Dr. Partha Mishra is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Partha’s research interests are in the arenas of improvement of soft soils, behaviour of unsaturated soils, electromagnetic characterisation and monitoring of soil processes, biomediated geotechnical engineering and clay barrier systems in hazardous waste disposal facilities. Outcomes of his research are summarised in 25+ technical articles in top tier international journals, conferences, and book chapters.

As a practicing engineer, he works on several projects pertaining to management and operations of tailings storage facilities in Australia and overseas.

Partha is a member of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was admitted as an associate fellow to the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK in 2019.

In 2020, Partha initiated the ‘Lecture Series on Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: from Research to Practice’ (AGERP) in collaboration with Professor Sarat Das. The AGERP lecture series is a pro-bono attempt towards disseminating the coupled learnings from academia and industry on several key topics in Geotechnical Engineering. The AGERP lecture series has reached to participants (academics, practicing engineers and students) from over 110 countries. More on the AGERP initiative is here: https://www.age-rp.com/

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Geotechnical Engineering) - The University of Queensland, Australia (2020)
  • Master of Technology (Geotechnical Engineering) - National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India (2015) [CGPA: 9.98 on 10]
  • Bachelor of Technology with Hons. (Civil Engineering) – National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India (2014) [CGPA: 9.22 on 10]

Research supervision

Ph.D. thesis:

  • Yuan Zhang. (2017-cont.) “Soft Soil Evaporation and its Application in the Field.” Supervisory team: Prof. Alexander Scheuermann (50%), Dr. Partha Narayan Mishra (30%), Professor Ling Li (20%)

Masters thesis:

  • Sihe Liao. (2018) “On Some of the Geoengineering Properties of an Australian Coal Tailings Sample.” Co-supervisor with Prof. Alexander Scheuermann

Bachelors thesis:

Summer research:

Teaching experience:

  1. Pratvi Patel. (2017) “Characterization of the Port of Brisbane Clay and Proposal of Dewatering Technique.”, Co-supervisor with Prof. Alexander Scheuermann
  2. Hamish McGregor-Smith. (2017) “Mechanical Characterisation of Port of Brisbane Clay - Comparison between flocculant treated and untreated soil”, Co-supervisor with Prof. Alexander Scheuermann
    • Hongxin Chen. (2018-2019), Co-supervisor with Prof. Alexander Scheuermann
    • Brian Zhang. (2017-2018), Co-supervisor with Prof. Alexander Scheuermann
    • Annabel Liu. (2016-2017), Co-supervisor with Prof. Alexander Scheuermann