Dr. Dipanjan Basu

Dr. Dipanjan Basu

Title of talk:
Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering - A Research Perspective

Speaker bio:
Dr. DIPANJAN BASU is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut before moving to Waterloo. Dr. Basu obtained his academic degrees from Purdue University, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and Jadavpur University. He is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario in Canada, and a Chartered Engineer and Professional Engineer in India. He is a member of several learned societies in the U.S.A., Canada, and India.

Dr. Basu has broad research and teaching interests that include Foundations and Soil Structure Interaction, Energy Geotechnics, Sustainability and Resilience Quantification, Soil Constitutive Modeling, Blast Analysis of Geo-structures, Probabilistic Analysis, Soil Dynamics, and Ground Improvement. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications with more than 65 refereed articles in reputed journals. Dr. Basu has delivered close to 50 keynotes and invited lectures in the U.S.A., Canada, South Africa, Argentina, India, China, and Kazakhstan. He has taught professional and university short courses in the U.S.A., South Africa, India, and Ethiopia.

Dr. Basu is a member of Tau Beta Pi, and a recipient of the Igor Ivkovic Teaching Excellence Award, 2022 (Canada), IGS-P.J. Rao-Y.R. Phill Biennial Award 2020 (India), Telford Premium Award 2011 (U.K.), Fugro Fellowship 2005 (U.S.A.), ExCEEd Teaching Fellowship 2009 (U.S.A.), and Prof. S. Neogi Award 1997 (India), among other accolades. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Indian Geotechnical Society, and Institution of Engineers (India). He is a past chair of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS). He is also a past chair of the ISSMGE and ASCE-GI technical committees on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Basu served as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering and was in the editorial board of Proceedings of the ICE – Geotechnical Engineering.