Shobha K. Bhatia

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office 230 Hinds Hall

Phone 315-443-3352  E-mail

General Information




General Information

After receiving both her B.E. and M.S. degrees from Roorkee University, India, Professor Bhatia worked as a lecturer in the Earthquake Department there for two years.  She then went on to earn her Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  Dr. Bhatia joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 1980.

Dr. Bhatia is a member of many societies, is on the editorial board for Geotechnical Testing, is vice president of the North American Geosynthetic Society, and is a co-editor for Geotechnical News.  

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1981
   Civil Engineering

    M.S., Roorkee University, 1973
   Civil Engineering

    B.E., Roorkee University, 1971
   Civil Engineering

    Assistant Engineer
    U.P. Irrigation Department
    Roorkee, India, 1973-1974    

    Earthquake Department, Roorkee University
    India, 1974-1976

American Society of Civil Engineers 
American Society for Testing and Materials 
North American Geosynthetic Society 
International Geotextile Society 
Indian Society of Geotechnical Engineering 
Society of Women Engineers 
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Teaching Interests

Geosynthetic Design, Earth Embankment and Dam Design
Earthquake Engineering, Soil Properties, Introduction to Engineering & Minorities in Engineering

Courses taught this year:
CIE 637 Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundations I

Research Interests

Geosynthetic Applications in Civil Engineering, Image Processing, Microstructure Analysis of Geotextiles and Soils,
Soil Dynamics

Selected Publications and Presentations

"Geosynthetics in Reinforcement of Embankment on Soft Soils," Advances in Transportation and Geoenvironmental Systems Using Geosynthetics, GeoDenver 2000, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999. 

"Comparative Behavior of Granular vs. Geotextiles Filters," Geo-Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998. 

"Suitability of Geosynthetics Products"", in "Filtration and Drainage Applications," Indo-US Workshop on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics, March 1997 (invited paper).
"Recent Developments in Geotextile Filters and Prefabricated Drainage Geocomposities," American Society of Testing and Materials, 1996.