Prof. Baidurya BhattacharyaIIT Kharagpur
Professor Bhattacharya works in the area of probabilistic mechanics and computational materials science. His research has involved material degradation, load modelling, damage detection, system identification, seismic reliability analysis and design guides for various structures including nuclear power plant shells, ships, offshore vessels and bridges. He has set up the Structural Reliability Research Facility at IIT Kharagpur.
Bhattacharya obtained his BTech in Civil Engineering (1991) from IIT Kharagpur and his MS (1994) and PhD (1997) in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the faculty of Civil Engineering at IIT Kharagpur in 2006. He is currently Professor (HAG) and the convener of IIT Kharagpur’s Joint Program Committee with IGCAR on safety analysis of sodium cooled nuclear reactors. He has served the Institute as Chairman Civil Construction and Maintenance.
Bhattacharya has been a visiting faculty at Stanford and Johns Hopkins and has served on the faculty of the University of Delaware. He has been a speaker at the Frontiers of Engineering series at the US National Academy of Engineering. He served as an associate editor of ASCE’s Journal of Bridge Engineering for 8 years. He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2016 and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2018.