B. Munwar Basha


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                                                                    Dr. B. Munwar Basha

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Email: basha[at]iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 (040) 2301 7092

Areas of Interest

  • Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.
  • Computational Geomechanics.
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics.
  • Reliability-Based Designs in Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering.
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Resistant Design of Retaining Structures.
  • Rock Mechanics.
  • Reliability analysis of pavement Geotechnics.

Education

  • Ph.D [Geotechnical Engineering] 2004 – 2009     Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Advisor: Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu
  • M.Tech. [Geotechnical Engineering]   2002 – 2004      Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur, India. Advisors: Prof. P. K. Basudhar
  • B.Tech. [Civil Engineering] 1997 – 2001    J.N. T. U. College of Engineering, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Employment History

  1. Associate Professor [02 July 2018 – Present]             Department of Civil Engineering,            Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad(IITH), India.
  2.  Assistant Professor [03 July 2013 – 01 July 2018]    Department of Civil Engineering,            Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad(IITH), India.
  3. Visiting Faculty [01 May 2014 – 30 June 2014]            Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), USA    &     Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA.                                                                                                                                        
  4.  Assistant Professor [11 May 2010 – 02 July 2013]   Department of Civil Engineering,            Indian Institute of Technology Delhi(IITD), Hauz Khas, New Delhi.
  5. Post Doctoral Fellow [July 2009 – May 2010]             Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.  Advisor: Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu

Expertise

  • Optimum design of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills.
  • Influence of strain localization and phase change on the seismic design of earth retaining structures.
  • Seismic design of bridge abutments, and reinforced earth retaining structures.
  • Reliability-based design optimization and its application to conventional retaining walls, sheet pile walls, & Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures.
  • Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of bridge abutments under seismic loading using pseudo-static and pseudo-dynamic methods.
  • Design of rock slopes against planar and wedge failures.
  • Reliability analysis of Pavements.
  • Unsaturated soil slope analysis.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
  2. Nominated to represent Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) on the International Technical Committee TC-302 on “Forensic Geotechnical Engineering” of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering  (ISSMGE) for the term 2018-2021.
  3. Nominated as a member of TC 8 – Numerical and Physical Modelling chaired by Prof. K. Rajagopal to prepare a report on the guidelines.
  4.  IGS  Dr B B Rai  Shri S N Gupta Biennial Award  2015 for the paper paper entitled, Reliability Based LRFD Approach for External Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls by B. Munwar Basha and G.L.S. Babu published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 43, Issue 4, October-December 2013 (pp.292-302) has been adjudged as the best paper on Earth and Earth Retaining Structures published through the Indian Geotechnical Society. (The Award is presented during the Inaugural Session of IGC-2015 scheduled for Thursday, the 17th December 2015 at 0900 hrs at College of Engineering, Pune.)
  5. Editorial Review Board Member of International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE)
  6. DST Fast-Track Scheme for Young Scientist award for the project proposal titled “Vertical Expansion of Existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills using Retention Systems” submitted to Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (total budget of Rs. 13.36 lakhs) 
  7. Recipient of “Outstanding Young Faculty Fellow in the area of Engineering for the year 2011” at IIT-Delhi sponsored by Kusuma Trust. (Kusuma Trust, Gibraltar fellowship provides to the incumbent (“Fellow”) honorarium per month for a period of 2 to 5 years) 
  8. Excellent Paper Award received by International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) for the following paper published in ASCE. G L  Sivakumar  Babu  and  B. Munwar Basha (2008). Optimum design of cantilever retaining walls using target reliability approach. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE8(4): 240-252. 
  9. Best Paper Award received for the paper “Linear and Quadratic Functions to Evaluate Seismic Active Earth Pressure Considering Strain Localization Effect” presented in 3rd Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (3IYGEC), held on March 25 – 26, 2011, organized by Indian Geotechnical Society, Delhi chapter in association with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, India. 
  10. The Synopsis of my Doctoral thesis has been cited in Geotechniquejournal. Reference: B. Munwar Basha (2011). Optimum design of retaining structures under static and seismic conditions: a reliability-based approach, Ph.D Theses 2010, Geotechnique, 61(1): w1-w6. 
  11. Prof. N. S. Govinda Rao Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D Thesis in the department of Civil Engineering at IISc Bangalore for the year 2008 – 2009. This Medal was presented on IISc’s Founder’s Day which was celebrated on 3 rd March 2010
  12. Vellanki Rama Rao Memorial Gold Medal Award for bagging University First Rank in the Civil Engineering Department of all constituent colleges of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University for the batch 1997-2001
  13. Government of India scholarship for pursuing doctoral program at IISc Bangalore from 2004 to Apr 2010
  14. UGC-GATE Fellowship, IIT Kanpur during M. Tech. 2002-2004
  15. Secured First position in M.Tech first and second semester examinations in IIT Kanpur
  16. Qualified GATE – 2002 examination with 95.93 percentile (All India Rank: 282).
  17. Secured Rank of 2976 in Engineering and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET – 1997) exam in Andhra Pradesh.
  18. Secured First Rank in Govt. High School at S.S.C. level.

Publications Statistics of the total number of publications:

Particulars Number
Edited Proceedings 4
Contributed chapters in Text books 6
Published International Journal Refereed Publications 33

ASCE Geotechnical special publications

  Under review

25

  0

National and International Conference papers

     Under Review

39

  0

Total number of publications

   Under Review

107

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Citation Overview:

Total number of citations (Google Scholar) 666
h-index (Scopus) 11
h-index  (Google Scholar) 14
i10-index (Google Scholar) 16
RG Score (Research Gate) 22.85

Edited Books / Proceedings:

[4] G L Sivakumar Babu, Sireesh Saride and B. Munwar Basha (2017). Sustainability Issues in Civil EngineeringSpringer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering (In press).

[3] G L Sivakumar Babu, Sireesh Saride and B. Munwar Basha (2014). Proceedings of Sustainable Civil Infrastructures (ICSCI), Organized by the India Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE IS), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

[2] Ravi Sundaram, B. Munwar Basha, Bappaditya Manna and R Ayothiraman (2011). Proceedings of Third Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (3IYGEC), March 25 – 26, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India.

[1] B. Munwar Basha (2010). Global Geoenvironmental Engineering Challenges. Proceedings of First US-India Workshop, November 7, New Delhi, India. (Organized by Prof. Krishna Reddy, Prof. Manoj Datta, Dr. G V Ramana, and Prof. G L Sivakumar Babu)

Contributed Chapters:

[6] Arif Ali Baig Moghal, B Munwar Basha, Mohammed Ashfaq. (2019). Probabilistic Study on the Geotechnical Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Soil. In: Latha G. M. (eds) Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering. Developments in Geotechnical Engineering. Springer, Singapore: 345-367

[5] Munwar Basha B., Raviteja K.V.N.S. (2018) Meethotamulla Landfill Failure Analysis: A Probabilistic Approach. In: Krishna A., Dey A., Sreedeep S. (eds) Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies. Developments in Geotechnical Engineering. Springer, Singapore.

