NameDr. Anindya Pain
Date of Birth18.04.1989
E-mailpain.anindya.cbri@nic.in; pain_anindya@yahoo.co.in; pain.anindya@gmail.com
Present DesignationSenior Scientist
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Tech.Civil EngineeringJalpaiguri Government Engineering CollegeIndia2010
M.Tech.EIDM (Enginnering of Infrastructure and Disaster Mitigation, Building)AcSIR, New DelhiIndia2012
PhDCivil EngineeringAcSIR, New DelhiIndiaThesis submitted in August, 2016; Degree awarded on 2nd March, 2017

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationGeotechnical Engineering

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
NepalSite suitability study for reconstruction of schools damaged during 2015 Nepal earthquake15/04/201920/04/2019
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2012 onwards):

International/National Journal papers:-

  1. E. Agarwal, A. Pain, (2021). “Probabilistic stability analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced slopes under pseudo-static and modified pseudo-dynamic conditions”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 49(6), 1565-1584 (DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2021.07.005) (IF: 5.292/2020).
  2. E. Agarwal, A. Pain, (2021). “An efficient probabilistic stability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced slopes using collocation based Stochastic Response Surface”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 21(10), (DOI:
    10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002157) (IF: 3.819/2020).
  3. E. Agarwal, A. Pain, S. Sarkar, (2021). “Stochastic stability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced slopes subjected to harmonic base shaking”, Transportation Geotechnics. Elsevier, 29, 100562 (IF: 3.293/2020). (DOI: 10.1016/j.trgeo.2021.100562).
  4. F. P. Omowuni, E. Agarwal, A. Pain, R. K. Dash, D. P. Kanungo, (2021). “A data driven efficient framework for the probabilistic slope stability analysis of Pakhi landslide, Garhwal Himalaya”, Journal of Earth System Science, Springer, 130 (3), 1-15 (DOI:10.1007/s12040-021-01641-y) (IF: 1.371/2020).
  5. E. Agarwal, A. Pain, T. Mukhopadhyay, S. Metya, S. Sarkar, (2021). “Efficient computational system reliability analysis of reinforced soil retaining structures under seismic conditions including the effect of simulated noise”, Engineering with Computers, Springer, (IF: 7.963/2020). (DOI: 10.1007/s00366-020-01281-8)
  6. A. Tripathi, N. Gupta, A. K. Singh, S. P. Mohanty, N. Rai, A. Pain, (2021). “Effects of Elevated Temperatures on the Microstructural, Physico-Mechanical and Elastic Properties of Barakar Sandstone: A Study from One of the World’s Largest Underground Coalmine Fire Region, Jharia, India”, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Springer, 54, 1293–1314. [DOI: 10.1007/s00603-020-02315-9] (IF: 6.730/2020)
  7. V. S. Ramakrishna Annapareddy, A. Pain, (2021). “Finite Element Modeling (FEM) vs Simplified Force-based Methods for Rigid Retaining Walls Under Earthquake Excitation”, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, World Scientific Publishing Company, (IF: 1.483/2020) (DOI: 10.1142/S1793431121500202)
  8. A. Pain, Sanjay Nimbalkar, Majid Hassan, (2020). “Applicability of Bouc-Wen model to capture asymmetric behaviour of sand at high cyclic shear strain”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 20(6) (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001671) (IF: 2.589/2019).
  9. V. S. Ramakrishna Annapareddy, A. Pain, (2020). “Influence of foundation soil on the seismic factor of safety of geosynthetic lined solid-waste landfills – An equivalent linear approach”, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, 21 (3), 04020027 (IF:1.667/2019). (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000398)
  10. Sanjay Nimbalkar, A Pain, V. S. Ramakrishna Annapareddy (2020). “A strain dependent approach for seismic stability assessment of rigid retaining wall”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 38, 6041–6055, (DOI: 10.1007/s10706-020-01412-4), 2020 (Indexed in ESCI and SCOPUS)
  11. A. Rana, N. K. Bhagat, G. P. Jadaun, S. Rukhaiyar, A. Pain, P. K. Singh, (2020). “Predicting blast-induced ground vibrations in some Indian tunnels: A comparasion of decision tree, artificial neural network and multivariate regression methods”, Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Springer, 37(4), 1039-1053 (DOI: 10.1007/s42461-020-00205-w) (IF: 0.784/2018).
  12. V. S. Ramakrishna Annapareddy, A. Pain, (2019). “Effect of strain-dependent dynamic properties of backfill and foundation soil on the external stability of geosynthetic reinforced waterfront retaining structure subjected to harmonic motion”, Applied Ocean Research, Elsevier, 91, 101899 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2019.101899) (IF: 2.753/2019).
  13. S. Nimbalkar, A. Pain, S. M. Ahmad, and Q. Chen, (2019). “Stability Assessment of Earth Retaining Structures under Static and Seismic Conditions”, Infrastructures, 4(2), 15.
  14. A. Pain, AVS Ramakrishna and S. Sarkar, (2019). “Seismic stability analysis of municipal solid waste landfills using strain dependent dynamic properties”, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, 49(2), 204-2015 (DOI: 10.1007/s40098-018-0314-6)
