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Prof. Pradipta Banerji, Director of IIT Roorkee

posted Sep 12, 2012, 6:16 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 6:16 PM ]
Professor Pradipta Banerji is the Director of IIT Roorkee, India. Prior to joining IIT Roorkee, he was a Professor of Structural Engineering at IIT Bombay. He graduated with a B.Tech. degree from IIT Delhi in 1981, securing the Director's Silver Medal as the top-ranked graduating student in Civil Engineering. He has been the recipient of the exclusive National Science Talent Scholarship in India. He then completed an M.S. (1982) and a Ph.D. (1987) in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, with a specialization in Earthquake Engineering. During this period at Berkeley, he was awarded the UC Regents' Fellowship twice, the prestigious Popert Research Fellowship, and a Distinguished Teaching Award.

As a Professor at IIT Bombay he has supervised the research work, in earthquake engineering and structural health monitoring, of 45 Masters and 12 Doctoral scholars, and published frequently in reputed research journals and proceedings in both India and abroad. He has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award at IIT Bombay. He has executed several sponsored and contract research projects for various organizations, including international ones. He has been an expert consultant to many organizations in India and abroad, particularly in the fields of Earthquake Engineering, Vibration Control, Bridge Design and Structural Health Monitoring. He has also been the Dean (Alumni & International Relations) at IIT Bombay and was responsible for leading all relationships with alumni of IITB and with our partner universities all over the world.