Vidya Bhushan Maji
Vidya Bhushan Maji V.B.Maji, presently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, joined the institute in 2008. He has received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in the year 2007. Before that, he completed his Master of Technology degree (M.Tech) from the Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India (formerly Institute of Technology, IT-BHU) with Rock Mechanics specialization (year, 2003) and a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad, India (the year 2001). His research interest includes the Behavior of jointed rock mass, the Rock fracturing process, tunneling in the difficult ground and slope stability, and landslides. He has more than 13 years of research/teaching experience and has published more than 60 papers in various international/national journals and conferences. He has guided 4 Ph.D. and 2 MS students so far; 5 PhDs are in progress. Before joining IIT Madras, he worked as an associate consultant in Advanced Technologies and Engineering Services (ATES), a consultancy division of AIMIL Ltd. New Delhi, where he was mainly involved in Geotechnical site investigation, slope stability, rock stabilization, and numerical modeling. He is a member of the International Society of Rock mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) and served as the committee member of the young members' presidential group for the Asian region. He is also a Life Member of the Indian Geotechnical Society and a member of the IGS-Chennai chapter. He has also served as a member of the technical committee in Hill roads and tunnels of the Indian Road Congress.
| Behavior of jointed rock mass|
| Rock fracturing process|
| Tunneling in the difficult ground and slope stability, and landslides|
|2016 – Present||:||Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India|
|2008 – 2016||:||Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India|
|2007 – 2008||:||Associate Consultant, Advanced Technologies and Engineering Services (ATES), a consultancy division of AIMIL Ltd., New Delhi, India|