  15. S. Nimbalkar, AVS Ramakrishna and A. Pain, (2018). “A simplified approach to seismic stability of tailings dams”, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier, 10(6), 1082-1090. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jrmge.2018.06.003) (IF: 2.829/2019)
  16. A. Pain, AVS Ramakrishna and S Nimbalkar, (2018). “Seismic active thrust on rigid retaining wall using strain dependent dynamic properties”, International Journal of Geomechanics , ASCE, 18(12), 06018034. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001331] (IF: 2.332/2017)
  17. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2017) “Effect of dynamic soil properties and frequency content of harmonic excitation on the internal stability of reinforced soil retaining structure”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 45(5), 471-486 [DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2017.07.003] (IF: 2.870/2016).
  18. AVS Ramakrishna, A. Pain and S. Sarkar, (2017) “Seismic translational failure analysis of MSW Landfills using modified pseudo-dynamic method”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 17(10), 04017086_1-15. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943- 5622.0000990] (IF: 387/2016).
  19. A. Pain, Q. Chen, S. Nimbalkar and Y T Zhou, (2017) “Evaluation of Seismic Passive Earth Pressure of Inclined Rigid Retaining Wall Considering Soil Arching Effect”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 100, 286-295 [DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.06.011] (IF: 1.545/2016).
  20. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2017) “Seismic rotational stability of gravity retaining walls by modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier 94, 244-253. [DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.01.016] (IF: 1.545/2016).
  21. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2017) “Seismic Passive Earth Resistance Using Modified Pseudo-dynamic Method”, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Springer, 16(2), 263-274. [DOI: 10.1007/s11803-017-0381-1] (IF: 0.706/2016).
  22. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya (2017), Closure to “Seismic Uplift Capacity of Horizontal Strip Anchors Using a Modified Pseudodynamic Approach by Anindya Pain, Deepankar Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 17(7), 07017002_1-2 [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000471] (IF: 1.387/2016).
  23. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2016) “Seismic uplift capacity of horizontal strip anchors using a modified pseudo-dynamic approach”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 16(1), 04015025_1-12 [DOI: 1061/(ASCE)GM.1943- 5622.0000471] (IF: 1.387/2016).
  24. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2016) “Seismic rotational displacement of retaining walls: a pseudo-dynamic approach”, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, Springer, 1(22) [DOI: 10.1007/s41062-016-0023-x].
  25. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2015) “Seismic stability of retaining wall- soil sliding interaction using modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Géotechnique Letters, Institute of Civil Engineer – UK, 5(1), 56-61 [DOI: 10.1680/geolett.14.00116]. (IF: 1.286/2016).
  26. A. Pain, D. P. Kanungo and S. Sarkar, (2014) “Rock Slope Stability Assessment using Finite Element based Modeling – Examples from the Indian Himalayas”, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Taylor & Francis, 9(3), 215-230 [DOI:10.1080/17486025.2014.883465].
  27. D. P. Kanungo, S. Sharma and A. Pain, (2014) “Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Regression Tree (CART) Application for Indirect Estimation of Unsaturated Soil Shear Strength Parameters”, Frontiers of Earth Science, Springer, 8(3), 439-456 [DOI: 10.1007/s11707-014-0416-0] (IF: 1.051/2016).
  28. D. Choudhury, A. D. Katdare and A. Pain, (2014) “New method to compute seismic active earth pressure on retaining wall considering seismic waves”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 32 (2), 391-402 [DOI: 10.1007/s10706-013-9721-8].
  29. D. P. Kanungo, A. Pain and S. Sharma, (2013) “Finite Element Modeling Approach to Assess the Stability of Debris and Rock Slopes – A Case Study from the Indian Himalayas”, Natural Hazards, Springer, 2013, 69(1), 1-24 [DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0680-4] (IF:1.833/2016).
  30. D. P. Kanungo, A. Pain and S. Sharma, (2013) “Stability Assessment of a potential debris slide in Garhwal Himalayas, India”, Indian Landslides, 6(2), 9-20.
  31. S. Rukhaiyar, M. Singh and A. Pain, (2013) “A study of Numerical Modelling of a Rock Slope Based on Modified Mohr-Coulomb Criterion”, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunniling Technology, 19(2), 81-98.
American Society of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP):-
  1. A. Pain, AVS Ramakrishna, and S. Sarkar (2018). “Effect of local site condition on the seismic stability of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” ASCE GSP 293, 46-55. doi: 10.1061/9780784481486.006
  2. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2016). “Computation of the Rotational Displacements of Gravity Retaining Walls by the Pseudo-Dynamic Method.” ASCE GSP 257, 124-132. doi: 10.1061/9780784480007.015
  3. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, (2016). “The seismic bearing capacity factor for surface strip footings.” ASCE GSP 269, 197-206. doi: 10.1061/9780784480120.021

