NameDr. Anindya Pain
Date of Birth18.04.1989;;
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


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. 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: 2.450/2018).
  2. 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 [Accepted in press for publication]
  3. 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, (IF:1.526/2018). [Accepted in press for publication]
  4. 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, (DOI: 10.1007/s42461-020-00205-w) (IF: 0.784/2018). [available online since 28th March]
  5. 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: 2.436/2018).
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. V. S. Ramakrishna Annapareddy, A. Pain and Shantanu Sarkar, “Seismic Translational Failure Analysis of MSW Landfills Using Modified Pseudo-dynamic Approach”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2017, 17(10): 04017086-1_15 [DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000990] (IF: 1.387/2016).
  11. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Effect of Dynamic Soil Properties and Frequency Content of Harmonic Excitation on The Internal Stability of Reinforced Soil Retaining Structure”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 2017, 45(5), 471-486. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2017.07. 003] (IF: 2.870/2016).
  12. A. Pain, Q. Chen, S. Nimbalkar and Y T Zhou, “Evaluation of Seismic Passive Earth Pressure of Inclined Rigid Retaining Wall Considering Soil Arching Effect”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 2017, 100, 286-295 (IF: 1.545/2016). [DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.06.011]
  13. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic Rotational Stability of gravity retaining walls by modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 2017, 94, 244-253. [DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.01.016] (IF: 1.545/2016).
  14. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic passive earth resistance using modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Springer, 2017, 16(2), 263-274. [DOI: 10.1007/s11803-017-0381-1] (IF: 0.814/2015).
  15. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, 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, 2017, [available online with DOI:] (IF: 1.387/2015).
  16. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic rotational displacement of retaining walls: a pseudo-dynamic approach”, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, Springer, 2016, 1(22). Available online from 20th July, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s41062-016-0023-x
  17. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic uplift capacity of horizontal strip anchors using a modified pseudo-dynamic approach”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2016, 16(1): 04015025 [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000471] (IF: 1.387/2015).
  18. A. Pain, D. Choudhury and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “Seismic stability of retaining wall-soil sliding interaction using modified pseudo-dynamic method”, Géotechnique letters (ICE), 2015, 5(1), 56-61 [(DOI): 10.1680/geolett.14.00116]. (IF: 1.612/2013).
  19. A. Pain, D. P. Kanungo S. Sarkar, “Rock Slope Stability Assessment using Finite Element based Modeling – Examples from the Indian Himalayas”, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international journal, (ISSN: 1748-6025) Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, 2014, 9(3), 215-230(DOI:10.1080/17486025.2014.883465).
  20. Deepankar Choudhury, Amey Deepak Katdare and Anindya Pain, “New method to compute seismic active earth pressure on retaining wall considering seismic waves”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: an international journal, 2014, Vol. 32 (2), 391-402, Springer, Netherlands (DOI: 10.1007/s10706-013-9721-8).
  21. D. P. kanungo, A.Pain and S. Sharma, “Stability Assessment of a potential debris slide in Garhwal Himalayas, India”, Indian Landslides, 2013, Vol.6(2).
  22. D. P. Kanungo, S. Sharma and A.Pain, “Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Regression Tree (CART) Application for Indirect Estimation of Unsaturated Soil Shear Strength Parameters”, Frontiers of Earth Science (Springer, IF:0.516/2013), 2014, Vol. 8(3), 439-456 (10.1007/s11707-014-0416-0).
  23. S.Rukhaiyar, M.Singh and A.Pain, “A study of Numerical Modelling of a Rock Slope Based on Modified Mohr-Coulomb Criterion”, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunniling Technology, 2013, Vol.19(2), 81-98.
  24. D. P. Kanungo, A. Pain and S. Sharma, “Finite Element Modeling Approach to Assess the Stability of Debris and Rock Slopes – A Case Study from the Indian Himalayas”, Natural Hazards (Springer, IF:1.958/2013), 2013 (DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0680-4), Vol.69(1), 1-24.
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. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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
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