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Rajib Maity

Prof. Dr. Rajib Maity

Mar. 2019
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Research Interests:

  • Hydroclimatology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Hydroclimatic Teleconnection
  • Climate Change Impact on Water Resources
  • Hydrologic Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Soft Computing Methods in Hydrology
  • Analysis of Hydrologic Extremes
  • Remote Sensing Applications in Hydrology

Awards and Fellowships:

  • James Rennell MoES Young Fellow, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India.
  • Humboldt Research fellowship for Experienced Researchers by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Earth System Science (JESS), Springer.
  • Associate Editor, the ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor and Francis
  • Prof. R. J. Garde Research Award from the Executive Council of Indian Society for Hydraulics.
  • ASCE 2011 Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Emerging Leaders Fellowship by the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  • IEI Young Engineers Award, Institution of Engineers (India).
  • DAAD fellowship for IIT faculty.
  • International ICE WaRM Fellowship by the ‘International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM)’, an Australia Government Initiative.
  • Fast Track Project Grant for Young Scientists, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  • National Doctoral Fellowship, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • Prof. N. S. Govinda Rao Memorial Gold Medal by the council of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Ongoing Projects

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO): Exploration of vertical soil moisture profile by assimilating the surface soil moisture data retrieved from remotely sensed SAR data
  • Ministry of Earth Science (MoES): Modelling of Soil Moisture in a Changing Climate using the Potential of Probabilistic Hydrometeorological Approach
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD): Effect of Climate Change on local sea level rise and its Impact on Coastal Areas: Kolkata Region as a Pilot Study.
  • Evaluation of Flood Management Scheme for Keliaghai-Kapaleswari-Baghai River Basin, Govt. of WB, India

Teaching Experience:

  • Water Resources Engineering (Undergraduate)
  • Hydraulics (Undergraduate)
  • Statistical Methods in Hydrology (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics (Undergraduate)
  • Fluid Mechanics (Undergraduate)
  • Applied Hydrology (Postgraduate)
  • Stochastic Hydrology (Postgraduate)

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA
  • Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UK
  • Member of European Geosciences Union (EGU), Germany
  • Member of International Water Resources Association (IWRA), France
  • Member of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • Member of Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE)
  • Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), India
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH), India

Recent Publications

  • Maity R., M. Suman and N K Verma (2016), Drought prediction using a wavelet based approach to model the temporal consequences of different types of droughts, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 539, 417-428, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.042.
  • Subbarao P. and R. Maity, (2016), Spatio-temporal downscaling of projected precipitation in 21st century: Indication of a wetter monsoon over the upper Mahanadi basin in India, Hydrological Sciences Journal, In Press, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1241882.
  • Naren A. and R. Maity (2016), Hydroclimatic Modelling of Local Sea Level Rise and its Projection in Future, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, In Press, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-016-1897-4.
  • Pal M. Pal, R. Maity, M. Suman, S. K. Das, P. Patel and H. S. Srivastava (2016), Satellite based Probabilistic Assessment of Soil Moisture using C-band Quad-polarized RISAT 1 data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, In Press, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2623378.
  • Subbarao P., P. R. Rajendra, R. Maity and H. Kunstmann (2017), Development of a method to identify change in the pattern of extreme streamflow events in future climate: Application on the Bhadra reservoir inflow in India, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 9, 236-246, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2016.12.084.
  • Chanda K. and R. Maity (2017), Assessment of Trend in Global Drought Propensity in the 21st century using Drought Management Index, Water Resources Management, In Press, DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s11269-017-1571-3.