is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo (in Waterloo, ON, Canada). He has a broad research and teaching interests that includes Foundations and Soil Structure Interaction, Energy Geotechnics, Sustainability and Resilience Quantification in Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Constitutive Modeling, Blast Analysis of Geo-structures, Probabilistic Analysis, Soil Dynamics, and Ground Improvement. He has over hundred peer reviewed publications in reputed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Basu has delivered several invited and keynote lectures in the U.S.A., Canada, South Africa, Argentina, India, China, and Kazakhstan. He has also taught short courses in the U.S.A., South Africa, India and Ethiopia. Dr. Basu is a member of Tau Beta Pi, and is a recipient of the Telford Premium Award (U.K.), Fugro Fellowship (U.S.A.), ExCEEd Teaching Fellowship (U.S.A.), and Prof. S. Neogi Award (India), among other accolades. He is a fellow of the Indian Geotechnical Society and the Institution of Engineers (India). He is a past chair of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS). He is also a past chair of the ISSMGE and ASCE-GI technical committees on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering, and vice-chair of the CGS technical committee on Sustainable Geotechnics. Dr. Basu served as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, and is currently in the editorial board of Proceedings of the ICE – Geotechnical Engineering.