Dr. B. Hanumantha Rao Associate Professor
School of Infrastructure

Research Interests

    o   Ground Improvement

o   Expansive Soil Stabilization

o   Clay Mineralogy and Oxides Influence

o   Sensors and Sensing Techniques for Geosystems

o   Geomaterial Characterization

o   Linear and Volumetric Strain Measurements

o   Contaminant Detection

o   Slope Monitoring

o   Geoenvironmental Engineering

o   Geotechnics & Waste Valorization: Red Mud, Fly Ash, Phosphogypsum

o   Tailings Management

o   Thermal Effects on Geomaterial Behavior: Thermal Conductivity & Thermal Storage, Phase change materials

o   Biopolymers and Geopolymers

o   Microbiogeotechnology


Brief Resume

Contact Details

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  • +91-9439739910, 674-713-6614
  • bhrao@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering (Civil Engineering) 2009 IIT Bombay
  M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering 2005 IIT Bombay
  B.E. Civil Engineering 2003 Osmania University





UG Level

PG Level

1.Foundation Engineering
2.Ground Improvement
3.Geoenvironmental Management
4.Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
5.Structural Detailing and Drawing
6.Soil Mechanics Laboratory
7.Engineering Mechanics
8.Soil Mechanics
9.Geotechnics of waste and waste containment
1.Foundation Analysis and Design
2.Ground Improvement
3.Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
4.Environmental Geotechnics Lab Tutor
5.Advanced Soil Mechanics
6.Applied Soil Mechanics
7.Geotechnics of waste and waste containment
8.Geotechnics of polluted sites
9.Insitu testing of soils laboratory


2014-17    Studies on characterization of unsaturated soils using thermal flux sponsored by IIT Bhubaneswar
2014-17    Establishment of swelling and cracking characteristics of expansive soils from suction measurements, sponsored by CSIR
2014-17  Investigations on Strength and Volume Change Properties of Red Mud for its Effective Utilization in Geotechnical Applications, sponsored by DST under Fast Track scheme
2014-17    Synthesis, characterization, and development of red mud-fly ash based geopolymer concrete, sponsored by NALCO
2015-19    Characterization and utilization of red mud as a structural fill and embankment material, sponsored by DST
2018-21    Characterization studies of nano-enhanced phase change material (NEPCM) in thermal storage devices for sustainable building designs in India, sponsored by DST under CERI scheme
2018-19    Estimation of morphodynamicity and its remedial action using red-mud based concrete at coastal zone of Eastern Odisha, sponsored by Ministry of Mines
2019-22    A novel Biotreatment of bauxite residue for conversion into sustainable geomaterial, sponsored by MHRD under SPARC
2019-21    Geoenvironmental and geotechnical issues of coal mine overburden, sponsored by MHRD under SPARC
2022-24    Green and sustainable construction materials from waste industrial by-products-red                        mud and waste gypsum by DST under Indo-Slovenia bilateral scientific and                                technical cooperation project 

Author(s) Recent Publication (International Journals)
B. Hanumantha Rao, V. Sridhar, R. R. Rakesh, D. N. Singh, P. K. Narayan, and P. K. Wattal
B. Hanumantha Rao, K. Venkataramana, and D. N. Singh
B. Hanumantha Rao and D. N. Singh
B. Hanumantha Rao and D. N. Singh
Dalinaidu. A, B. Hanumantharao, Shathakumar. S, and D.N. Singh
Yusuf Erzin, B. Hanumantha Rao, Anjan Patel and D. N. Singh
B. Hanumantha Rao, V. Sridhar, R. R. Rakesh, D. N. Singh, P. K. Narayan, and P. K. Wattal
K. Venkataramana, B. Hanumantha Rao, and D. N. Singh,
Yusuf Erzin, B. Hanumantha Rao and D. N. Singh
D. N. Arnepalli, B. Hanumantha Rao, S. Shanthakumar, and D. N. Singh
Ajaz Massod Bhat, B. Hanumantha Rao and D. N. Singh
B. Hanumantha Rao and D. N. Singh
B. Hanumantha Rao, Ajaz M. Bhat, and D. N. Singh
B. Hanumantha Rao. B, A. Dalinaidu and D.N. Singh

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Novel technology developed on “Geopolymer concrete product with industrial wastes” stood among one of the top innovative projects (out of 77) in ALL IIT R&D Fair 2021.
  • Best presentation award (Oral) of the paper presented in IGC-2019 held at NIT Surat, India from 19th - 21st December 2019.
  • Third Ranker in whole class in B. E. at College of Engineering, Osmania University.
  • PRATIBHA award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the year 1999.
  • Secured second rank in state level Engineering Common Entrance Test, ECET-1999.
  • Ranked first in three consecutive years during Diploma.

Research Scholar


Professional Experience

o   Assistant Professor, IIT Bhubaneswar, December 2011 – till present. o   Assistant Professor, NIT Rourkela, August 2011 – December 2011. o   Scientific Officer-D, NPCIL, November 2010 – July 2011. o   Assistant Professor, KL University, AP, June 2010 – November 2010. o   Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and September-2009 - April-2010. o   Research Assistant, IIT Bombay, January 2009 – June 2009.

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