Professor Abhishek Kumar

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


Areas of Interest:

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Hazard analysis, ground motion simulation, seismic wave attenuation, liquefaction hazard assessment, ground response analysis.

Specialization:

Geotechnical Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Seismic hazard, seismic microzonation, geophysical testings, seismic site classification and ground response analysis

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

1) Development of design esponse spectra for Nepal purely based on nonlinear ground response witnessed during past earthquakes.
2) Seismic source characterization of the Shillong Plateau.
3) Identification of the importance of high frequency content of ground motions upon ground response analysis.
4) Development of ground motion prediction equation for the Himalayas based on recorded and simulated ground motions.
6) Proposed easy to use empirical correlations for liquefaction and no liquefaction condition.

Professional Experience:

  • May 2014 to present as Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • September 2013 to May 2014 as Assistant Engineering Manager at Larsen and Toubro, Chennai.
  • August 2012 to August 2013 worked as Junior Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Keywords:

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Hazard analysis, ground motion simulation, seismic wave attenuation, liquefaction hazard assessment, ground response analysis.

 

Contact Information

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Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

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Phone Number: +91-361-2583329/ 8812865465

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University in the year 2007.
    Joined for ME at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2007 and Converted to PhD in 2008.
  • Submitted PhD Thesis at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2012,

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • International Travel Support (ITS) by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for presenting paper during 16 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE) held between 9 and 13 January 2017 at Santiago, Chile.
  • Bharat Gaurav Award by India International Friendship Society for the year 2016.
  • Young Associate Award 2015 in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering by Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE).
  • Young Engineer Award 2015 in Civil Engineering by the Institution of Engineers of India.
  • Young Engineer Award 2015 by Venus International Foundation.
  • INSPIRE faculty awards 2014 by the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Institute grant for attending Geo-Congress 2012 at Oakland, California, U.S.A.
  • Third Best Paper presentation award in the Third Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (3IYGEC) organized by Indian Geotechnical Society, Delhi Chapter between 25 to 26th March 2011, at Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi.
  • MHRD scholarship for carrying out Research work during Ph.D at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • MHRD scholarship for carrying out Research work during M.E. at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • All India Rank 73 in GATE 2007.
  • University Gold Medal for standing first position at the B.E. (Among all Branches) examination 2007.
  • University Gold Medal for standing first position at the B.E. (Civil) examination 2007.
  • Build India Scholarship by Larsen and Toubro for the year 2007.

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015


Year of Birth: 1985