Arghya Das

PhD (University of Sydney)

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, University of Sydney, Australia, 2013.
  • M.Tech, IIT Bombay, India, 2009.
  • B.E., Jadavpur University, India, 2006.




  • Constitutive Modeling of Frictional Materials (CE637A)

  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (CE631A)

  • Rock Mechanics (CE630A)

  • Computational Methods in Engineering (ESO208A)

  • Soil Mechanics (CE351A)

  • Mufti, S., & Das, A. (2022). Modeling unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of granular soils using a combined discrete element and pore-network approach.Acta Geotechnica, 1-22.

  • Alam, M., Parol, V., & Das, A. (2022). A DEM study on microstructural behaviour of soluble granular materials subjected to chemo-mechanical loading.Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 100390.

  • Bisht, M. S., & Das, A. (2021). DEM Study on Particle Shape Evolution during Crushing of Granular Materials.International Journal of Geomechanics,21(7), 04021101.

  • Nanda, K., Vaishakh, T. K., Das, A., & Misra, S. (2020). Hydro-mechanical response in porous rocks during localized deformation: finite element analysis.Journal of structural geology,130, 103909.

  • Das, S. K., & Das, A. (2019). Influence of quasi-static loading rates on crushable granular materials: A DEM analysis.Powder Technology,344, 393-403.

  • Sisodiya, M., & Das, A. (2018). Influence of Lode angle‐dependent failure criteria on shear localization analysis in sand.International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics,42(8), 979-998.

  • Tengattini, A., Das, A., & Einav, I. (2016). A constitutive modelling framework predicting critical state in sand undergoing crushing and dilation.Géotechnique,66(9), 695-710.

  • Das, A., & Buscarnera, G. (2014). Simulation of localized compaction in high-porosity calcarenite subjected to boundary constraints.International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences,71, 91-104.

  • Das, A., Tengattini, A., Nguyen, G. D., Viggiani, G., Hall, S. A., & Einav, I. (2014). A thermomechanical constitutive model for cemented granular materials with quantifiable internal variables. Part II–validation and localization analysis.Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids70, 382-405.

  • Please refer to the Google Scholar page or ResearchGate profile for detailed publication.

  • Micro-Poro-Mechanical Modelling Of Shale Anisotropy And Permeability - ONGC (2017 - 2019)

  • An Experimental And Numerical Assessment Of Indian Crushable Sands Under Cyclic Loading - CSIR (2017 - 2020)

  • Permeability Evolution In Deep-Reservoir Rocks An Experimental And Numerical Study - SERB (2016 - 2019)

  • Development Of A Mutli-Scale Constitutive Model For Granular Materials Subjected To Coupled Chemo-Mechanical Loading - IIT Kanpur (2015 - 2017)

  • Associate Professor: Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, INDIA (Dec 2020 – till date)

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, INDIA (July 2014 – Nov 2020)

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (April 2013 – June 2014).

  • Research Associate: School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia (December 2012- March 2013)

  • Graduate Trainee Engineer in the planning division of Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Ltd (July 2006 - June 2007)

  • Member - Indian Geotechnical Society

  • Corresponding Member of the International Technical Committee TC-105  on "Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro" of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering  (ISSMGE) for the term 2018-2021

  • PK Kelkar Fellowship - IIT Kanpur (2022 - 2025)

  • FEIT University of Melbourne Visiting Researcher Fellowship (2022 - 2023)

  • YGE Award for Best Paper on Computational Geomechanics. Indian Geotechnical Society (2018)

  • SERB - Early Career Research Award (2016-2019)


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