[4] B Munwar Basha and Raviteja KVNS (2017). Resistance Factor Calculations for Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of MSW Landfill Slopes. In Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability: Linkages and Directions. Editors: Sivakumar Babu, G.L., Reddy, K.R., De, A., Datta, M. (Eds.) ISBN 978-981-10-4076-4

[3] Sireesh Saride, Anu M George, Deepti Ariveni and B. Munwar Basha (2017). Sustainable Design of Indian Rural Roads with Reclaimed Asphat Materials. Chapter 6 in Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering, Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering (In press)

[2] G. L. Sivakumar Babu, J. Raja, B. Munwar Basha and Amit Srivastava (2016). Forensic Analysis of Failure of Retaining Wall. Forensic Geotechnical Engineering. Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, pp 451-465.

[1] Contributed Chapter   Appendix 12C: Structural Design of Shallow Foundations in the book Kameswara Rao N. S. V. (2011). Foundation Design: Theory and Practice. John Wiley & Sons, pp: 514 – 588. (Asia, Pte Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-470-82534-1)(75 pages)

International Journal Referred Publications:

[33] Pranav R T Peddinti, B. Munwar Basha, and Sireesh Saride (2020). System Reliability Framework for Design of Flexible Pavements.  Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavements ASCE (Accepted for Publication MS PVENG-503R1).

[32] A. S. S. Raghuram, B Munwar Basha and Arif Ali Baig Moghal (2019). Effect of Fines Content on the Hysteretic Behavior of Water Retention Characteristic Curves of Reconstituted Soils. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering ASCE (Accepted for Publication).

[31] Sireesh Saride, Pranav R T Peddinti, and B. Munwar Basha, (2018). Optimum Design of Flexible Pavements for Fatigue and Rutting Performance: A Reliability Perspective. Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part B, Pavements ASCE Vol. 145, Issue 2 (June 2019)

[30] B. Munwar Basha, A. S. S. Raghuram and Krishna R. Reddy. (2018). Reliability Analysis of Transport of Nano-scale Iron Particles in Saturated Porous Media. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering ASCE 144(12): 04018090

[29] K. V. N. S. Raviteja and B. Munwar Basha (2018). Reliability Based LRFD of Geomembrane Liners for V-Shaped Anchor Trenches of MSW Landfills. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 4 (1): 5, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40891-017-0123-5

[28] Krishna R. Reddy, Girish Kumar and Rajiv K. Giri, B. Munwar Basha (2018). Reliability assessment of bioreactor landfills using Monte Carlo simulation and coupled hydro-bio-mechanical model. Waste Management. 72: 329-338

[27] K. V. N. S. Raviteja and B. Munwar Basha (2018). Optimal Reliability Based Design of V-Shaped Anchor Trenches for MSW Landfills. Geosynthetics International, 25 (2), 200-214

[26] Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Bhaskar Chittoori, B Munwar Basha and Ahmed M Al-Mahbashi (2017). Effect of Polypropylene Fiber Reinforcement on the Consolidation, Swell and Shrinkage Behavior of Lime Blended Expansive Soil. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, (In press, 10.1080/19386362.2017.1297002)

[25] Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Bhaskar Chittoori, and B Munwar Basha (2017). Effect of Fiber Reinforcement on CBR Behavior of Lime Blended Expansive Soils: Reliability Approach. Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis; 19(3): 690-709.

DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2016.1272479

[24] Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Bhaskar Chittoori, B Munwar Basha and Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani (2017). Target Reliability Approach to Study the Effect of Fiber Reinforcement on UCS Behavior of Lime Treated Semi-Arid Soil. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE 29(6): 04017014. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001835#sthash.TAdrj0Dd.dpuf)

[23] B Munwar Basha and K V N S Raviteja. (2016). Optimum Tensile Strength of Geomembrane Liner for V-Shaped Anchor Trenches Using Target Reliability Approach. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: An International Journal , (Available online at http://rdcu.be/jU1v)

[22] B Munwar Basha, Krishna R Reddy, Naveen S Parakalla. (2015). Effect of Increased Moisture Content on Long Term Compressibility Behavior of Orchard Hills Landfill, USA. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 10(1): 86-98 http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1939787915Y.0000000018

[21] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2014). Reliability-based load and resistance factor design approach for external seismic stability of reinforced soil walls. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Vol. 60: 8-21

[20] Deepankar Choudhury, Amey Deepak Katdare, Sanjay Kumar Shukla, B. Munwar Basha and Priyanka Ghosh (2014). Seismic behavior of earth retaining structures, design issues and requalification techniques. Indian Geotechnical Journal June 2014, Vol. 44(2): 167-182.

[19] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2013). Reliability based LRFD approach for external stability of reinforced soil walls in Indian Geotechnical Journal, 43(4): 292-302.

[18] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2012). Target reliability based optimization for internal seismic stability of reinforced soil structures in Geotechnique, 62(1): 55-68.

[17] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2011). Seismic reliability assessment of internal stability of reinforced soil walls using pseudo-dynamic method. Geosynthetics International, 18(5): 221-241.

[16] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2011). Reliability based earthquake resistant design for internal stability of reinforced soil structures in Geotechnical and Geological Engineering,29(5):803-820.

[15] B. Munwar Basha and P. K. Basudhar (2010). Pseudo Static Seismic Stability Analysis of Reinforced Soil Structures. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 28(6): 745-762. (Citation: 2 times)

[14] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Reliability Assessment of Internal Stability of Reinforced Soil Structures: A Pseudo-Dynamic Approach. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 30(5): 336 – 353.

[13] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Optimum Design for External Seismic Stability of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls: A Reliability Based Approach. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering ASCE, 136(6): 797-812.

[12] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Optimum Design of Bridge Abutments under High Seismic Loading using Modified Pseudo-Static Method. Journal Earthquake Engineering, Taylor & Fransis. 14(6): 874 897.

[11] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Optimum Design of Bridge Abutments under Seismic Conditions: A Reliability Based Approach. Journal Bridge Engineering ASCE, 15(2): 183-195.

[10] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Seismic Rotational Displacements of Gravity Walls by Pseudo-Dynamic Method with Curved Rupture Surface. International Journal of Geomechanics ASCE 10(3): 93 105.

[9] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) approach for the reliability-based seismic design of bridge abutments. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards. 4(3): 127 139.

[8] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Analysis of passive earth pressure and displacements of retaining wall using pseudo-dynamic approach. International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE),  1(1): 88 – 109.

[7] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2009). Earthquake resistant design of reinforced soil structures using pseudo-static method. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2 (3): 565-572.