International/National Conference papers:-

  1. E. Agarwal, A. Pain and S. Sarkar (2021). “Stochastic response surface based probabilistic analysis of geosynthetic reinforced soil slope under pseudo-static conditions.” Accepted for publication in 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (ICRAGEE 2021)
  2. E. Agarwal, A. Pain and S. Sarkar (2020). “Probabilistic Analysis of Reinforced Soil Retaining Structures using FORM and Surrogate based Monte-Carlo.” In. proceeding of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2020 (This paper got the 2nd prize in Best Paper Prizes sponsored by Springer Nature in the theme Geosynthetics and Reinforced Soil Structures.
  3. A. Pain (2020). “A Constitutive Model to Capture Asymmetric Behavior of Soil Under Dynamic Loading.” In: Latha Gali M., P. R.R. (eds) Geotechnical Characterization and Modelling. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 85. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6086-6_36
  4. Sanjay Nimbalkar and A. Pain (2017). “Seismic stability assessment of tailing dam considering frequency of harmonic excitation and dynamic properties of rockfill.” In. proceeding of 15th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Wuhan, China, (Submission number: 595).
  5. A. Pain, D. Choudhury, S. K. Bhattacharyya and P. Kumar (2016). “Influence of vertical seismic acceleration on sliding stability of gravity retaining wall: a modified pseudo-dynamic approach.” In. proceeding of International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues, Mumbai, India, (Submission number: 104).
  6. Deepankar Choudhury, B. G. Rajesh and A. Pain, “Recent advances in seismic design of earth and waterfront retaining structures.” Proceeding of 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, August 3-5, 2016, New Delhi, India, (this is a SPL lecture delivered by the first author).
  7. A. Pain, Deepankar Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Computation of sliding displacements of gravity retaining walls by modified pseudo-dynamic method”, In. proceeding of 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, College of Engineering, Pune, India, 2015, paper ID – 567.
  8. S. Sarkar, A. Pain, M. Samanta and D.P. Kanungo, “Hill slope stability based on Generalized Hoek-Brown Criterion – A Case Study from Sikkim Himalaya”, Int. Conf. on Engineering Geology in New Millennium, IIT Delhi, India, 2015, 1274-1281.
  9. G.Tiwari, N.K. Samadhiya and A.Pain, “Stress Strain distribution within geosynthetic reinforced slopes: a parametric study”,In. proceeding of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013, Roorkee: India.
  10. P.Kakarla, S. Sharma, D. P. Kanungo, A.Pain and R. Anbalagan, “Artifical Neural Network approach based indirect estimation of shear strength parameters of soil”, In. proceeding of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013, Roorkee: India.
  11. G.Tiwari, N.K. Samadhiya and A.Pain, “Study of effect of bolt anchorage parameters on rock slope stability by FEM”, In. proceeding of 4th Indian Rock Conference, 2013, 431-439, Solan:India.
  12. S.Rukhaiyar, N.K. Samadhiya and A.Pain, “Artificial Neural Networks as a basis for predicting polyaxial strength of intact rock”, In. proceeding of 4th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 2013, 29-32, Chennai: India.
  13. D. P. Kanungo, A. Pain, S. Sarkar, S. Sharma, S. K. Jain and Z. Ahmad, “Field investigation and finite element modelling of a progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas”, Proceedings of 4th International conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows,1, 2012, 15-26, Dubrovnik: Croatia.
  • Publications previous to 2009: NIL
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL
  • Invited Lectures Delivered
    1. On 12th December, 2018, at IISc Bangalore, India, on the topic “Comparative study of forced based and displacement based approaches to compute seismic active thrust on retaining wall”, during pre-conference workshop of Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2018) conducted by Technical Committee (TC – 207) of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) on Recent advances in Soil Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls, organized jointly by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) Bangalore Chapter, Bengaluru, India, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and IGS, New Delhi, India.
    2. On 17th January, 2019, at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, India, on the topic “Numerical Modelling of Landslide Stability Analysis”, during Two days training program on Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) preparation, organized jointly by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi and CSIR- Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India.
    3. On 23rd January, 2019, at Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam on the topic “Seismic earth pressure on gravity retaining wall: a comparative study of forced based and displacement based approaches”, during the International Workshop on Advances in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Development, organised by Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam, India.
    4. Delivered two invited lecture on 9th September, 2019, at NIT Uttarakhand, India, on the topic “Rock slope stability using numerical methods: Application and Limitations” and “Stability of retaining walls under static and seismic conditions”, during the short term course “Constructions Challenges v/s Infrastructure Development in Hilly Region” sponsored by TEQIP-III
    5. Participated as one of the resource person in a two days training program on the topic “Numerical Modelling of Landslide Stability Analysis”, during Two days training program on Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) preparation, organized jointly by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi and CSIR- Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India on 20th November, 2019, at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, India.
    6. Participated as one of the resource person in the CSIR-CBRI Webinar Series 4.0 on “Landslide disasters – Investigation to Mitigation” during August 04-08, 2020. Delivered a lecture on the topic “Numerical Modelling and Stability Analysis of Landslides”.
    7. Delivered one invited lectures in the faculty development program of SSN College of Engineering, Chennai on “Ground Engineering using Geosynthetics” on 31st December 2020.
    8. Participated as one of the resource person in the CSIR-CBRI Webinar Series 10.0 on “Advanced Course on Ground Improvement Techniques” during February 15-17, 2021. Delivered a lecture on the topic “Reinforced Soil Retaining Structure”.
    9. Participated as one of the resource person in the 1st International Webinar series (Australia-India-UK) on ‘Natural Disaster Resilience for Built Infrastructure’ along with the organization like University of Technology Sydney Australia, University of Manchester UK, IIT Madars, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bhubaneswar, and IIT Mandi. The webinar series was held from 24th to 28th August, 2020
    10. Participated as one of the resource person in the AICTE sponsored ATAL online faculty development program on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure organized by Himachal Pradesh University on 10th August 2021 on the topic “Slope Stabilization Using Different Reinforcement Techniques”.
    11. Participated as one of the resource person in a 03 Day Online Training Program sponsored by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi on the theme “Geohazards and Disaster Resilience Infrastructure in the Himalayan Region”. Delivered one lecture on 30th September, 2021 on the topic “Deterministic and probabilistic numerical slope stability analysis”.

