Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Prishati Raychowdhury, Ph.D.

Award, Achievement and Association


Award and Recognition

Sir M Visvesaraya Fellowship (2017-2020)

Young Scientists Research Award from BRNS (2013-2016)

Fast-track grant for young scientists from DST (2013-2016)

Best Paper Award in International Conference on Geo-Engineering and Climate Change Technologies for Sustainable Environmental Management, October 9-11, 2015, MNNIT Allahabad, India.

Best MTech Thesis in Civil Engineering Award: The MTech thesis by Mr. Sobhan Bhattacharya and supervised by Dr. Prishati Raychowdhury was awarded the Best MTech thesis in Civil Engineering by Indian Society for Technical Education in the 44th ISTE National Annual Convention in 2014.

Research Fellowship from Pacific Earthquake Engineering and Research Center (PEER), USA, 2003 -2007

2nd rank in M. Tech. (Geotechnical Specialization) at I. I. T. Kanpur, 2003

84th rank in all India in GATE, 2001


Invited Talks and Keynote Lectures


Keynote lecture titled "Recent Advances in Seismic Soil-structure Interaction of Rocking Shallow Foundations" in Pre-Symposium workshop on Soil Structure Interaction for Tall Buildings, Bridges and NPPs at IIT Roorkee on Dec 19. 2018.


Invited talk titled "My career path, research, family, and some stories" in the session Women in Geotechnical Engineering in the Indian Geotechnical Conference, on 14 December, 2018, IISC Bangaluru, India.


Keynote lecture titled "Numerical Modeling and Experimental Validation of Seismic Soil-structure Interaction Behavior of Shallow Foundations" in the Conference on Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics (CoNMiG-2017) held at IIT Roorkee on 3-4 March, 2017.


Keynote lecture titled "Liquefaction Analysis using Computer Codes" in the National Workshop on Assessment & Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazards for Seismic Microzonation held at IIT Roorkee on 27-28 November, 2015.


Participated and delivered lectures in QIP Short Term Course at IIT Kanpur on "Soil Dynamics" in Sept 14-15, 2016.


Participated and delivered lectures in QIP Short Term Course at IIT Kanpur on "Numerical and Experimental Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering", February 4 9, 2013.


Participated and delivered lectures in a short-term course at IIT Kanpur on "Finite element analysis and applications in geotechnical engineering" for engineers and staff of RDSO, November, 2010.


Presented invited lecture on "Soil-structure Interaction Issues for Seismic Design of Structures" in Civil Engineering Summer Camp, NICEE, IIT Kanpur, June, 2010.


Professional Association

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Member, Institute of Engineers, India (IEI)

Life Member, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET)

Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)