Assistant Professor

Dr Harish Puppala

Department of Civil Engineering


  1. Energy-water-environment nexus
  2. Remote sensing and GIS
  3. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles



BTech (Civil Engineering)


BITS Pilani
ME (Infrastructure systems)


BITS Pilani


  • July-2019 to Dec-2022 – Assistant Professor – BML Munjal University, Gurgaon

Research Interest

  • Developing decision making tools based on GIS and MCDM
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for asset management.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2019 – International Travel Grant – SERB, DST, India


  • Puppala, H., Pallabi, S, Pritam, K., Suriapparao, D.(2022). Evaluating the applicability of neural network to determine the extractable temperature from a shallow reservoir of Puga geothermal field. International Journanl of Thermofluids. 17, 100259 (Q1, Scopus Indexed)
  • Puppala, H., Jha, S. K., Singh, A. P., Elavarasan, R. M., Campana, P. E. (2022). Identification and analysis of barriers for harnessing geothermal energy in India. Renewable Energy. 186, 327-340 (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F-8.63)
  • Puppala, H., Tamvada, J. P., Kim, B., Peddinti, P. R. (2022). Enhanced green view index. MethodsX , 9, 101824. (Q2, Scopus Indexed)
  • Puppala, H., Vasanthavada S., Garlapati N., Saini G. (2022). Hybrid multi-criteria framework to determine the hierarchy of hydropower reservoirs in India for floatovoltaic installation. International journal of Thermofluids.16, 100229(Q1, Scopus indexed)
  • Aggarwal, S., Srinivas, R., Puppala, H., Magner, J. (2022). Integrated decision support for promoting crop rotation based sustainable agricultural management using geoinformatics and stochastic optimization. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 200, 107213 (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F-6.75)
  • Vasanthawada S, Puppala H, Prasad RC (2022) Assessing impact of land use changes on land surface temperature and modeling future scenarios of Surat, India International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F-3.46)
  • Bhasuru A S, Garlapati N, Surendra S K and Puppala H (2022) Climate change impacts the future offshore wind energy resources in India: Evidence drawn from CORDEX-SA Regional Climate Models, Regional Studies in Marine Science, Elsevier (Q2, SCI Indexed, I.F-2.16)
  • Rallapalli S, Matt D, Joe M, Puppala H, Singh A.P, Riyadh AI (2022) LiDAR based hydroconditioned hydrological modeling for enhancing precise conservation practice placement in agricultural watersheds Water Resources Management (Q1, SCI-Indexed, I.F-4.41)
  • Garlapati N, Puppala H, Pritam K (2022) Two-stage GIS-MCDM based algorithm to identify plausible regions at micro level to install wind farms: A Case study of India Energy ,123594 (Q1, SCI Indexed, I.F-8.85)
  • Tamvada, J. P., Narula, S., Audretsch, D., Puppala, H., Kumar, A. (2022). Adopting new technology is a distant dream? The risks of implementing industry 4.0 in emerging economy SMEs. Technological Forecasting and Social Change (Q1, SCI Indexed, I.F- 10.88)
  • Narula, S., Puppala, H., Kumar, A., Frederico, G. F., Dwivedy, M., Prakash, S., Talwar, V. (2021). Applicability of industry 4.0 technologies in the adoption of global reporting initiative standards for achieving sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production, 127141. (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F-11.07)
  • Khan, F. M., Kumar, A., Puppala, H., Kumar, G., Gupta, R.,(2021) Projecting the Criticality of COVID-19 Transmission in India using GIS and Machine Learning Methods, Journal of Safety Science and Resilience
  • Puppala, H, Amarnath B, Rishi Astana (2021) A GPS Data-Based Index to Determine the Level of Adherence to COVID-19 Lockdown Policies: in India International Journal of Healthcare Informatics (Q2, ESCI, Scopus indexed)
  • Puppala, H Singh AP, (2021), An Evidence of Urban Heat Island Effect in Vishakhapatnam, India: Causes and Possible Remedies Environment Development and Sustainability, Springer (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F-4.08)
  • Jha, S. K., Puppala, H., Kumar, M. M. (2020). 3D characterization of thermo-hydro-geological fields and estimation of power potential from Puga geothermal reservoir, Ladakh, India. Renewable Energy , 146, 1510-1523 (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F- 8.63)
  • Puppala, H., Jha, S. K. (2019). Extraction schemes to harness geothermal energy from Puga geothermal field, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 1-21. (Q2, SCI indexed, I.F- 2.90)
  • Puppala. H, and Jha, S. K. (2018). “Identification of Prospective Significance Levels for Potential Geothermal Fields of India.” Renewable Energy , 127, 960-973 (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F- 8.63)
  • Jha, S. K., Puppala, H. (2018). Conceptual modeling and characterization of Puga geothermal reservoir, Ladakh, India. Geothermics, 72, 326-337 (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F- 4.56)
  • Jha, S.K., Puppala, H., (2017). Prospects of renewable energy sources in India: Prioritization of alternative sources in terms of Energy Index. Energy 127, 116–127. (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F-8.85)
  • Jha, S.K., Puppala, H., (2017). Assessment of subsurface temperature distribution from the gauged wells of Puga Valley, Ladakh. Geotherm. Energy 5 (Q1, SCI indexed, I.F- 2.87)


  • AI-enabled drone-based remote health assessment of PMGSY roads in India (Funded by NIRDA, Co-PI: Status- Ongoing)
  • Urban sensing of built environment (Funded by Hero Motocorp limited, PI, Status: Ongoing

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