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Innovative Student Projects Award (Doctoral Level) 2017Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)PhD Thesis2017
IACMAG Excellent Paper Award 2017International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics Research Paper published in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE2017
Diamond jubilee research paper awardCSIR-CBRIBest research publication2017
Excellence in Academics/Research up to 40 yearsThe Institute of Engineers (India) Roorkee Local CenterExcellence in Research2018
Outstanding Contribution in ReviewingElsevierReviewing papers for International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences2018
2nd prize in Best Paper presentationSpringer along with Indian Geotechnical Conference 2020Best Paper presentation in the theme Geosynthetics and Reinforced Soil Structures2020
1st prize in Best Paper presentationSpringer along with 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (ICRAGEE 2021)Best Paper presentation in the theme Slope Stability, Retaining Walls and Geosynthetics2021
Any other:

Inducted in the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) as a student member for 5 years (2017-2022)

Member of BIS committee – Section 2 Soils and Foundations CED 46:P5

Nominated to represent Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) as Corresponding Member of the International Technical Committee TC-207 on “Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls” of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for the term 2018-2021

Presently serving as Honorary Secretary in the Indian Geotechnical Society Roorkee Chapter.

Reviewer of the following journals:

  1. Scientific Reports, Nature
  2. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (SCIE)
  3. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier (SCIE)
  4. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Elsevier (SCIE)
  5. Engineering Structures, Elsevier (SCIE)
  6. International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Elsevier (SCIE)
  7. Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier (SCIE)
  8. Soils and Foundations, Elsevier (SCIE)
  9. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Taylor and Francis (SCIE)
  10. Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier (SCIE)
  11. Structures, Elsevier (SCIE)
  12. Proceeding of ICE – Geotechnical Engineering, Thomas Telford (SCIE)
  13. Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer (SCIE)
  14. Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, World Scientific Publishing Company (SCIE)
  15. Reviews on Advanced Material Sciences (SCIE)
  16. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer (SCIE)
  17. Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Springer (SCIE)
  18. Geomechanics and Engineering, Techno Press (SCIE)
  19. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, Taylor and Francis (SCIE)
  20. Shock and Vibration, Hindawi (SCIE)
  21. Science progress, SAGE (SCIE)
  22. Journal of Mountain Sciences, Springer (SCIE)
  23. Geomechanics and Geongineering, Taylor and Francis
  24. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer
  25. SN Applied Sciences, Springer
  26. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier
  27. Institute of Engineers India: Series A, Springer
  28. INAE Letters, Springer
  29. Innovative Infrastructure Solution, Springer
  30. Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindwai