DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

The Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur is producing since 1961, high quality technical manpower needed by industry, R&D organizations, and academic institutions. The Department offers B.Tech., B.Tech-M.Tech Dual degree in Civil Engineering, and M.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering with six specializations, i.e., Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geoinformatics, and Engineering Geosciences. An interdisciplinary M.Tech program in Environmental Engineering and Management, offered by the Department is an unique program across the country. The Department also has a vibrant Ph.D. program in all the above mentioned specializations, including Environmental Engineering. The academic activities of the Department emphasizes deep understanding of fundamental principles, development of creative ability to handle the challenges of Civil Engineering, and the analytical ability to solve problems which are interdisciplinary in nature. The Department also encourages its students to engage in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, essential for development, nurturing of team spirit, and developing organizational skills. The faculty members of the department are involved in high quality research and consultancy activities, and they continue to enjoy academic leadership role in the country.

Research Papers

Drs. Purnendu Bose and Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Impact of Addition of Amendments on the Degradation of DDT and Its Residues Partitioned on Soil” published in Chemosphere, Vol. 92, No. 7, pp. 811-820, 2013.

Drs. N.R. Patra and J.N. Malik and co-workers have published the paper “Ground Response Analysis of Kanpur Soil along Indo-Gangetic Plains” published in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 51, pp. 47-57, 2013.

Dr. Priyanka Ghosh and co-workers have published the paper “Numerical Studies on Seismic Interference of Two Nearby Embedded Shallow Footings” published in Disaster Advances, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 19-30, 2013

Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper“Personal Exposure Measurement of Students to Various Microenvironments inside and outside the College Campus” published in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s10661-013-3413-y.

Dr. S.K. Mishra and co-workers have published the paper “Multi-Objective Stochastic-Structural-Optimization of Shape-Memory-Alloy Assisted Pure-Friction Bearing for Isolating Building against Random Earthquakes” published in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 54, pp. 1-16, 2013.

Dr. S.K. Mishra and co-workers have published the paper “Reliability-Based-Design-Optimization of Base Isolated Buildings Considering Stochastic System Parameters Subjected to Random Earthquakes” published in International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 75, pp. 123-133, 2013).

Dr. S.K. Mishra and co-workers have published the paper “An Improved Tuned Mass Damper (SMA-TMD) Assisted by a Shape Memory Alloy Spring” published in Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, No. 9, Paper 095016, 2013.

Dr. Debajyoti Paul and co-workers have published the paper “Review Article: Large Igneous Provinces—Global Perspectives and Prospects in India” published in Current Science, Vol. 105, No. 2, pp. 182-192, 2013.

Dr. D.C. Rai and co-workers have published the paper “Design and Evaluation of Seismic Strengthening Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Frames with Soft Ground Story” published in Engineering Structures, Vol. 56, pp. 1933-1944, 2013.

Dr. D.C. Rai and co-workers have published the paper “EduQuakes: Initiatives in Educating Future Architects in Earthquake Resistant Design Practices” published in Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 84, No. 5, pp. 820-828, 2013.

Dr. Mukesh Sharma and co-workers have published the paper “Enhancing Confidence in Drinking Water Quality for Improved Risk Decisions” published in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, doi: 10.1080/10807039.2013. 828514.

Dr. Rajesh Srivastava and co-workers have published the paper “Groundwater Resources under a Changing Climate” published in Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, Vol. 93, No. 2, pp. 251-263, 2013.

Dr. Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Simultaneous Analysis of Endosulfan, Chlorpyrifos, and Their Metabolites in Natural Soil and Water Samples Using Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry” published in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 185, No. 10, pp. 8451-8463, 2013.

Dr. Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Kinetics of the Biodegradation Pathway of Endosulfan in the Aerobic and Anaerobic Environments” published in Chemosphere, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 567-573, 2013.

Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “Editorial: Insight into Combustion Sources Affecting Our Indoor Environment and Health” published in Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013.

Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “A Comparative Morphological Study of Primary and Aged Particles Emitted from a Biodiesel (B20) vis-à-vis Diesel Fuelled CRDI Engine” published in Aerosol and Air Quality Research, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.05.0162.

Dr. Bharat Lohani and co-workers have published the paper “Turning Mechanisms for Airborne LiDAR and Photographic Data Acquisition” published in Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 7, No. 1, Paper 073488, 2013.

