Priyanka Ghosh

PhD (IISc Bangalore)

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, IISc Bangalore, 2005
  • M.Tech, IIT Delhi, 2000
  • B.E., University of North Bengal, West Bengal, 1998



  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • Sreevalsa. K. and Ghosh, P. (2009) "Seismic active earth pressure on walls with bilinear backface using pseudo-dynamic approach". Computers and Geotechnics(Elsevier Publication), Vol. 36, No. 7, pp 1229-1236.

  • Ghosh, P. (2008) "Upper bound solutions of bearing capacity of strip footing by pseudo-dynamic approach".Acta Geotechnica (Springer Publication),Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 115 -123.

  • Ghosh, P. (2008) "Seismic active earth pressure behind non-vertical retaining wall using pseudodynamic analysis". Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp 117-123.

  • Kumar, J. and Ghosh, P. (2007) "Ultimate bearing capacity of two interfering rough strip footings". International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Vol.7, No. 1, pp 53-62.

  • Kumar, J. and Ghosh, P. (2006) "Seismic bearing capacity for embedded footings on sloping ground". Géotechnique,Vol. 56, No. 2, pp 133 -140.

  • March, 2012 - Till Date Associate Professor IIT, Kanpur, India

  • June, 2007 - March, 2012 Assistant Professor IIT, Kanpur, India

  • June, 2009 - December, 2009 Young Indian Researchers University of Molise, Italy

  • January, 2007 - May, 2007 Senior Lecturer IIT, Kharagpur, India

  • July, 2005 - May, 2006 Lecturer Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India

  • "IUSSTF Research Fellowship" by Indo-US S&T Forum-2013

  • "Class of 1982 Research Fellowship" by IIT Kanpur -2013

  • "IEI Young Engineers Award 2011-2012" by The Institute of Engineers (India)-2011

  • "Outstanding Young Investigator Award" by International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), USA-2011

  • "Scholarship for Young Indian Researchers" by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research-2009


Departement of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7022 (O)

Email: priyog[AT]

  • Bearing Capacity of Foundations and Stability of Slopes Under Both Static and Seismic Cases, Method of Characteristics, Upper Bound Limit Analysis and Finite Element Analysis, Liquefaction Analysis.

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