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Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

About


Born in Calcutta on 2nd July 1968, Parthasarathi did his schooling in St. Lawrence High School from 1974 to 1987. After graduating in Architecture in 1992 from Jadavpur University, he continued in the same institute to complete Masters in Architecture in 1996 with specialization in Urban Design. Later he received Ph.D. from IIEST Shibpur in 2014, where he is presently serving as a Professor in the Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning. Earlier, he taught in the Govt. Polytechnics of West Bengal, where one of his major responsibilities included up-gradation of state diploma educational system from annual to semester mode.   

A Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Prof. Mukhopadhyay has 41 publications and an Indian patents to his credit. He has undertaken more than 30 research supervision at doctoral, masters and bachelors levels, 10 research/ consultancy projects, reviewed a number of international journals; and has delivered invited lectures in a number of national/ international seminars. Prof. Mukhopadhyay’s areas of research interest include among others Bamboo as a Design Element, Disaster Resistant Architecture, Rapid Visual Screening, Energy Conservation in Buildings, Urban Design, Theory of Architecture etc.  He has been recognized as a State Resource Person under National Programme for Capacity Building of Architects in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBAERM) launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India in 2006 and is involved in dissemination of related knowledge since then.   

He is co-innovator of ‘Low Bamboo-Energy Bamboo Concrete Flooring’, which was one of the Top 7 entries in Lafarge Invention Awards 2011. Subsequently, as co-inventor of ‘Engineered Bamboo Houses: A cost-effective low-embodied energy disaster-resistant solution’, he was selected as one of the Top 50 Innovators under DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme 2013. Since 2016, he has been elected as an Alternate Member of the Panel for Timber and Bamboo under NBC, India.

Academic Qualifications


  • Doctor of Philosophy — IIEST, Shibpur (2014)
  • Master of Architecture (specialization in Urban Design) — Jadavpur University (1996)
  • Bachelor of Architecture — Jadavpur University (1992)

Latest Publications


  • 1 Das, S., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Multi-hazard disaster resilient housing with bamboo-based system, 212, 937-945, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 2018
  • 2 Mukhopadhyay, P. and Dutta, S. C., Rapid visual screening of earthquake-susceptible buildings, 170(2), 74-81, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Municipal Engineer, ICE, 2017
  • 3 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P. S., Saha, R. and Nayak, S., 2011 Sikkim Earthquake at Eastern Himalayas: Lessons learnt from performance of structures, 75, 121-129, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier. ISSN: 0267-7261, 2015
  • 4 Mukhopadhyay, P. and Dutta, S. C., Investigating Compressive and Cleavage Strengths of an Indian Bamboo Species, 27(9), 06014029-1-8, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. ISSN: 0899-1561, 2015
  • 5 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Goswami, K., Augmenting Strength of Collapsed Unreinforced Masonry Junctions: Principal Damage Feature of Walls Damaged by Moderate Indian Earthquakes, 14(4), 281–285, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE. ISSN: 1527-6998, 2013
  • 6 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C., Strongest Cyclone of the New Millennium in the Bay of Bengal: Strategy of RVS for Nonengineered Structures, 13(2), 97-105, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE. ISSN: 1527-6998, 2012
  • 7 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Goswami, K., Improving seismic performance of brick masonry junctions, 1745-1751, Jt. Conf. Proc., 7th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng. and 5th Int. Conf. on Earthquake Eng. (7CUEE & 5ICEE), Mar 3-5, 2010, K. Kasai, Chair, eds., CUEE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2010
  • 8 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C, Indian bamboo as an alternative to timber: A critical evaluation from strength of material perspective., 1053-1061, Jt. Conf. Proc., 7th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng. and 5th Int. Conf. on Earthquake Eng. (7CUEE & 5ICEE), Mar 3-5, 2010, K. Kasai, Chair, eds., CUEE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2010
  • 9 Mukhopadhyay, P., Goswami, K., Chatterjee, P., Mandal, U., Bala, S., and Dutta, S. C., An attempt towards modeling the behaviour of masonry element under lateral loading with limited experimental verification, 40(1), 1-23, The Bridge and Structural Engineer, ING-IABSE, 2010
  • 10 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C., Performance of Sidr affected a Few Typical Non-engineered Buildings at the Ganges Delta, 96(1), 10-19, IABSE Symposium Report, IABSE, 2009
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    Research Areas


    • Disaster Resistant Architecture
    • Energy Conservation in Buildings
    • Service Design
    • Rapid Visual Screening
    • Urban Design
    • Bamboo as a Design Element
    • Theory of Architecture

    Publications


    1 Das, S., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Multi-hazard disaster resilient housing with bamboo-based system, 212, 937-945, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 2018 2 Mukhopadhyay, P. and Dutta, S. C., Rapid visual screening of earthquake-susceptible buildings, 170(2), 74-81, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Municipal Engineer, ICE, 2017 3 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P. S., Saha, R. and Nayak, S., 2011 Sikkim Earthquake at Eastern Himalayas: Lessons learnt from performance of structures, 75, 121-129, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier. ISSN: 0267-7261, 2015 4 Mukhopadhyay, P. and Dutta, S. C., Investigating Compressive and Cleavage Strengths of an Indian Bamboo Species, 27(9), 06014029-1-8, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. ISSN: 0899-1561, 2015 5 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Goswami, K., Augmenting Strength of Collapsed Unreinforced Masonry Junctions: Principal Damage Feature of Walls Damaged by Moderate Indian Earthquakes, 14(4), 281–285, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE. ISSN: 1527-6998, 2013 6 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C., Strongest Cyclone of the New Millennium in the Bay of Bengal: Strategy of RVS for Nonengineered Structures, 13(2), 97-105, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE. ISSN: 1527-6998, 2012
  • 7 Mukhopadhyay, P., Goswami, K., Chatterjee, P., Mandal, U., Bala, S., and Dutta, S. C., An attempt towards modeling the behaviour of masonry element under lateral loading with limited experimental verification, 40(1), 1-23, The Bridge and Structural Engineer, ING-IABSE, 2010
  • 8 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C., Performance of Sidr affected a Few Typical Non-engineered Buildings at the Ganges Delta, 96(1), 10-19, IABSE Symposium Report, IABSE, 2009
  • 9 Mukhopadhyay, P., Mukhopadhyay, R., and Sarkar, B. L., Flood and storm resistant two-storied bamboo house on stilts: Reporting of first trial unit at the Building Centre of Birati, West Bengal, 12(3), 39-44, Thought - a socio-technical round-up, FOSET, 2008
  • 10 Mukhopadhyay, P., Planning for primary education in Bally Municipality, West Bengal: The KUSP experience, 5(3), 27-42, ITPI Journal, Institute of Town Planners, India. ISSN: 0537-9679, 2008
  • 11 Mukhopadhyay, P., Role of bamboo in seismic architecture, 22(2), 102-106, Indian Architect and Builder, Jasubhai Media. ISSN: 0971-5509, 2008
  • 12 Mukhopadhyay, P., Performance of buildings during earthquake - configurational aspects., 88(27), 13-17, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Architectural Engineering Division, IE(I). ISSN: 0257-344X, 2007
  • 13 Mukhopadhyay, P., Engineering and technological education in West Bengal at the cross roads of a new millennium, 4(2), 15-23, Thought – a socio-technical round-up, FOSET, 2000
  • 1 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Goswami, K., Improving seismic performance of brick masonry junctions, 1745-1751, Jt. Conf. Proc., 7th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng. and 5th Int. Conf. on Earthquake Eng. (7CUEE & 5ICEE), Mar 3-5, 2010, K. Kasai, Chair, eds., CUEE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2010
  • 2 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C, Indian bamboo as an alternative to timber: A critical evaluation from strength of material perspective., 1053-1061, Jt. Conf. Proc., 7th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng. and 5th Int. Conf. on Earthquake Eng. (7CUEE & 5ICEE), Mar 3-5, 2010, K. Kasai, Chair, eds., CUEE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2010
  • 3 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Bhattacharya, S., Impact of moderate earthquakes in post-Bhuj era: Case study of Sikkim 2006 and Durgapur 2008 earthquakes, India, 154-170, Proceedings, 3rd Greece-Japan Workshop, Sep 22-23, 2009, G. Gazetas, Y. Goto, and T. Tazoh, eds, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2009
  • 4 Mukhopadhyay, P., Dutta, S. C., and Bhattacharya, S., Lessons learnt from the impact of Sikkim 2006 earthquake on heritage structures, 615-628, Proc., 3rd Greece-Japan Workshop, Sep 22-23, 2009, G. Gazetas, Y. Goto, and T. Tazoh, eds, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2009
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, P., Goswami, K., Chatterjee, P., Mondal, U., Bala, S., and Dutta, S. C., Behaviour of brick masonry under reversible cyclic loading., 1-7, Proceedings, All India Seminar on Emerging Trends in Civil Eng. Materials, Dec 5-6, 2008, ASCE - India Section, and, ICE(UK) - India (Eastern Region), Kolkata, India, 2008
  • 6 Pal, T., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Renewal of Raniganj bazar area, Bardhaman., 18-23, Proceedings, 5th All India People's Technology Congress, Shelter sub-congress, Feb 19-20, 2005, AIPSN, India, 2005
  • 7 Halder, S., and Mukhopadhyay, P., The changing dimensions: Towards an appropriate curriculum for architecture, SH & PM-1 to SH & PM-10, Proceedings, National Seminar on Architecture and Town Planning Education and Profession – Changing Dimensions and Future Direction in 21st Century, 6-7 Feb 2004, Dept. of AT&RP, BEC(DU), India, 2004
  • 8 Mukhopadhyay, P., New development challenges towards a holistic technical education policy for West Bengal, PS-1 to PS-10, Proceedings, National Seminar on Architecture and Town Planning Education and Profession – Changing Dimensions and Future Direction in 21st Century, 6-7 Feb 2004, Dept. of AT&RP, BEC(DU), India, 2004
  • 9 Mukhopadhyay, R., Roy, M. B., Sarkar, B.L., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Storm, flood and earthquake resistant value engineered bamboo housing for the EWS, 1-16, Proceedings, National Workshop on Alternative Building Methods (NWABM – 2002), Jan 16-18, 2002, K. S. Jagadish and K. S. Nagarjunda Rao, eds., Dept. of Civil Eng., IISc, Bangalore, 2002
  • 10 Mukhopadhyay, R., Roy, M.B., Sarkar, B.L., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Value added design of group housing system for EWS living in flood-prone areas, 42-49, Proceedings, Third All India People's Technology Congress, Shelter sub-congress, Feb 9-11, 2001, AIPSN, India, 2001
  • 11 Mukhopadhyay, R., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Saha, S., Preservation of bamboo: Outcome of field experience & experiments, 11-15, Proceedings, Third All India People's Technology Congress, Shelter sub-congress, Feb 9-11, 2001, AIPSN, India, 2001
  • 12 Mukhopadhyay, P., Integrated rural development planning process: The experience of Rajnagar block, Birbhum, 443-451, Proceedings, 2nd All India People's Technology Congress, Habitat sub-congress, Feb 12-14, 1999, AIPSN, India, 1999
  • 13 Mukhopadhyay, R., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Door and window fabrication by bamboo, 419- 423, Proceedings, 2nd All India People's Technology Congress, Habitat sub-congress, Feb 12-14, 1999, AIPSN, India, 1999
  • 1 Ray. Rajarshi and Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi., Study of Junctions with Bamboo: An Attempt Towards Their Classification, In: Hashmi, Saleem and Choudhury, Imtiaz Ahmed (eds.). Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials4, 205-210, Oxford: Elsevier, , 2020
  • 2 Mukhopadhyay, R. and Mukhopadhyay, P., Innovations in Bamboo and Concrete Based Construction for Sustainable and Durable Housing, K.S. Jagadish, ed. BMTPCChapter 21 in Sustainable Building Technologies, 274-293, , 2019
  • 3 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S.C., Indian Cyclones and Earthquakes: Their Impact on Structures, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FLChapter 4 in Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach, Bartlett Darius J., and Ramesh P. Singh, eds., 87-110, , 2018
  • 4 Dutta, S. C., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Improving earthquake and cyclone resistance of structures: Guidelines for the Indian subcontinent, TERI, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-7993-302-2, 2012
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, P., “Technology innovations” in Bamboo in construction, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), New Delhi35-37, , 2005
  • 6 Guha, S., Roy, G., Chattopadhyay, G., Sengupta, N., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Rakshit, D., Bigyan O Prajukti: Jyoti Basu’r Bhabna, FOSET, 2000
  • Patents


    # Patents Year
    1 Improved Vertical Axis Wind Electricity Generator-Cum-Wind Water Pump 2007

    Member


    Fellow - IIA

    Elected as a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects by the Council of the Institute on January 7, 2011.

    Associate - IUDI

    Electred as an Associate of the Institute of Urban Designers India by the Council of the Institute in 2009. 

    Registered Member - COA

    Registered Member of the Council of Architecture since 1996

    Awards


    • Alternate Member - Panel for Timber and Bamboo, NBC, Year: 2016
    • Top 50 innovators: DST – Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme 2013, Year: 2013
    • Top 7 Lafarge Invention Awards 2011, Year: 2011
    • Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, Year: 2011
    • State Resource Person, NPCBAERM, MHA, Govt. of India, Year: 2006

    Research Groups


    Rajarshi Ray
    Ph. D
    raray2810@gmail.com

    Research:
    Repositioning bamboo as a construction material: Study of joinery, finishes and perception

    Soumaya Kanti Ghosh
    Ph. D
    soumayakanti@gmail.com

    Research:
    Thermal Performance of Solid External Walls of Urban Buildings in Warm-Humid Climate

    Citations


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    Created: 23 November 2019