Dr Manu Sasidharan

at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

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Research Associate in Infrastructure Asset Management

Dr Sasidharan is a Research Associate in Infrastructure Asset Management at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory developing risk-informed approaches for managing infrastructure systems. He was previously associated with the University of Birmingham as a Research Fellow in Transport Asset Management where he worked on an EPSRC Impact Acceleration project to develop a decision-support system for the risk-informed asset management of the railway infrastructure. He has also worked on various international research projects aimed at promoting rural road networks as a viable component of the implementation strategies for achieving Sustainable Development Goals and also explored the potential for technological innovations to address urban transportation safety issues. He has experience in designing, developing and embedding decision support systems for road and railway authorities in the UK, India and Africa.

Dr Sasidharan read for PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham where he developed a system engineering approach to the whole-life management of railways, by combining engineering and econometric principles for selecting cost-effective maintenance and operational strategies. He is a recipient of the Prestige Award for Young Researchers from the World Transport Research Society. He has consulted for the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), India’s Kerala Motor Vehicle Department and Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) on various aspects of transportation namely electric mobility, sustainable transport infrastructure, impact evaluation of transport infrastructure and service and road safety. Dr Sasidharan is a member of Permanent Way Institute and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. He was recently selected as one of the Top 40 Leaders under 40 for furthering the EU-UK-India relationship in science and technology.