Ashutosh Sutra Dhar
Associate Professor

Mailing Address:
Department of Civil Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


Phone:   (880-2) 966-5650, Ext. 7390
Fax:        (880-2) 966-5639
Email:     ashutoshdhar@ce.buet.ac.bd

Division: Geotechnical Engineering

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 2002
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1996
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1993

HONOURS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
- First runner-up in DFI’s 2006 Young Professor Paper Competition, 31st Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Deep Foundations Institute, Washington D.C., October 04, 2006
- Milos Novak Memorial Award (for outstanding contribution in soil-structure Interaction), The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, 2001
- Special University Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1999
- International Graduate Student Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1999
- Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture (Monbusho) Scholarship, Yokohama National University, Japan, 1997
- University Merit Scholarship (in 4 consecutive years of undergraduate study), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988-1993
- Board Scholarship (for excelling in higher secondary examination), Bangladesh National (Secondary and higher secondary) Education Board, Comilla, 1985-1987

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
- Soil-structure Interaction for Buried Pipes and Underground Infrastructures
- Limit States of Profile-wall Pipes
- Earthquake vulnerability assessment of infrastructures using rapid visual screening and detailed analysis, Seismic microzonations of cities
- Computational Geomechanics (Finite Element Method and Discrete Element Method)
- Constitutive Modelling of soil and thermoplastic materials

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS:
- Development of Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Program in Cox’s Bazar Area: Funded by United Nation Office for Project Service (UNOPS) (US$ 90,000), Jan 2007 - Jun 2008
- Simplified Soil-Structure Interaction Method for Buried Pipe Design: Funded by Directorate of Advisory, Extension and Research Service, BUET, Dhaka (Tk. 166,700), Sep 2004 - Dec 2005

SELECTED THESES SUPERVISED:
- A Study on Application of Cut And Cover Method for the Construction of Metro Rail Tunnel in Dhaka City, Kawsar Md. Abdul Waheed, M.Sc. Engineering, 2008
- Soil-Structure Interaction Analyses of Buried Rigid Pipes under Surface Load, Md. Aynul Kabir, M.Sc. Engineering, 2007
- Evaluation of Pile Capacity in Cohesive/Cohesionless Soil, Shah Md. Abu Kawser Rozen and Tariqul Anwar, B.Sc. Engineering, 2008
- Physical Modelling of Seepage Through Earth Dam, S.M. Ashraful Alam, B.Sc. Engineering., 2007
- Application of Cavity Expansion Contraction Theory on Trenchless Pipe Installation, Captain Faruque Ahmed, B.Sc. Engineering, 2006
- Effect of Water Content on the Shear Strength of Clay, Ram Prit Ray, B.Sc. Engineering, 2005

RESEARCH REPORTS:
Community awareness
Tsunami vulnerability report
Early warning report
Bangladesh Geotechnical Conference 2009