Dr. Samson Mathew has completed his B. Tech. Degree from University of Kerala, M. Tech. Degree and Ph.D. from University of Calicut. He received the young scientist award for the year 1994. He joined Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (Currently National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli) in the year 1994 and is working as a Professor in Department of Civil Engineering.
Dr. Samson Mathew is currently the Director, KSCSTE – National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) on deputation from NIT Tiruchirappalli. Formerly he was the Dean (Students Welfare), Dean (Institute Development) (i/c) and Dean (Planning and Development) (i/c) at NIT Tiruchirappalli.
His teaching and research areas include Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering and Road Safety. He has guided 85 Post Graduate thesis works in various fields. Ten scholars have completed Ph.D. and currently two Ph.D. scholars are working under his guidance. He has published more than 70 papers in reputed journals, more than 100 papers in National and International level conferences.
He has successfully completed twelve projects sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, National Rural Road Development Agency, Coir Board etc. The total cost of completed projects is Rs. 749 lakhs. Currently he is coordinating 1 sponsored project with a total grant of Rs.75 lakhs with Coir Board.
He is also a life member of the professional organizations such as Indian Roads Congress, Indian Society for Technical Education, Institute of Urban Transport, Institution of Engineers and Transport Research Group of India. He is an IRC committee member for the ‘Guidelines for The Design and Construction of Low Volume Rural Roads Using Coir Geotextiles’. He is a member of the IRC – Multi Modal Transport Committee (G6) and is also the Chairman of the IRC G-6 Sub group Committee for the preparation of guidelines on ‘Terminal Interface Planning and Design’. He has also visited Singapore, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Srilanka, Hungary, Republic of Korea and Thaiwan as a part of his academic programmes.
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