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Dr. Katti

Dr. Dinesh Katti, P.E.
Professor and Interim Department Chair

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: CIE 201C
Telephone: (701) 231-7245
Fax: (701) 231-6185


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona at Tucson, 1991
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1986
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India, 1983


  1. CE 316 Soil Mechnaics
  2. CE 461/661 Foundation Engineering
  3. CE 462/662 Designing with Geosynthetics
  4. CE 417 Slope Stability and Retaining Walls
  5. Graduate Seminar

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Constitutive Modeling of Materials
  • Expansive Soils
  • Multiscale Modeling of Material Response
  • Bio-Nanocomposites
  • Finite Element Method
  • Geosynthetics

Selected Publications


  1. Katti, Dinesh R., Pradhan, Shashindra M., and Katti, Kalpana S., (2010) Directional Dependence of Hydroxyapatite-Collagen Interactions on Mechanics of Collagen, Journal Of Biomechanics, 43, 1723-1730.

  2. Khanna, Rohit, Katti, Kalpana S., and Katti, Dinesh R., (2010), In Situ Degradation of Chitosan-Polygalacturonic Acid/Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites in Cell Culture Media, International Journal of Polymer Science, vol. 2010, Article ID 175264, 12 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/175264

  3. K. S. Katti, A. Ambre, N. Peterka and D. R. Katti (2010) Use of unnatural amino acids for design of novel organomodified clays as components of nanocomposite biomaterials, in press in Philosophical Trasactions A.

  4. D. Verma, K. S. Katti, D. R. Katti Osteoblast Adhesion, (2010) Proliferation and Growth on Polyelectrolyte-Complex-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites in press in Philosophical Trasactions A.

  5. D. Verma, K. S. Katti and D. R. Katti, (2009), Polyelectrolyte-Complex Nanostructured Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering C. 29, 2079–2084

  6. Amarasinghe, Priyanthi, M., Katti, Kalpana S., and Katti, Dinesh R., (2009), Nature of Organic Fluid-Montmorillonite Interactions: An FTIR Spectroscopic Study, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,337, 97-105.

  7. Katti, Dinesh R., Matar, Mohamed I., Katti, Kalpana S., Amarasinghe, Priyanthi, M., (2009), Multiscale Modeling of Swelling Clays: A Computational and Experimental Approach, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 13(4), 243-255.

  8. See Dr. Katti's CV for most recent publications.