Chandan Pradhan


Assistant Professor (Grade-II) (On Contract)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, October 20, 2023

Professional Experience: 

 Post-Doctoral Fellow-Civil: Design of Smart Flood Monitoring-Warning System for Himalayan River Systems,
Institute: Technology Innovation Hub-TIDF, IIT Guwahati, Funded by NM-ICPS(DST, India) (Dec 2022-Oct 2023)
 Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at TIDF-IIT Guwahati
Job Description: Smart Pond Monitoring System for aquaculture farming, wetland and flood monitoring system (2022)
 Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) at Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Angul, Odisha
Job-Description: Construction of G+11 Residential Building with Schnell Technology and Speed Floor Methods (2013-2014)

Contact Details

Academic Background

 Ph.D. (2022)
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

 M.Tech (2016)
Water Resources Engineering and Management
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

 B.Tech (2013)
Department of Civil Engineering, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Odisha

Conference Proceedings: 

Areas of Interest

Remote Sensing, Fluvial Hydraulics, River Engineering, Sediment Dynamics in Fluvial Systems



Book Chapters: 

Significant Publications

1. C. Pradhan, Ketan K Nandi, Rishikesh Bharti, Subashisa Dutta (2023),Developing process-based geomorphic indicators for understanding river dynamics of a highly braided system: Implications for designing resilience based management strategies, CATENA, Volume 232, 107411.
2. C. Pradhan, S. K. Padhee, R. Bharti & S. Dutta (2022). A process-based recovery indicator for anthropogenically disturbed river system. Scientific Reports, 12 (1), 1-14. 10.1038/s41598-022-14542-x
3. C. Pradhan, V. Chembolu, S. Dutta, & R. Bharti (2021). Role of effective discharge on morphological changes for a regulated macrochannel river system. Geomorphology, 385, 107718.
4. C. Pradhan, V. Chembolu, R. Bharti & S. Dutta (2021). Regulated rivers in India:research progress and future directions. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering,
5. K.K. Nandi, C. Pradhan, S. Dutta, K.K. Khatua (2023). Identifying the stability trajectory of a large braided Brahmaputra River using reach-scale process-based approach. Journal of Hydrology. Volume 626, Part B.
6. K.K. Nandi, C. Pradhan, S. K. Padhee, S. Dutta, K.K. Khatua (2022). Understanding the Entropy-based Morphological Variability and Energy Expenditure Mechanism of a large Braided River System. Journal of Hydrology, 615, Part A
7. K.K. Nandi, C. Pradhan, S. Dutta, & K.K. Khatua (2022). How dynamic is the Brahmaputra? Understanding the process-form-vegetation interactions for hierarchies of energy dissipation. Ecohydrology, 15, e2416


 LANCO Foundation Merit Award for excellent performance in Department of Civil Engineering, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Odisha, India (2012)


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Professor and Head
Department of Water Resources & Ocean Engg
(Formerly Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics), NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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