Assistant Professor, Navrachana University, Vadodara, India (January 2O19 to Present)
Post Doctoral Fellow, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany (September 2O18 to November 2O18)
Senior Research Fellow, IIT Gandhinagar, India (May 2O18-July 2O18)
Teaching Assistant, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (July 2O13 – December 2O17)
Unsaturated soil mechanics
Cyclic instability of soils and Liquefaction susceptibility
Soil dynamics: Cyclic/ Dynamic behaviour of soils under earthquake, machine vibration and traﬃc
Ground improvement: Soil treatment and Geosynthetics
Mechanical Characterization of soils
Issues of problematic soils
Pandya, S. and Sachan, A. (2O17). Eﬀect of matric suction and initial static loading on dynamic behaviour of unsaturated cohesive soil, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 12(5), 438-448.
Pandya, and Sachan, A. (2O17). Variation of collapse potential and stiﬀness degradation with matric suction of compacted unsaturated cohesive soil, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 14(1),35-48.
Pandya, and Sachan, A. (2O18). Matric suction, swelling and collapsible characteristics of unsaturated expansive soils, Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, 4(1) 1-9.
Pandya, and Sachan, A. (2O19). Experimental Studies on Eﬀect of Load Repetition on Dynamic Characteristics of Saturated Ahmedabad Cohesive Soil, International Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer,17(6), 781-792.
Pandya, and Sachan, A. (2O19). Eﬀect of frequency and amplitude on dynamic behaviour, stiﬀness degradation and energy dissipation of saturated cohesive soil, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Taylor and Francis, available online, 24 Oct 2O19.
Thakur, A. S., Pandya, S., & Sachan, A. (2O2O). Dynamic behaviour and characteristic failure response of low plasticity cohesive International Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer, 1-19, available online, 27th August 2O2O.
Chapters in Books
Pandya, , Sarswat, N., and Sachan, A. (2O18). Relationship of collapse potential and swell pressure with suction of unsaturated expansive soil. In GeoShanghai International Conference, Springer, Singapore, 147-155. ISBN: 978-981-13-OO94-3.
Pandya , Sachan A. (2O2O) Energy Dissipation Response of Unsaturated Cohesive Soil Under Dynamic Loading Conditions. In Advances in Computer Methods and Geomechanics, Springer, Singapore, 55 (1), 565-578. ISBN: 978-981-15-O885-1.
Pandya, S. and Sachan, A. (2O15). Dynamic behaviour of unsaturated CH soil under cyclic loading in unconsolidated undrained conditions, 5th Tongji-UBC Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Tongji University Shanghai, China, 4-8 May,
Pandya, and Sachan, A. (2O16). Stiﬀness degradation and cyclic response of naturally available combination soil, International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues, Mumbai, IN, Sep. 23-24, 2O16.
Pandya, and Sachan, A. (2O16). Eﬀect of microfabric on shear modulus and damping ratio of Kaolin clay, EMI International Conference, Université de Lorraine, Metz, France, Oct. 25-27, 2O16.
Pandya, , Sakkari, A. and Sachan, A. (2O17). Unsaturated shear strength of CH combination soil using matric suction and conventional shear strength testing, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2O17 GeoNEst, IIT Guwahati, India, 14-16 December 2O17.
Pandya, S., Sharma, and Sachan, A. (2O18). Role of matric suction in mechanics behind swelling characteristics of expansive soils, 2Oth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris, France, February 19-2O, 2O18.
Shrivastava, , Pandya, S. and Shah, M. (2O2O). Identiﬁcation, Analysis and Remediation of Contaminated Soils. International Conference on Ecohealth and Environmental Sustainability, Navrachana University, Vadodara, India, February 24-26, 2O2O.
Shah, D., Fadia, , Prajapati, N. and Pandya, S. (2O2O). Remediation of black cotton soil using plastic straw as stabilizer. International Conference on Ecohealth and Environmental Sustainability, Navrachana University, Vadodara, India, February 24-26, 2O2O.
Parmar, J., Yadav, V., and Pandya, (2O2O). Inﬂuence of Biopolymer Treatment on Suction Characteristics of Bhavnagar Saline Expansive Soil. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference 2O2O, Visakhapatnam Chapter, Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh, December 17-19, 2O2O.
Awards and Scholarships
Qualiﬁed ‘Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering’, GATE-2O12.
Holder of national fellowship for doctoral students awarded by Ministry of Human Resources & Development, India, 2O12-2O17.
Holder of scholarship for GATE qualiﬁed start early doctoral students, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India, 2O12-2O16.
Excellent Presenter award at 5th Tongji-UBC Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, May 4-8 2O15, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Best paper award-ﬁrst prize (sponsored by Springer with a certiﬁcate and gift voucher of EUR 15O) at International Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Practices and Related Urban Issues, Mumbai, India,
CSIR (Council of Scientiﬁc and Industrial Research) Travel Grant for GeoShanghai International Conference 2O18, Shanghai, China,