Professor Deepankar Choudhury

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Areas of Interest:

Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Computational Geomechanics, Soil-Structure Interaction

Specialization:

Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Computational Geomechanics, Soil-Structure Interaction

Consultancy Areas:

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Computational Geomechanics, Soil-Structure Interaction, Soil Dynamics, Liquefaction, Seismic Hazard Mitigation, Earthquake Resistant Foundation Design

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed innovative simple and cost-effective new design methods for earthquake resistant design of foundation system including combined pile-raft foundation system and various geotechnical structures like retaining walls, slopes, anchors, piles, footings, waterfront walls, reinforced soil-walls. Seismic mitigation through proper earthquake resistant design of foundations considering seismic hazards, liquefaction and ground response of soils.

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi, connected to CSIR-CBRI Roorkee - 2013 to till date.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University (TU) Darmstadt, Germany - May-July in 2013, 2014.
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat (on deputation from IIT Bombay as a Mentor) - Jan-April 2009.
  • Associate Professor of IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India - 2007 to 2012 and Assistant Professor of IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India - 2003 to 2007.
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, UP, India - 2002 to 2003.

Keywords:

Civil, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Computational Geomechanics, Soil-Structure Interaction, Soil Dynamics, Liquefaction, Seismic Hazard Mitigation, Earthquake Resistant Foundation Design

 

Contact Information

Office

Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai 400076, India.
Phone: +91-22-2576 7335 (O), 8335 (R), 4307 (Lab).
Fax: +91-22-25767302,
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Education

  • B.C.E. - Bachelor of Civil Engineering - 1993-1997, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, GOLD Medalist, 1st Class 1st with Honours, several other Gold, silver medals for all semesters marks topper in Civil Engineering, 1st Rank in Civil Engg. and entire University 2nd Rank among all branches of Engineering of 1993-1997 batch.
  • M.E. - Master of Engineering (Civil Geotechnical Engineering) - 1998-2000. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, GOLD Medalist, 1st Class 1st with Distinction, Senate Commendation Certificate Award for 1st Rank in Civil Engg. and also entire Institute 1st Rank among all branches of Engineering of 1998-2000 batch.
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering) - with topic on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 2000-2002. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Best PhD Thesis Award (Prof. G. A. Leonard's Award) among all PhD theses (in Geotechnical Engineering) submitted in all over India among all institutes in India for 2002 and 2003 from Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), New Delhi, India.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Editor of Section-I of INAE Letters, Springer Journal, INAE Young Associate - 2013 and INAE Young Engineer Award - 2006.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (experienced category) of Germany - 2009.
  • JSPS Fellowship (experienced category) of Japan - 2009.
  • The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Visiting Scholar Fellowship of Italy - 2014.
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship of India, DST - 2006, INSA Young Scientist Award - 2005, NASI Young Scientist Award - 2007, ISCA Young Scientist Award - 2005, IEI Young Engineer Award - 2008, DAE Young Scientist Research Award - 2004.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section I: Civil Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship:


Year of Birth: 1974