Professor Emeritus
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

He is a recipient of the Burmah-Shell Best Paper Prize. He was awarded the 1979 Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust (U.K) Scholarship and the 1992-93 European Commission (EC) Senior Faculty Exchange Fellowship, both by the Government of India. IIT-Bombay, on 13 March 2007, conferred the 2006 Professor H.H. Mathur Award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences in recognition of his outstanding work in the area of Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures. He also received the 2009 Khosla National Award for his life time achievement in the field of engineering. He is also a recipient of the 2010 IIT Bombay Research Paper Award. IIT Bombay, on 4th April 2012, conferred on him the 2011 Life Time Achievement Award. ICCS17 (17th International Conference on Composite Structures, Porto, Portugal, 17-21 June 2013) honoured him by calling him a legend and recognized him as a pioneer in initiating a new direction in mechanics of composites. He received the APACM Senior Scientist Award of the Asia Pacific Association of Computational Mechanics (APACM) on 12 December 2013 during APCOM2013 in Singapore. Received the ICCES (International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences) Lifetime Achievement Award – 2015 Medal in Reno, Nevada, USA on 23 July 2015 for making seminal contributions to composite materials and to the education of generations of students in India. Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani also honoured him with Life Time Achievement Award on 26 February 2018.

He has published more than 155 research papers in refereed journals, 6 chapters in edited books, about 167 papers in conference proceedings, edited 4 books and currently serves on the editorial boards of 5 international journals in diverse areas of computational structural mechanics. He has supervised 27 PhD theses and over 77 MTech dissertations. He has Research & Citation Standing in terms of h-index of 34 on Web of Science (38 on Scopus, 40 on GoogleScholar). His current citations are over 3551 on Web of Science (over 4617 on Scopus, 6094 on GoogleScholar).

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