Dr. Shankha Pratim Bhattacharya is presently an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He did his graduation in Architectural Engineering from Regional Engineering College Calicut, Kerala (presently, NIT Calicut). He completed his Masters in Engineering (Structural Engineering) and PhD Research from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. He has more than twenty years of teaching experience. His area of research includes Building Science, Thermal Comfort and Building Energy Modelling and Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessment. He has also developed NPTEL Courses on Architectural Acoustics and Structural Systems in Architecture. He has published over ten technical papers in different reputed international journals. He also conducted one GIAN course and four Short Term Courses under the Continuing Education Programme, IIT Kharagpur. He received an “Eminent Architectural Engineer” award by the Architectural Engineering Division of the Institute of Engineers (India) in Year 2015.