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): 8 years/3 years 

 

 

 

 

 


ACADEMIC / INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar: June, 2018 to Till Date.
  • Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Sikkim: Aug, 2016 to June, 2018.
  • Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology: Nov, 2009 to Dec, 2010.
  • Manager, Engineering Design, Navi Mumbai SEZ Private Limited: July, 2006 to November, 2009.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. [Indian Institute of Technology 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 Geotechnics
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Analytical and Numerical Modeling
  • Application of Image Processing in Geotechnical Engineering

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.


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; Computer Aided Design Laboratory.

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


CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Faculty In-Charge of Scaled Model Testing and Simulation Laboratory
  • Faculty In-Charge of Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • Associate Faculty In-Charge of Soil Dynamics Laboratory
  • Coordinator of PG Geotechnical Engineering Program
  • Member of Departmental Purchase Committee
  • Member of KIDS-NITS School Committee

PAST ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Departmental Timetable Coordinator
  • Departmental Class Room Coordinator
  • Departmental Examination Coordinator
  • Departmental Teaching Assistant Duty Coordinator

EDITORSHIP


MEMBERSHIP

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

PROJECTS

Core Research Grant 2023

Title: Development of Design and Implementation Guidelines for an Eco-friendly and Sustainable Novel Vertical Drain Method to Improve Soft Clayey Soils using Sand-Filled Perforated Bamboos

Role: PI

Value: Rs. 34.26568 Lacs

Start Date: 26.02.2024

Duration: 3 Years

SERB-POWER Grant 2022

Title: Sustainable development of groundwater resources by the preparation of hydrogeological and hydrogeophysical database of Barak River basin, Cachar, Assam

Role: Co-PI

Value: Rs. 48.422 Lacs

Start Date: 03.10.2023

Duration: 3 Years

DST-FIST 2021

Role: Co-PI / Member of PI Group

Value: Rs. 168 Lacs

Start Date: 28.03.2022

Duration: 5 Years


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
  • Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer
  • Materials and Design, Elsevier
  • Sadhana, Springer

PATENT

  • Das, A. K., Nazir, A. and Sahu, A. (2023). A Combined Image-Processing Technique and Supervised Learning-Based System for Grain Size Distribution of Sandy Soils. German Patent, IPC: G06V 10/764, No. 20 2023 101 026.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M., Das, A. K. and Khanday, W. (2024). Utilization of alkali activated rice husk ash for sustainable peat stabilization. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM. (Accepted)
  2. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M. and Das, A. K. (2024). Durability of GGBS Based Alkali Activated Binder Treated Peat Through Wetting-Drying Cycle. Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis, 25(1), 48-67. (Download Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/WQX22NAS8MDV8TZZG4K6/full?target=10.1080/14680629.2023.2191731)
  3. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M. and Das, A. K. (2023). 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, 27(13), 3812-3833. (Download Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FWQ94SICW7NF7SNKDENK/full?target=10.1080/19648189.2022.2154851)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 298, Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6774-0_10.
  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, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 186, Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5605-7_16.
  3. Khanday, S. A., Hussain, M. and Das, A. K. (2022). Ground-Granulated Blast Furnace Slag-Based Geopolymer-Treated Fibrous Peat. In: Recent Trends in Civil Engineering, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 274, Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4055-2_32.
  4. 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, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 159, Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2260-1_18.

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.
  2. Edwin, P. T. and Das, A. K. (2023). Prediction of Rainfall-Induced Slope Failure of Curved Embankments Using SEEP/W-FLAC3D Conjugate Analysis. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2023, Roorkee, India, 14th – 16th December, 2023.

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)
Name of the Student: Dr. Suhail Ahmad KhandayTitle of the Thesis: Stabilization of Peat using Industrial and Agricultural Waste based Geopolymer

Role: Co-Supervisor

Date of Completion: October, 2022

Publications: 06 International Journal Papers

Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Arka Bhattacharyya (Ongoing);
Kaushik Bera (Ongoing);
Suhit Chakraborty (Ongoing);
Satyaprakash Mishra (Ongoing) [Co-Supervisor]

M.Tech. SCHOLARS

M.Tech. (Completed)
Naga Praveen Nadakuditi (2023);
Poulomi Pradhan (2023);
Sumit Banik (2023);
Pooja S. (2023);
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)
Nibedita Das (Ongoing);
Richa Yadav (Ongoing)