Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Aritra Banerjee

Assistant Professor
360G DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: (302) 831-4532
Research Website



EDUCATION

2011 | B.S. | National Institute of Technology (NIT)
2014 | M.S. | Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
2017 | Ph.D. | University of Texas

SHORT BIO

RESEARCH AREAS/SUSTAINABILITY

  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Materials
  • Sustainability

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters
1. Puppala, A. J., Banerjee, A., and Congress, S. S. C. (2020). “Geosynthetics in geo-infrastructure applications.” Durability of Composite Systems, K. Reifsnider, ed., Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.
2. Puppala, A. J., Congress, S. S. C., and Banerjee, A. (2019). “Research Advancements in Expansive Soil Characterization, Stabilization and Geoinfrastructure Monitoring.” Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering, 15–29.
Journals
1. Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., Congress, S. S. C., Chakraborty, S., Likos, W. J., and Hoyos, L. R. (2020). “Variation of Resilient Modulus of Subgrade Soils over a Wide Range of Suction States.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, In press.
2. Khan, M. A., Biswas, N., Banerjee, A., and Puppala, A. J. (2020). “Field Performance of Geocell Reinforced Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP)-base Layer Transportation Research Board.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2674(3), 69-80.
3. Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Hoyos, L. R. (2019). “Suction-controlled multistage triaxial testing on clayey silty soil,” Engineering Geology, 265, In Press.
4. Talluri, N., Puppala, A. J., Congress, S. S. C., and Banerjee, A. (2019). “Experimental Studies and Modeling of High Sulfate Soil Stabilization,” Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 146, 5.
5. Das, J. T., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Chakraborty, S. (2019). “Sustainability and resilience in pavement infrastructure: a unified assessment framework.” Environmental Geotechnics, ICE Publishers, In Press.
6. George, A. M., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Saladhi, M. (2019). “Performance Evaluation of Geocell-Reinforced Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Bases in Flexible Pavements.” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group, 1-11.
7. Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., Hoyos, L. R., Likos, W. J., and Patil, U. D. (2020). “Resilient Modulus of Expansive Soils at High Suction Using Vapor Pressure Control.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 43(3).
8. Chakraborty, S., Das, J. T., Puppala, A. J., and Banerjee, A. (2019). “Natural frequency of earthen dams at different induced strain levels.” Engineering Geology, Elsevier Publishers, 248, 330–345.
9. Patil, U. D., Puppala, A. J., Hoyos, L. R., and Banerjee, A. (2018). “Strength, Stiffness and Radial Anisotropy of Compacted Silty Sand Under Suction-Controlled Axisymmetric Shearing.” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 36(6), 3945–3960.
10. He, S., Yu, X., Banerjee, A., and Puppala, A. J. (2018). “Expansive Soil Treatment with Ionic Soil Stabilizer.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
Geotechnical Special Publications (GSPs)/Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings
1. Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., Kumar, P., and Hoyos, L. R. (2020). “Stress-Dilatancy of Unsaturated Soil.” Proc. Geo-Congress 2020, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Minneapolis, MN.
2. Khan, M. A., Biswas, N., Banerjee, A., and Puppala, A. J. (2020). “Performance of Geocell-Reinforced Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Bases in Flexible Pavements Built on Expansive Soils.” Proc. Geo-Congress 2020, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Minneapolis, MN.
3. Bhaskar, P., Boluk, B., Mosadegh, L., Banerjee, A., and Puppala, A. J. (2020). “Effect of Fines on Hysteretic Hydraulic Conductivity of Unsaturated Soil.” Proc. Geo-Congress 2020, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Minneapolis, MN.
4. Patil, U. D., Hoyos, L. R., Puppala, A. J., Congress, S. S. C., and Banerjee, A. (2019). “Suction stress characteristic curve for compacted silty sand from suction-controlled triaxial testing.” Proc. the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges, Cancun, Mexico, 756–763.
5. Bhaskar, P., Boluk, B., Banerjee, A., Shafikhani, A., and Puppala, A. (2019). “Effect of Lime Stabilization on the Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Clayey Soil in Texas.” Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering – Geo-Congress 2019, Philadelphia, PA, 773–783.
