Dipaloke Majumder


Dr. Dipaloke Majumder is an Assistant Professor in the Geotechnical Division of the Civil Engineering Department at IIEST in Shibpur, India, a role he's held since September 2023. Before joining IIEST, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA, from September 2021 to August 2023. He earned his Ph.D. in April 2021 from IIT Roorkee, with a focus on the “Response of Tunnels in Squeezing Ground Conditions”.

In 2014, he completed his Master's in Geotechnical Engineering at IIEST, Shibpur, and prior to that; he obtained his Bachelor's degree in 2012 from WBUT. During his doctoral and postdoctoral work, Dr. Dipaloke was involved in several collaborative research projects, including "Analysis and Design of Tunnels: A Probabilistic Perspective," "An Investigation of Rock Burst Characteristics in Sandstone at Laboratory Scale," and "Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of Synthetic Sandstone." His research interests span various aspects of geotechnical engineering, covering geomechanics, rock mechanics, constitutive modeling, underground excavation, tunneling, finite element and finite difference modeling, and the application of machine learning techniques.

In his personal life, Dr. Dipaloke enjoys activities such as cooking, yoga, meditation, walking, jogging, reading, and spending time with his family.

Academic Qualifications

  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India                                               || Ph.D. April 2021
    • Area: Geotechnical Engineering, Underground Construction
    • Thesis: Response of Tunnels in Squeezing Ground Conditions
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, India   || M.E. July 2014
    • Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering
    • Studies on the Optimum Design of Rectangular Combined Footing
  • West Bengal University of Technology, India                                                  || B.Tech. August 2012
    • Civil Engineering

Research Statement

My research interests include:

  • Rock mechanics
  • Soil mechanics
  • Tunnel engineering
  • Numerical modeling
  • Constitutive Modelling
  • Experimental Geomechanics
  • Machine Learning applications in Tunnel Egineering


Call for PhD Applications: Fully-Funded Opportunity at Dept. of Civil Engg., IIEST, Shibpur

I am looking for a dedicated and perseverant PhD scholar for July Cycle 2024 at the Department of Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering division) IIEST, Shibpur. I am planning to work in the field of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. The tentative research topics include:

(a) Design and excavation of tunnels through the soft ground (rock and soil),  (b) Response of tunnels under dynamic loading, (c) Sensing and monitoring methods for the assessment of tunnels, and (d) Application of machine learning in tunnelling.

For further details, please contact Dr. Dipaloke at with a CV. Interested candidates should apply by May 30th, 2024, via the institute website (PhD Admission Notice and Brochure):

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Research Areas

  • Rock mechanics, Soil mechanics, Tunnel engineering, Numerical modeling, Constitutive Modelling, Experimental Geomechanics, Machine Learning applications in Tunnel Egineering. #PhD Opportunity available


# Patents Year

Created: 23 November 2019