Dr. Dipendu Bhunia

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Concrete Technology, Performance Based Seismic Design, Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Sustainable Construction Materials
Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Other Activities Involved in/at BITS Pilani

Conferences/Workshops Organized

  • Coordinator of the Faculty Development Programme (FDP), title "Sustainability in Civil Engineering" under "AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academies", All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi from 14th November to 24th November 2022.
  • One of the Organizing Members of a National Online Lecture Series on “Sustainability in Civil Engineering” held at BITS, Pilani, 18th September 2021.
  • One of the Organizing Members of an International Webinar on “Smart Cities – Beyond Pandemics” held at BITS, Pilani, 10-11th July 2020.
  • One of the Organizing Secretaries of the Second International Conference on “Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering-2018” held at BITS, Pilani, 26-28th February 2018.
  • One of the coordinators of the National workshop on “Structural Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation - 2012” held at BITS, Pilani, 19-20th September, 2012.
  • Organizing Secretary of the International Conference on “Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering-2009” held at BITS, Pilani, 25-27th October, 2009.

Activities as Examiner of Ph.D/M.E/M.Tech Thesis

  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Nonlinear Analysis of Ultra-High-Strength Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns” by Dr. Dao Hoang Hiep Phan, La Trobe University, Australia, 2021-22.
  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Analysis and design of composite columns” by Dr. Mohammadreza Zarringol, La Trobe University, Australia, 2021-22.
  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Structural Behavior of Rice Husk Biochar Concrete” by Mr. Akash Aneja, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, 2022-23.
  • Examiner of one of the Ph.D Theses entitled “Analysis and design of composite columns” by Mr Tuan Trung Le, La Trobe University, Australia, 2022-23.

Activities as Reviewer

  1. Acted as one of the reviewer for Curie Journal, BITS Pilani.
  2. Reviewer of the book “Engineering Mechanics” published by Pearson Education and “Life Cycle Ecological Footprint of Buildings” by Springer Nature.
  3. Acted as a reviewer in various journals and book chapters under Taylor & Francis Group and Techno-Press, Indian Concrete Journal, Elsevier, Institute of Engineers, Springer, ASCE etc.

Activities as Scientific/Technical Committee Member/Session Chair

  • One of the Committee Members in the online F-EIR Conference 2021 - Environment Concerns and its Remediation, Chandigarh, 18-22nd October, 2021.
  • One of the Scientific and Technical Committee Members in the 3rd ITCSD conference, NITTTR Chandigarh, 19-21st February, 2020.
  • Session Chair in three sessions in the 3rd ITCSD conference, NITTTR Chandigarh, 19-21st February, 2020.
  • One of the Members in Technical Program Committee in the Architecture and Civil Engineering Conference (ACE-2018), Singapore, 2018.

Attended and Presented at Conferences/Workshops

  • Attended Second International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures (ICCMS 2022) (virtual mode), NIT Calicut, December 14-18, 2022.
  • Participated as one of the coordinators in the Q & A session in one of the invited lectures on 500th lecture on "Challenges in Design & Construction of World’s Tallest Rail Bridge” by of Er. Saibaba Ankala, (Cheif Ex-Engineer, Indian Railways, June 2021.
  • Gaurav Tyagi, Anupam Singhal, Srikanta Routroy, and Dipendu Bhunia, “A critical review on the utilization of Electric Arc Furnace Slag: Application, Challenges and Prospects”, 2nd CRSIDE (ASCE) conference (Attended and Presented), Kolkata India, 2-4th March, 2020.
  • Gaurav Tyagi, Anupam Singhal, Srikanta Routroy, Dipendu Bhunia, Mukund Lahoti and Veluri Sai Manish, “A Review on Sustainable Utilization of Industrial Wastes in Radiation Shielding Concrete”, 3rd ITCSD conference (Attended and Presented), NITTTR Chandigarh, 19-21st February, 2020.
  • S. Hussain, D. Bhunia and S.B.Singh, “Influence of curing duration on accelerated carbonation of concrete and the uncertainties in its measurement”, 14th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology 2018 (CONCET2018) (Attended and Presented), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-10th August, 2018.
  • Attended and participated an International Conference on "Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR7)" at Hawaii from 30.08.2016 to 02.09.2016 through DST overhead and Institute Special Contingency grant.
  • Attended interdisciplinary research workshop organized by BITS Pilani held at Hyderabad Campus in the month of November, 2015.
  • Attended and presented a paper entitled “EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF CARBONATION ON PROPERTIES OF PLAIN CONCRETE”, Eighth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8) “Changing the Field: Recent Developments for the Future of Engineering and Construction” May 27-30, 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece through Institute Special Contingency grant.
  • Attended and presented a paper entitled “Investigation on the Behavior of Conventional Reinforced Coupling Beams”, International Conference on Construction and Civil Engineering (ICCCE-2013), 24-25th December, Bangkok Thailand through DST Travel grant.
  • Attended and presented a paper entitled “A Study on Effect of Carbonation on the Properties of Concrete”, UKIERI Congress-2013, NIT Jalandhar, 5-8th March 2013 through Institute Contingency grant.
  • Participated in the Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship for Faculty from 23-24th November, 2007

