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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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