STructUral Dynamics & UncErtaiNTies research group


Dr. Shashank Pathak
Assistant Professor
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering 

A11, 5th Floor, Room No.- 15
North Campus, IIT Mandi, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India - 175075, 


CV is here. 

I did B.Tech-M.Tech. dual degree in Civil engineering from IIT Kanpur (2005-2010). After that, I worked as a structural design engineer at L&T (for 1 year) and as an assistant research professor at IIT Gandhinagar (for 6 months), before joining Central Soil & Materials Research Station (CSMRS) as a Scientist in June 2012. Almost after a year, In July 2013, I joined PhD programme at IIT Delhi in the department of Civil engineering (while continue working as a Scientist at CSMRS). After defending PhD thesis in September 2019, I joined University of Brussels (ULB, Belgium) as a Postdoctoral researcher in November 2019. I worked there for about 2 years and finally joined IIT Mandi as an assistant professor in School of Civil & Environmental Engineering in November 2021. In a nut shell, I have a background experience of working with consulting firms (other two were AECOM and COWI for very short durations), Govt. R&D organization, institutions abroad, and IITs.

Previously, I worked on the research problems related to random vibrations & earthquake engineering (IIT Kanpur and Gandhinagar), uncertainties in rock mechanics field investigations (CSMRS), blast wave propagations and blast load uncertainties (IIT Delhi), and active & passive vibration control of smart structures (ULB, Belgium). 

After joining IIT Mandi, this research group was established in February 2022 with an objective to study the applied mathematical problems related to the broad domain of "structural dynamics and uncertainties". The target engineering applications of these studies is mainly, but not limited, to the areas of structural engineering, earthquake engineering, blast engineering, etc. The main theme of the group is to understand and then simplify the complex mathematical formulations, for practising engineers, in the form of closed-form approximations or computationally efficient simpler alternatives. More details will appear on subsequent pages of this website.

Students/researchers who are willing to collaborate/work on some interesting problems of dynamics may contact me directly at or .