[6] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2009). Seismic reliability assessment of external stability of reinforced soil walls using pseudo-dynamic method. Geosynthetics International. 16 (3): 197 – 215.

[5] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2009). Computation of sliding displacements of bridge abutments by pseudo-dynamic method. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29(1): 103 – 120.

[4] G L Sivakumar Babu and B. Munwar Basha (2008). Optimum design of cantilever retaining walls using target reliability approach. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 8(4): 240-252.

[3] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2008). Target reliability based design optimization of anchored cantilever sheet pile walls. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45 (3): 535-548.

[2] G L Sivakumar Babu and B. Munwar Basha (2008). Optimum design of cantilever sheet pile walls in sandy soils using inverse reliability approach. Computers and Geotechnics. 35(2): 134-143.

[1] B. Munwar Basha and P.K. Basudhar (2005). Pseudo-Static seismic stability analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced soil retaining walls. Indian Geotechnical Journal. 35(3): 323 – 348.

ASCE Geotechnical Special Publications:

[25]   A. S. S. Raghuram, K. V. N. S. Raviteja, B. Munwar Basha, and Arif Ali Baig Moghal (2020). Reliability Based Design Charts for Spatially Variable MSW Landfill Slopes. Session: Topic U / Risk Assessment and Management, Geo-Congress 2020: Vision, Insight, Outlook, February 25–28, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN (Accepted for Publication)

[24]   B. Munwar Basha, Adapa Gautham, and Arif Ali Baig Moghal. (2020). Reliability Based Optimum Design of Anchored Rock Slopes considering Rock Bolt and Rock Mass Interaction. Session: Topic V/Rock Mechanics, Geo-Congress 2020: Vision, Insight, Outlook, February 25–28, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN (Accepted for Publication)

[23]    A. S. S. Raghuram and B. Munwar Basha. (2017). Stability Analysis of Unsaturated Infinite Slopes – A Reliability Perspective. PanAm-UNSAT 2017: Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics) | Nov 12-15, 2017, Intercontinental Dallas, Dallas, Texas USA. (Abstract ID: 272215)

[22] Peddinti, P., Munwar Basha and Sireesh Saride (2017). Probability Density Functions Associated with Resilient Modulus of Virgin Aggregate Bases. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 277: 314 – 323 (Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, March 12-15, 2017, in Orlando, Florida)

[21] Munwar Basha, K. Chandrakanth, and Arif Ali Baig Moghal (2016). Lower Bound Bearing Capacity of Strip Footings on Jointed Rock Masses: A Reliability Based Approach. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 267: 67 – 74 (4th GeoChina International Conference 2016, July 25-27, 2016, Shandong, China. Theme: Dam, Geomatics, Geoscience, Geophysics and Hazards, Session: Risk/Reliability Assessments).

[20] Arif Ali Baig Moghal, B Munwar Basha, Bhaskar Chittoori, and Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani (2016). Effect of Fiber Reinforcement on the Hydraulic Conductivity Behavior of Lime Treated Expansive Soil – Reliability Based Optimization Perspective. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 263: 25 – 34 (4th GeoChina International Conference 2016, July 25-27, 2016, Shandong, China. Theme: Transportation Geotechnical Engineering, Session Innovative and Sustainable Geomaterials and Geosystems).

[19] Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Sanaulla. P. F, B Munwar Basha, Arif Ali Baig Moghal, and A. M. Alnuaim (2016). Potential of Soils Amended With Nano Calcium Silicate Mixture For Lead Encapsulation in an Aqueous Medium. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 269: 467 – 476 (GEO-CHICAGO 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, Downtown Chicago on August 14- 18, 2016. ID : 57)

[18] Pranav. R. T. Peddinti, Sireesh Saride and B. Munwar Basha. (2016). Variability Associated with Resilient Modulus of Stabilized Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 270: 708 – 717 (GEO-CHICAGO 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, Downtown Chicago on August 14- 18, 2016. Theme: Track E/ Waste Management and Remediation (E70/ Recycled and Novel Materials in Pavements) Abstract ID : 148)

[17] B Munwar Basha, Shaik Moin Ahmed, Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Kandukuri Shankar. (2016). Optimum Base Width of Gravity Retaining Walls of Narrow Backfilled with Recycled Materials. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 272: 149 – 158 (GEO-CHICAGO 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, Downtown Chicago on August 14- 18, 2016. Track D/ Materials and Resource Conservation, Session: D55/ New and Recycled Materials, ID : 779)

[16] K. V. N. S. Raviteja and B. Munwar Basha. (2016). Allowable Design Strength of Geomembrane Liner for Anchor Trenches of MSW Landfills: A Reliability Based Approach. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 271: 1 – 10 (GEO-CHICAGO 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, Downtown Chicago on August 14- 18, 2016. Theme: Track C/ Geoenvironmental Systems (C34/ Advances in Design, Testing, and Evaluation of Geosynthetics Used for Geoenvironmental Systems) Abstract ID : 72)

[15] B. Munwar Basha, K V N S Raviteja and Sahithi Arukonda (2016). Computation of Probabilistic Critical Centers and Reliability Indices of MSW Landfill Slopes using Spencer Method of Slices. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 271: 628 – 637 (GEO-CHICAGO 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, Downtown Chicago on August 14- 18, 2016. Theme: Track C/Geoenvironmental Systems (C43/ Landfills and Bioreactors) Abstract ID : 74)

[14] B. Munwar Basha, Chandrakanth K, Arif Ali Baig Moghal (2014). Allowable Bearing Capacity of Strip Footings on Jointed Rock Masses: A Reliability Based Approach. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 256: 1 – 10 (The 2015 International Foundations Congress & Equipment Exposition, IFCEE 2015, JW Marriott, in San Antonio, Texas, March 17-21, 2015).

[13] Munwar Basha, Shilpi Mahapatra, Bappaditya Manna (2014). Optimum Dimensions of Reinforced Soil Berm for Vertical Expansion of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 256: 2677 – 2686 (The 2015 International Foundations Congress & Equipment Exposition, IFCEE 2015, JW Marriott, in San Antonio, Texas, March 17-21, 2015).

[12] B. Munwar Basha, Shilpi Mahapatra, Bappaditya Manna (2014). Allowable Design Strength of Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Veneer Stability of MSW Landfills: A Reliability Based Approach. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 256: 1806 – 1815 (The 2015 International Foundations Congress & Equipment Exposition, IFCEE 2015, JW Marriott, in San Antonio, Texas, March 17-21, 2015).

[11] Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, B. Munwar Basha and Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani (2014). Surface complexation modeling for stabilization of an industrial sludge by alternate materials. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 234: 2235-2244 (In Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, GEO-CONGRESS Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, 2014).

