Faculty Profile

Dr. Mahasakti Mahamaya

Sr. Assistant Professor & Head

Department of Civil Engineering

School of Engineering


  •  PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.
  •  M. Tech in Geotechnical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha.
  •  B. Tech in Civil Engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha.
  •  OP Jindal University, Raigarh (C.G), working as an Assistant Professor from June 2018 to till date.
  •  Worked as a Teaching Assistant in National Institute of Technology, Rourkela from Feb 2014 to Feb 2018.
  •  Worked as an Assistant Professor in Centurion University, Odisha from July 2012 to Feb 2014.
  •  Sustainable Geomaterials and Sustainable construction
  •  Mining.
  •  Industrial waste utilization.
  •  Application Biopolymer in Civil Engineering.
  •  Mahamaya, M. and Das, S. K. (2017). “Biopolymer Stabilization of Fly ash and Coal Mine Overburden for Erosion Resistance.,” Chapter 11, Biopolymers: Structure, Performance and Applications, Nova Publisher, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53611-885-8.
  •  A corrosion resistant cementitious material from industrial waste, Inventors: Sarat Kumar Das, Lasyamayee Garanayak, Mahasakti Mahamaya, Patent Appl No. 201731017301/Kol Dt 17.05.2017.
  • Title of the Project: Design, Vetting of Clay Liner for Ash Area.
    Sponsored Agency: ESSAR Power Orissa Limited, Paradeep, Orissa.
    Principal Investigator:Dr.Sarat Kumar Das, IIT Dhanbad.
    Total Amount: 2, 000, 00
    Status: Complete (2018)
  • Title of the Project: Determination of Inside Bulk Density of Iron Ore Sample.
    Sponsored Agency: IndraniPatnaik, Unchabali Iron &Mn. Mines
    Principal Investigator:Dr.Sarat Kumar Das, IIT Dhanbad.
    Total Amount: 18,000
    Status: Complete (2018)
  • Title of the Project: Checking of Earth Retaining Wall at Vedanta Industries at Jharsuguda.
    Sponsored Agency: L & T Construction, Orissa.
    Principal Investigator:Dr.Sarat Kumar Das, IIT Dhanbad.
    Total Amount: 78,000
    Status: Complete (2018)
  •  Mahamaya. M. and Das, S. K. (2017). “Characterization of Mine Overburden and Fly Ash as a Stabilized Pavement Material.,” Particulate Science and Technology, Vol 35(6), 660-666. doi: 10.1080/02726351.2016.1194344 .
  •  Mahamaya. M. and Das, S. K. (2018) Characterization of Ferrochrome Slag as a Controlled Low Strength Structural Fill Material, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, doi:10.1080/19386362.2018.1448527.
  •  Suman,S., Mahamaya. M. and Das, S. K. (2016). “Prediction of Maximum Dry Density and Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cement Stabilised Soil Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques.,” Int. J. of Geosynth. and Ground Eng.2:11. doi 10.1007/s40891-016-0051-9.
  •  Das, S. K., Priyadarshini, S. and Mahamaya. M. (2016) “Characterization and design of coal-reject as a Highway Pavement Material.,” Indian Highways. Vol. 44 (4), pp 17-21.
  •  Mahamaya, M., Das, S. K. and Bhuyan, P.K. (2018). “Characterization of ferrochrome slag as a controlled low strength material.” Compendium of Annual Meeting Transportation research board, Washington, USA.
  •  Mahamaya, M., Suman, S., Anand, A. and Das, S. K. (2015). “Prediction of UCS and CBR Values of Cement Stabilized Mine Overburden and Fly Ash Mixture.,” Procedia Earth and Planetary Science. Elsevier, 11,294 – 302.
  •  Mahamaya, M., Mishra,P.N., Suman.S. and Das, S. K.(2015).”Estimation of Thermal Migration Around Buried Coolant Ducts with Engineered Backfill Material.,” Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, Elsevier, 11, 410 – 417.
  •  Das, S. K., Mahamaya, M., Panda, I. and Swain, K. (2015). “Stabilization of Pond Ash Using Biopolymer.,” Procedia Earth and Planetary Science., Elsevier, 11,254 – 259.
  •  Swain,K. Mahamaya, M., Alam, S,and Das, S.K. (2017) Stabilization of Dispersive Soil Using Biopolymer. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series, Springer, pp 132- 147.
  •  Parhi, P.S., Garanayak.L., Mahamaya, M. and Das, S. K. (2017). “Stabilization Of An Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Base Geopolymer., Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series, Springer,. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-61931-6_4.
  •  Mohanty, R., Mahamaya, M., Das, S.K. and Mohanty, M. (2019). “Liquefaction susceptibility of soil using Multi Objective Feature Selection.” Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development Environment and Constructions – Silvestri&Moraci (Eds),AssociazioneGeotecnicaItaliana, Rome, Italy, ISBN 978-0-367-14328-2.
  •  Academic excellence Award for securing 3rd Position in M. Tech (Geotechnical Engg.) for the academic session 2010-2011, in the occasion of Institution day celebration at NIT, Rourkela.
  •  Institution Award for Best Paper, “Characterization of Controlled Low Strength Material using Fly ash and mine overburden”. Institution of Engineers (India), Odisha Chapter. 2017 Civil Engineering.
  •  Muralidhar Satapathy Award for Best Paper, “Dispersive soil and its stabilization using Biopolymer for Environmental Control” Institution of Engineers (India), Odisha Chapter, 2018 Civil Engineering.
  •  Short- term course on “Slope Stability Analysis for Civil and Mining Engineers” organized by Department of Civil Engineering, NIT, Rourkela.
  •  Short- term course on “Design of Experiments: An Optimisation Tool (DOEOT)”organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering,NIT,Rourkela.
  •  Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)
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