Dr. Amit Kumar Das

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Assistant Professor
Phone:
 +91-8906432255
Email: amitkdas[at]civil.nits.ac.in
Date of Joining: 29/06/2018
Academic/Industrial Experience (in years): 7.5 years/3 years 

 

 

 

 

 


ACADEMIC / INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

June, 2018 to Till Date: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar.

August, 2016 to June, 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Sikkim.

November, 2009 to December, 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

July, 2006 to November, 2009: Manager, Engineering Design, Navi Mumbai SEZ Private Limited.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)
  • M.E. (Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur)
  • B.E. (Bengal Engineering and Science University Shibpur)

 


AREAS OF INTEREST AND SPECIALIZATION

  •  Ground Improvement
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics of Improved Soil
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Slope Stability
  • Analytical and Numerical Modeling

SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Amit Kumar Das completed Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Geotechnical Engineering from Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (presently IIEST, Shibpur), Howrah, India in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Then he joined Navi Mumbai SEZ Private Limited (Reliance Group) as Assistant Manager in the department of Engineering Design. After working for three and a half years he left the organization as Manager and joined Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majhitar, Sikkim as Assistant Professor in November, 2009. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in November, 2017 from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India as an Institute Research Scholar. He also worked as an Assistant Professor for two years in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Sikkim before joining the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar as an Assistant Professor in June, 2018. Dr. Amit Kumar Das is a reviewer of International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE; Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier and Materials and Design, Elsevier.


COURSES TEACH / TAUGHT

Undergraduate Courses: Engineering Graphics and Design; Environmental Science and Engineering; Introduction to Geo Sciences; Geotechnical Engineering; Foundation Engineering; Geo Sciences Laboratory; Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory; Foundation Engineering Laboratory.

Postgraduate Courses: Advanced Foundation Engineering; Ground Improvement Techniques; Theoretical Geomechanics; Stability of Slopes; Earth Retaining Structures.


ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Department Examination Coordinator
  • Department Timetable Coordinator
  • Department Class Room Coordinator
  • Faculty In-Charge of Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • Faculty In-charge of Scaled Model Testing and Simulation Laboratory

EDITORSHIP


MEMBERSHIP

  • Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi, India.

PROJECTS

  • DST-FIST 2021 (Role: Co-PI / Member of PI Group, Value: Rs. 168 Lacs)

CONSULTANCY

  • Random verification of annual inventory report on hazardous waste management, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi, India. (Role: Co-PI, Value: Rs. 3,06,800/-)
  • Preparation of Geotechnical report for construction of proposed commercial complex, FRONTEK Sales Pvt. Ltd. (Role: PI, Value: Rs. 94,400/-)

MANUSCRIPTS REVIEWED FROM

  • International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE.
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier.
  • Materials and Design, Elsevier

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M., and Das, A. K. (2022). Durability of peat stabilized by RHA based Geopolymer formed by adding pure alumina and bauxite powder. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Taylor & Francis. (In-Print) https://doi.org/10.1080/19648189.2022.2154851
  2. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M., and Das, A. K. (2021). A Review on Chemical Stabilization of Peat. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 39, 5429-5443.
  3. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M., and Das, A. K. (2021). Rice husk ash-based geopolymer stabilization of Indian peat: An experimental investigation. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 33(12), 1-12.
  4. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M., and Das, A. K. (2021). Stabilization of Indian Peat using Alkali Activated Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer, 80, 1-13.
  5. Das, A. K. and Deb, K. (2019). Response of Stone Column-Improved Ground under c-ϕ Soil Embankment. Soils and Foundations, Elsevier, 59(3), 617-632.
  6. Das, A. K. and Deb, K. (2018). Experimental and 3D Numerical Study on Time-Dependent Behavior of Stone Column-Supported Embankments. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 18(4), 1-16.
  7. Das, A. K. and Deb, K. (2017), Modeling of Stone Column-Supported Embankment Under Axi-Symmetric Condition. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 35(2), 707-730.
  8. Das, A. K. and Deb, K. (2017). Response of Cylindrical Storage Tank Foundation Resting on Tensionless Stone Column-Improved Soil. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 17(1), 1-19.
  9. Das, A. K. and Deb, K. (2014). Modeling of Uniformly Loaded Circular Raft Resting on Stone Column-Improved Ground. Soils and Foundations, Elsevier, 54(6), 1212-1224.
  10. Deb, K. and Das, A. K. (2014). Distribution of Stress on Stone Column-Reinforced Soft Soil under Cylindrical Storage Tank. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 567, 699-704.