[10] Munwar Basha and Arif Ali Baig Moghal (2013). Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Approach for Reliability Based Seismic Design of Rock Slopes against Wedge Failures. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 231: 582-591 (In Design, Analysis and Performance of Rock Slopes and Rock Fill, Geo-Congress 2013 San Diego, California, USA, on March 3-6, 2013).

[9] B. Munwar Basha and Shilpi Mahapatra (2013). Reliability Based Design of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills using Translational Failure Analysis. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 231: 1034-1043 (In Design and Analysis Methods: Reliability Analysis and Reliability Based Design for Earth and Rock Slopes,Dams and Levees,  Geo-Congress 2013 San Diego, California, USA, on March 3-6, 2013).

[8] Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2013). Calibration of Reliability Based Load and Resistance Factors for External Seismic Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 231: 1196-1205 (In Seismic Design and Performance of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Earth Structures, Geo-Congress 2013 San Diego, California, USA, on March 3-6, 2013).

[7] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2013). System Reliability Based Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for External Seismic Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 229: 570-584. (In Geo-Congress 2013 Foundation Engineering in the Face of Uncertainty: Honoring Fred H. Kulhawy, Edited by James L. Withiam, Kok-Kwang Phoon, and Mohamad Hussein).

[6] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2011). Strain Localization Effect on System Reliability Based Design of Bridge Abutments under Earthquake Loading. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 224: 744-753 (In Geo-Risk, Risk Assessment and Management in Geoengineering, June 26 – 28, Atlanta, GA).

[5] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2011). Influence of Strain Localization on Reliability Based Design of Bridge Abutments using Pseudo-Dynamic Method. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 211, : 3008 – 3017,  (In Geo-Frontiers – 2011, 13-16  March 2011, Dallas, Texas USA).

[4] B. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Load Resistance Factor Design for External Seismic Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication , 199: 2113-2122, In (GeoFlorida, Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design, February 20-24, 2010 West Palm Beach, Florida, USA).

[3] Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu. (2009). Reliability Based Design Optimization for Internal Stability of Reinforced Soil Structures Using Pseudo-Static Method. in Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 186: 364-371, Eds. Magued Iskander, Debra F. Laefer, and Mohamad H. Hussein.

[2] Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2008). Seismic passive earth pressure coefficients by pseudo-dynamic method using composite failure mechanism. In Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 178: 343 – 350. Eds. Krishna R. Reddy, Milind V. Khire, and Akram N. Alshawabkeh.

[1] B. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2007). Reliability based design optimization of gravity retaining walls. In Probabilistic Applications in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 170: 1-10, Eds. Kok-Kwang Phoon, Gordon A. Fenton, Edward F. Glynn, C. Hsein Juang, D. V. Griffiths, Thomas F. Wolff, and Limin Zhang.

National, International Conference and Symposia Publications:

