Bishwajit Chowdhury

Dr Bishwajit Chowdhury

Program Coordinator

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  Emailbishwajit.chowdhury@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 8054


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Contact details

   VE | Future Technologies


  Emailbishwajit.chowdhury@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 8054


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Dr. Bishwajit Chowdhury is a Program Coordinator in the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Program. 

Current and potential future students are welcome to contact Dr. Chowdhury regarding any query related to their study in the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology Program.

Overview

Dr. Bishwajit Chowdhury has been with RMIT University since 2014. He completed his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 2013. Dr. Chowdhury also completed his Master of Engineering (by research) degree from National University of Singapore, Singapore, and his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree with Honours marks from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh. Dr. Chowdhury has published his research works in top international journals in the area of Geotechnical Engineering.

Dr. Chowdhury also has more than seven years of industry experience. Before starting his PhD at Monash University in 2009, he was working as a Superintendent Engineering with Gramenphone Ltd, the largest telecom company in Bangladesh. At Grameenphone, he was responsible for overall management of the structural and geotechnical analyses and design works for various infrastructure required for establishing telecom networks.

In his current role as a Program Coordinator, Dr. Chowdhury is responsible for providing current and future students with advice regarding their study in the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology program.

Dr. Chowdhury also teaches and coordinates multiple courses in the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology program. Dr. Chowdhury’s current teaching commitments include MIET2138 – Engineering Management, OENG1068 - Engineering Project (Civil), EASC1081 - Soil Mechanics, and CIVE1206 - Roads and Transport.

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Industry experience

Dr. Bishwajit Chowdhury has more than seven years of industry experience. Before starting his PhD, Dr. Chowdhury was working as a Superintendent Engineer with Grameenphone Ltd. the largest telecom company in Bangladesh.

Over the five years of employment with Grameenphone, Dr. Chowdhury successfully managed the geotechnical and structural design works for establishing telecom networks for the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of the geotechnical and structural design team
  • Planning and managing the sub-soil investigation works, and analyses and interpretation of the geotechnical investigation data for various transmission tower establishment projects and multi-storied building projects
  • Geotechnical and structural analyses and design of shallow and pile foundations for self-supported heavy-duty telecommunication towers
  • Geotechnical and structural design of shallow and pile foundations for multi-storied buildings
  • Analyses and design of different types of earth retaining structures
  • Analysis of slope stability problems
  • Liaising with various other groups of the company, contractors and external consultants
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Research

  • Ground improvement techniques
  • Soil constitutive modelling

Research keywords

Soft soil, Critical state soil mechanics, Constitutive modelling

Research output summary

6

Publications

4

Awards

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Feature publications

New pressure-void ratio relationship for structured soils in the virgin compression range

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering – ASCE, vol 140, issue 8

Chowdhury, B., Haque, A., Muhunthan, B. (2014).

 A preliminary study of strength behaviour of lime-slag treated pyrite bearing soft Coode Island silt

Australian Geomechanics, vol 47, issue 2

Stanley, B., Chowdhury, B., Haque, A. (2012).

Laboratory study of liquefaction due to wave-seabed interaction

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering – ASCE, vol 132, issue 7

Choudhury, B., Dasari, G.R., Nogami, T. (2006).

Key publications by year

  • Chowdhury, B., Haque, A., Muhunthan, B., 2014, New pressure-void ratio relationship for structured soils in the virgin compression range, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering – ASCE, vol 140, issue 8, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston VA USA
  • Stanley, B., Chowdhury, B., Haque, A., 2012, A preliminary study of strength behaviour of lime-slag treated pyrite bearing soft Coode Island silt, Australian Geomechanics, vol 47, issue 2, Australian Geomechanics Society, NSW Australia
  • Islam, M.S., Chowdhury, B., Haque, A., 2012, On the sustainable ground improvement aspects of pyrite bearing clay using lime activated slag, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing, 15 February 2012 to 18 February 2012, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston VA USA
  • Stanley, B., Chowdhury, B., Haque, A., 2011, Discussion of “Addressing sulfate- induced heave in lime treated soil” by Dallas N.Little, Syam Nair, and Bruce Herbert, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering – ASCE, vol 137, issue 8, American Society of Civil Engineers, Virginia USA
  • Chowdhury, B., Dasari, G.R., Nogami, T., 2008, Closure of "Laboratory study of liquefaction due to wave-seabed interaction" by B. Chowdhury, G. R. Dasari, and T. Nogami. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering – ASCE, vol 134, issue 1, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston VA USA
  • Choudhury, B., Dasari, G.R., Nogami, T., 2006, Laboratory study of liquefaction due to wave-seabed interaction. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering – ASCE, vol 132, issue 7, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston VA USA
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Awards

  • Annual SEH Learning & Teaching Award, RMIT University
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Monash University
  • NUS Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore
  • Dean's List Award, BUET, Bangladesh
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.