Prishati Raychowdhury

Ph.D (University of California)

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



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




  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • 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.

    • 2009 to Present Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
    • 2008-2009 Staff Engineer Earth Mechanics, Inc., California, USA
    • 1999-2001 Assistant Engineer Kerr & Associates, Kolkata, India

        • Fast-track Grant for Young Scientists from DST (2013-16)
        • Engineer-in-training (E.I.T.), State of California, USA (2007-2009)

            • Young Scientist Research Award from DAE (2013-16)
            • Fast-track Grant for Young Scientists from DST (2013-16)


Departement of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: +91 512 259 6692


            • Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction .

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