Vinod Chilkoti Ph.D., E.I.T

Associate, Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering
Direct: (416) 368-1700

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Water Resources Assessment
  • Stormwater Design
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Watershed Modeling
  • Climate Change Assessment
  • Hydropower Planning and Engineering
  • AutoCAD, ArcGIS/QGIS, MSP, SWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWAT, ModFlow, Coding in R

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Hydrology & Water Resources), University of Windsor, Ontario, 2019

Master of Technology, Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering), IIT Madras, India, 2004

Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2002

Employment Background

30 Forensic Engineering  
Associate – Water Resources
2020 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Perform on-site investigations of complex losses and provide technical oversight
  • Complete site examinations, document review and effectively communicate investigation and analysis findings
  • Consulting and collaborating with other subject matter experts and clients to determine origin and cause of losses
  • Perform investigations at commercial, industrial and residential locations
  • Prepare technical reports based upon sound investigations and analysis

Greenland Consulting Engineers
Sr. Project Manager
November 2019 – June 2020, Collingwood, ON

  • Carried out review of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling studies pertaining to flood mitigation, stormwater projects and watershed management
  • Planning and design of flood mitigation components as part of Class EA studies
  • Associated with stormwater studies for the Town of Collingwood

University of Windsor
Research Assistant & PhD Candidate
September 2019 – April 2019, Windsor, ON

  • Successfully carried out research towards improved hydrologic simulation; coupled hydrologic model with multi-objective optimization module
  • Successfully carried out hydrologic assessment and watershed studies through modeling in SWAT; Ontario watersheds include Maitland, Saugeen, Magpie and Nith Rivers
  • Gained competency in using various water-resources modeling tools such as HEC-HMS, EPA-SWMM, SWAT, HEC-RAS and ModFlow, and performing spatial analysis using ArcGIS and QGIS
  • Effectively undertaken simulation studies for assessing the impacts of climate change on streamflow and hydropower generation for Steephill Falls station, and proposed adaptation measures
  • Demonstrated ability of competently producing results with minimum instructions
  • Honed on written and oral communication skills by successfully presenting the research outputs in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences; assisted supervisor in preparing research proposals

Seasonal Instruction
May 2018 – August 2018, Windsor, ON

  • High impact teaching of the graduate course on 'Climate Change Adaptation' at University of Windsor during Summer 2018 term as a Sessional Instructor; course was rated 6.8 out of 7
  • Course covered intermediate level of hydrology, fundamentals of climate change, climate model data processing, climate scenarios and its relevance and application in natural systems and water resources

SNC Lavalin
Senior Manager (Civil Design)
August 2009 – August 2014, New Delhi, India

  • Effectively carried out engineering planning for hydropower projects as a lead engineer
  • Performed comprehensive hydraulic analysis including head loss, channel design, pressure flow and hydraulic transient computation for water conveyance system
  • Effectively carried out various river engineering related projects, including layout, planning and hydraulic design of dams and diversion structures

Larsen and Toubro Ltd.
Assistant Manager (Civil)
July 2004 – March 2009, New Delhi, India

  • Effectively carried out detailed civil design and construction drawings for water resources projects including irrigation and hydropower projects
  • Carried out design of lined and unlined irrigation canals and appurtenance structure
  • Meticulously administered field data collection including survey, hydro-meteorological observations and geological at a project site for a period of eight months
  • Coordinated interfaces with other disciplines such as geotechnical, structural and planning

Professional Societies and Associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Applicant

Awards & Achievements

  • Highest rated instructor in the Department of CEE at University of Windsor during summer-2018 term
  • ‘Outstanding performer’, 2006-07, in Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  • High performance appreciation:
    • Year 2005-06, 2007-08 at Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
    • Year 2012-14 at SNC-Lavalin
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (International) for academic year 2017-18
  • Volunteer recognition for community service in Windsor, ON

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Chilkoti V., Bolisetti T., Balachandar R., Climate change impact assessment on hydropower generation using multi-model climate ensemble, 2017, Renewable Energy 109, 510–517, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.02.041
  • Chilkoti V., Bolisetti T., Balachandar R., Multi-objective auto calibration of SWAT model for improved low flow simulation for a small snowfed catchment, 2018, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63(10), 1482-1501, https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2018.1505047
  • Chilkoti V., Bolisetti T., Balachandar R., Diagnostic evaluation of hydrologic models using flow duration curves, 2019, J. of Hydrologic Engg., https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001778
  • Chilkoti V., Bolisetti T., Balachandar R., Role of hydrological model parameter uncertainty in streamflow projection, 2020, J. of Hydrologic Engg., 25 (10), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001994
  • Madani M., Chilkoti V., Bolisetti T., Seth R., 2019, Climate model bias correction for non-stationary condition, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2018-0692

Web Articles 

  • Chilkoti V., Hydrology and climate change - how climate models can help the hydropower sector, www.hydropower.org, Aug 2017
  • Chilkoti V., Role of Indian kitchen in managing climate change, www.linkedin.com, May 2020
 

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