  1. A. S. S. Raghuram and B. Munwar Basha (2019). Effect of Drying and Wetting SWCCs on Unsaturated Soil Slopes. Indian Geotechnical Conference GEOtechnics for INfrastructure Development & Urbanization SVNIT Surat, Gujarat, India | December 19 – 21, 2019. (TH13-12)
  2. A. S. S. Raghuram, B. Munwar Basha (2018). Analysis of Rainfall Induced Slope Failure Using Monte Carlo Simulations: A Case Study. Indian Geotechnical Conference 2018. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, December 2018.
  3. Pranav R T Peddinti, Munwar Basha, Sireesh Saride. (2018). Evaluation of flexible pavement distress using non-linear regression analysis. Conference: International Symposium on Geotechnics of Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018) At: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India.
  4. S. S. Raghuram and B. Munwar Basha (2017). Reliability Analysis of Rainfall Induced Slope Failure near Seattle Area, Washington Subtheme – Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), 14-16 December 2017. (Subtheme: Behaviour of Unsaturated Soils)
  5. Shaik Moin Ahmed, Munwar Basha and Arif Ali Baig Moghal. (2017). Effect of Strain Localization on Narrow Backfilled Width Retaining Walls Subjected to Seismic Loading. Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), 14-16 December 2017. (Subtheme – Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Th12_328)
  6. Raviteja K. V. N. S. and Munwar Basha. (2017). Probabilistic Back Analysis of Koshe Landfill Slope Failure. Indian Geotechnical Conference, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), 14-16 December 2017. (Subtheme – Forensic Geotechnical Engineering and Case Studies, Th17_499).
  7. Munwar Basha and K V N S Raviteja (2016). A Methodology for Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for MSW Landfill Slopes. Indo-US Bilateral Workshop, Establishing Linkages Between Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability, Sheraton Grand, Downtown Chicago on August 18, Page No: 39 – 47.
  8. Peddinti, P., Saride, S., and Munwar Basha. (2016). Probabilistic Comparison of Virgin and Reclaimed Base Materials. Proceedings of National Conference on Fifteen Years of Pratahn Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (FYPMGSY 2016). Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
  9. K V N S Raviteja and Munwar Basha (2016). Location of Probabilistic Critical Centers in A Slope Stability Analysis. IGC 2016 at IIT Madras, Chennai, 15-17 December, 2016, India.
  10. A S S Raghuram and Munwar Basha (2016). Slope Stability of MSW Landfill using Constitutive Model. IGC 2016 at IIT Madras, Chennai, 15-17 December, 2016, India.
  11. Shaik Moin Ahmed and Munwar Basha (2016). Optimum Design of Gravity Retaining Walls of Narrow Backfill Width Under Seismic Loading. IGC 2016 at IIT Madras, Chennai, 15-17 December, 2016, India.
  12. Shilpi Mahapatra, Munwar Basha and Bappaditya Manna (2016). Reliability Based Seismic Design of Reinforced Soil Berms for MSW Landfills. IGC 2016 at IIT Madras, Chennai, 15-17 December, 2016, India.
  13. Munwar Basha and Shaik Moin Ahmed (2015). Optimum Design of Gravity Retaining Walls of Narrow Backfill Width. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, 17-19 December, 2015, Pune, India.
  14. Sahithi Arukonda, Munwar Basha and K. V. N. S. Raviteja (2015). Reliability Analysis of Soil Slopes using Ordinary and Bishop Method of Slices. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, 17-19 December, 2015, Pune, India.
  15. Sagir Hussain Paeda, Munwar Basha and K. V. N. S. Raviteja. (2015). Compaction Characteristics of Hyderabad Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, 17-19 December, 2015, Pune, India.
  16. V. N. S. Raviteja and B. Munwar Basha. (2015). Variability Associated with Interface Friction between Geomembrane and Soil. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, 17-19 December, 2015, Pune, India.
  17. V. N. S. Raviteja and B. Munwar Basha. (2015). Optimum Design of V-shaped Geosynthetic Anchor Trenches for MSW Landfill Slopes: A Reliability Based Approach. 5th Young Indian Geotechnical Engineers Conference (5IYGEC) 2015, March 14-15, 2015, Vadodara, India, Paper Id -119, pp: 137- 138.
  18. Munwar Basha and K. V. N. S. Raviteja. (2015). Optimum design of L-Shaped Anchor Trenches for MSW Landfill Slopes using Reliability Based Approach. Proceedings of Golden Jubilee Conference of the IGS Bangalore Chapter, Geo-Innovations, 30-31 October 2014, Paper Id – GE2. pp: 1 – 8.
  19. Shilpi Mahapatra, Munwar Basha and Bappaditya Manna. (2015). Reliability Analysis of Translational Failure of MSW Landfills under Different Leachate Buildup Conditions. Theme: Geoenvironmental Technology (Design of Landfill) in Sixth International Geotechnical Symposium on Disaster Mitigation in Special Geoenvironmental Conditions, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, January 21-23, 2015.
  20. Munwar Basha and K. V. N. S. Raviteja. (2014). Reliability Based Design Optimization of Geosynthetic Anchor Trenches for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Slopes. Theme: Risk Analysis and Reliability, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2014, Kakinada, Dec 18 to 20, 2014 pp: 2109-2116.
  21. Munwar Basha(2014). Computation of Reliability based LRF for external seismic stability of reinforced soil walls. GeoApps 2014 held on Apr 04, 2014 at JNTU Hyderabad. 
  22. Munwar Basha, Shilpi Mahapatra, Bappaditya Manna (2014). Municipal solid waste landfill slopes: A reliability based approach. The 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (14IACMAG), Kyoto, Japan, September 22-25, 2014, pp. 601-606.
  23. Janaki Ramaiah, G. V. Ramana and B. Munwar Basha (2013). Preliminary geotechnical investigations of a municipal solid waste dump at Ghazipur, New Delhi, India. Fourth Young Indian Geotechnical Conference (4IYGEC-2013), 17-18 May 2013, IIT Madras.
  24. Janaki Ramaiah, Tufel Ahmed, B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2013). Shear Strength Characterization of Degraded Municipal Solid Waste. In Proc. National conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Aspects of Wastes and Their Utilization in Infrastructure Projects (GGAWUIP-2013), (Eds. J.N.Jha, Harvinder Singh and K.S. Gill), Ludhiana, India, 15-16 Feb, 2013, Vol I, pp. 15-24.
  25. Anmol Nagpal and Munwar Basha (2012). Reliability Analysis of Anchored Rock Slopes against Planar Failure. In Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi.
  26. Shankesh Sharma and Munwar Basha (2012). Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Approach for Reliability Based Seismic Design of Rock Slopes against Wedge Failures. In Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi.
  27. Munwar Basha (2011). Strain Localization Effect on System Reliability Based Design of Bridge Abutments under Seismic Loading. In Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), December 15-17, 2011, Kochi.
  28. Munwar Basha (2011). Linear and Exponential Functions to Evaluate Seismic Active Earth Pressure Considering Strain Localization Effect. in 3rd Young Indian Geotechnical Conference, CRRI, New Delhi.
  29. Janaki Ramaiah, G. V. Ramana, B. Munwar Basha. (2010). Geotechnical Characterization of MSW and Need for Reliability Based Design of Landfills in India. In First US-India workshop on Global Geoenvironmental Engineering Challenges (GGEC), New Delhi, India, November 7, 2010, pp: 131 – 137.
  30. Munwar Basha and G L Sivakumar Babu (2010). Optimum Design of Bridge Abutments under Seismic Conditions: A Reliability Based Approach in Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), Guntur, A.P. December 16 – 19, 2009 pp: 779 – 783.
  31. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2009). The influence of strain localization and phase on the estimation of earth pressures for high seismic loading. Paper presented in Second Annual Student Symposium conducted by Dept of Civil Engg, IISc Bangalore.
  32. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2008). Seismic stability analysis of reinforced soil structures using pseudo-static method. 2 nd Young Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kakinada, A.P. 14 – 15 March 2009, , pp: 107 – 110
  33. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2008). Seismic stability analysis of mechanically stabilized earth walls using pseudo-static method. 17th international conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, ICSMGE, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, 5-9 Oct 2009.
  34. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2008). Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of Cantilever Retaining Walls. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), IISc Bangalore, pp: 575 – 578.
  35. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2008). Pseudo-Static and Pseudo-Dynamic Stability Analysis of Reinforced Earth Structures: A Comparative Study. Paper presented in First Annual Student Symposium conducted by Dept of Civil Engg IISc Bangalore.
  36. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2008). Reliability based design optimization of bridge abutments using pseudo-dynamic method. 12 th IACMAG, Goa Conference, pp: 2867-2874 (paper presented).
  37. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2007). Target reliability based design optimization of cantilever retaining walls. 13th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, Kolkata,
  38. Munwar Basha and G. L. Sivakumar Babu (2007). Analysis of cantilever sheet pile walls using inverse reliability method. First Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (FIYGEC), HYDERABAD.
  39. G. L. Sivakumar Babu and B Munwar Basha (2006). Inverse reliability based design optimization of cantilever retaining walls. 3rd International ASRANet Colloquium, Glasgow, UK. Pp 1- 10.

Teaching Activities Courses taught and being taught at IIT Hyderabad UG

  1. CE 2020 – Construction Materials Lab (Co-teaching) [Aug – Dec 2013]
  2. CE 3301 – Geotechnical Engineering Lab (Co-teaching) [Jan – May 2014, 2015, 2016]
  3. CE 3300 – Geotechnical Engineering (Co-teaching) [Jan – May 2015, 2016]
  4. CE 3312 – Foundation Engineering (Co-teaching) [Aug – Dec 2015]
  5. CE 3322 – Design of Foundations (Co-teaching) [Aug – Dec 2016,2017]  
  6. CE3300 – Geotechnical Engineering I [Jan-May2018]
  7. CE3310 – Geotechnical Engineering II [Jan – May 2018]

PG

  1. CE 6330 – Soil Dynamics [Jan – May 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Aug – Dec 2017]
  2. CE 6352 – Design of Earth Structures [Aug – Dec 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016]
  3. CE 6002 – Design Studio (Co teaching) [Aug – Dec 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016]
  4. CE 6006 – Seminar [Jan – Apr 2014]

  Courses taught at IITD UG

  1. CEL321 – Geotechnical Engineering
  2. CEN110 – Introduction to Civil Engineering
  3. CEL423 – Designs of Foundation Earth & Earth Retaining Structures
  4. CEL222 – Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics
  5. CEL421 – Ground Improvement
  6. CEP200 – Design Concepts in Civil Engineering

PG students

  1. CEL715 – Soil Structure Interaction Analysis
  2. CEL752 – Slopes and Foundations in Soil and Rock Mechanics
  3. CEP701 – Soil Engineering Laboratory

Teaching in specialized training programs for professionals

  1. Delivered a lecture on Rock Slope Stability Analysis in the Training Course on Rock Engineering and its Practice held at Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi from 27th May to 1st June 2013 for Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) Organized by Prof. K. S. Rao and Dr. R. Ayothiraman
  2. Delivered a lecture on Soil Structure Interaction in the short Course on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Principles and Practices, Organized by Dr. Bappaditya Manna Tanusree Chakraborty, May 17, 2012, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India.

Research Guidance Ph.D

  1. Shilpi Mahapatra (2011-2018). Optimum Design of Reinforced Soil Walls (RSW) for Vertical Expansion of MSW Landfills – A Reliability-Based Approach. Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi (joint supervision with Dr. Bappaditya Manna, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi). Defended on Oct 22, 2018 at IIT Delhi (Completed)
  2. K. V. N. S. Raviteja (2013-2018). Optimum Design of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Dumps: A Reliability-based Approach. Ph.D. Viva-Voce held on Oct 15 2018 (Completed)
  3. Shaik Moin Ahmed (2013). Optimum seismic design of retaining walls of narrow backfill width for high earthquake loading. (External Student, Completed Proposal defense, ongoing)
  4. Peddinti R. T. Pranav (2014). Reliability Analysis of Flexible Pavements (Cosupervisor, Supervisor: Dr. Sireesh Saride)
  5. A. S. S. Raghuram (2015). Stability analysis of unsaturated slopes stabilized with piles: A reliability-based approach. (Completed Proposal defense, ongoing)
  6. Soujanya Subhash (Aug 2017). Stability of Bilinear Reinforced Slopes

M.Tech

  1. Nallabothula Mounika (2018-2020). Effect of remolding on SWCC by Hyprop 
  2. Souren Kumar Sahoo (2018-2020). Stability analysis of rainfall induced slopes 
  3. Vidit Singh (2018-2020). Determination of waste pressure acting on retaining walls 
  4. Pawan Singh Negi (2017-2019). Effect of sample size and compaction density on SWCC by a fixed-matrix porous ceramic disc sensor  (Completed)
  5. Bommireddy Goutham Kishore Reddy (2016-2018). Seismic stability analysis of unsaturated soil slopes (Completed)
  6. Deepti Dohare (2016-2018). Effect of fine content on Soil Water Characteristic Curves (SWCC) (Completed)
  7. Penta Soujanya (2015-2017). External and Internal Seismic Stability Analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures with concave facing profile (Completed)
  8. Arvind Kumar (2015-2017). Interface friction angle between soil and HDPE smooth and textured geomembranes. (Completed)
  9. Adapa Gautham (2014 – 2016). Reliability Analysis of Bolted Rock Slopes considering Rock Blot & Rock Mass Interaction and joint Shear Strength based on Quantified Surface Description (Completed)
  10. Duggi Reddy Pavan Kumar, (2014 – 2016). Effect of Spatial Variability of MSW properties on Landfill slope reliability using FLAC 2D (Completed)
  11. Sahithi Arukonda (2013 – 2015). Reliability Analysis of Soil Slopes (Completed)
  12. Sagir Hussain Peada (2013 – 2015). Geotechnical Properties of Hyderabad Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Completed)

M.Tech (guided at IIT Delhi):

  1. K Chandrakant (2011-2013). Reliability analysis of bearing capacity of foundations on joined rock masses. Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  2. Niteesh Kumar (2011-2013). Vertical expansion of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) open dump landfills. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  3. Anmol Nagpal (2010-2012). Reliability assessment of anchored rock slopes against plane failure. Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  4. Shankesh Sharma (2010-2012). Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) approach for the reliability based design of rock slopes against wedge failure. Rock Engineering and Underground Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  5. Ashwini Kumar Verma (2010-2012). Effect of composition on Mechanical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi (Co-supervisor: Prof. G. V. Ramana)

B.Tech

  1. Basati Venkatesh (2016). Seismic Slope Stability Analysis of The Middle Marsyangdi Hydroelectric Project (MMHEP) in Nepal. (Mini Project), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad.
  2. Ashbir Singh Bhatia (2012). Optimum design of municipal solid waste landfill slopes using retaining walls. Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  3. Maneesha Arya (2012). Analysis and design of veneer cover soils forlandfill slopes, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  4. Akanksha Gupta (2012). Seismic analysis of municipal solid waste landfill for optimum design of retaining structures, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
  5. Ankit Gupta (2011). Effect of arching on active earth pressures., Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.

Sponsored Research Projects

  1. B. Munwar Basha (2017-2020). “Vertical Expansion of Existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills using Retention Systems ” Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (Rs. 13.36 lakhs).
  2. B. Munwar Basha (2014). Role of Probabilistic Methods in Sustainable Geotechnical Slope Stability Analysis of MSW Landfills in Hyderabad. Startup grant funded by IIT Hyderabad (5 lakhs).
  3. B. Munwar Basha (2012). Vertical Expansion of Existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills using Retention Systems. DST Fast-Track Scheme for Young Scientist award, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (Rs. 13.36 lakhs).
  4. B. Munwar Basha (2011). Reliability Based Slope Stability Assessment of Waste Containment Systems. New Research Faculty Grant, funded by Industrial Research and Development (IRD), IIT Delhi (Rs. 9 lakhs)
  5. B. Munwar Basha (2011). Calibration of LRFD for reliability based designs in geotechnical engineering. Infrastructure facility under the research grant for new faculty (RGNF) scheme, funded by Industrial Research and Development (IRD), IIT Delhi (Rs. 1.0 lakh)

