Ph.D. Student (January 2018 – Present)
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2018 – Present
M.Tech., Geotechnical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2017
B.E., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Kolkata, 2013
Nripojyoti Biswas is a 3rd year Ph.D. student and currently working as a Graduate Assistant Researcher at the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He completed his Masters of Technology in Geotechnical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Kolkata. During his masters he worked on numerical and analytical modelling for improving bearing capacity of shallow foundation using geotextile reinforcement. His current research interest includes soil stabilization and ground improvement. He is currently working on developing an alternative method to improve the durability of expansive soil having high sulfate content. Furthermore, he is also involved in another project which involves monitoring and performance evaluation of a novel wicking geotextile utilized to improve the performance of pavement constructed on expansive subgrade near North Texas.
Student Member (ASCE)
Student Member (ICE- Indian Chapter)
- N. Biswas, S. Chakraborty, L. Mosadegh, A. J. Puppala, and M. Corcoran, “Influence of Anisotropic Permeability on Slope Stability Analysis of an Earthen Dam during Rapid Drawdown,” Geo-Congress 2020, pp. 29–39, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1061/9780784482797.004.
- N. Biswas, S. Chakraborty, A. J. Puppala, and A. Banerjee, “A Novel Method to Improve the Durability of Lime-Treated Expansive Soil,” Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019, Surat, India 2019.
- N. Biswas and P. Ghosh, “Interaction of adjacent strip footings on reinforced soil using upper-bound limit analysis,” Geosynth. Int., vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 599–611, Dec. 2018, doi: 10.1680/jgein.18.00020.
- N. Biswas and P. Ghosh, “Bearing Capacity Factors for Isolated Surface Strip Footing Resting on Multi-layered Reinforced Soil Bed,” Indian Geotech. J., pp. 1–13, Dec. 2017, doi: 10.1007/s40098-017-0293-z.
- M. A. Khan, N. Biswas, A. Banerjee, and A. J. Puppala, “Field Performance of Geocell Reinforced Recycled Asphalt Pavement Base Layer,” Transp. Res. Rec. J. Transp. Res. Board, p. 036119812090886, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1177/0361198120908861
- L. Mosadegh, S. Chakraborty, N. Biswas, P. Bhaskar, and A. J. Puppala, “Comparison of Earthquake-Induced Pore Water Pressure and Deformations in Earthen Dams Using Non-Linear and Equivalent Linear Analyses,” Geo-Congress 2020, pp. 151–160, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1061/9780784482810.017.
- M. A. Khan, N. Biswas, A. Banerjee, and A. J. Puppala, “Performance of Geocell-Reinforced Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Bases in Flexible Pavements Built on Expansive Soils,” Geo-Congress 2020, pp. 488–497, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1061/9780784482810.051.
Awards & Honors
Academic Excellence Award, University of Texas at Arlington