6. Samuel, R., Huang, O., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A., Das, J., and Radovic, M. (2019). “Case Study: Use of Geopolymers to Evaluate the Swell-Shrink Behavior of Native Clay in North Texas.” 8th International Conf. on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, 167–178.
7. Congress, S. S. C., Puppala, A. J., Banerjee, A., Jafari, N. H., and Patil, U. D. (2019). “Use of Unmanned Aerial Photogrammetry for Monitoring Low-Volume Roads After Hurricane Harvey.” 12th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, 530–543.
8. George, A. M., Banerjee, A., Taylor, T., and Puppala, A. J. (2019). “Large-Scale Experimental Studies to Evaluate the Resilient Modulus of Geocell-Reinforced Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Bases.” Proc. Geosynthetics Conference 2019, Houston, Texas.
9. George, A. M., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Praticò, F. (2019). “An Integrated LCA-LCCA Framework for the Selection of Sustainable Pavement Design.” Transportation Research Board, 98th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
10. Huang, O. D., Samuel, R., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Radovic, M. (2019). “Development of Alternative Stabilization Methods for Transportation Infrastructure Based on Geopolymers.” MATEC Web of Conferences, 271(8).
11. Shafikhani, A., Bheemasetti, T. V., Puppala, A. J., and Banerjee, A. (2018). “Analysis and Interpretation of Inclinometer and Pressure Cell Data on a Soil-Geofoam Embankment.” Proc. GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Multi-physics Processes in Soil Mechanics and Advances in Geotechnical Testing, Springer Singapore, Singapore, 410–418.
12. Samuel, R. A., Huang, O. D., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Radovic, M. (2018). “Environmentally-friendly and Sustainable Soil Stabilization for Transportation Infrastructure.” Tran-SET Conference, New Orleans, LA.
13. Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., Patil, U. D., Hoyos, L. R., and Bhaskar, P. (2018). “A Simplified Approach to Determine the Response of Unsaturated Soils Using Multistage Triaxial Test.” IFCEE 2018: Advances in Geomaterial Modeling and Site Characterization, GSP 295, 332–342.
14. Chakraborty, S., Banerjee, A., Das, J. T., Mosadegh, L., and Puppala, A. J. (2018). “Impact of Variation of Small Strain Shear Modulus on Seismic Slope Stability Analysis of a Levee: A Sensitivity Analysis.” IFCEE 2018, Orlando, FL, GSP, 302–313.
15. Das, J. T., Banerjee, A., Chakraborty, S., and Puppala, A. J. (2018). “A Framework for Assessment of Sustainability and Resilience in Subgrade Stabilization for a High-Volume Road.” Transportation Research Board, 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
16. Patil, U., Banerjee, A., Hoyos, L., Puppala, A., and Yu, X. (2018). “Suction-induced dilatancy and stiffness in compacted silty sand via triaxial testing.” Unsaturated Soils, Proc. Seventh International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Hong Kong, 287–292.
17. Banerjee, A., Patil, U. D., Puppala, A. J., and Hoyos, L. R. (2018). “Suction-controlled repeated load triaxial test of subgrade soil at high suction states.” Unsaturated Soils, Proc. Seventh International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Hong Kong, 667–672.
18. Patil, U. D., Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., and Hoyos, L. R. (2018). “Shear Strength Prediction of Compacted Silty Sand at Peak/Critical State Failure over Wider Suction Range.” PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017, GSP 301, 340–349.
19. Banerjee, A., Patil, U. D., Puppala, A. J., and Hoyos, L. R. (2018). “Evaluation of Liquefaction Resistance in Silty Sand via Suction Controlled Cyclic Triaxial Tests.” PanAm Unsaturated Soils 2017, GSP 301, Dallas, Texas, 543–552.
20. Nguyen, H. M., Puppala, A. J., Patil, U. D., Mosadegh, L., and Banerjee, A. (2017). “Multi-Level O-Cell Tests on Instrumented Bored Piles in the Mekong Delta,” in Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Orlando, FL.
21. Caballero, S., Acharya, R., Banerjee, A., Bheemasetti, T. V, Puppala, A., and Patil, U. (2016). “Sustainable Slope Stabilization Using Biopolymer-Reinforced Soil.” Geo-Chicago 2016, GSP.
22. Banerjee, A., Puppala, A. J., Pedarla, A., and Acharya, R. (2016). “Multistage Triaxial Tests for Determination of Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils.” Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
23. Banerjee, A., and Viladkar, M. N. (2015). “Ground Subsidence due to Construction of Shallow twin Tunnels near Adjacent Structures.” Proc: 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, Pune, India.
24. Banerjee, A., and Puppala, A. J. (2015). “Influence of Rate of Shearing on Strength Characteristics of Saturated and Unsaturated Silty Soil.” Proc. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, Pune, India.

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