Rotational components of earthquake ground motion (Rotational Seismology)
Asymmetric and setback buildings (Complex Structures)
Passive structural control and damping amplification devices (Seismic Protective Systems)
Seismic performance assessment of existing and retrofitted structures (Seismic Hazard and Loss Computation)
Nonlinear structural analysis
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Aug 2012 to present)
Post-Doctoral Scholar, University at Buffalo, State University at New York (SUNY) (Apr 2012 - July 2012)
Scientist, Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, India (Mar 2002 - Aug 2008)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GB Panth University of Agriculture and Technology, India (Sep 1999 - Feb 2002)
Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Dec 1998 - Sep 1999)
Graduate Engineer Trainee , M/S Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd (India) (July 1995 - Jan 1996)
Selected Recent Publications
Basu, D. and Giri, S. (2015). "Accidental eccentricity in multistory buildings due to torsional ground motion." Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 13 (12): 3779-3808.
Basu, D. and Whittaker, A. S. (2015). “Efficient Generation of Statistically Consistent Demand Vectors for Seismic Performance Assessment”, Journal ING-IABSE, Special Issue on Earthquake Engineering, March-2015.
Basu, D., Whittaker, A. S. and Constantinou, M. C. (2015). "Characterizing rotational components of earthquake ground motion using a surface distribution method and response of sample structures." Engineering Structures, Vol. 99: 685-707.
Basu, D., Whittaker, A. S. and Constantinou, M. C. (2013). "Extracting rotational components of earthquake ground motion using data recorded at multiple stations." Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 42 (3): 451-468.