Consultancy Projects

  • B. Umashankar and B. Munwar Basha (2018). Proof Checking of Analysis and Design Calculations of Ash Dyke for Mouda Super Thermal Power Project, Nagpur City, Dhamangaon Village, Mouda.
  • Sireesh Saride and B. Munwar Basha (2016). Proof checking of Design Documents for Gabion Walls at Yadagiri gutta, Telangana. Funded by M/S Savinaya Infratech Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sireesh Saride and B. Munwar Basha (2016). Dynamic soil properties of near shore samples karwar project. Project Sea Bird Karwar.
  • K V L Subramaniam and B. Munwar Basha (2015). Proof checking of design and drawings of surface level water tank for CONCOR, Tondiarpet, Chennai.
  • B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2013). Reinforced Earth Wall Construction at Sevalia, Godra, Gujarat . Funded by Reinforced Earth India (REIPL) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  • B. Munwar Basha (2013). Reinforced Earth Wall Construction at Arts College Alwar, Rajasthan. Funded by Balabharti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur.
  • B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2012). Proof Checking of RE Wall Design and Drawings for M/s. GVK on SH-08 in the State of Gujarat Bagodara-Vasad Section. Funded by Earthcon Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  • B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2012). Proof Checking of Reinforced Earth Walls for Hosur-Krishnagiri Road and Krishnagiri-Walajhpet Road. Funded by Reinforced Earth India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. 
  • B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2012). Proof Checking of R.E.Wall for Construction of 2 Lane ROB Badkal Chowk, Faridabad. Funded by MBL-ATLAS Construction J.V., Faridabad, Haryana. 
  • B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2012). Four Laning of Reengus-Sikar, NH-11 Section. Funded by Balabharti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur. 
  • B. Munwar Basha and G. V. Ramana (2012). Proof Checking of RE Design and Drawings of NH-30, Patna-Bakhtiyarpur, Bihar Project. Funded by BSC-C&C JV, Gurgaon.
  • G. V. Ramana and B. Munwar Basha (2012). Proof Checking of RE Wall Design for Kishangarh-Ajmer-Beawar Section of NH-8. Funded by Earthcon Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  • G. V. Ramana and B. Munwar Basha (2012). Proof Check of RSRW Design / Drawing for Ranchi-Patratu Dam, Ramgarh Road (Package RPR II). Funded by Sachi Geosynthetics Pvt. Ltd., Faridabad.
  • G. V. Ramana and B. Munwar Basha (2012). Construction of Approaches to ROB near Chaipal. Funded by RKD Construction Pvt. Ltd.

Organizer / Organizing Committee Member / Session Chair

  1. Organizing Secretary for the workshop on GeoApps 2017: Recent Developments held on Feb 18, 2017 in IIT Hyderabad.
  2. Joint Organizing Secretary for Symposium on Geodisasters: Ground & Slope Instability held on Oct 01, 2016 in JNTU Hyderabad.
  3. Moderator and Session Coordinator/Chair of Session D52 and D53/ Modeling and Simulations on Materials and Resource Conservation during Geo-Chicago 2016, Chicago, USA, August 14-18, 2016 organized by Geo-Institute (GI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA.
  4. JointOrganizing Secretary and Website Coordinator for Fifth International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, 5CFGE 2016 will be held on Dec 08 – 10, 2016 in IISc Bangalore.
  5. Organizing Secretary for International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure, ICSCI 2014 will be held on Oct 16 – 18, 2014 in Hyderabad. The conference is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers – India Section in association with Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.
  6. Organizing Committee Member  A Symposium on Landfill Engineering: Perspectives and Practices, held at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Ordnance Factory Campus, Yeddumailaram 502205, India on August 06, 2013 from 2 to 5.30 pm which was organized by ASCE India Section, Southern Region in association with IGS Hyderabad Chapter and IIT Hyderabad.
  7. Organizing committee member and Website Coordinator for 4th International Seminar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, January 10-12, 2013, Bengaluru, India (Job involves designing the webpage of 4ISFGE and keep updating periodically the contents of webpage, as and when is required).
  8. Organizing committee member and Website Coordinator for Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC-2012, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, December 13-15, 2012, New Delhi, India (Job involves designing the webpage of IGC 2012 and keep updating periodically the contents of webpage, as and when is required).
  9. Organizing committee member of Third Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (3IYGEC), March 25 – 26, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India
  10. Organizing secretary,First US-India Workshop on “Global Geoenvironmental Engineering Challenges”, November 7, New Delhi, India. (Organized by Prof. Krishna Reddy, Prof. Manoj Datta, Dr. G V Ramana, and Prof. G L Sivakumar Babu)
  11. Organizing committee member in “6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (6ICEG)”, November 8 – 12, 2010, New Delhi, India and Coordinated a panel discussion on ” Opportunities for Research Partnerships in Environmental Geotechnics ” A.
  12. Organizing committee Member in “International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering”, December 14-15, 2010, IIT Bombay.

Administration at IIT Hyderabad

  1. Faculty Incharge for Transport Services (2019-2022)
  2. Faculty Incharge for RS & GIS Lab (2018-2021)
  3. Faculty Recruitment Incharge for Civil Engineering Department (2018)
  4. FacultyIn charge for CE Department Day 2018
  5. Faculty In charge for Computer Aided Engineering Lab (CAE) (2017-2020)
  6. Reporting Centre Officer for Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 based on JEE 2017
  7. FAQ committee member for Student Orientation Program 2016
  8. Institute Representative (IR) for JEE online exam conducted 2017, 2018
  9. Student Grievance Committee (Academic and Non Academic matters) member from May 2015 onwards
  10. 4th Convocation Committee member for INVITATION (printing brochure)
  11. Convener, DPGC Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad (Aug 2014 – July 2016)
  12. Institute Representative (IR) for GATE online exam conducted 2015, 2016
  13. Member of the committee nominated by the Director, for formation of institute wise norms/rules, when a student needs a temporary leave (for 1 and 2 semesters) from his/her Masters/ Ph.D program either due to medical or job reasons
  14. Faculty Advisor for M.Tech students joined in Aug 2013 [Batch 2013 – 2015] in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Administration at IIT Delhi

  1. Departmental representative for OPEN HOUSE 2013 at IIT Delhi
  2. Program Coordinator for the M.Tech programme in Rock Engineering and Underground Structures in Geotechnical Engineering Section of Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi (2011 to 2013).
  3. Member of Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi (2011 to 2013).
  4. Institute Representative (IR) for IIT-JEE conducted in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  5. Institute Representative (IR) for GATE exams conducted in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  6. Course Advisor to 16 B.Tech students of 2010 entry in the Department of Civil Engineering.
  7. Member of the Proctorial Team for the first year B.Tech students of 2010 entry (Sivalik Hostel, IIT Delhi).
  8. Member of the Proctorial Team for the first year B.Tech students of 2011 entry (Vindhyachal Hostel, IIT Delhi).
  9. Member of the Proctorial Team for the first year B.Tech students of 2012 entry (Nilgiri Hostel, IIT Delhi).

Professional Activities

Review works

  1. Special Invitee by BARC, Bombay for the discussion Meeting for review of the research projects (Uncertainty Analysis of Engineering & Environmental Systems) pertaining to the CRP at I.I.Sc., Bangalore under TSC-4, NRFCC, BRNS on March 15, 2014 held at AERB complex (Niyamak Bhavan-B), Anushaktingar, Mumbai-94.

