Prabir Kolay | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering

Prabir Kolay

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Prabir Kolay

Office Phone: 618-453-7843
Building: Engineering B, Room 26

Research Interests:

Soft and expansive soil stabilization using different chemical stabilizers, Characterization of PFA (Pulverized Fuel Ash) from coal based thermal power plant, Leaching studies, Dry separation of Cenosphere, Thermal & electrical properties of soil, Characterization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for various uses, Resilient modulus & long-term durability of RCA, Cyclic behavior of soil & stabilized soil, Liquefaction potential of local Illinois soil.

Research Funding


  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay 2001
  • M.Eng. Bengal Eng. and Science University (BESU), Shibpur 1996
  • B.Eng. North Bengal University (NBU), India 1993

Course Taught:

Thesis supervised


  • Kolay, P. K., Sii, H. Y., and Taib, S.N.L. (2012), “Physical and Compressibility Characteristics of Tropical Peat”, World Journal of Engineering, Multi-science publication, UK, Vol. 9, No. 4,pp. 277-284.
  • Taib, S.N.L., S.H. Lau, and Kolay, P. K. (2012), “Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Analysis Via MatPIV for Measuring Displacement of Shallow Foundation on Uniform Sand”, Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, Malaysia.
  • Kumar, S., Kolay, P. K., Malla, S. and Mishra, S. (2012), “Effect of Multi Walled Carbon Nano Tube on Mechanical Strength of Cement Paste” ASCE Journal of Material in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 84-91
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Journal Reviewer

Paper presentation

Member of Professional Body

  1. Member of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), No. 469145, USA.
  2. Member of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, No. 60190, USA.
  3. Member of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 2009-2013, USA.
  4. Member of USUCGER (United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research), 2011-2014, USA.
  5. Life member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), No. LM 2492, INDIA.
  6. Member of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC), 2008-2010.
  7. Member of Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on “Engineering and Applied Sciences”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET).
  8. Member of Materials Technology Center (MTC), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2013.
  9. Member of G-I (Geo-Institute), ASCE, No. 469145, USA.
  10. Member of The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), UK.

Honors and Awards

Honors in Professional Association