Faculty Profile

Prishati Raychowdhury
Assistant Professor

B.E., Bengal Engineering College, 1999
M.Tech., IIT Kanpur, 2003
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2008

Room: 336 Faculty Building
Phone: (91-512) 259 6692
eMail: prishati[AT]iitk.ac.in

Web: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~prishati/


  • Soil dynamics
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Seismic soil-structure interaction


  • Raychowdhury, P. and Hutchinson, T. C.,  “Performance of Seismically Loaded Shearwalls on Nonlinear Shallow Foundations”. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in  Geomechanics (John Wiley), 2011, vol.35(7), pp.846-858.
  • Raychowdhury, P. and Hutchinson, T. C., “Sensitivity of Shallow Foundation Response to Model Input Parameters”. Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 136(3), 2010, pp.538-541.
  • Gajan, S., Raychowdhury, P., Hutchinson, T. C., Kutter, B. L. and Stewart, J. P., “Application and Validation of Practical Tools for Nonlinear Soil-Foundation Interaction Analysis”. Earthquake Spectra, Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Vol. 26(1), 2010, pp.111-129.
  • Raychowdhury, P., “Effect of Soil Parameter Uncertainty on Seismic Demand of Low-rise Steel Buildings on Dense Silty Sand”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Elsevier), Vol. 29(10), 2009, pp.1367-1378.
  • Raychowdhury, P. and Hutchinson, T. C., “Performance Evaluation of a Nonlinear Winkler-based Shallow Foundation Model using Centrifuge Test Results”. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (John Wiley), Vol. 38, 2009, pp.679-698.


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