Professor Bhattacharya is a Chartered Civil Engineering (CEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE). He currently holds the Chair in Geomechanics at the University of Surrey (UK) and directs SAGE (Surrey Advanced Geotechnical Engineering) laboratory, a specialized soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory for research and industrial testing. He is also the Programme Director for the specialized MSc course on Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Adjunct professor at Zhejiang University (China), Guest Professor at Qingdao Technological University (China), Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol (UK). Previously, Professor Bhattacharya held academic posts at: University of Bristol (Senior Lecturer in Dynamics), University of Oxford (Departmental Lecturer), Junior Research Fellow (Somerville College, Oxford), 21st Century Centre of Excellence Fellow (Tokyo Institute of Technology). Professor Bhattacharya obtained his PhD from University of Cambridge (UK).
Professor Bhattacharya spend many happy years in Industry: Jacobs- CES (Consulting Engineering Services, India) and Fugro Geo-consulting (UK). His research interests are in dynamic soil-structure interaction (both in earthquake and offshore), earthquake geotechnical engineering and advanced soil element testing. He has more than 20 years’ professional and research experience in the behaviour and design of foundations in extreme environments. He has recently published over 25 papers on the dynamics of wind turbines including Soil-Structure Interaction and an integrated design method for the design of monopiles. He wrote one text book: Foundation design for offshore wind turbines (Wiley) and co-authored two text books: Fundamental of Engineering Mathematics (ICE-Thomas Telford Publishing) and Seismic design of foundations: Concepts and Applications (ICE-Thomas Telford Publishing).