Dr. Debajyoti Paul and co-workers have published the paper “Implications for Late Holocene Climate from Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopic Variability in Soil and Land Snail Shells from Archaeological Site 41KM69 in Texas, USA” published in Quaternary International, Vols. 308-309, pp. 242-252, 2013.

Dr. D.C. Rai and co-workers have published the paper “Effect of In-plane Damage on Out-of-Plane Strength of Unreinforced Masonry Walls” published in Engineering Structures, Vol. 57, pp. 1-11, 2013.

Dr. Samit Ray Chaudhuri and co-workers have published the paper “Vulnerability Assessment of Container Cranes under Stochastic Wind Loading” published in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2013.834943.

Dr. Mukesh Sharma and co-workers have published the paper “Review Article: Ammonia in the atmosphere—A Review on Emission Sources, Atmospheric Chemistry and Deposition on Terrestrial Bodies” published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 8092-8131, 2013..

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “In Situ Detection of Electrified Aerosols in the Upper Troposphere and Stratosphere” published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 13, pp. 11187-11194, 2013.
Awards/Recognition  

Dr. Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy for receiving the award, “IEI Young Engineers Award 2013-2014 (Civil Engineering)”, from The Institution of Engineers (India).

Dr. Bharat Lohani for receiving the award, “National Geo-Spatial Award for Excellence”, from Indian Society for Remote Sensing,

Invited talks

Dr. Mukesh Sharma delivered invited talk entitled “Fuel and Air Quality Issues: PM and NOx” in 6th Joint Meeting of Working Groups on Air Quality & Vehicular Emission Norms, New Delhi on July 24, 2013.

Dr. Mukesh Sharma delivered invited talk entitled “WRF-CAMx Model Study for Transport of Black Carbon to the Himalayas: Regional Control Strategies” in International Workshop on Transport and Climate, New Delhi on August 2, 2013.

Dr. Mukesh Sharma delivered invited talk entitled “CO2 Sequestration through Algal Route: Performance Optimization of Tubular Reactor” in All India Seminar on Air Pollution Control, Jaipur on August 30, 2013.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered invited talk entitled “'Contribution to Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEX)-III” at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune on August 30, 2013.

Dr. Tarun Gupta delivered invited talk entitled “Personal Exposure of a Panel of IITK Students to Inhalable PM Conducted in Two Major Seasons” (in Workshop on Climate Change and Its Impact on Human Health, New Delhi on November 26, 2013.

Dr. Bharat Lohani delivered invited talk entitled “A Technique for Motion Correction for Laser Scanning” at Civil Engineering Association, Mumbai on October 11, 2013.

Dr. Bharat Lohani delivered invited talk entitled “Heritage Documentation Using Laser Scanning” in 3D Documentation Conference, Ahmedabad on October 18, 2013.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered invited talk entitled “Evaluation of WRF-Chem Simulations during an Extreme Rainfall Event over Indo-Gangetic Plain” in Monsoon Research Prediction, New Delhi on October 5, 2013.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered invited talk entitled “Long-Term Field Observations and Laboratory Studies of Atmospheric Aerosols from Kanpur, Indo-Gangetic Basin” at Center for Climate Change, Mumbai on October 9, 2013.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered invited talk entitled “Role of Chemical Composition on CCN Activity and Evaluation of Microphysics Parameterizations in WRF against CAIPEX Profiles” in CAIPEX Science Meeting, Pune on October 17, 2013.

Dr. S.N. Tripathi delivered invited talk entitled “Aerosol Measurements: India Perspective” in India- California Air-Pollution Mitigation Program (ICAMP): Initiative for Mitigating Air Pollution from the Transportation Sector, Oakland, USA on October 22, 2013.
Book Chapter

Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co‐workers have published the book chapter entitled “Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols” published in Aerosol Science: Technology and Applications, John Wiley, Chichester, UK.



Research projects

Dr. S.N. Tripathi is funded research project entitled “Experimental Evaluation of Aerosols Behaviour Prevalent in Indian Nuclear Reactors” funded by BARC, India.

Dr. Prishati Raychowdhury is funded research project entitled “Dynamic Response of Foundation Components through Full Scale Field Tests” funded by DAE, India through DAE Young Scientist Award.

Dr. Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy is funded research project entitled “Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Unsaturated Soil Barriers of Landfill Lining Systems” funded by DST, India.






 

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Admissions to Postgraduate Programmes in July 2014

 

  Date of interviews
M.Tech. : 12-13 May, 2014
PhD : 14 May, 2014

 

 

 

Faculty Positions