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Mishra, Brijes

Syd and Felicia Peng Professor - Mining Engineering


B.S. Nagpur University, India, 2002 
M.S. Indian School of Mines University, India, 2004 
Ph.D. West Virginia University, USA, 2007

Dr. Mishra joined West Virginia University as an Assistant Professor in August 2009. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. He has published in reputed journals in Rock Mechanics, Strata Control and Mining Engineering. His funded research has exceeded more than a million dollar. His area of research has spanned from laboratory testing to pillar stability analysis for deep coalmines. He developed a High Pressure and High Temperature triaxial laboratory for testing rocks at high pressure and temperature. Additionally, a new triaxial creep testing equipment was added to the laboratory for investigating long-term behavior of the rock. With his graduate students he has investigated time-dependent behavior of coal measure rocks using both continuum and discontinuum models.

Before joining WVU, Dr. Mishra was employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He worked as a project engineer for RES/PEC, a Geotechnical Consulting firm based in Rapid City, South Dakota. He worked on several projects related to salt caverns and mines.

Research Interests

Theoretical and Applied Rock Mechanics 
Experimental Rock Mechanics 
Ground Control in Coal Mines 
Numerical Modeling application in coal mines

Teaching Interests

Advanced Rock Mechanics 
Mine Surveying 
Longwall Mining

Professional Societies

Society of Mining Engineering 
American Rock Mechanics Association 
International Society of Rock Mechanics