Room 006, Covell Hall
Research Interests and Philosophy:
Dr. Amalesh Jana’s research focuses on the assessment of the in-situ, large-strain dynamic response of soils, enabled through the design, fabrication, and deployment of novel instruments. Amalesh leverages cyclic laboratory testing, analytical solution and numerical modeling to support and inform the interpretation of the large scale field responses. He has participated in several collaborative research projects with university and industry partners to address various pressing concerns in the field of resilient civil infrastructure. He believes the use of new technology, collaborations, and multi-disciplinary research will have a significant effect on the new millennium of civil engineering. He is committed to incorporate the connections between social, environmental, economic, and engineered systems in research to promote a sustainable future.
Dr. Jana like to design his coursework with a focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. He believes creativity is a uniquely human gift, which he uses to orient the class from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered classroom. He believes creativity comes with the freedom to express views without hesitation. As a teacher, his motto is to learn with the students and rediscover rudimentary concepts with them. He believes, there is no better payoff than watching a student succeed because they were motivated to learn and guided to think critically. Dr. Jana teaches geotechnical engineering, statics and strength of materials at the undergraduate level.