Professor Baidurya Bhattacharya

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Areas of Interest:

Probabilistic Mechanics &Computational Materials Science.


Probabilistic Mechanics: Continuum damage mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Statistical modeling of loads and strength, Structural reliability, Probability based design and acceptance criteria

Computational Materials Science: Molecular dynamics simulations and algorithms, Structure property relations, Defects and their effects on mechanical behavior, Elastic properties, Heat transport and dissipation

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Baidurya Bhattacharya works on the fundamental constructs of mechanics and their applications in solving engineering problems. His knowledge of material degradation, stochastic simulations and probabilisticmechanics into structural engineering problems has resulted in improved load modelling,damage detection, system identification, seismic reliability, and has contributed to design equationsfor prestressed members, nuclear power plant shells, ships, offshore vessels and aging bridges. His work on heat transport in small scale systems has led to improved understandingof non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. These include new temperature control algorithms, a phononic explanation of friction, and efficient estimation of free energies.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, December 2011 - present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Apr 2007 - Dec 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Feb 2006 - Apr 2007.
  • Chairman, Civil Construction and Maintenance,IIT Kharagpur, Oct 2013 - Sep 2016.
  • Associate Faculty, Center for Theoretical Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, March2016 - present


Probabilistic Mechanics, Continuum damage mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Randomness, Structural reliability, Probability based design, Target reliability, Computational Materials Science, Molecular dynamics simulations, Structure property relations, Defects, Elastic properties, Dissipation.


Contact Information


Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur-721 302
Phone: 03222-283422
Mobile 9434739650
Fax: 03222-282254

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  • B. Tech (Hons.), Civil Engineering, 1991, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • M.S, Engineering, 1994, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, 1997, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Delaware, 2011-present
  • Visiting Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, 2012-13
  • Visiting Faculty, Stanford University, 2005
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engg,2010-present
  • Speaker, US-India Frontiers of Engineering, NAE, Washington, DC, 2012

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016

Year of Birth: 1968