Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya

Brief Introduction

Name: Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD
Designation Professor
Employer Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
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Key areas of interest Water resources management, Management of groundwater contamination, Climate change
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Prof. (Dr.) Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in the year 2004. His current research interests include Water resources management, Climate change, Groundwater management and pollution control, Management of saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience and has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications in various international journals and conference proceedings. He has jointly edited a couple of books, including Urban Hydrology, Watershed Management and Socio-Economic Aspects (Springer 2016), Urban Ecology, Water Quality and Climate Change (Springer 2018), Nature-Inspired Methods for Metaheuristics Optimization: Algorithms and Applications in Science and Engineering (Springer 2020), etc. He has implemented several research projects related to water resources management as PI and Co-PI. He has also been a visiting professor at other institutes, including the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Ecole Centrale Nantes, France, and the National Institute of Technology Meghalaya.

Research Project

  1. Principal Investigator, “Impact of Climate Change on the Integrated Flood Vulnerability Index of Hilly terrain”, a collaborative project with Universiti Teknologi Brunei and Curtin University, Malaysia, sponsored by AISTDF, Science & Engineering Research Board, DST (On going).
  2. Co-Investigator, “Archiving, modeling and visualization of the eco-cultural heritage of the Majuli River island of Assam”, a collaborative project with Tezpur University Assam, sponsored by DST (On going).
  3. Co-Investigator, “Statistical Downscaling for Hydro-Climatic Projections with CMIP5 Simulation to Assess Impact of Climate Change”, a collaborative project between IIT Guwahati, IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Gandhinagar and IIT Kanpur, sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India through National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee (On going).

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Kumar, Dilip and Bhattacharjya, Rajib Kumar (2020), “Estimation of Integrated Flood Vulnerability Index for the hilly region of Uttarakhand, India”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, (in press).
  2. Marak, J. D. K, Sarma, A. K, and Bhattacharjya Rajib Kumar (2020), “Assessing the Impacts of Inter-Basin Water Transfer Reservoir on Streamflow”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, (in press).
  3. Sharma B. and Bhattacharjya, Rajib Kumar (2020), “Behaviour of contaminant transport in unconfined coastal aquifer: an experimental evaluation”, Journal of Earth System Science (in press).
  4. Barman Swapnali, and Bhattacharjya Rajib Kumar (2019), “ANN-SCS Based Hybrid Model in Conjunction with GCM to Evaluate the Impact of Climate Change on the Flow Scenario of River Subansiri”, Journal of Water and Climate Change, (DOI:10.2166/wcc.2019.221)
  5. Leichombam, S., and Bhattacharjya, Rajib Kumar (2018), “A Hybrid Optimization Methodology for Optimal Identification of Pollution Sources considering the Source Locations and Fluxes as Unknown”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000431)