Examination of M.Tech/Ph.D Thesis

  1. M.Tech Thesis submitted by B. Bhadak of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad.
  2. M.Tech Thesis submitted by Nida Khan of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad.
  3. M.Tech dissertation submitted by Basavraj Hotti (Roll No: 2BA11CGT02) of Department of Civil Engineering, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka on 09/11/2013.
  4. M.Tech dissertation submitted by Harish M Kadam (Roll No: 2BA11CGT04) of Department of Civil Engineering, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka on 09/11/2013.
  5. M.Tech dissertation submitted by Hemant Kumar Ronad (Roll No: 2BA11CGT05) of Department of Civil Engineering, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka on 09/11/2013.
  6. Ph.D thesis of K V Surya Narayana (2010). Geo-Hydrological investigations and impact of rain water harvesting structures on ground water potential in Anantapur District. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Anantapur, A.P. (24/12/2010)

Reviewer for the following journals 

  1. Acta Geotechnica published by Springer, Germany
  2. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Saudi Society for Geosciences published by Springer
  3. ASCE conferences (GeoCongress, GeoFrontiers, IFCEE, GeoFrontiers, Geochicago)
  4. Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  5. Cogent Engineering, Taylor and Francis Journal
  6. Computer and Geotechnics
  7. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
  8. Engineering Geology, published by Elsevier
  9. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
  10. Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal
  11. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards.
  12. Geosynthetics International
  13. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering
  14. Geotechnique Letters
  15. Ground Improvement
  16. Indian Geotechnical Journal, published by Indian Geotechnical society.
  17. Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
  18. International Journal of Geomate
  19. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE
  20. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering
  21. International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (IJGEE) published by IGI Global.
  22. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering published by J Ross.
  23. International Journal of Physical Sciences
  24. International Journal of Reliability and Safety, published by Inderscience.
  25. Journal of earth system science, published by Indian Academy of sciences Bangalore.
  26. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste published by ASCE
  27. Journal of Low Land Technology
  28. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE
  29. Mathematical problems for engineers
  30. SADHANA – Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences – published by the Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore.
  31. Soils and Foundations, Japanese Geotechnical Society
  32. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer
  33. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Conferences Attended and Presentations Delivered

  1. Fifth International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, 5ICFGE 2016 held on Dec 08 – 10, 2016 in IISc Bangalore
  2. Indo-US Bilateral Workshop, Establishing Linkages Between Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability, Sheraton Grand, Downtown Chicago on August 18.
  3. Geo-Chicago 2016, Chicago, USA, August 14-18, 2016 organized by Geo-Institute (GI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
  4. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, 17-19 December, 2015, Pune, India.
  5. Symposium on Ground Improvement & Geosynthetics ground. Organized by INDIAN GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY, HYDERABAD CHAPTER, Hosted by Jawaharlal Nehru technological University College of engineering Hyderabad, 29 August 2015.
  6. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), December 18-20, 2014,JNTU Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  7. Reliability analysis of Nanoiron Particle Transport through porous media. Presentation delivered on 27th June 2014 at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, United States.
  8. The 18th Great Lakes Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Conference (GLGGC) & The 2014 Chicago Geotechnical Lecture Series on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, held on May 2, 2014 at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Organized by: Geo-Institute Chapter of the ASCE Illinois Section.
  9. Strain Localization Effect on System Reliability Based Design of Bridge Abutments under Seismic Loading, Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC), December 15-17, 2011,Kochi, Kerala, India.
  10. Linear and Quadratic Functions to Evaluate Seismic Active Earth Pressure Considering Strain Localization Effect, 3rdYoung Geotechnical Engineers Conference (3IYGEC), March 25 – 26, 2011, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, India
  11. First US-India Workshop on Global Geoenvironmental Engineering Challenges, November 7, New Delhi, India
  12. 6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (6ICEG) 2010, November 8 – 12, 2010, New Delhi, India
  13. Presentation on Reliability based design optimization of bridge abutments using pseudo-dynamic method in 12thIACMAG conference, Goa, Oct (1 – 6).
  14. Target reliability based design optimization of cantilever retaining walls in 13th ARC, Kolkata.
  15. The influence of strain localization and phase on the estimation of earth pressures for high seismic loading,Second Annual Student Symposium, 2009 conducted by Dept of Civil Engg, IISc Bangalore.
  16. Pseudo-Static and Pseudo-Dynamic Stability Analysis of Reinforced Earth Structures: A Comparative Study, First Annual Student Symposium, 2008 conducted by Dept of Civil Engg. IISc Bangalore.
  17. National conference on Case studies in Geotechnical Engineering, (GEOPRACTICE 2005), IISc Bangalore.
  18. International Workshop on Risk assessment in Site Characterization and Geotechnical Design, (GEORISK 2004),IISc Bangalore.

Membership of Professional bodies

  1. Member of TC 302 Committee on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
  2. Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering(ISSMGE)
  3. Life Member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), LM 3173
  4.  Member of ASCE (ID No: 469215) India section, awarded by the ASCE board of direction
  5. Executive Committee Member of Indian Geotechnical Society Hyderabad Chapter

Keynote Lectures:

  1. Krishna R Reddy and B. Munwar Basha(2014). Slope Stability of Landfills: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges. Indian Geotechnical Conference 2014, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India on Dec 18 to 20, 2014. 

Invited Lectures:

  1. Invited talk by IGS Kakinada student chapter on “Case Studies on Failure of Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls” as part of one day workshop, on 03rd Sep 2016 Conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  2. Invited talk by IGS Ludhiana chapter on “Design of Narrow Backfill Width Retaining Structures under Static & Seismic Loading” as part of Indian Geotechnical Society TC-8 Workshop on Numerical and Physical Modelling, on 03rdOct 2015 Conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  3. Invited by Prof. Arif Masud to deliver a Presentation on Reliability Analysis of Nanoiron Particle Transport through Porous Media on 27th June 2014 at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, United States.
  4. Computation of Reliability based LRF for external seismic stability of reinforced soil walls. GeoApps 2014 held on Apr 04, 2014 at JNTU Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  5. Invited by Prof. D. N. Singh to participate and deliver a presentation on “ASD to LRFD to Reliability based LRFD” in the brain storming session on Emerging Trends in Geotechnical Engineering under the aegis of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of Department of Science and Technology (DST), India on Mar 26 2014, at VMCC building, IIT Bombay. 
  6. Invited by Prof. Krishna R Reddy to deliver a Presentation on “Load Resistance Factor Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls” on Feb 28, 2014 at Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago UIC), Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA.

Subtheme Lectures:

  1. A. B. Moghal, B. Munwar Basha, M. Ashfaq. (2018). Probabilistic Study on the Geotechnical Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Soil. Indian Geotechnical Conference 2018. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, December 2018.
  2. B.Munwar Basha and K. V. N. S. Raviteja (2017). Meethothamulla landfill failure analysis: A probabilistic approach. Indian Geotechnical Conference. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), 14-16 December 2017.

Dr. B. Munwar Basha Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering Academic Block B, Room No: 302 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Kandi, Sangareddy 502285 Telangana, India. Email :   basha [at] iith.ac.in                  mbasha [at] gmail.com     Web    : https://civil.iith.ac.in/basha/  Ph       :    040-2301 7092 (O) Fax     :   040-2301 6003, 6032

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