Awards, fellowships, other recognitions (Recent)

1. Best Paper Award

     K. Tarenia and Nihar Ranjan Patra (2019), “Behaviour of Disconnected and Connected Piled Raft Foundations subject to Compressive load considering time effect”, 4th World congress of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE’19), Rome, Italy.

2. IGS-Prof. C. S. Desai Biannual Prize

     for the best paper on Constitutive Modeling for Geologic Materials

     S. Nanda and N.R. Patra (2015), “Undrained Cylindrical Cavity Expansion in Critical State Soils Considering Soil Structure”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 45(2), pp.169-180, December 2016.

3. Best Paper Award, Ms. Thanikella Vijayasri, Ph.D. Student

    for the paper on "Numerical simulation of dynamic behavior of Renusagar pond ash

    embankment in India using a fully-coupled nonlinear approach"

    International Conference on Geo-Engineering and Climate Change Technologies for

    Sustainable Environmental Management (GCCT-2015), Allahabad, October, 2015.


4. Editorial Board Member

       Indian Geotechnical Journal, April 2019- Present

5. Life Fellow

     Indian Geotechnical Society, IGS, 2017

6. Research exchange with China and India Award 2014

     Royal Academy of Engineering, UK

7. DST project entitled “Study of Liquefaction Potential of Alluvial Soil along Indo-Gangetic Plains” evaluated as “Very good”, during DST project work evaluation, April 8th 2013

8. Best B. Tech Project 2010

     "Some Studies on Uplift Capacity of Footings and Liquefaction Analysis of Kanpur Soil" by Prashant Gupta, April 2010.

9. IIT Kanpur Commendation Certificates

     for excellence in teaching (CE 631N, CE631A, CE632N, CE632A, CE 638N, CE638A, CE731)

10. Invited Reviewer


a.       Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering, ASCE

b.       Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE

c.       International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE

d.       Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE

e.       Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, U. K

f.        Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, An International Journal,  Netherlands

g.       International Journal of pavement Engineering

h.       Geotechnique, London

i.         Canadian Geotechnical Journal

j.         Soils and Foundations, Japanese geotechnical Society

k.       Indian Geotechnical Journal, India

l.         Current science, Bangalore

m.     journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A

n.       Sounds and vibration