Anirban De, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering




I specialize in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.  
My professional expertise is in geotechnical investigation, analysis, 
and design related to solid and hazardous waste disposal sites (landfills)
and static and seismic stability of earth embankments.  
I started my career working for a major geoenvironmental consulting firm, 
where I was involved in the design and construction of landfills in several states.  
My research interest is in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.  I am 
currently  involved in a study sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
to understand the effects of surfac blasts on underground structures and evaluate 
various methods to mitigate such damage.  Both numerical analyses and physical 
model tests using a geotechnical centrifuge are part of this study.  In a prior study, 
also sponsored by the NSF,  I was able to measure strains induced on a model 
underground tunnel or a pipeline due to blasts  at the ground surface, using 
geotechnical centrifuge modeling techniques. 

I have also conducted research into various aspects of landfill design, such as 
geosynthetics, slope stability, seismic response, settlement, and contaminant migration. 
I am part of an ongoing study (also funded by the NSF) in which we are attempting 
to characterize the effects of an earthquake  on layered soil below ground surface, 
using instruments embedded in the ground. 
I teach geotechnical engineering courses at the undergraduate (Junior and Senior) 
level , as well as at the graduate (M.S.) level. 
I also teach introductory engineering courses to Freshmen and engineering mechanics 
(e.g., Statics) courses to the Sophomores. 
I also take a lot of interest in issues related to engineering education and preparing 
students for the engineering profession.  I recently served on the Body of Knowledge 
(2nd Edition) Committee organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

I am the Faculty Advisor the ASCE Student Chapter at Manhattan College.

A De


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School of Engineering
Manhattan College




Contact Information:

Office: Room 309-I - Leo Engineering Building 
Phone: (718) 862-7175
E-mail: anirban[dot]de[at]manhattan[dot]edu


Mailing address:

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Manhattan College
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Bronx, NY 10471

Last updated: 17 April 2011