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Deb Mishra - postdoctoral research associate, civil


Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
Phone: 208-426 3710 | Fax: 208-426 2351 | Office: ERB 3137


Dr. Debakanta (Deb) Mishra received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 2004, and master’s degree (Civil Engineering) from Texas Tech University in 2006. He joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in August 2006 to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, with primary focus in the area of Transportation Engineering. After completing his Ph.D. in 2012, Dr. Mishra continued at UIUC as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He joined Boise State University in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering.

Dr. Mishra’s research interests are in the broad areas of transportation, pavement, and railroad engineering. In particular, his research has encompassed the following topics: numerical modeling and analyses of pavements and railroad track structures; performance monitoring of pavements and railroad track structures through advanced instrumentation; design and construction of pavement systems using recycled and marginal quality materials; advanced laboratory testing and stress-strain characterization of pavement and railroad geomaterials; non-destructive testing and evaluation of pavements and railroad infrastructure; as well as design and development of advanced laboratory equipment for transportation material characterization.

Dr. Mishra has published several articles in international journals like ASCE Journal of Materials, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Geotechnics Journal, Journal of Zhejiang University, etc. Moreover, he has presented and published research manuscripts in numerous national and international conferences. He is an active member of ASCE Geo-Institute Pavements Committee, TRB Mineral Aggregates Committee (AFP 70), and AREMA Technical Committee 1: Roadway & Ballast. He has also been an active participant in different events organized by TRB committees AR050: Railroad Track Structure System Design, AR060: Railway Maintenance, and AFS 20: Soil and Rock Instrumentation.