, Co-I)


  • ECM2108 Construction Design Methods & Materials
  • ECM3155 Structural Engineering 
  • ECMM108 Advanced Structural Engineering
  • ECMM150 Linear Systems and Structural Analysis
  • ECMM151 Structural Design
  • ECMM155 Computational Structural Analysis