Sonal Atreya - Department of Architecture and Planning,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Sonal Atreya
Sonal Atreya Assistant professor 91 1332 284882
Areas of Interest
  • Architectural Design, Urban Design, Behavioral Science, Human Factor and Ergonomics, Design studies for elderly, children and the disabled, Industrial Design, Product Innovation and Visual Communication, Universal Design, Design for Disaster Management and Sustainability, Biomecahnics, Biomedical Product Design and Assistive Technologies
Professional Background
2016-06-01OngoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2013-01-013 years Faculty and Department CoordinatorProduct Design Department, State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak
Multiple Posts
2016-01-011 year Faculty-in Charge WebsiteDepartment of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2017-01-012 years Faculty-in Charge Annual ReportDepartment of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingMember, Department Research Committee (DRC)Dept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2018-01-01OngoingFaculty-in Charge Industrial Design labDept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2017-01-01OngoingFaculty-in Charge Building & MaintenanceDepartment of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2017-01-011 year Faculty-in Charge NASADepartment of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
PhD Research and Innovation AwardIndian Institute of Technology Delhi2014
Educational Details
Ph.DDesignIndian Institute of Technology Delhi2015
Master of DesignIndustrial DesignIndian Institute of Technology Delhi2007
Bachelor of ArchitectureArchitectureSchool of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi2005
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Design and Development of a System for early Identification of Deaf and Hard of Hearing NeonatesDHR2021-092 years
Ergonomic study of workstation designSRIC, IIT Roorkee2016-102 years
  • Council of Architecture, Member
  • Indian Society of Biomechanics, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
EkisticsARN-411B.Arch. IV YearAutumn
Working DrawingARN-407B.Arch. IV YearAutumn
Quantity, Pricing and SpecificationsARN-207B.Arch. II YearAutumn
Creative WorkshopARN- 107B.Arch. I YearAutumn
Measured DrawingARN - 213B.Arch. II YearAutumn
Building Construction IIIARN-204B.Arch. II YearSpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Conservation of Cultural SpacesArshad P.
Age Friendly Streets for ElderlySachin Verma
Safe Institutional CampusesArighna Mitra
Design flexibility in small dwelling unitsKrati Singh
Oceanarium designAkash Rajesh Mistry
IT Park designAmit Majumdar
Design of NID CampusAnkit Kumar
Design of Techworld IT ParkPatil Jatin Vinod
Design of Startup India PavillionShubham Jain
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
SPA DelhiJury Expert2018-01-01
SUPVAJury Expert2018-05-01
NILD, DehradunGuest of Honour, International Day for Persons with Disability2020-12-03
Royal College of Art LondonCollaborative discussion on Design Education and Research2017-06-01
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Research Techniques into DesignQIP2021-02
Research Techniques in Art, Architecture and DesignQIP Center, IIT Roorkee2020-08
Books Authored


  1. Atreya, S. & Agarwal, S. (2019). Re-designing an Indian kitchen for the elderly using REVIT; Communication and Computing  Systems. Prasad, B. (Ed.), Singh, K. (Ed.), Pandey, S. S. (Ed.), O'Kennedy, R. (Ed.). (2019). London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.
  2. Atreya S., Joshi D., Anand S., Singh U., Ribeiro R. (2010) Effects of Backpack Carriage on Gait and Posture-Design Studies. In: Lim C.T., Goh J.C.H. (eds) WCB, vol 31. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Refereed Journal Papers


  1. Rehal, P., Chani, P. S., Atreya, S., & Sehgal, V. (2021). Ageing-Friendly Neighbourhoods: A Study of Mobility and Out-of-Home Activity. In Sustainable Development Through Engineering Innovations: Select Proceedings of SDEI 2020 (pp. 267-280). Springer Singapore.
  2. Atreya, S., Sharma, U., Anand, S., (2020). The effect of accessing workplace heights on plantar pressure distribution in elderly, Gait and Posture, Elsevier 81(1).
  3. Atreya, S., & Agarwal, S. (2019). Re-designing an Indian kitchen for the elderly using REVIT. In Communication and Computing Systems (pp. 343-348). CRC Press.
  4. Atreya, S., Sushil, S., & Shukla, R. (2017). Design Flexibility in Product Forms. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, 42-50.
  5. Atreya, S., Swetambri, Periyasamy, R., Singh, U., & Anand, S. (2012). Relationship between auditory rhythm and gait parameters during unilateral load carriage: design study on school children. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 8(4), 315-325.
  6. Atreya, S., Periyasamy, R., & Anand, S. (2011). The Effect of Load Distribution on Body Balance and Heart Rate in Children. International Journal of Sport & Society, 2(3).
  7. Periyasamy, R., Joshi, D., Atreya, S., & Anand, S. (2011). LDA aided threshold to classify neuropathy and non neuropathy in diabetic patients. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 7(4), 315-326.
  8. Periyasamy, R., Atreya, S., & Anand, S. (2013). Foot pressure distribution differences between young adult and older subject: a biomechanical parameters analysis. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 13(3), 201-217.
  9. Joshi, D., Atreya, S., Arora, A. S., & Anand, S. (2009). Trends in EMG based prosthetic hand development: a review. Indian Journal of Biomechanics, 228-232.



  1. Atreya, S. (2019, January). Design strategies for an accessible Indian Kitchen for elderly and the disabled. National conference on Disability and Social Inclusion: Role of Technology. IIT Guwahati.
  2. Atreya, S. (2017, July). Educating Children on the Negative Effects of Carrying a Schoolbag Incorrectly. In Proceedings of International Academic Conferences (No. 4607595). International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  3. Atreya, S., Singh, U., Ribeiro, R., Anand, S., Jaryal, A., & Srivastava, S. (2010, December). Effect of load distribution of the backpack-a design study. In 2010 International Conference on Systems in Medicine and Biology (pp. 183-186). IEEE.
  4. Atreya, S., & Anand, S. (2009, March). Prevention and Rehabilitation of Spinal Injuries and Design of Assistive Devices for Appropriate Weight Balance. In National Conference on Alternative & Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technologies, NITIE, Bombay.
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