Expert Member in the Govt./Pvt. Sector

  • Acted as one of the expert members in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani in Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer, 2019 and 2023.
  • Acted as an expert member to conduct an Interview for selection of the post of Estate Manager in LNMIIT, Jaipur, 30th March 2022 and 12th January 2023.

Warden/Member in the Institute

  • Acted as a Warden of Ram Bhawan from 21.11.2014 to 31.08.2022.
  • Acted as a Warden of Budh Bhawan from 21.11.2014 to 31.12.2014 and Malviya Extension from 21.11.2014 to 31.07.2017.
  • Worked as one of the members in User Council team for Project Parivartan at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus from August, 2015 to August 2018.

Officer-in-Charge/Professor-In-Charge/Coordinators/Members in the Civil Engg Dept.

  • Acted as a Convener, Departmental Research Committee from 01.09.2018 to 31.08.2022.
  • Acted as an Officer-in-Charge in the Structural Engineering Laboratory and Concrete Engineering Laboratory (2012 to 2020).
  • Acted as an Officer-in-Charge in the R&D Consultancy Activities such as Safe Bearing Capacity of Soils, Concrete Cube Tests, Safety checking, Design of elevated water tank etc. of the Civil Engineering Department, BITS Pilani (2009 to 2012).
  • Appointed as Professor-In-Charge in Civil Engineering Association (2010-2015).
  • Involved as an expert member in the Professional Practice-I (Higher Degree Programme) at BITS, Pilani, (2008 to 2009).
  • Appointed as one of the members in the Central Library committee 2011-2012.
  • Involved in DST-FIST project proposal presentation at Indian Academy of Science Bengaluru 2011-2012.
  • Involvement as coordinator in Civil Engineering Department in preparation of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) documents for the Academic Year of 2010-11 to 2014 -15.
  • Involvement in curriculum design in structural engineering subjects at both undergraduate level and post graduate level, (Continuous Process whenever Reqd.).
  • Involved as one of the members in Student Faculty Council (SFC) & Departmental Committee on Academics (DCA) in the Civil Engg Dept., (2016-2018).

Activities related to Practice School Division/Work-Integrated Learning Centre/BITSAT Duty at the Institute

  • BITSAT duty at Aurangabad in the year 2022.
  • Evaluated Practice School-II reports and Master’s Thesis.
  • Appointed as one of the Practice School-I’s Instructors in CBRI Roorkee 2008, IIP Dehradun 2008, Grasim Harihar 2010, NCCL Amreli 2011, Rourkela Steel Plant Orissa 2016, Kotputli Ultratech Cement Jaipur 2017, HBCSE Mumbai 2017, AERB Mumbai 2017, HPCL Mumbai 2017, VECC Kolkata 2018, DPSME Kolkata 2018, Irrigation and waterways Kolkata 2018, Quant-one Kolkata 2018, Aditya Birla Insulator Hooghly 2018, Gujarat Cement Kovaya 2021, Aditya Cement Works 2021, Vikram Cements 2021, Instrumentation Solution Civil 2021, Rajshree Cement 2021 and Road & Building Department Telengana 2021
  • Act as one of the invigilators for distance learning programme in NTPC,              Kahalgaon 2009 and Gujarat Cement Works, Kovaya 2011.
  • Deputed at NCCL, Amreli Gujarat during summer vacation 2011 for familiarization with cement industry.
  • Acted as an external examiner in Practice School-2.
  • Helped to open a new PS-1 station at Irrigation and waterways department, Kolkata, West Bengal in the year of 2016.
  • Appointed as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in PS1 program at Gurgaon, Faridabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Roorkee, Damanjodi, Kolkata and Guwahati, 2019.
  • BITSAT duty at Lucknow in the year 2013.


  • Life Member of Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET) Registration No. LM 1327
  • Student Member of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Registration No. S-062
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Wind Engineering(ISWE)
  • Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Membership No: 1258882 (April, 2016 to March 2017)
  • Affiliated Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member ID: 10617565
  • Life Member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Member No. 13629