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Personal Profile of Dr. Pathikrit Bhattacharya

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Dr. Pathikrit Bhattacharya
Title : Assistant Professor
School : Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences
Office (Room No.) : SBS 311
Phone No. (Office) :
Email : pathikri@iitbbs.ac.in
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Research Interests
Mechanics of earthquakes and faulting; laboratory friction experiments; physics and mechanics of friction; earthquake statistics; fluid-rock interactions; fault-zone hydrology; high performance computing in modelling of earthquake processes; Bayesian inference on highly correlated spaces.
Degree Discipline Year School
Ph.D. Geoscience 2017 Princeton University
M.S. Geophysics 2011 University of Western Ontario, Canada
M.Tech. Applied Geophysics 2009 IIT Roorkee
B.Sc. Physics 2006 Banaras Hindu University
Recent Publication (International Journals) Author(s)/Speaker(s)
(2011), A fractal model of earthquake occurrence: Theory, simulations and comparisons with the aftershock data, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 319, 012004.
Bhattacharya, P., Chakrabarti, B. K. and Kamal
(2011) Statistical analysis of the 2002 Mw 7.9 Denali earthquake aftershock sequence, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 101, 6, 2662-2674.
Bhattacharya, P., Phan, M. and Shcherbakov, R.
(2014), Frictional response to velocity steps and 1D fault nucleation under a state evolution law with stressing-rate dependence, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth,119,2272–2304.
Bhattacharya, P., and Rubin, A. M.
(2015), Critical evaluation of state evolution laws in rate and state friction: Fitting large velocity steps in simulated fault gouge with time-, slipand stress-dependent constitutive laws, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012437.
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., Bayart, E., Savage, H. and Marone, C.
(2017), Does fault strengthening in laboratory rock friction experiments really depend primarily upon time and not slip?, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi: 10.1002/2017JB013936.
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., and Beeler, N.
Recent Publication (International Conferences) Author(s)/Speaker(s)
(2014), Do laboratory slidehold-slide experiments really provide evidence for time-dependent healing in rock?, SCEC Annual Meeting.
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., and Beeler, N.
(2014), The role of stressing-rate in state evolution under rate and state friction, AGU Fall Meeting.
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., Scuderi, M. M., Leeman, J., Ryan, K., and Marone, C.
(2015) Is frictional healing slip-dependent?, AGU Fall Meeting.
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., Ryan, K., Riviere, J., and Marone, C.
(2016), Where did the time go? Friction evolves with slip following large velocity and normal stress steps, Gordon Research Conference (Rock Mechanics)
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., Tullis, T., Okazaki, K. and Beeler, N. M.
(2016), Where did the time go? Friction evolves with slip following large velocity steps, normal stress steps, and (?) during long holds, AGU Fall Meeting.
Bhattacharya, P., Rubin, A. M., Tullis, T., Okazaki, K. and Beeler, N. M.
(2017), Data-driven fault mechanics: Inferring fault hydro-mechanical properties from in situ observations of injectioninduced aseismic slip, AGU Fall Meeting.
Bhattacharya, P., Viesca, R.
(2018), Fluid-induced aseismic slip can outpace pore-pressure diffusion! – evidence from in situ data, Gordon Research Conference (Rock Mechanics).
Bhattacharya, P., Viesca, R.
(2018), Fluid-induced aseismic slip can outpace pore-fluid migration – evidence from in situ data, Annual Meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs.
Bhattacharya, P., Viesca, R.
Academic Honors & Awards
  • Arnold Guyot Teaching Award, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
  • Visiting Student Fellowship at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics