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Dipankana Bhattacherjee

About


Dr. Dipankana Bhattacherjee has graduated in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University and completed M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Dr. Bhattacherjee served as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engg., IIT Bombay, before joining as Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (Formerly, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur). Her primary research interests include Geotechnical Engineering, Experimental Geotechnics, Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling and Application of Geosynthetics in Geotechnics.

One of the significant and innovative research developments of Dr. Bhattacherjee includes the design and fabrication of an in-flight rainfall simulator at enhanced gravity levels in a centrifuge, which is capable of inducing in-flight rainfall of various intensity and duration on geotechnical structures using specially designed pneumatic nozzles. The designed simulator can be used to replicate diverse prototype natural hazards, ranging from long-term medium intensity rainfall to a short spell of very high-intensity rainfall. In recognition of her research contributions, Dr. Bhattacherjee has been conferred upon the Excellence in Ph.D. Research for the year 2017-19 by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Young Geotechnical Engineer Award sponsored by Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia, and Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), IGS-Kolkata Chapter Young Geotechnical Engineer (YGE) Award for the year 2021 and IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai-S.N. Gupta Biannual Prize for the BEST PAPER on “Earth and Earth-Retaining Structures, Including Interaction and Instrumentation” for the year 2011-2012. Dr. Bhattacherjee is also the recipient of the prestigious Young Faculty Research Award (YFRA)-2021 bestowed by the IIEST Alumni Association - Washington Metropolitan Area (IIESTAA-WMA) and GAABESU Shibpur Foundation, USA. Dr. Bhattacherjee additionally serves as a regular reviewer of internationally acclaimed journal papers, including the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Geotextiles and Geomembranes (Elsevier) and Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Elsevier).

 

Academic Qualifications


  • Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)  [CGPA-9.76]
  • M.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)  [CGPA-9.86]
  • B.C.E (Jadavpur University) [CGPA-9.11]
  • Higher Secondary (Nava Nalanda High School) [Percentage of marks - 96%]
  • Madhyamik Pariksha (Gokhale Memorial Girls' School)[Percentage of marks - 90.38%]

Research Statement


  • Geotechnical Engineering 
  • Rainfall-induced Landslides and Slope Stability
  • Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling
  • FE Modelling    

Research Highlights

Latest Publications


  • 1 Puspendu Ray, Quamar Tabish, Ambarish Ghosh, Saptarshi Kundu and Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Physical model study on failure mechanism of strip footing on reinforced granular deposit, In print, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2024
  • 2 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Centrifuge Model Studies on the Use of Hybrid-Geosynthetic Inclusions in Slopes Subjected to Infiltration, In print, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-024-00976-9, 2024
  • 3 Sagnik Guin, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Applicability of Geobags as a Sustainable Riverbank Protection Measure, In print, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-024-00895-9, 2024
  • 4 Puspendu Ray, Ambarish Ghosh and Dipankana Bhattacherjee, A Guideline of Bearing Capacity of Strip Footing Resting on Reinforced Granular Soil Deposit, In print, Indian Geotechnical Conference, 2023
  • 5 Sayantan Banerjee, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Numerical Analysis on the stability of root-reinforced slopes, 1, 348-359, GEO-RARP 2023, Kolkata Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society, 2023
  • 6 Srinjoy Gupta, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Analysis of Pile-Reinforced Slopes considering the effects of soil-structure interaction, 1, 338-347, GEO-RARP 2023, Kolkata Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society, 2023
  • 7 Srinjoy Gupta, Saptarshi Kundu, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Optimal location of free head pile as reinforcement in slopes using the finite element method, In print, Indian Geotechnical Conference, 2023
  • 8 Sayantan Banerjee, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Saptarshi Kundu, Geotechnical Characterization of Soil Reinforced with Vetiver Grass, In print, Indian Geotechnical Conference, 2023
  • 9 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Prediction of threshold curves for mitigating rainfall induced landslides in low permeable soil slopes, 1, 77 -78 [extended abstract], Second ASCE India Conference (CRSIDE 2020), Kolkata, 2020
  • 10 B.V.S Viswanadham , M. Jayanandan, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, P. Kumar, Performance of Geogrid reinforced soil walls with low permeable backfill: Centrifuge Study, 1, 213-220, 4th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ECPMG) 2020 Luleå, Sweden, 2020
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    Research Areas


    • River Bank Protection Measures
    • Finite element modelling
    • Geotechnical Centrifuge modelling
    • Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Engineering
    • Rainfall-induced landslides and slope stability
    • Geotechnical Engineering

    Publications


  • 1 Puspendu Ray, Quamar Tabish, Ambarish Ghosh, Saptarshi Kundu and Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Physical model study on failure mechanism of strip footing on reinforced granular deposit, In print, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2024
  • 2 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Centrifuge Model Studies on the Use of Hybrid-Geosynthetic Inclusions in Slopes Subjected to Infiltration, In print, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-024-00976-9, 2024
  • 3 Sagnik Guin, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Applicability of Geobags as a Sustainable Riverbank Protection Measure, In print, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-024-00895-9, 2024
  • 4 Bhattacherjee, Dipankana and Viswanadham, BVS, Centrifuge Model Studies on Performance of Hybrid Geosynthetic--Reinforced Slopes with Poorly Draining Soil Subjected to Rainfall, 145, 04019108:1-13, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, (ISSN: 1090-0241, 5-year Impact Factor: 3.248), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), United States, 2019
  • 5 Bhattacherjee, Dipankana and Viswanadham, BVS, Effect of Geocomposite Layers on Slope Stability Under Rainfall Condition, 48 (2), 316--326, Indian Geotechnical Journal (ISSN: 0971-9555, Impact Factor: 0.538/2017), Springer, 2018 6 Bhattacherjee, D and Viswanadham, BVS, Design and performance of an in-flight rainfall simulator in a geotechnical centrifuge, 41(1), 72--91, Geotechnical Testing Journal (ISSN: 0149-6115, 5-year Impact Factor: 1.318), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), United States, 2017 7 Bhattacherjee, D, Viswanadham, B.V.S., Effect of hybrid geosynthetic layers on soil walls with marginal backfill subjected to rainfall, 362-371, Geotechnical Special Publication No 269, American Society of Civil Engineers (Pubs.), 2016 8 BVS, Viswanadham and Bhattacherjee, Dipankana, Studies on the performance of geocomposite reinforced low-permeable slopes subjected to rainfall, 2(69), 2362--2367, Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication (ISSN: 2188-8027), 2016
  • 9 Bhattacherjee, D and Viswanadham, BVS, Numerical studies on the performance of hybrid-geosynthetic-reinforced soil slopes subjected to rainfall, 22(6), 411--427, Geosynthetics International (ISSN: 1072-6349, 5-year Impact Factor: 2.949), ICE Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015
  • 1 Puspendu Ray, Ambarish Ghosh and Dipankana Bhattacherjee, A Guideline of Bearing Capacity of Strip Footing Resting on Reinforced Granular Soil Deposit, In print, Indian Geotechnical Conference, 2023
  • 2 Sayantan Banerjee, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Numerical Analysis on the stability of root-reinforced slopes, 1, 348-359, GEO-RARP 2023, Kolkata Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society, 2023
  • 3 Srinjoy Gupta, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Analysis of Pile-Reinforced Slopes considering the effects of soil-structure interaction, 1, 338-347, GEO-RARP 2023, Kolkata Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society, 2023
  • 4 Srinjoy Gupta, Saptarshi Kundu, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Optimal location of free head pile as reinforcement in slopes using the finite element method, In print, Indian Geotechnical Conference, 2023
  • 5 Sayantan Banerjee, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Saptarshi Kundu, Geotechnical Characterization of Soil Reinforced with Vetiver Grass, In print, Indian Geotechnical Conference, 2023
  • 6 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Prediction of threshold curves for mitigating rainfall induced landslides in low permeable soil slopes, 1, 77 -78 [extended abstract], Second ASCE India Conference (CRSIDE 2020), Kolkata, 2020
  • 7 B.V.S Viswanadham , M. Jayanandan, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, P. Kumar, Performance of Geogrid reinforced soil walls with low permeable backfill: Centrifuge Study, 1, 213-220, 4th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ECPMG) 2020 Luleå, Sweden, 2020
  • 8 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Centrifuge model studies on geogrid and hybrid geosynthetic reinforced slopes subjected torainfall, 1, 221-226, 4th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ECPMG) 2020 Luleå, Sweden, 2020
  • 9 Bhattacherjee, D and Viswanadham, BVS, Development of a rainfall simulator in centrifuge using Modified Mariotte’s principle, 337--342, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom, 2018
  • 10 Bhattacherjee, Dipankana and Viswanadham, BVS, Effect of geosynthetic layers on slopes subjected to rainfall, Young Geotechnical Engineers' Symposium on Finite Element Method( YGESFEM 2015); In association with ISSMGE, DST and IGS Mumbai, Mumbai, India, May 17-18, 2015, 2015
  • 11 Bhattacherjee, Dipankana and BVS, Viswanadham, Some studies on the performance of geocomposite reinforced slopes subjected to rainfall, 2, 1153--1159, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Perth, Australia, 14-17 January 2014, Gaudin & White (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group (Pubs.), 2014
  • 12 Viswanadham, BVS and Guha, A and Sudarshan, BV and Kundu, S and Bhattacherjee, Dipankana, Centrifuge model tests on the measurement of impact energy on bridge pier foundations embedded in sand, 2, 1061--1066, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2014), Perth, Australia, 14-17 January 2014, Gaudin & White (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group (Pubs.), 2014
  • 13 Bhattacherjee, D., Balakrishnan, S., and Viswanadham, B.V.S, Some studies on the seepage analysis of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls constructed with low-permeability backfill soils, 1, 347-350, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), Delhi, India, 13-15 December 2012, 2012
  • 1 Mujeeb Ul Rehman, Saptarshi Kundu, Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Numerical Analysis on the Stability of Upstream Mine Tailings Dam under Seismic Loading, Chapter 29, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 491, Babu T. Jose et al. (Eds), Springer (pubs.), doi:10.1007/978-981-97-2700-1In press, , 2024
  • 2 Puspendu Ray, Ambarish Ghosh and Dipankana Bhattacherjee, Simplified Plane Strain Consolidation Modeling of Stone Column, Soil Dynamics, Earthquake and Computational Geotechnical Engineering, Lecture notes in Civil Engineering, Springer Nature, SingaporeIn press, , 2022
  • 3 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Studies on Centrifuge Modelling of Rainfall Induced Landslides, Dynamics of Soil and Modelling of Geotechnical Problems - (ISBN: 978-981-16-5604-0)Lecture notes in Civil Engineering, Volume 186, 207-216, , 2022
  • 4 Dipankana Bhattacherjee, B.V.S Viswanadham, Centrifuge Modelling of Marginal Soil Slopes under Rainfall with Hybrid Geosynthetic Inclusions, Springer SingaporeGround Improvement Techniques (ISBN: 978-981-15-9987-3). Lecture notes in Civil Engineering, Volume 118, 329-338, , 2021
  • 5 Bhattacherjee, D. and Viswanadham, B.V.S, Use of hybrid geosynthetics in mitigating rainfall induced slope instability, Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure: Recent Developments, Upcoming Technologies and New Concepts (ISBN: 978-981-13-6700-7; doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-6701-4) by Springer Singapore (pubs.)1, 689-702, , 2019
  • Patents


