Arghya Das

PhD (University of Sydney)

Assistant 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.




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

  • Esna Ashari, S., Das, A., & Buscarnera, G. (2018). "Model-Based Assessment of the Effect of Surface Area Growth on the Permeability of Granular Rocks". Journal of Engineering Mechanics144(5), 04018023.

  • Sisodiya, M, and 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.

  • Das, A., and Bajpai, PK (2017). "A hypo-plastic approach for evaluating railway ballast degradation." Acta Geotechnica: 1-18.

  • 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., & Kumar, A. (2017). "Evolution of pore size distribution in deforming granular materials." Géotechnique Letters, 7(1), 24-29.

  • Das, A., Tengattini, A., Nguyen, G. D., Viggiani, G., Hall, S., and 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 Solids, 70, 382–405.

  • Das, A., Nguyen, G. D., and Einav, I. (2011). "Compaction bands due to grain crushing in porous rocks: A theoretical approach based on breakage mechanics." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116(B8), B08203.

  • Das, A., Jayashree, C., and Viswanadham, B. V. S. (2009). "Effect of randomly distributed geofibers on the piping behaviour of embankments constructed with fly ash as a fill material." Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 27(5), 341–349.

  • Please refer to theGoogle Scholar page  orResearchGate 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)

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

  • 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 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

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

  • Northwestern University Post-doctoral Fellowship (2013-2014)

  • University of Sydney International Scholarship (2009-2013)

  • Best Paper Award in the conference on Landslide Management, CBRI, Roorkee (2008)

  • 1st prize for paper presentation (2004) in 12th IE (I) convocation, Bhopal.


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