Director, BITS Pilani
campus, Rajasthan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India availing lien for the current position.
In 1995, he obtained Ph.D (Eng.) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received the degrees of B.E.(Civil) and M.E.(Civil) with specialization in Structural Engineering in 1987 and 1989, respectively, from the Faculty of Engineering, MS University of Baroda, Baroda, India.
He was Erskine Visiting Fellow at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand during May-June 2008. He was also visiting scientist at National University of Singapore during May-July 2003. He was recipient of BOYSCAST fellowship and visited Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA during May-November, 2000. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel during February, 1997-July, 1998.
His areas of research are Sustainable Construction Materials, Structural Health Monitoring and Computational Intelligence in Engineering. He has published more than 240+ papers in leading international journals and conferences in his research fields. He has co‐authored three books‐ (1) Concrete Fracture Models and Applications (2) Shear Strengthening of T‐beam with GFRP: A Systematic Approach and (3) Systematic Approach of Characterisation and Behaviour of Recycled Aggregate Concrete, which have been published by Springer.