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Dr. Sunita Mishra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering at IIT Kharagpur. Prior to that, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in SIMLab, CASA: Center for Advanced Structural Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. She has completed her Ph.D. in the area of Rock Dynamics from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India.

My present research focuses on the following:

  1. Size Effect and Scale Effect in Brittle Materials: Rock, Concrete, Ceramics.

  2. Experimental Techniques under Dynamic Loading

  3. Rock Dynamics and Fracture Propagation in Rocks.

  4. Artificial Intelligence in Rock Dynamics

  5. Blast and Ballistic Loading.

  6. Machine Vibration and Isolators

  7. Rock and Tool Interaction

Anyone interested in the above-mentioned research areas is welcome to work with the Material Dynamics Research Group!



  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering: 09/2018 - 01/2019


          Johns Hopkins University (JHU), USA.


  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Department of Structural Engineering: 05/2018 - 07/2018


          Norwegian University of Science and 

          Technology (NTNU), Norway.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Jul 2014 - Feb 2019


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India.


  • Masters in Technology (M.Tech.) in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology: 2012 - 2014


      Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad, India.


  • Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering: 2008 - 2012


Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha, India.


Research Experience

  • Assistant Professor: Feb 2020 - Present 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: 07/2019 - 01/2020

         Norwegian University of Science and

         Technology (NTNU), Norway.

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