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Department of
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Dr. B. Munwar Basha
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Email: basha@iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 40 2301 7092

Areas of Interest

 

Reliability Based Designs in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics 

Computational Geomechanics

Municipal Soild Waste Landfills

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Resistant Design of Retaining Structures

Rock Mechanics

 

Education

 

Ph.D [Geotechnical Engineering] 2004 - 2009

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Advisor: Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu

 

M.Tech. [Geotechnical Engineering] 2002 - 2004

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Advisors: Prof. P. K. Basudhar

 

B.Tech. [Civil Engineering] 1997 - 2001

J. N. T. U. College of Engineering, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

Employment History

 

 [1]     Assistant Professor [03 July 2013 - Present]

           Department of Civil Engineering,

           Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

 

[2]       Visiting Faculty [01 May 2014 - 30 June 2014] 

            Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

            Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA

 

[3]       Assistant Professor [11 May 2010 - 02 July 2013]

           Department of Civil Engineering,

           Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi.

 

[4]        Post Doctoral Fellow [July 2009 - May 2010]

            Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

           Advisor: Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu

 

Expertise

 

   Unsaturated soil slopes stability analysis

   Optimum design of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills

   Influence of strain localization and phase change on the seismic design of earth retaining structures.

   Seismic design of bridge abutments, and reinforced earth retaining structures.

   Reliability based design optimization and its application to conventional retaining walls, sheet pile walls and Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures.

   Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of bridge abutments under seismic loading using pseudo static and pseudo dynamic method.

   Design of rock slopes against planar and wedge failures

   Reliability analysis of pavements

 Click here to download my complete Curriculum Vitae

 

 

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