BOOKS / BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Razib, H. and Das, A. K. (2023). Experimental and Numerical Study on California Bearing Ratio for Two-Layer Soil Systems. In: Transportation and Environmental Geotechnics, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
  2. Chakraborty, S. and Das, A. K. (2022). Time-Dependent Response of Soft Soil under Tilted Storage Tanks. In: Dynamics of Soil and Modelling of Geotechnical Problems, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
  3. Pramanik, S., Das, A. K. and Dey, A. K. (2021). Use of Geofoam for Road Construction over Very Soft Clay. In: Transportation, Water and Environmental Geotechnics, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Saha, S. and Das, A. K. (2020). Stabilization of Rainfall Induced Slope Failure in Hilly Regions using Gabion Wall. Second ASCE India Conference (CRSIDE 2020), Kolkata, India, 2nd – 4th March, 2020.
  2. Pramanik, S., Das, A. K. and Dey, A. K. (2020). Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Geofoam Roadway Embankment. Second ASCE India Conference (CRSIDE 2020), Kolkata, India, 2nd – 4th March, 2020.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Das, A. K. and Deb, K. (2013). Rate of Consolidation of Stone Column-Improved Ground under Axi-Symmetric Condition. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013, Roorkee, India, 22nd – 24th December, 2013.

FDP / WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • AICTE-QIP Short Term Course on “Mathematical Methods in Civil Engineering”, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, 19th – 23rd February, 2018.
  • One Week Faculty Development Program on “Curriculum Design and Implementation for Outcome Based Education (CuDIOBE-2019)”, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India, 27th – 31st May, 2019.
  • Technical Webinar on “Various Reinforced Soil Walls Slope Systems”, Indian Geotechnical Society Silchar Student Chapter, NIT Silchar, Assam, India, 15th May, 2020.
  • Technical Webinar on “Design and Construction of Machine-Made Gabion Walls”, Indian Geotechnical Society Silchar Student Chapter, NIT Silchar, Assam, India, 6th June, 2020.
  • Technical Webinar on “What is Rockfall? How is it mitigated?” Indian Geotechnical Society Silchar Student Chapter, NIT Silchar, Assam, India, 12th June, 2020.
  • One Day Workshop on “Future of Engineering Education in Light of New Education Policy 2020″, Institute Innovation Cell 3.0, NIT Silchar, Assam, India, 15th December, 2020.
  • One Week Workshop on “Effective Online Teaching and Conducting Examinations with Moodle LMS”, National Institute of Technology Silchar in collaboration with National Institute of Technology Warangal, 5th – 10th April, 2021.

WORKSHOP / CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

  • 7th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India, 15th – 16th March, 2019. (Role: Organizing Secretary)
  • One Week Online International Workshop on “Developments in Structural Dynamics & Soil-Structure Interaction (DSD&SSI 2020)”, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India, 11th – 15th September, 2020. (Role: Coordinator)
  • One Day Workshop on “Importance of Testing for Quality Control in the Construction Field (ITQCCF-2021)”, CECON Cell, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Silchar, Assam, India, 14th February, 2021. (Role: Organizing Secretary)
  • Five Days Online Faculty Development Program on “Industry-Academia Perspective on Civil Engineering Problems (IAPCEP-2022)”, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India, 19th – 23rd March, 2022. (Role: Coordinator)

Ph.D. SCHOLARS

Ph.D. (Completed)
Suhail Ahmad Khanday (Completed in October, 2022 with 04 International Journal Papers) [Co-Supervisor];
Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Arka Bhattacharyya (Ongoing);
Kaushik Bera (Ongoing);
Suhit Chakraborty (Ongoing);
Satyaprakash Mishra (Ongoing) [Co-Supervisor]

M.Tech. SCHOLARS

M.Tech. (Completed)
Edwin Paul T. (2022);
Nima Dolma Sherpa (2022);
Adil Nazir (2022);
Manikanta Goud Bazar (2022);
L. Chandras Breker (2021);
Nayan Lahkar (2021);
Ramesh Kumar (2021);
Subhranil Saha (2020);
Subhatosh Pramanik (2020) [Co-Supervisor];
Suhit Chakraborty (2020);
Razib Hussain (2020)
M.Tech. (Ongoing)
Naga Praveen Nadakuditi (Ongoing);
Poulomi Pradhan (Ongoing);
Sumit Banik (Ongoing);
Pooja S. (Ongoing);