Prishati Raychowdhury

PhD (University of California, San Diego)

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2008
  • M.Tech, IIT Kanpur, 2003
  • B.E., Bengal Engineering College, 1999



  • Technical Arts (TA101)

  • Soil Mechanics (CE351)

  • Foundation Design (CE352)

  • Applications of Geotechnical Engineering (CE451)

  • Foundation Dynamics (CE635)

  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (CE636)

  • Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering (CE731)

  • Burnwal, M. L. and Raychowdhury, P. (2022). Rocking Shallow Foundations on Geogrid reinforced Ganga Sand Bed: An Experimental Study. Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor and Francis), DOI:

  • Panda, J., Raychowdhury, P. and Ray-Chaudhuri, S. (2022). Estimation of response reduction factor for Indian standard code designed reinforced concrete frames considering nonlinear soil-structure interaction effects. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor and Francis), DOI:

  • Vivek, B. and Raychowdhury, P. (2020). Soil-structure interaction study on 3D SMRFs of Indo-Gangetic plain using resonant vibration tests. Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor and Francis), DOI:

  • Vivek, B. and Raychowdhury, P. (2019). Design and calibration of a laminar soil box suitable for a low-capacity shake table using free-field tests on Ganga sand, Soils and Foundations (Elsevier), DOI:

  • Kumawat, A., Raychowdhury, P., and Chandra, S. (2019). A wave number based approach for the evaluation of the Greens function of a one-dimensional railway track model, European Journal of Mechanics (Elsevier), DOI:

  • Kumawat, A., Raychowdhury, P. and Chandra, S. (2019). Frequency-dependent analytical model for ballasted rail track systems subjected to moving load, International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE). Vol 19, No. 4, pp. 4019016.

  • Vijayasri, T., Raychowdhury, P. and Patra, N. R. (2018). Dynamic Behavior of a Geotextile-Reinforced Pond Ash Embankment, Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor and Francis), DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2018.1483848.

  • Vivek, B. and Raychowdhury, P. (2017). Influence of SSI on period and damping of buildings supported by shallow foundations on cohesionless soil, International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Vol. 17, No. 8, pp. 04017030-1.

  • Vivek, B., Sharma, S., Raychowdhury, P. and Ray-chaudhuri S. (2017). Study on Failure Mechanism of Self-supported Electric Poles through Full-scale Field Testing, Engineering Failure Analysis (Elsevier), Vol. 77, pp. 102-117.

  • Vijayasri, T., Raychowdhury, P., and Patra, N. R. (2017). Seismic Response Analysis of Renusagar Pond Ash Embankment in Northern India, International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 04016141

  • Vijayasri, T., Patra, N. R., and Raychowdhury, P. (2016). Cyclic Behavior and Liquefaction Potential of Renusagar Pond Ash Reinforced with Geotextiles, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 28, No. 11, pp. 1--1.

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    • 2022- present: Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

    • 2018-2022: Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

    • 2009-2018: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

    • 2008-2009: Staff Engineer, Earth Mechanics, Inc., California, USA

    • 1999-2001: Assistant Engineer, Kerr & Associates, Kolkata

  • Seismic Performance Assessment of Ash-filled MSE Walls, Funded by: SERB (DST), Grant amount: 29.92 Lakh, Duration: 2021-24, Team: P. Raychowdhury (PI), Co-PI: None.

  • Instrumentation for Real-time Measurement of Various Parameters on the Elevated Track over Viaduct at Rohtak, Funded by: NORTHERN RAILWAY, Grant amount: 1.85 Crore, Duration: 2021-23, Team: S. Raychaudhuri (PI), O. Dikshit (co-PI), P. Raychowdhury (co-PI).

  • Continuous Monitoring of New Jubilee Railway Bridge: Instrumentation Design and Health Assessment, Funded by: EASTERN RAILWAY, Grant amount: 4.7 Crore, Duration: 2018-21, Team: S. Raychaudhuri (PI), Co-PI: P. Raychowdhury, S. Mukherjee, B. Bhattacharya, O. Dikshit, A. Bhattacharya.

  • Multi-sensor Approach for Landslide Monitoring, Funded by: NRDMS (DST), Grant amount: 36.6 Lakhs, Duration: 2015-19, Team: O. Dikshit (PI), Co-PI: Drs. P. Raychowdhury, Nagrajan; R. Dwivedi, A. K. Singh (MNNIT, Allahabad).

  • Dynamic Response of Foundation Components through Full-scale Field Tests, Funded by: BOARD OF RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR SCIENCES, Grant amount: 21.1 Lakh, Duration: 2013-18, Team: P. Raychowdhury (PI), Co-PI: None

  •  A Study on Seismic Soil-Foundation-Structure-Interaction using Laminar Container, Funded by: SERB (DST), Grant amount: 26 Lakhs, Duration: 2013-16, Team: P. Raychowdhury (PI), Co-PI: None.

  • FLife member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)

  • Life member, Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET)

  • Life member, Institute of Engineers

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • Best Paper Award in Computational, Analytical and Numerical Modelling in the Indian Geotechnical Conference - 2021

  • Sir M. Visvesaraya Fellowship from IIT Kanpur (2017-2020)

  • Young Scientists Research Award from BRNS (2013-2016)

  • Fast-track grant for young scientists from DST (2013-2016)


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