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    Member


    Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) from 2018
    Student Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) from 2016-2018
    Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), Delhi since 2017

    Responsibilities


    Member of the Core Committee for reviewing the Ordinances of UG, PG and Doctoral Programs of the Institute, 23-02-2024 – Ongoing
    Feb 2024-Present
    Faculty -in-Charge, Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, CE Dept.
    July 2023-Present
    Member of Grievance Redressal Cell (Order No RDO/2755/22 dt. 22.11.2022)
    Nov 2022 - ongoing
    Member of Admission Committee constituted for Enrolment Process in PhD program (Order no. RDO/2686/22 dt.19.10.2022)
    October 2022-Ongoing
    Member of Committee constituted for 'Centralized Counseling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan Admission'(CCMT) 2022 (Order no.RDO/1925(A)/22 dt.05.07.2022)
    June 2022-Ongoing
    Member of the committee constituted for the preparation of Annual Report
    August 2021-Present
    Faculty in Charge of "Society for Creative Arts and Green Environment (SCAGE)”- a society under the Center for Creative Expression, IIESTS
    June 2021-Ongoing
    Member, Core Committee for preparing the Central Time Table (classes) for the Institute
    03/03/2021 - Ongoing
    Member, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
    Nov 2020 - Dec 2022
    Member of Departmental Committee for data preparation and maintenance of academic records
    September 2020-Present
    Coordinator of Civil Departmental Website
    December 2019-Present
    Member of Departmental Routine Committee
    December 2019-Present
    Member of Departmental Under-Graduate Committee (DUGC)
    August 2020-Present
    Warden of Lt. Williams Hall of Residence
    February 2020-Present
    Faculty-in-charge, Institute Works Division
    September 2019 -Present

    Projects


    • Scientific study of West Kenda OCP of New Kenda colliery, Kenda Area, ECL as per regulation no. 138(1) and 37(2) c of CMR-2017, proposal for dealing/ sealing of fire in the developed galleries of disused working of R-Vl seam and stabilization of ground in the pot hole/ subsided area, Consultancy
      Ongoing
    • Scientific monitoring of dump and pit slope stability by determining FOS and pore pressure at Basantimata Dahibari Colliery under CV area of BCCL, Consultancy
      Ongoing
    • Preparation of Geotechnical report on Highwall mining at Amalgamated Amlo Dhori, Consultancy
      Completed
    • Widening/ Improvement to 4 (Four) Lane with Paved Shoulder of existing single lane from Srirampur (near Bhairiguri village) to Kachukhana Harichara Paglagaunj Section (PKG -I) of Srirampur to Dhubri Road of newly declared NH-127B of existing KM 0.000 to KM28.050 (Design KM. 0.000 to KM. 27.650), (Design Length= 27.650km) on EPC Bas is in the state of Assam under JICA, Consultancy
      Ongoing
    • Development of Bank Protection Methodologies for Various Vulnerable Reaches of Rivers in West Bengal through Model Studies and Preparation of Design Charts and Guidelines, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Scientific Study for determining the Safe Method of Working, Ultimate Pit Slope and Dump Slope with Monitoring of Slope Stability of Basantimata- Dahibari Colliery Under CV AREA-XII, BCCL., Consultancy
      Completed
    • Widening and Up-gradation 2-Lane with paved shoulder configuration and geometric improvements from km 208.00 to km 250.00 (Package 5) on Aizawl - Tuipang section of NH-54 in the state of Mizoram, Consultancy
      Completed
    • Widening to 2 (Two) Lane with Paved shoulder of Imphal to Jiribam section of NH37 from Design Chainage 66.110 km to 101.280 Km (Existing Chainage km 67.496 to Km 103.557) (PKG-4) in the State of Manipur on Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) mode, Consultancy
      Ongoing
    • Widening and Up-gradation 2-Lane with paved shoulder configuration and geometric improvements from km 166.00 to km 208.00 (Package 4) on Aizawl - Tuipang section of NH-54 in the state of Mizoram, Consultancy
      Completed
    • Construction challenges of strip footings resting on low-permeable soil slopes, Sponsored
      Completed

    Awards


    • Young Faculty Research Award (YFRA)-2021 bestowed by the IIEST ALUMNI ASSOCIATION –WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA (IIESTAA – WMA) and GAABESU SHIBPUR FOUNDATION USA, Year: 2023
    • IGS-Kolkata Chapter Young Geotechnical Engineer (YGE) Award on “Earth Retaining Structures” for the year 2021, Year: 2021
    • Second Best paper Prize, sponsored by Springer Nature in the Theme of "Numerical and Physical Modeling and Soil Dynamics" presented at Indian Geotechnical Conference 2020, Year: 2020
    • Excellence in Ph.D. Research for the year 2017-19 by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Year: 2019
    • Young Geotechnical Engineer Best Paper Award by Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia and the Organizing Committee of International Symposium on Geotechnics of Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018), Year: 2018
    • IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai-S.N. Gupta Biannual Prize for the BEST PAPER on “Earth and Earth-Retaining Structures, Including Interaction and Instrumentation” by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), Year: 2013
    • Dr. Monoranjan Biswas Physics Aptitude Scholarship by Nava Nalanda High School, Year: 2007
    • Shield for securing highest total marks in aggregate in Class X Board Examination from Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School, Year: 2005

    Research Groups


    Rajesh Mondal
    Ph. D.
    rajeshmondal660@gmail.com

    Pritam Das
    Ph. D.
    pritamdasbengali@gmail.com

    Puspendu Ray
    Ph. D
    pray.rs2019@civil.iiests.ac.in

    Citations


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