M. Roshan Khan


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M. Roshan Khan

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Room Number 717-G, Academic Block-A
Email: roshan[at]ce.iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 40 2301 6323

About:

Dr. M. Roshan Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. Prior to joining IIT Hyderabad, Dr. Khan was working as an Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Bombay, following his position as a Research Associate and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay (2020). His core research interests are in the area of Railway-Geotechnics, and his doctoral research focused on the characterization and mitigation of ground-borne railway vibrations. Dr. Khan also completed his Professional Education in Railway Engineering from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands (2019) with full sponsorship from the Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre, IIT Bombay. He has completed his M.Tech. in Geotechnical Engineering and B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from the University of Calicut in 2013 and 2010, respectively. Before joining for Ph.D., he had worked as an Assistant Professor for one year (2014-15), and as an Assistant Engineer at Oman National Engineering & Investment Co., Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (2013). Dr. Khan is also a recipient of prestigious awards, including the 'IGS-AISAT Award' from Indian Geotechnical Society for Best Master's Research Thesis (2012-13), 'Best Presentation Award (2017)' and 'Best Paper Award (2012)' in International and National level conference presentations and 'Techno Shark Award - First Prize' from Indian Society for Technical Education (2010).

Education:

  • Ph.D. : Civil Engineering [Geotechnical Engineering] - IIT Bombay (2020)
  • Professional Education : Railway Engineering - TU Delft, the Netherlands (2019)
  • M.Tech. : Geotechnical Engineering - University of Calicut, Kerala (2013)
  • B.Tech. : Civil Engineering - University of Calicut, Kerala (2010)
  • Experience:

    - Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad - Department of Civil Engineering

  • Assistant Professor: October 2021 - Present
  • - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Department of Civil Engineering

  • Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow: March 2021 - October 2021
  • Research Associate: August 2020 - February 2021
  • Teaching Assistant (Ph.D.): July 2015 - July 2020
  • - University of Calicut - Department of Civil Engineering, Universal Engineering College

  • Assistant Professor: June 2014 - June 2015
  • - Oman National Engineering & Investment Co., Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

  • Assistant Engineer: 2013 (term appointment)
  • Awards and Honors:

  • IGS-AISAT Award - Indian Geotechnical Society's Best Master's Research Thesis Award (2012-13)
  • Best Presentation Award - International conference ICMME-17, India (2017)
  • Best Paper Award - National Geotechnical Conference ICGE-12, India (2012)
  • Techno Shark Award - First Prize: State Level - Indian Society for Technical Education (2010)
  • Research Excellence Award - 2nd National Geotechnical Conference ICGE-13, India (2013)
  • Excellence Award - IES Student's Union, University of Calicut (2013)
  • First rank - Ph.D. candidates joining Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay (Autumn 2015)
  • Ph.D. scholarship - Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (2015-2020)
  • Full sponsorship for paper presentation - International conference on Urban Transport, Rome, Italy (2017)
  • Professional Training:

  • Dynamic analysis of structures - ANSYS, Inc. (2018)
  • Infrastructure development with geosynthetics - IIT Gandhinagar (2017)
  • Industrial training: Geotechnical Engineering - Soil exploration and investigation; Deep piling by DMC method; Deep piling in water; Under-ream piling; Hydraulic Rig piling - Unidec Foundations Ltd., Cochin (2012)
  • International Journals:

    1. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2019). Quantification of ground-vibrations generated by high speed trains in ballasted railway tracks. Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier, 20, p. 100245.

    2. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2020). Amplification of high-speed train induced vibrations in railway embankments by passive EPS geofoam ground vibration barriers. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, 6, p. 33.

    3. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2020). EPS geofoam as a wave barrier for attenuating high-speed train-induced ground vibrations: A single-wheel analysis. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer, 6, p. 43.

    4. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2020). Characterisation of high-speed train vibrations in ground supporting ballasted railway tracks. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer, 7(1), 69-84.

    5. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2020). Temporal variation of ground-borne vibrations in ballasted high-speed railway embankments. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer, 7(2), 224-242.

    6. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2020). Spatial variation of ground vibration in ballasted high-speed railway embankments. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer, 7(3), 354-377.

    7. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. High-speed train vibrations in the sub-soils supporting ballasted rail corridors. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer. (in-review)

    Special Publications:

    8. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). Wheel-rail interactions in high speed railway networks during rapid train transit. Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, 5(11), 25450-57.

