Deepak Amban Mishra

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Interest:

  • Experimental Rock Mechanics
  • Engineering Properties of Rocks
  • Rock Failure Mechanism
  • Geothermal Resources




Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam

Earth Sciences, Room - 307

2nd Floor, AU Engineering College, Main Block,

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,

Andhra Pradesh 530003


Telephone: 0891-285-6035

Teaching Interests

Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology

Well Logging

Geothermal Energy


Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2013

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
  • 2014-2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Geonics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Member: International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
  • Member: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Journal Publications

  • Mishra DA, Srigyan M, Basu A, Rokade PJ. (2015) Soft computing methods for estimating the uniaxial compressive strength of intact rock from index tests. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 80, 418–424.
  • Basu A, Mishra DA (2014) A method for estimating crack-initiation stress of rock materials by porosity. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 84, 397-405.
  • Basu A, Behera U, Mishra DA (2013) Brazilian and ring tests in assessing indirect tensile strength of sandstone. Journal of Engineering Geology, XXXVIII (1), 174-180.
  • Basu A, Mishra DA, Roychowdhury K (2013) Failure modes of rock materials under uniaxial compression, Brazilian test condition and point loading. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 72, 457-475.
  • Mishra DA, Basu A (2013) Estimation of uniaxial compressive strength of rock materials from index tests using regression analysis and fuzzy inference system. Engineering Geology, 160, 54-68.
  • Mishra DA, Basu A (2012) Use of the block punch test to predict the compressive and tensile strengths of rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 51, 119-127.

Conference Publications

Mishra DA, Janeček I (2017) Laboratory triaxial testing–From historical outlooks to technical aspects; Procedia Engineering, 191, 332-341

Janeček I, Mishra DA (2017), Deformational Response of Rocks to Uniaxial, Biaxial, and Triaxial Loading or Unloading Regimes; Procedia Engineering, 191, 332-341

Janecek I, Mishra DA (2016) Non-standard In-situ Loading Paths In 3D Stress Space Through Laboratory Triaxial Experiments. 7th International Symposium on In-Situ Rock Stress, Tampere, Finland.

Mishra DA, Basu A (2009) Microstructural control on uniaxial compressive strength of granitic rocks. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE), BITS Pilani, India.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Associate Dean (Academic Affairs and Admin)

Phd Students:

  1. 21RS9001 - Abhilash Mishra - 2021 - Geomechanics
  2. 21RS9008 - Rajeswar Das  - 2021 - Experimental Rock Mechanics


  • Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment - Springer
  • Journal of Earth System Science  - Springer
  • Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards - Taylor and Francis Online