Dr. Deepak Amban Mishra Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences

  • Mechanical characterization of virtually isotropic and anisotropic rock materials
  • Microstructural analysis of rocks in relation to their mechanical behaviors


Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy
Main Building, II Floor, AU College of Engineering(A), Visakhapatnam 530 003, AP, India.
Tel: +91 8912856035
Email: dam.geo@iipe.ac.in; deepakamban@gmail.com


2009 – 2013: Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

Professional Experience

  • 2017 - 2019: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam.
  • 2014 – 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Geonics, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Teaching Engagements

  • Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology
  • Well Logging

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Member: International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
  • Member: Americal Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Journal Publications

  • 2015: Mishra DA, Srigyan M, Basu A, Rokade PJ. Soft computing methods for estimating the uniaxial compressive strength of intact rock from index tests. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 80, 418–424.
  • 2014: Basu A, Mishra DA. A method for estimating crack-initiation stress of rock materials by porosity. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 84, 397-405. 
  • 2013: Basu A, Behera U, Mishra DA. Brazilian and ring tests in assessing indirect tensile strength of sandstone. Journal of Engineering Geology, XXXVIII (1), 174-180. 
  • 2013: Basu A, Mishra DA, Roychowdhury K. Failure modes of rock materials under uniaxial compression, Brazilian test condition and point loading. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 72, 457-475. 
  • 2013: Mishra DA, Basu A. Estimation of uniaxial compressive strength of rock materials from index tests using regression analysis and fuzzy inference system. Engineering Geology, 160, 54-68. 
  • 2012: Mishra DA, Basu A. Use of the block punch test to predict the compressive and tensile strengths of rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 51, 119-127.

Conference Publications

  • 2017: DA Mishra, I Janeček. Laboratory triaxial testing–From historical outlooks to technical aspects . Procedia engineering. 191 , 342-351.
  • 2017: I Janeček, DA Mishra. Deformational Response of Rocks to Uniaxial, Biaxial, and Triaxial Loading or Unloading Regimes . Procedia engineering. 191 , 332-341.
  • 2016: Janecek I, Mishra DA. Non-standard In-situ Loading Paths In 3D Stress Space Through Laboratory Triaxial Experiments. 7th International Symposium on In-Situ Rock Stress, Tampere, Finland.
  • 2009: Mishra DA, Basu A. Microstructural control on uniaxial compressive strength of granitic rocks. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE), BITS Pilani, India.

Book Chapters

  • 2018: V K Ojha, DA Mishra. Neural Tree for Estimating the Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock Materials . Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Springer, Cham; 734, 1-10.

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