    9. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). Numerical simulation of wheel-rail interfaces in heavy freight corridors using hybrid rigid-deformable model. Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, 5(11), 24642-51.

    10. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). Variation of effective frictional coefficient at wheel-rail contact interfaces during high speed railway operations. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics (IOP), London, UK, 377 (1), p. 012001.

    11. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). Influence of train axle load on wheel-rail interface friction. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics (IOP), London, UK, 377 (1), p. 012002.

    12. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). Optimization of wheel-rail interface friction using top-of-rail friction modifiers: State of the art. AIP Conf. Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Maryland, USA, 1953(1), p. 100049.

    13. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). 3-Dimensional numerical analysis of dynamic moving railway loads. Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, American Scientific Publishers, California, USA, 10(3-4), 379-383. (Recipient of Best Paper Award)

    14. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2017). Application of rigid-body numerical simulations for modelling wheel-rail contact interactions and 3-D moving load analyses. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, Boston, UK, 176, 169-180.

    Conference Proceedings:

    15. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2018). Quantification of high speed train vibrations in railway tracks. Proc. of International Conference on New Frontiers in Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

    16. Khan, M. R., & Dasaka, S. M. (2017). Mitigation of ground-borne railway vibrations using geosynthetics: State of the art. Proc. of 52nd Indian Geotechnical Conference on Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.

    17. Khan, M. R., & Shah, S. J. (2015). Attenuation characteristics of pile boring vibrations. Proc. of 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC-2015, Pune, India.

    18. Shah, S. J., & Khan, M. R. (2013). Design of a vibration measuring system and application on-site to monitor piling. Proc. of National Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Kerala, India.

    19. Shah, S. J., & Khan, M. R. (2012). Development and application of a vibration measuring system to monitor piling. Proc. of 47th Indian Geotechnical Conference, IGC-2012, IIT Delhi, India.

    20. Shah, S. J., & Khan, M. R. (2012). Development of an economical vibration measuring system and monitoring piling vibrations in various soils. Proc. of National Conference on Innovations and Challenges in Geotechnical Engineering, ICGE-12, Kerala, India. (Recipient of Best Paper Award)

    Teaching:

    Research Interests:

  • Geo-dynamic characterization and mitigation of ground-borne railway vibrations
  • Constitutive and numerical modelling of railway track support systems
  • Tribological analysis of vehicle-track contact interfaces
  • Site instrumentation and monitoring of ground vibrations
  • Geo-environmental impact assessment of railway operations
  • Valorization of industrial by-products as ground vibration wave barriers
  • Expertise in Computational Engineering:

    - Finite element analysis (multi-disciplinary):

  • ABAQUS
  • ANSYS
  • LS-DYNA
  • - Core geotechnics:

  • PLAXIS
  • MIDAS GTS NX
  • MSC. PATRAN & NASTRAN
  • - Geometric modelling:

  • SOLIDWORKS
  • AUTOCAD
  • REVIT (Autodesk Associate certification)
  • - Structural design:

  • STAAD PRO.
  • - Project management:

  • PRIMAVERA
  • MS PROJECT
  • - Experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) at SPACETIME, IIT Bombay

    Professional Memberships:

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) - Chartered Engineer & Associate Member #AM-1596759
  • Indian Geotechnical Society - Life Member #LM-3952
  • Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology - Life Member #LM-2029
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology - Life Member #LM-1602
  • Indian Association for Computational Mechanics - Life Member #LM-184
  • Indian Water Resources Society - Life Member #LM-2015-7587
  • Indian Science Congress Association - Life Member #L27403
  • Indian Society for Technical Education - Life Member #LM-105709
  • Technical Programs:

  • Organizing committee member for the International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (December 2020), conducted by TC 302 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
  • Keynote speaker in National E-conference COCE'20 - MES College of Engineering, Kerala. Topic - Geo-Dynamics of High-Speed Railways
  • Organizing assistant for the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) short-term course on Pile Foundation Design, Construction and Testing (2019) at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  • Organizing assistant for Geotechnical Engineering Industry - Academia meet (2017) at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  • Organizing secretary for the International Conference on Technological Advancements in Structures and Construction (TASC-15), Kerala, India.
  • Journal Reviewer:

  • Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier
  • Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer Nature
  • Vehicle System Dynamics, Taylor & Francis Group